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Cairokee, Marwan Pablo to Perform Live at AUC on May 17

Thu 18 Apr 2024 | 09:51 AM
Cairokee, Marwan Pablo
Cairokee, Marwan Pablo
Yara Sameh

Egyptian rock band Cairokee will perform live at the American University in Cairo (AUC), in New Cairo, Egypt, on Friday, May 17.

The concert is titled “El Mahatta” and features a performance by rapper Marwan Pablo. It relives the artists’ careers, milestones, and hits from where they began.

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Cairokee consists of lead vocalist Amir Eid, lead guitarist Sherif Hawary, drummer Tamer Hashem, keyboarder Sherif Mostafa, and bass guitarist Adam el-Alfy.

The band was founded in 2003 but rose to fame with its revolutionary music after the 2011 Revolution due to its politically inspired lyrics and protest songs released following the revolution.

They were friends ever since they were young during their school days and Hashem was already a drummer back then.

In 2003, Eid and Hawary had already started an English band initially called, “The Black Star” and started playing covers of English songs alongside an Egyptian song entitled “Ghariba” that was loved by their audiences.

The band’s first major hit was “Sout El Horeya” which has millions of views on YouTube and was ranked a world record as one of the most-watched videos in the shortest period of time.

Their song “Ya El Midan”, featuring prominent Egyptian singer Aida el Ayoubi, who had previously retired in the 1990s, ranked number one on Facebook worldwide for downloads and number eight on YouTube with over half a million views on the video channel in just two days after its debut release.

Cairokee was mainly influenced by “The Beatles” and “Pink Floyd”.