The events official invitation – Photo courtesy of the official Facebook account
CAIRO – 8 February 2018: Room Art Space, in collaboration with Grand Nile Arts Center, launches its new series "Room Grand Experience" with Youssra El-Hawary Band & Dokkan, on February 16.
The series at Room Art Space will be offering a one of its kind experience by featuring a lineup of creative and inspiring artists from Egypt and from around the world every Friday.
Dokkan is a Cairo-based experimental musical project consisting of Tarek El Azhary on oud, guitarist Omar Magdy, drummer Nayer Osama, and Mohamed El Mallawany on bass guitar.
The project explores a wide-range of contemporary musical elements and blending them with traditional Egyptian sounds through advanced instrumental melodies, and magnificent musical grooves, according to the event’s official invitation.
El-Hawary is an Egyptian accordionist, composer, songwriter, and singer. She will be joined by her band playing tunes from their latest album No'oum Nasyeen.
El-Haawary has been composing her own songs since 2010, which present sarcastically a socio-political mix. In her early stages of her career, she was known for taking to the stage only with her accordion, giving a unique musical performance to her audience.
The young artist’s constant thirst for progress and renewal helped her quickly to rise to fame and establish her own seven-member band. Since then, the band has been performing in Egypt and abroad, after winning a travel grant from the regional nonprofit organization Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy (Cultural Resource) to help cover their travel expenses and present their work across the Arab world.