Cairo collective Eskenderella (إسكندريلا) has won substantial acclaim over the last 15 years with their re-interpretations of the region’s traditions – both musical (Sayed Darwish, Sheikh Imam) and poetic (Salah Jahine, Salah Fouad Haddad, Zein El-Abedine Fouad). Featured on Eskenderella’s new album of the same title, “Safha Gedeeda” (صفحة جديدة), meaning “A New Page”, was composed by the band’s frontman Hazem Shaheen, and it’s as much a tribute to his inspirations as a demonstration of his storytelling talent.

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