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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Egyptian Music Scene on BBC Radio

BBC Radio 5 hosted yesterday night a 30 minutes special dedicated to Egyptian contemporary music scene. The programme features an interview with Cairo-based journalist Chitra Kalyani (who interviewed me as well few years ago for the Daily News) and her intriguing selection of tunes.
It is an interesting and refreshing piece that will surely contribute to spread Egyptian music popularity and, for  CLEG readers based in Cairo, an opportunity to get inspirations for an exciting evening out as all these artists perform regularly in town.

You can listen to the programme on streaming for free clicking here (skip to minute 35 for the part dedicated to Egyptian music). No special computer programs or devices required (well, ... you need some sort of speakers), just click on listen now. Hurry up though, the program is available online only for the next five days.


  1. Awesome! I am new here, is there a radio station where I can hear more of this music? Do you have a fix program somewhere? Thanks for everything, Dave.

  2. Hi Dave,
    CLEG does not have a radio program, but there are music channels on the radio in Cairo, particularly Radio Masr and Nogoom FM, where you can listen to contemporary (and classical) Arabic music.
    Please check here for more information: