Abdullah Miniawy is 26 years old, Egyptian artist mainly known as
a writer & chanter, who performed around the world shoulder to shoulder with great names notably headed by Erik Truffaz, and also performed in many prestigious festivals such as [festival d’Avignon 72e].

His album Darraje with the Münich based trio Carl-Gari was selected by the prestigious NPR as one of best album of 2016. His vital projects are currently a mark in evoking a new theory in musicology.

Current projects : Le Cri du Caire, a trio based in Paris, France, with Carl-gari, a trio based in Munich, Germany & also in a duo with Hyperpotamus who based in Madrid, Spain.

 

In cinema : Miniawy composed many sound tracks for different films headed by cabaret crusade III by Wael Shawki, also sound tracks for short films and dance pieces.

Recently he Performed/acted the main character in the Tunisian film Tlamess directed by Alaa dine Slim which was presented for the first time in Cannes film festival e72.

 

The artist philosophical lyrics were sprayed over different outskirts
during the Egyptian revolution in 2011, as well as many different regions,
notably headed by Yarmouk, Camp in Syria.

“I intended to stop making music during a walk in Alexandria 2013, but the screams out of an armored vehicle singing my lyrics made me change my mind.” 


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 

 

Press
- Darraje best albums of the year  npr 2016
- ‘if you’re looking for a discovery this year he’s Abdullah Miniawy ‘ telerama 2018
- Best deep listening tracks of the year Resident Advisor 2019
- The show was born in a particular moment of my existence Le Telegramme 2019
- Abdullah Miniawy artist Chameleon RFI 2019
- ‘The Act of Falling From the 8th Floor is a gripping soundtrack to the inner despair not only of Egyptians, but anyone feeling bereft of hope in the modern world—a sound that keeps growing louder’ Pitch fork 2019
- Far from being some ‘cultural exchange’ or anything as painfully Graceland-ian as that, The Act Of Falling From The 8th Floor is a collaboration that taps into a universally vital sense of personal fear. The quietus 2020.
- The record is a meditative and provoking listen focused around a poem where Abdullah is the protagonist, jumping from the 8th floor of a building in Cairo. While falling he describes what he sees, painting a dark picture of Egyptian society. Venice Biennale 2019


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