News

Film: Egyptian Electro Chaabi

Get to know Electro Chaabi, an Egyptian electronic mutation of traditional chaabi music. Learn about this cool take on North Africa music.


Typically Algerian and Moroccan chaabi music — a style often played at weddings and festivals — has recently undergone a few sonic mutations and been adopted by post-revolution Egyptian youth. DJ collective The Cairo Liberation Front have been gathering footage this new, electronic-influenced sound making waves across Egypt. Watch a two trailers for their Electro Chaabi documentary, shot mainly in and around Cairo, below.

[H/T Generation Bass]

Popular
Moussa Sow/AFP via Getty Images

Senegal Protests Result in First Confirmed Death

Several reports have confirmed that one protestor has been killed in demonstrations taking place in Senegal following opposition leader Ousmane Sonko's recent arrest.

At least one protester has been killed in the ongoing anti-government protests in Senegal, according to several reports. The protestor was killed during clashes with the police in Bignona, southern Casamance region, although the cause of death is still allegedly unknown and under investigation. The protests, which now enter into the third day today, are in response to the arrest of opposition figure, Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested for reportedly disturbing public order and participating in an unauthorised demonstration. His arrest comes ahead of a scheduled appearance at a Dakar court on a charge of rape.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Sun-El Musician Releases Accompanying Visuals for 'Ubomi Abumanga'

Watch the new music video for Sun-El Musician and Msaki's Xhosa number 'Ubomi Abumanga'.