Rooted in the heart of the Cairo island of Zamalek, one of the city’s oldest vinyl stores, Sherry’s Vinyl, is set to re-open after a dreadful fire hit the store and almost burnt half of the place just a little under a month ago. As tragic as the events of the fire might sound, this might’ve been a blessing in disguise for store-owner Khaled Ali and partner Ahmed Abdelazim, as they already had plans for rebranding and renovation.
A trip to Sherry’s guarantees a find that you didn’t even know you wanted. The store offers a wide variety of vinyls, ranging from your typical 80’s disco, to adventures through the history of Middle Eastern music, to some wicked digs of unknown electronic music, and much more. Not only offering vinyls, Sherry’s also has a wide variety of cassette tapes, CDs and even A-track tape. They also offer a number of selected gramophones and vinyl players.
To mark the occasion a special, ‘Reopening Celebration’ is going to be held on Friday 12th of March starting 2PM till 8PM with master scratcher, Purplpitch, taking to the e decks along with a few surprise guests. What makes this unique is that there will be no set list or even a plan - they’re simply going to dig for records and decide what to play on the spot.