Jerry-Can Band (Photo: Official Facebook page of band)
CAIRO - 17 August 2017: El-Mastaba center for Egyptian Folk Music is organizing a performance for Bedouin Jerry-Can band on Thursday.
The band was founded in 2003; they are a group of semi-nomadic musicians, poets, storytellers and coffee grinders from the Egyptian desert of North Sinai.
Featuring a blend of epic poetry recall, the band manages to display various topics through their performances including ancient Arabian Bedouin, warnings of the dastardly deeds of sheep rustlers, and tales of unrequited love for the girl with beautiful Arabian eyes.
They play on Sinai’s music instrument Semsemya, wooden flutes (Magrouna and Nai), and they also play the rhythm of war debris that resonated from the desert.
The Bedouin band participated in international festivals such as Glastonbury in Australia, WOMAD in England and WOMADadlida in New Zealand, alongside festivals in several Egyptian cities.
In 2009, El-Mastaba launched an album for the band called ‘Coffe Time’ in cooperation with a British production company .