D-CAF’s second musical concert featuring Abuyusuf, 3 Phaz, Wegz - press photo.
CAIRO – 19 April 2019: The second musical concert of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) will be held on Friday April 19 at the Greek Campus.
The concert will start at 7:00 PM. This concert features Abuyusuf, 3 Phaz, and Wegz.
Abuysuf is an Egyptian rapper who has established himself as an idol among young people, thanks to his catchy lyrics and his spontaneous interpretation.
He always employs daily words and colloquial idioms so that they would be easily memorized.
3Phaz is a Cairo based musician obsessed with bass, distortion, and the deconstruction of the Shaabi aesthetic.
His work is focused on amplifying the raw energy of Shaabi music and taking it a step further, the kind of raw energy you are bombarded with on the streets of Cairo as motorbikes and rickshaws fly by, blasting Shaabi through their busted speakers.
Wegz is an Egyptian musician whose young age has led young people to identify to him so easily. Wegz's music mixes between hip-hop, mahraganat, and Shaabi.
The Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) is running from March 29 -April 21 at different venues in Downtown Cairo.
The first contemporary arts festival to introduce Cairo audiences to notable arts performances from all over the world, the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) returns to Sherifein Street as a venue for its eighth edition.
Featuring 40 events and several workshops from global acclaimed artists, the D-CAF schedule this year is packed with 10 performing arts events as well as seven music concerts and four urban vision performances.
Audiences can look forward to new media and film programs in addition to special events and workshops from Denmark, Hungary, France, the US, the UK, Germany, Iran, Syria, and of course Egypt.
This year features interesting performances in all aspects, starting with a well-acclaimed Danish play, ‘’Dust’’, a fascinating theatrical experience.
Additionally, D-CAF are holding the Arab World premiere of ‘’Crazy But True’’, an interactive installation performance by the British artist Ant Hampton.
The festival is continuing in our focus on women as well through presenting talented female artists like the American band T-sisters who sang together with Cherine Abdo in addition to singing their own repertoire.
Nissam Jalal, a Franco-Syrian flutist, also performed in D-CAF this year. The eighth edition also housed special workshops by Abou Bakr Shawky, director of Yomeddine, who gave a film directing workshop in addition to his wife and producer, Dina Emam, with her workshop on film production.