Curated by Heba Kadry
Via El Kontessa, the stage name of Cairo-based producer, DJ, and multidisciplinary artist Fajr Soliman, her city comes alive. In her voice, Cairo’s soundscapes are deconstructed, combined with strokes of different music genres, and turned into multilayered sonic explorations. Since debuting in 2018, she has been a staple of Egypt’s alternative music scene, thanks to features on label irish’s ‘did you mean: irish’ compilations and international outlets such as Vice, Boiler Room, and NTS Radio. El Kontessa has also crossed over, performance-wise, outside of Egyptian borders, as she has played esteemed venues and festivals across Africa and Europe.
Photography by Mariam Mekawi