Concert: Zeid and the Wings
Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Center presents Zeid & The Wings performing for the first time in Egypt, on Wednesday 3rd of October at 8pm.
Opening for Zeid & The Wings are the rising Egyptian band Like Jelly.
Zeid and the Wings are a project by Zeid Hamdan; singer, songwriter,
musician, and pioneer of the underground music scene. Zeid is most known for previous projects including Soapkills, and The New Government. He is behind the website www.lebaneseunderground.com that often features some of the most interesting projects on the Arab music scene.
Zeid’s latest venture, Zeid and the Wings, are an eclectic group of
musicians and singers that came together gradually over the last year. Zeid
placed an ad for ‘backup singers’ in early 2010 and was contacted by
vocalists Yasmeen Ayyashi and Sara Barrage. The band has since been
blessed with the talents of guest musicians such as ney player Bashir Saade
and keyboardist Rita Okais and was later joined by Lumi’s guitarist Marc
Codsi who added his own unique touch to Zeid’s already one-of-a-kind
tracks. Gihan El-Hage, a third vocalist, joined the fledgling project in
March of 2010. Today the band also tours with musicians from the Syrian star band
” Tanjaret Daght “; Khaled Omran on Bass and vocals , Dany Shukri on drums and Tarek Khouloud on keyboards and guitar.
It is hard to define Zeid and the Wings’ repertoire as any one genre. The band is known for producing Arabic folk, reggae, rock and electro songs with an edge thanks to the blending of harmonic vocals with innovative beats, their style delights many tastes and alienates none.
To join the concert’s arts and crafts bazaar to sell your products, kindly fill in the bazaar booking form.
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