Capture Cairo’s Soul with this Mahraganat Playlist

Yallah Shabab!


Be it blasting through your taxi driver’s speakers or playing loudly at your cousin’s wedding, Mahraganat is the genre that has taken over most of Egypt and arguably most of the region too. 

Always on everyone’s lips (and not always for the right reason), Mahraganat has taken over. Its overarching controversies, usually spearheaded by the now-retired singer Hany Shaker, have only boosted its popularity.  

Each track constantly reaches a handful of millions of views within hours making Mahraganat one of the Arab World’s most listened to genres. 

We’ve put together a small playlist to introduce to some the new wave of music that is making everyone want to rub shoulders and tap-toes all night.

Photo Credit: Mosa’ab ElShamy

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