Egyptian rock band Cairokee is preparing for a new music experience this week.
The band will perform live at Salah El Din Citadel’s Al-Mahka Theatre, on July 9. They will team up with the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, led by maestro Nair Nagy, to present a mix of different types of music.
The concert is held under the title of “Red Bull Symphonic Egypt” and set to broadcast on the Reb Bull Quarter Tone’s YouTube channel at 09:00 PM (Cairo local time).
Cairokee officially 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.
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.
The band consists of lead vocalist Amir Eid, lead guitarist Sherif Hawary, drummer Tamer Hashem, keyboarder Sherif Mostafa, and bass guitarist Adam el-Alfy.
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, “Black Star” and started playing cover for English songs with only one Egyptian Masry song “Ghariba” that was highly admired by their audiences.
Cairokee was mainly influenced by “The Beatles” and “Pink Floyd”.