"We Are the Eight Percent": Inside Egypt's Underground Shaabi Music Scene

By Soraya Morayef Jadaliyya, 29 May 2012   In the heated den of the Greek Club on Emad el-Din Street in downtown Cairo, sweating bodies heave and move to the¬†infectious reggaeton fused with a tabla beat, as Amr Haha, DJ Figo, and Sadat swing their mics back and forth, bantering, ad-libbing, and cheering. One takes a swig out of his

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