Nancy Mounir

The title of Nancy Mounir’s spectacular debut album “Nozhet El Nofous” means “Promenade of Souls”, and these are souls of the past.

The Cairo-based musician explored old, decaying recordings of famous Egyptian singers from a whole century ago (like Mounira El Mahdeya) and combined those disappearing sound clips with her own ambients full of Arabic microtonality and moving rhythms.

Each song is a dialogue with a different singer, and it does feel like they’re listening and speaking right now, to you.

Stream “Nozhet El Nofous” LP on Bandcamp.

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