In this video, journalist and Dandin.me co-founder Abdel-Rahman Hussein interviews Mahmoud Refat about the vision for the music program in the 4th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF). Refat, an acclaimed musician from Cairo and founder of 100Copies label and 100Copies Music Space has been curating the music component of D-CAF since its inception, bringing in a range of local, regional and international artists such as Emel Mathlouthi, Yasmine Hamdan, Ali Talibab, El Rass and of course the growing Mahraganat groups. This year, several of the international acts were DJs such as Boris Brejcha and DJ Why Be, while local and regional musicians included: Ismael, Boikutt, Abyusif and El Dakhlaweya.
Refat explains the consistent vision he developed for the program and has been using for the past four years. He discusses its relevance and the impact he hopes to achieve on the local music scene with it.
The interview is in Arabic and has English subtitles.
This video is produced by Medrar.TV in partnership with D-CAF 2015.
[This video was produced by Medrar TV and is featured in partnership with Jadaliyya Culture]