Who am I?

Biography

Abdullah Miniawy is 26 years old, Egyptian artist mainly known as a writer, chanter, composer & an actor who performed around the world with great names notably headed by Erik Truffaz, Kamilya Jubran, Yom , Médéric Collignon , Aly Talibab and more, and performed in many prestigious festivals such as [festival d’Avignon E72] beside many other well known theaters & venues such as the national scene in France.

Beside his professional music career, Abdullah passion to cinema was clear in his service for the principal role of Tlamess by Alaadine Slim which was premiered in festival de [Cannes 72] and the claimer of best award in [KINO DER KUNST E20]. Best director award from [Festival International du Film de Marrakech]. Later on, he was shortlisted in best actor race by [ACC 20].

Beside his work in art, the artist has been involved politically since the Arab spring as his poetry was sprayed all around the region notably headed by Yarmouk, Camp in Syria, Tunisia & others countries. 

As a change maker, the artist was chosen by the European parliament in Strasbourg as one of three speakers based in Schengen for [EYE20] to present France/Egypt & himself to give a speech about today's crucial challenges & to give a motivational speech.

His album Darraje with the Munich based trio Carl-Gari was selected by the remarkable American NPR as one of best albums of 2016. His vital projects are currently an interesting approach that evokes new wave & style concerning fusion & musicology that was underlined in biennale Venice 2019 in one column.

 

Vital projects : Le Cri du Caire & Erik Truffaz; A contemporary jazz trio based in Paris, France. Abdullah Miniawy x Carl-Gari; an experimental electronic trio based in Munich, Germany. Abdullah Miniawy & HVAD; a superb electronic duo which focuses on sampling & theatrical storytelling. Abdullah Miniawy & Simo Cell; an electronic duo that focuses on EDM.
Scores : Miniawy composed many sound tracks for different films headed by cabaret crusade III by Wael Shawki, One week two days by Marwa Zein, WOW by Neta Norrmo, and also for dance pieces & theater performances like AMDUAT by hotel pro forma in a collaboration with Hvad, Shadow of a fish by Hend El Balouty & many others . 

 

2019

Dates

- 5 April 2019 : Millau Jazz
- 27 April 2019 : 9B  [djset]
- 3 May 2019 : Le Triton with Sigh-fire 
- 9 May 2019 : Belgium [djset]     
- 31 may 2019 : lighthouse festival Croatia with Carl-Gari 
- 22 JUNE : Ard Festival Stuttgart 
- 9 July 2019 : Festival Aux Heures d’Été, Nantes
- 10 July , Askip gallery, Nantes
- 13 July Les Suds, Arles
- 15 July 2019 the release of the act of falling down from the 8th floor LP
- 24 July, Dubai , Alserkal avenue
- 3 August 2019 : Gouvy Festival, Belgique
- 9 August Mens Alors [ Duo with Peter Corser ]
- 24th August 2019 Poitiers
- 1 September 2019   : atlas electronic, Morocco. 
- 17 September 2019 : Cinéma LUX Tlamess film *Debate at Cean 
- 23 September 2019 : Tlamess film *Debate at Saint-Maur 
- 27 September 2019 : Jazz au chellah, Morocco. 
- 12 October 2019 : Roma Europa Festival, Italie
- 17 October 2019 : Les Quinconces, scène nationale du Mans
- 18 October 2019 : Jazzèbre, Perpignan
- 19 October 2019 : Les Scènes du Jura, Scène nationale de Lons-le-Saunier 
- 12 November 2019 : D'Jazz Nevers Festival
- 15 November 2019 - La Criée - Théâtre national de Marseille
- 16 November 2019 Théâtre Berthelot, Montreuil
- 20 November 2019 : L’Avant-Scène, Cognac
- 26 November, Théâtre des 13 vents Montpellier

- 28 November 2019 : Le Grand T - Théâtre de Loire-Atlantique, Nantes
- 29 November 2019 : Carré d’Argent, Pontchâteau
- 05 December 2019 Festival Les Nuits d’Orient, Dijon
- 06 December 2019 : Le Safran, scène conventionnée d’Amiens
- 07 December 2019 : Champigny-sur-Marne
- 10 December 2019 Théâtre des Cornouailles, Scène nationale de Quimper
- 12 December 2019 Festival No Border /Le Quartz, Scène nationale de Brest
- 18 January 2020 La Faïencerie, Creil
- 6th February 2020 Festival Les Sons d’Hiver
- 31st March 2020 Le Quai, Angers

 

Press



- Darraje best albums of the year NPR 2016.. more

- ‘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.. more

- The show was born in a particular moment of my existence Le Telegramme 2019

- Abdullah Miniawy artist Chameleon RFI 2019 .. more

- ‘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.. more

- 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. more

- Album of the year 2019 the quietus.. more

- 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

- Shortlisted in 'Best Actor Award' nomination for the principal role of Tlamess ACC 2020.. more

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