The 2018 edition of la Fete de la Musique, organized by the French Institute of Cairo, reaffirms the fact that good music for free in a public space is rarely anything but good, and that especially here in Egypt, we should strive to activate more of this. The evening took place at Al-Azhar park, featuring local artists and winners of the Mounirat El Fan competition, Ali Baghdadi and Shereen Abdo, alongside local favorites Hawas, French oriental rock band Al-Qasar, and French electronic duo Acid Arab. The fete brought out an impressively diverse and beautiful mix of people, a true representative of Cairo’s population; native, ex-pat and immigrant alike.

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