NADAH EL SHAZLY
Since the release of her début album, “Ahwar”, the producer and vocalist Nadah El Shazly has become a pillar of the Egyptian underground—in 2018, she appeared on the cover of the British experimental-music magazine The Wire, in an issue announcing “Cairo’s New Wave.” The musician’s eclectic background, encompassing choirs, punk rock, and electronic music, prepared her for the electroacoustic reimagining of Arabic classical music that’s inherent to “Ahwar”, exploring new sonic and harmonic frontiers. Backing up her release with extensive worldwide touring through a solo set and a four-piece band, Nadah has been featured in many local and international festivals including Le Guess Who?, Rewire, Marfa Myths, and many more.
In 2022, Nadah scored Fyzal Boulifa’s award-winning feature The Damned Don’t Cry which earned her two awards for Best Film Score at Dublin & Bordeaux film festivals for her unconventional score which was largely based on improvisation. 2023 will see the release of her score for Mahmoud Sabbagh’s next feature, Last Party in Rumah Desert, as well as her second album release and COLORSxSTUDIO session for lead single ‘Bānit’.