Egypt’s Musical Syndicate Bans Popular Mahraganat Music

Egyptian Musician’s Syndicate head Hany Shaker issued a decree on Saturday banning all Mahraganat singers (electronic folk) from performing in any festivals, clubs, cafes or other concerts, according to an interview on Amr Adeeb’s program. In the interview, Shaker noted that, “Mahragant musicians will no longer be working in Egypt,” and that they will “not be able to obtain a license” to perform anywhere. “This type of music is based on promiscuous and immoral lyrics, which is completely prohibited, and as such, the door is closed on it,” Shaker added,…

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