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vonBuelow's 90s Era Egyptian Pop Mixtape

Stream Romanian-based DJ vonBuelow's 50-minute mixtape of 90s era Egyptian pop.


Combining traditional sounds with its Arabic and Islamic heritage, the popular music of Egypt has produced a wide variety of genres and sub-genres that appeal to many different groups of modern Egyptian society. During the early 70s, Al-Musika Al-Shababeya or 'youth music,' rose to popularity with its attractive mixture of Arabic and Western influences, taking typical Arabic singing and Arabic instruments such as the 'dof' drum and 'oud' lute and underpinning them with a Western beat. By the late 1980s an offshoot called  al-Jil or '(new) generation' appeared, pioneered by Hamid Al-Shaeri whose fast handclap dance style glories in its self-proclaimed 'Egyptian-ness.' These fruitful periods provided the foundations on which Egyptian music has continued to evolve and expand. This mix, provided by vonBuelow of Romania, focuses specifically on Egyptian pop from the 1990s and is certainly a fun-ride all the way through. Mixing in infectious rhythms and hypnotic vocals, vonBuelow provides us with a very festive welcoming into the new year. Listen to vonBuelo's 99% 90s Egyptian Pop mix below, spotted over at Generation Bass.

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Michaela Coel Joins the 'Black Panther' Sequel Cast

The upcoming film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is shaping up.

The sequel to the Oscar-winning Black Panther is only due to debut in July of 2022, but the production is well on its way.

The latest news out of the camp is that Michaela Coel, of I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum fame, has officially joined the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Her character details are still under wraps but according to Variety, Coel has already joined director Ryan Coogler at Atlanta's Pinewood Studios, where production started in late June.

Coel joins original cast members Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett all reprising their roles. Following the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, Marvel reportedly chose not to recast the role of T'Challa.

Read: How Michaela Coel's 'I May Destroy You' Makes Space For Black Creators

"It's clearly very emotional without Chad," Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige mentions. "But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We're going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud."

Michaela Coel's highly-lauded 2020 series I May Destroy You — which she wrote, directed, produced and stared in — received four Emmy nominations.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled for wide release on July 8, 2022.

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