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Wust el Balad

In 1999 on the streets of downtown Cairo, eight guys got together, formed a band, and started living their dream. That’s the story behind Wust El Balad, one of the most popular groups in the Arab World. Masterful, brave, and intoxicating, Wust El Balad—which translates to “downtown”—blends traditional Middle Eastern vocals with contemporary Latin rhythms and jazz. Encounter their impassioned and varied sounds and experience the lively streets of Cairo coupled with the ancient styles of the Egyptian desert.