File-Massar Egbari and Asma Abulyazeid.
CAIRO - 11 April 2020: Famed Egyptian rock band Massar Egbari released their latest song ''Raghem el-Masafa'' (Despite the Distance) on the band's official Facebook page.
''Raghem el-Masafa'' was recorded with each band member performing in a separate studio, sending a message to promote social distancing. The song features well known Egyptian singer and actress Asma Abulyazeid.
Massar Egbari performed their first online live concert in Egypt on Facebook and YouTube to counter the spread of the coronavirus.
Massar Egbari released their latest album entitled “El Album” in March 2019.
The Egyptian band participated in the events of the Arab Youth Festival that kicked off on March 19, 2019.
Massar Egbari was the only Egyptian band performing in the festival which presents a blend of different fusions of Arabic music in a series of mass concerts that ran until April 9 at the Martyr Park in Kuwait.
The band’s third album consists of ten songs which have been filmed as video clips; the album is considered different than the band’s two previous albums.
Massar Egbari is an Egyptian rock band founded in Alexandria in 2005. The band released their third album "Mosawamat" (Bargains) in July 2019 which brought them back to the music scene three years after releasing their album "Toqa’a w tqom" (Fall & Rise).
Massar Egbari was awarded the title of Young Artist for Intercultural Dialogue between the Arab and Western worlds. UNESCO honoured Massar Egbari in 2011 in Paris.
Massar Egbari participated in Black and White Music festival which kicked off on November 16, 2018, in Family Park at Al Rehab city.
The opening ceremony of the festival witnessed for the first time the participation of the most popular Egyptian bands such as, Black Theama, Sharmoofers, Wust El Balad, Karakeeb, Disco Misr.
Black and White Music festival is considered the first musical carnival of its kind in Egypt, the most famous six Egyptian bands performed on one stage in the longest continuous musical day that lasted 12 hours under the media auspices of Youm 7.
Massar Egbari,in cooperation with famed singer Ahmed Sheba, previously released a song entitled “Enzel we Sharek” (Go out and participate), which invited citizens to participate in the referendum on the constitutional amendments.
The song was released under the slogan "For our country and for the next generations, go out and participate."