Alter Festival


Singer, writer, poet, and expressionist Abdullah Miniawy became, in the wake of the revolution, an artistic emblem for Egypt’s agitated youth. Alongside Peter Corser on the saxophone and Karsten Hochapfel
on the cello, he is sure to grip audiences as Le Cri du Caire. Blending rock, jazz, sprinkles of oriental flourishes, spoken word, and Sufi poetry and philosophy, the three-piece adorn each room they play in with a rich metaphorical universe transcending identities and borders. Their self-titled debut, released in January, serves as a sample of what can be achieved on the stage.