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Nov
08


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Interview: Ahmed Tarek Ola-abaza

 

 

Thanks to the very fortunate events (and to the mighty internet), we came across a very special musician a while back and we knew we had to do this. We’ve been eagerly waiting to introduce him on Mashareeb, it took us a while, but it’s finally happening!

Ahmed Tarek Ola-Abaza is an Egyptian who lives in New Zealand. He makes experimental electronic music that we found very special , very distinctive, very daring and very unusual. We thought there would be nothing better to tell us more about him and his music than to directly ask him questions.

 

Interview:

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Ahmed: My four-part name is Ahmed Tarek Bahgat Abaza but for music I omit ‘Bahgat‘ and insert ‘Ola-abaza‘ because ‘Ola‘ is my mother’s first name. I was born in Cairo, Egypt but I now (2011) live in Christchurch, New Zealand. My childhood education was in Cairo and from New Zealand I have a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology and my postgraduate work is ongoing in Philosophy. My main interests in life are reading, writing, music and, of course, Egypt.

How would you describe your music?

Ahmed: I would rather play it to you. But I will try to describe something. There are pieces which are quite different from each other. I just call it electronic music or experimental music. I treat the sounds you create with synthesizers and use as a basic part of the composition process along with notes. I can say my music is mostly instrumental and with rich textures, playing around with some of the many ‘styles’ that I have been exposed to. I study philosophy but not much philosophy of music. I treat it as just another social practice.

How did it start and what made you get into electronic music?

Ahmed: Egypt is my everlasting love and when I was 14 in 1999 Christchurch I was especially homesick and a bit of an Egyptomaniac. The millennium celebrations in Egypt were to be marked by a concert called ‘The Twelve Dreams of the Sun‘ by Jean Michel Jarre. I followed the news about this obsessively, not because of the music but because it was the Egyptian celebration. Eventually I heard Oxygene 9 and the synthesizer textures and sound design on this piece impressed me. I had only heard standard pop music so far and some classical and Arabic music. This ignited my love for music in general not just electronic music. I later heard pieces of Jarre’s which evoked memories of my Egyptian childhood as his music was used on some TV and radio. Then I began to compose when I was 15 as this interest developed more strongly and I discovered many other artists.

Who are your main influences?

Ahmed: Autechre, Laurie Anderson, Jean Michel Jarre, Boards of Canada, Philip Glass and Vangelis are my main musical inspirations. If we keep the list very short.

What kind of instruments and equipment do you use?

Ahmed: It is a very limited set-up with a MIDI keyboard and controller an Audio-MIDI interface, studio monitors and a computer with much software. All the instruments so far are software synthesizers and samplers along with sequencers and other types of applications such as notation software.

What do you think about the electronic music scene in Egypt? And what do you think about the genre’s future in Egypt and how can it be improved?

Ahmed: It is still somewhat in the underground. I hope that for many fields of art and non-art in Egypt there would be a renaissance following the resignation of Hosni Mubarak. Egypt is a diverse country of many tens of millions who have much to offer. The last time I visited Egypt though the kind of highly experimental electronic music artists such as Autechre make definitely was not in vogue. But they are not well-known in New Zealand either! At least I know there is interest and people working in the field.

You have performed live and made other appearances, what is that like and how exactly does your performance go?

Ahmed: I did things related to my music and others to my academic interests like radio interviews and once as an analyst on TV as Mubarak gave his last speech. It is not usual for me to be in public or the point of attention – I dislike it.

At an audio-visual performance I was invited to hold at the Auckland Museum in April 2011 I had big technical problems in the preparation stage (my sound card was broken). I only got a working audio interface days before the show. So any hope of playing directly on my virtual instruments was gone – I simply DJ’d the music to the visuals and controlled the mixer. Some of my music is not playable easily on keyboards anyway! I enjoy this but it is also stressful and challenging.

 

Ahmed’s performance at the Auckland Museum:

An excerpt from the Aukcland Museum’s panel discussion that featured Ahmed:


What are your dreams and goals in terms of music?

Ahmed: I have an old three-part project and I dream of finishing it! The project goes back to the age of 15 when I began composing because I am using my old tunes that I had not taken seriously when I first wrote them to make new material as one part of the project. Other parts involve entirely new material.

I also hope to get more opportunities to join music with visuals for live audiences following the rough and hastily created experiment at the Auckland Museum. I am playing another concert soon (in Christchurch) but I have not created a visual component this time.

 

You can get to know more about Ahmed‘s music through:

His Facebook page: Ahmed Tarek Ola-abaza

Twitter account: @OlaAbaza

Youtube Channel: Olaabazafantube

and his Souncloud page: Ola-abaza


We would like to thank Ahmed for this insightful interview and for giving us the opportunity to talk with him. We’ll leave you now with a selection (made by him and us) of some of Ahmed‘s music, enjoy!

 

Cigar Power:

Grounded (for Egypt) – مصر مستقرة :

Kiwi Kids:

Practic Fast 3:

Sojourn:

 

Jul
06


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Division Publishing: Egyptian Comics Strike Back

You probably have noticed by now that, here at Mashareeb, we love comics! At the beginning of this year, we have covered the launch of Tok Tok magazine (check it out here if you haven’t) and we are very happy to be covering yet another Egyptian comic magazine about to hit the shelves very soon!

We have always believed in the talent of Egyptians to create comics and luckily, as time passes by, Egyptian comic artists never disappoint us. We got very excited when we recently discovered  that some young Egyptian comic artists got together, with the dream of “jumpstarting and reinvigorating the comics market in Egypt” and formed a comic publishing house under the name of Division Publishing.

Division Publishing was created in early 2011 by Marwan Imam and Mohamed Reda with the mission to “get the Egyptian community to buy and read comics and appreciate the art and literature in them” and also “to encourage Egyptian artists and writers to submit their work and publish as many Egyptian comics as we can.”

The Division Publishing team is composed from Marwan Imam, Mohamed Reda, Mohamed Mazloum, Sarah Abdelazim, Gehad El Sheikh, Mohamed Khaled, Aamina, Tarek Abo Omar, Hatem Mahrous, Ahmed El Mojadidi, Salma Soliman & Tarek Diaa.

Their first publication is called “Autostrade” and will be launched on the 11th of july at Bikya Book Store in Nasr city at 7:30, be there if you would like to meet the creators and get a copy. (check out the Facebook event here)

cover art by Ganzeer

We were very fortunate to get a hold of one the founders, Marwan Imam, and got to know more about Division Publishing, Autostrade and the state of comics in Egypt in his point of view. Enjoy!

Interview:

Give us a little idea about Division Comics, what is it about and what should people expect from its productions?

Marwan: Division Publishing, is a Comics publishing house that is dedicated to invigorating the comics market in Egypt as well as giving a chance to a large number of artists and writers to have a chance to have an outlet for their work. We embrace the concept of Comics as a medium not a Genre. We believe comics are versatile enough to contain topics of a vast diversity. To us comics are not just superheores, they’re not just for kids.Comics have been known to handle topics as heavy as The Iranian Revolution and The holocaust to other worldly lands of space and magic all the way to the gritty and sharp social satire the slaps the cold hard truth in the face of the reader. Comics are a literary medium that embraces both the power of the written word and combines it with the aesthetic of the visual image transcending both and reaching lengths no other medium can reach in these respects. With this in mind, we try as hard as possible to find as much diverse and mature content to produce to the public. Be it fiction or non-fiction, we try to show how diverse and powerful comics could be.We also encourage experimentation within the medium, pushing it forward, in hopes of meeting the international level of comics production spearheaded by The US, France (and Belgium) and Japan.

- How did you guys manage to form Division Comics and how did it all come to reality?

Marwan: It all came down to who we are really. I am a comic artist and writer, and I’ve been around a lot of people within the underground comic scene in Cairo, even worked with them on a couple of projects.However there was one thing that was always expressed with an air of unadulterated frustration, that was the fact that no matter how hard we work, it is nearly impossible to get our work published. Most publishers in Egypt consider comics to be mere children’s books and treat them with less respect than they most truly deserve.
Comic artists and writers were always frustrated that whenever they have a concept for a comic that is edgy or mature in terms of thought and content, they face rejection everywhere.
My great friend Mohamed Reda, a comic writer as well as enthusiast such as myself and I then decided that instead of going around to find somewhere to publish our work, we should publish our own work,and in the spirit of independence we decided to start our own publishing house to not just allows us to publish our work but to allow for every single artist and writer that faced the frustration we did to get a chance to finally get their work out there.

- What do you guys think of the state of Egyptian comics (past and present)?

Marwan: Right now, the state of comics as a market in Egypt is dwindling nearly non-existent; however there is a hunger that can be sensed in people that is dying to get their hands on a proper comic or two.Not to mention a current outburst of comic artists and writers working on several projects a couple of independent books have sprung up here and there, proving that we weren’t the only ones frustrated with the current state of comics.
In the past some efforts came up to try and build the comic market, yet it didn’t face enough success.I think this was purely because they treated comics very superficially copying what the west is doing without looking deeper into the core of this medium, or trying to find what our culture can add into the world of comics.
The biggest slap in the face of comics in Egypt though was Magdy el Shafee’s Graphic Novel metro that was banned by the government. El Shafee’s comic was probably one of the most compelling and mature contemporary graphic novels, and I’m talking on an international scale, because it recently has been reprinted in Italy with great popularity. It was a social comics highlighting many of the corruption withinEgypt, and the old regime banned it. This ban was probably the worst thing that could have happened,however it only made us stronger and passionate about creating more work and challenging thes ystem even more. Magdy is even contributing with a new story of his own in our upcoming publicationAutostrade.

- Do you think comics have a place in the Egyptian society? Does it have a future in Egypt?

Marwan: I honestly believe Egyptians invented comics.
This may sound crazy to some but the combination of pictorial and written elements in a sequential has debuted on the walls of Egyptian temples and tombs. These are the earliest of comics, perhaps preceded by cave drawings, but in Ancient Egypt it wasn’t just drawings, it was drawings conveying a certain message in a sequential manner while being juxtaposed with text. This is basically the definition of what a comic is.
This just proves one thing, Egyptians are genetically wired to create and accept comics as a leading medium of communication. Once society understands that comics are not a genre of children books buta medium of diverse genres that can carry mature subjects and be read by all ages, it will flourish like nowhere else on earth.
The amount of talent lying around in this country is overwhelming, I think we might have enough artistsand writers in Egypt to create a body of work in comics that is as big in size as the United States, and the only thing truly hindering us at the moment is the market. Once comics as a culture spread within the people the rest is just pure production.
People are hungry for something new; they just need to be pushed in the right direction. This is the time for a revolution in comics.

- Your first issue is called “Autostrade”, any stories behind the name selection?

Marwan: Yes actually, and thank you for asking. First of all we needed a name that transcends language since this is a bilingual publication as well as planned for international release. So Autostrade being a commonTerm in several language was a good choice. However this wasn’t the main reason we picked the name.The name refers to one of Cairo’s main highways, and it generally refers to highways elsewhere in the world, and that’s exactly what this publication is about. Autostrade is a highway for comic artists and writers to reach their audience. This is the reason we created Autostrade and Division, to allow for all the talent to reach their audience.

- Can you give us a little hint about the material “Autostrade” will be having?

Marwan: Autostrade is what is known as a comics Anthology, it contains several stories by several artists and writers. It is a bilingual book, half of it is in English the other half in Arabic and that was to allow for as much talent to shine regardless of the language they are most comfortable working with.
The concept of Autostrade is similar to that of Shonen jump in japan, even though it was inspired by the French publication “Heavy Metal”. What we do is we give every artist and writer 12 pages to write a chapter of one of their stories (or a short story), if the story is serialized then the writer/artist or writer-artist team would work on another chapter for the Autostrade issue that follows and so on.
Then comes the audience participation bit, the readers are expected to vote on their favorite stories within Autostrade, the top stories voted for on our website: www.divisionpublishing.com, would getto become its own series, like X-men or batman for instance. That way the comic lines that we produce afterwards, would be ones that truly resonated with the public.
The first issue contain a vast range of comics ranging from your not-so-average superhero action comics, to mind bending imaginative fantasy universes with a social backdrop and agenda, mythology based stories, others based on Egyptian folklore and superstition, science fiction mixed with an ancientEgyptian motif, Action comedy social satire, funny gag strips, re-imagining of famous literary icons and highly Experimental comics. I can’t really say more details because I would rather people experience it first-hand.

- Do you believe in the power of comics? Can it really change something or affect people somehow?

Marwan: I think I’ve answered that question in part throughout the interview, YES, I absolutely believe comics areprobably one of the most powerful literary mediums and I think when properly applied and producedcan create a lot of change in the world and truly propel society forward, because it combines both thestrength of books and image. A picture is worth a thousand words and the pen is mightier than thesword, combine both together and you get UNLIMITED POWER(and that sounds like something out of asuperhero comic, but hey we love all types of comics so unlimited power it is).

We too, at Mashareeb, believe in the power of comics and we’re always happy to hear about a birth of a comics magazine in Egypt. We wish Division Publishing the best of luck with their first issue Autostrade and beyond that too.

For more information:

You can check out their website: www.divisionpublishing.com

Their Facebook page: Divsion Publishing

And Twitter account: @DivisionComics

May
14


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Interview: Ganzeer

 

We’ve been really excited about this interview but due to the current events Egypt has been going through we had to delay it. We don’t want to sound very cliché by saying “better late than ever”, but that’s pretty much the case here!

We’ve been very lucky to have an interview with Mohamed Famhy (a.k.a Ganzeer) and it is time for this interview to see the light!

If you’re not familiar with who Ganzeer is, check out our posts Ganzeer: The Alias of Mohamed Fahmy and Revolution Art: Graffiti to know more about him

notice: since people have been dividing the history of Egypt into 2 eras (Pre-Jan 25 and Post-Jan 25), we would like to inform you that this interview is Pre-Jan 25.

Interview:

- How did you start getting into illustration and graphic designing?

Ganzeer: Well I grew up reading comic books, and pretty much just trying to copy the awesome art in their pages. Although comic books are a particular passion of mine, and its something I would definitely love to do, to make, I’m also equally interested in graphic design. This interest of course came a lot later, during my last year in business school. But trying to analyze my interests, why I like comics so much, and why I eventually grew to love graphic design is… well I think has a lot to do with communication. There’s something incredibly expressive about comics. The characters, their reactions, their faces, their body language. The way comics are laid out and how you can use that for even more expression. The lettering (typography) and what you can do with it. The colors. The dialogue and stories. All of this just made me interested in communicated ideas and how you can affect someone in their hearts using a variety of mediums. So yeah, graphic design, I think I first started learning it out of necessity, because during my last year in college, I noticed how a lot of artists I admired had websites, so I figured it might be a good idea to create a website to put my sketches on. So I had to learn web design, which, of course, involves graphic design. It was horrendous, but I eventually got offered to design a logo here and a brochure there anyway, and things just evolved from there.

- Why “Ganzeer“? And how did the “Ganzeer” idea get established?

Ganzeer: When I first started Ganzeer, I had intended on putting together a multidisciplinary design collective. “Ganzeer,” is Arabic for bike chain, which is a series of stand alone metal parts, when connected, they make a whole, and together as a whole they are able to connect gears together to keep them moving. It made sense to me at the time, but what happened later was that the whole collective thing never really worked out and I ended up working at Ganzeer all on my own, so the name just eventually became associated with me, and I just went ahead and adopted it as such.

- What are the things that inspire you?

Ganzeer: Shit, man. Everything!

- What is it like to be a Freelancer?

Ganzeer: It’s like having a dozen different jobs at the same time. You’re the designer, you’re the manager, you’re the sales man, accountant, production manager, secretary, and office boy. It’s tough. But then again, working with people can also be tough.

- You were recently in Noord, Netherlands, working on a project. Can you tell us a little bit about this project and how did you get the chance to participate in it?

Ganzeer: Although Amsterdam Noord is part of Amsterdam, a lot of Amsterdammers don’t really consider or treat Noord as such, so it’s quite an interesting situation for the Dutch. I, along with many other artists, was invited to do a project on Noord. I ended up doing what I titled Noorderlijk Character(istics), which was basically a series of maps of Noord, each map for a different date. The official neighborhoods of Noord were illustrated as characters, each character visually representing the “character” of each neighborhood. Basically using the art of character design as a mapping tool.

You can find more on that here: http://ganzeer.blogspot.com/2010/11/noordelijk-characteristics.html

How I got the chance to participate; well a couple years back, Independent Dutch curator was Nat Muller was a resident at the Townhouse Gallery and had a chance to live and work in Cairo for a while and thus meet a lot of local artists. So when she dreamed up this Noord project and pitched it to Mediamatic, I was one of the chosen artists considered for participation.

- What was your best experience while participating in a project? And how different is working on art by your own from participating with people?

Ganzeer: Well in this case, there was a central topic for all the artists to work within, that topic being Noord. But the topic is so vast that there’s so much to do, and each artist was pretty much working on his/her own, so it wasn’t really much of a collaboration, although it wouldn’t have been possible without the many researchers and “show builders” made available to help out with anything the artists needed. Still, it’s quite different from collaborating on a project with different artists, which I haven’t had a chance to do a whole lot of, but would definitely love to do more of.

- Are you working on any projects right now? Or are there any “Ganzeer” projects coming soon?

Ganzeer: Commercial projects aside, I think the most relevant thing I’m working on now is a screen-specific Arabic typeface project in collaboration with friend and designer Gaber.

- If somebody thinks he has some kind of talent, what do you think he should do?

Ganzeer: I guess they should hone their craft.

- Do you think art can touch/affect people? (if yes) In what ways?

Ganzeer: It can make people think, laugh, cry, or scream. It can amaze people, shock them, or amuse them. Just like a good comic book, song, or movie.

- What are your goals and dreams?

Ganzeer: I dunno anymore, man. I’m kind of in an odd, undefined, meta sort of state right now.

- You’ve traveled to different places and countries to work on projects. What do you think about the state of art in Egypt? And how is it different from other countries (Arab and non-Arab)?

Ganzeer: To sum it all up, I think Egypt has a lot of material to create art about. There’s just so much to tackle. I’m not sure if the same necessarily applies to other Arab countries, since I haven’t had the chance to visit many, but I didn’t feel it was the state in some of the European countries I’ve visited. Although there seems to be a lot more room out there for creativity and creating in general.

- Do you think art can play a role in improving Egypt?

Ganzeer: I hope so, man. I really do. Otherwise, I’ma have to make a drastic career change.

We would like to thank Ganzeer for his time and for giving us this opportunity!

We can already see art changing Egypt to the better, and we are pretty sure he will play an important role in this change.

Here are some links to stay updated with Ganzeer‘s work:

Website: www.ganzeer.com

Blog: ganzeer.blogspot.com

Tumblr: ganzeer.tumblr.com

Twitter: twitter.com/#!/ganzeer

Dec
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Interview: The Man Behind “touringa”

Some people still don’t believe in the power of the internet, they can’t grasp the idea that you can go big and make dreams come true through the world wide web and it really does not matter where you’re coming from. While some understand how far things can go online, they take an initiative and start working on their dreams and make the whole world see what they have.

We have an example here of  an Egyptian who wanted to go worldwide with a great idea for a travel website and coming from Egypt did not stop him. We were very fortunate to have an exclusive interview with Amr El Beleidy, the person behind touringa, with a dream to shape up and change the way people travel.

Interview:

- So, what exactly is touringa?

Amr: touringa is an online community where everyone shares what they can show you in their part of the world, the stuff that’s of special interest to them and that you will not find in any guidebook. Other members then see these tours online and go out to meet them in the real world.

- How did you come up with the idea?

Amr: I had travelled to Bangkok, Madrid, Paris, Copenhagen, the south of Sweden, and Mexico City all being hosted by friends I have in these cities, who showed me what it is really like to be living there. While I was in London, I remember thinking wouldn’t it be great if everyone had a chance to travel like that? And this is how the idea for touringa was born.

- What were the steps you took to start up this project? Did you face any problems?

Amr: The first thing I did was to tell some friends. I wrote up the idea, sent it to them, waited for feedback. It was overwhelmingly positive. This encouraged me to put a team together, which then failed to produce anything and was disbanded within months. At the encouragement of one of the team members another much smaller team was put together. We still failed to produce much, but we were moving forward. It was not helping that each one of us was living in a separate country at the time. We later all returned to Egypt, put an office together and that’s when the real work started.

So far I would not say we have faced any major problems. The only time I was worried when I was disbanding the initial team, which consisted mainly of my friends, and I did not want to lose any of them. Luckily they all still talk to me, which I greatly appreciate.

- How can you join or have an account on touringa?

Amr: You have a number of options, request an invitation off our website http://touringa.com , let us know you would like to join us on our facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/touringa-travel-with-the-tribe/118581461487513?ref=ts ) or send us something on twitter (@touringa) and we’ll send you an invitation code provided you don’t seem to be a spammer.

- What can you do with an account on touringa?

Amr: With an account on touringa you can tell the world about what you can show them, and meet up with all the people who want to see what you have. You also get to see what everyone else has to show you and meet up with them. touringa is very interactive and is about people, so we’ve made it easy to interact with anyone in the community in a number of ways.

- Can you tell us about an experience with a tour you have hosted on touringa?

Amr: I hosted a tour to the Wady El Rayan protectorate which I have been going to for a very long time. It’s a natural reserve close to Cairo that many don’t know about. Everyone met and off we went to have a wonderful day. Despite none of the travelers knowing each other, everyone got along surprisingly well, it must be the spirit of discovery and adventure. But don’t take my word for it, you can read their reviews on my tour when you join us.

- Where is touringa right now from the final product?

Amr: I don’t think there is a final product for touringa, we plan to shift and move to accommodate what the community wants as we develop. However we do have an idea for an initial product and we are very close to that. We already have a beta version up and running but we are planning on taking it one step further, hopefully in the coming months.

- What are your goals and dreams with touringa?

Amr: I have a vision of how touringa can change the way people travel all over the world, and that’s what I want to see happen.

- Do you think it is possible for a website from Egypt to go international or make world wide success?

Amr: Yes. That’s the beauty of the internet, it knows no borders. There is no reason why being in Egypt is a disadvantage, in fact I can think of many advantages to being here.

- You had an idea and you’ve done it, what would you advice people in Egypt with great ideas but no enthusiasm?

Amr: I once read somewhere that good ideas are a dime a dozen, the difference is in the implementation. So my advice is that you need a lot of enthusiasm and action to get something done — an idea is never enough. You will be knocked down a number of times to say the least and you will have to keep going. In the relatively short time span of touringa’s life, we came so close to giving up more than I would like to think of, so unless you are willing to keep getting up and going, your idea might never see the light.

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We would like to thank Amr El Beleidy for giving us this chance to talk with him and we highly encourage everyone to check out the website (www.touringa.com) and send an invitation request to join in and have an account.

It is an amazing idea and a game changer for travelling that we support 100% and we would love you to spread out the word about the website to everyone you know. Support Egyptian creativity.


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