“Mulid El-Magnoun” addresses the term ‘moulid’ and its various manifestations it takes on in Egyptian folk music. Here, the word ‘moulid’ does not exclusively refer to Sufi moulids: rather also the intertwined artistic spaces that lie between the moulid in its Sufi sense and what it carries in distinctive rhythmic patterns, musical instruments, and artistic forms, and the moulid as a musical genre originating from folk weddings that enjoy special aesthetics and unique styles. Through this project, YUNIS tries to explore the spaces where those two concepts collide through producing an original musical composition which reflects his own vision and understanding of ‘moulids’ as well as the manifestations the word carries within him.
YUNIS (b. 1994 - Kafr El-Dauwar) is an Egyptian musician and music Producer. He has produced two albums until now; «The Blue Djinn Dance» which was his first solo album, and «Ya Khal» which was a collaborative work with Ibrahim X. He is also a co-founder of Kafr El-Dauwar Records, an independent digital record label interested in contemporary and experimental music, founded by a group of young artists with the aim of creating a musical movement in the city, by supporting a group of artists to start their music from Kafr El-Dauwar with the potential of going with the music to the farthest point it could arrive. In his music, YUNIS seeks inspiration from the popular Egyptian folkloric heritage, which boasts many instruments, tools, and musical styles. He then reads and analyzes the musical legacy and presents it with the forms of his contemporary time.
- Music Written, Arranged & Performed by YUNIS
- Mixed by VII, and Mastered by Heba Kadry
- Artwork by Fathi Hawas
- Guest Musicians: Mohamed Gouda: Accordion (Tracks 1/2)
- In Association with Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC. An exploratory music trip through Sufi moulids and Egyptian folk weddings.
- Akuphone is happy to presents the CD version of the album in collaboration with Kafr El-Dauwar Records.
- Deluxe limited CD in a 350grm vinyl replica gatefold sleeve. Printed on reverse cardboard. Only 300.
- Digital and streaming
Tags: Mahraganat, Synthesizer, Avant-garde, Electronic, Synth, Egypt, Moulid, Sufi
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