Media Type:

Documentaries


Title

Underground/On the Surface (Trailer)

Subject

Feature documentary

Description

This film explores the 'mahragan' music scene through the lives of three young musicians. 'Mahragan' is a style of music that emerged from the most marginalised neighbourhoods of Cairo and became more widely listened to after the 2011 revolution. However, it is not overtly political. Rather, the lyrics deal with everyday life and the concerns of people living in such neighbourhoods. The music is a fusion of Egyptian folk styles and Westernized instruments, with a high tempo beat.
The film explores what motivates the men as well as their creativity in making this music on a low budget. It also highlights issues of class and classism in contemporary Egypt.

Creator

Salma El-Tarzi

Publisher

Dubai International Film Festival, published via YouTube.com

Date Published

24/11/2013

Language

Arabic/English

Date Created

24/11/2013

Citation

Salma El-Tarzi , “Underground/On the Surface (Trailer),” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed November 24, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/208.

Output Formats


Media

Mahragnat.jpg

Imported Thumbnail

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/JL_r9ZkfqWE/default.jpg