Beirut-based musicians Sharif Sehnaoui and Raed Yassin came together with Alan Bishop for a special performance of their upcoming "Burj el Imam" album at 100Copies Music Space in Cairo, Egypt. The album is a collaboration between Sehnaoui and Yassin known as `A Trio` and Bishop, and is produced by Annihaya Records.
Sehnaoui is a free improvising guitarist. He plays electric and acoustic guitars, with (or without) extended and prepared techniques, focusing on expanding the intrinsic possibilities of these instruments without the use of effects or electronics. He also founded the Irtijal music festival in Lebanon in 2001, and has been managing it since, in addition to several record labels.
Yassin is a Lebanese visual artist and musician. A large part of his discography deconstructs Arabic popular culture. His solo projects include electro acoustic compositions, electronics, Arabic turntables, as well as a highly individualistic technique on double-bass. He is a founding member of Irtijal Festival and Annihaya Records.
Bishop is a co-founder of US Experimental group Sun City Girls and Sublime Frequencies record label. He also records and performs solo as Alvarius B. Bishop is now based in Cairo with his group The Invisible Hands.
[This video was produced by Medrar TV and is featured in partnership with Jadaliyya Culture]