Having spent much of the quarantine entertaining fans from Egypt and beyond on live streams, Abo Sahar’s has been living his best post-pandemic life, getting back on the gig circuit in Cairo and even spending a little time in Switzerland at the end of last year.

He seems to have come back with a new vein of inspiration, as the Upper Egyptian master of ‘Trobby Music’, has dropped his first release in some time. Rooted in the shaabi, street-wedding music that Abo Sahar first found his footing in, ‘Mowled Abo Karkaas' boasts that typical, almost boom-bap pattern, but with Eastern drums. Alongside mizmar and shaabi keys, it all comes together for a signature Abo Sahar crescendo that could have only been conceived in the Minya native’s mind.

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