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Mahraganat: Egypt's Musical Revolution

A look inside the country's underground electro-rap uprising
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Electro-shaabi in Cairo
Mosa'ab Elshamy

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Bride and groom join the festivities at their wedding in Cairo. Egyptian weddings have previously relied on traditional shaabi music and belly dancers for entertainment, but these days, mahraganat's newcomers are swiftly replacing yesterday's stars. At such occasions, Mahraganat artists will be flexible, often changing the lyrics of their high-energy songs to reflect the married couple.

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