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Max Reinhardt with Maurice Louca

Cairo-born musician, composer and mover and shaker Maurice Louca from Lekhfa and The Dwarfs of East Agouza talks to Max about the experimental music scene in the city and beyond.

Cairo-born musician, composer and curator Maurice Louca joins Max to chart the breadth of the region's burgeoning experimental music scene.

His latest project Lekhfa sees him partner with fellow Egyptian artists Tamer Abu Ghazaleh and Maryam Saleh and in the past he's collaborated with an array of local and international talent such as Alan Bishop, Khyam Allami and Sam Shalabi making him the perfect companion to walk us through the exploratory music movement that has blossomed in the area in recent years.

Elsewhere we play dark-hued soundscapes from Norwegian drummer Erland Dahlen, an ode to Chilean singer and folk hero Violeta Parra by Sofia Rei and eerie prepared piano made for the jukebox by Ferrante and Teacher.

Produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Golden Teacher

    What Fresh Hell Is This?

    • No Luscious Life.
    • Golden Teacher Records.
  • The Dwarfs of East Agouza

    Clean Shahin

    • Bes.
    • Nawa Recordings ‎.
  • Marry Waterson & David Jaycock

    Death Had Quicker Wings Than Love

    • Death Had Quicker Wings Than Love.
    • One Little Indian.
  • Erland Dahlen

    Lizard

    • Clocks.
    • Hubro.
  • Erin Gee

    Yamaguchi Mouthpiece (Part 3)

  • Violeta Parra

    Yo Vide Llorar Un Hombre

    • La Cueca Presentada por Violeta Parra.
    • Death Is Not The End.
  • Sofía Rei

    Casamiento de Negros

    • El Gavilan.
    • Cascabelera.
  • Dika Newlin

    Machine Shop

    Ensemble: Gamelan Son of Lion.
    • Gamelan In The New World.
    • Folkways Records.
  • Nadah El Shazly

    Afqid Adh-Dhakira (I Lose Memory)

    • Ahwar.
    • Nawa Recordings.
  • Tony Elieh

    Part Two

    • It's Good To Die Every Now And Then.
    • Al Maslakh.
  • Tarka

    Outer Gateways (feat. Cherif El Masri)

  • Conjunto Kori Cinta de Huancavelica

    Toyascha

    • ANDINA: The Sound Of The Peruvian Andes 1968​-​1978.
    • Tigers Milk/Strut.
  • Manuela

    Everything Goes

    • Manuela.
    • Lost Map Records.
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen

    Kreuzspiel No. 1/7

    Ensemble: Ives Ensemble.
    • Plus-Minus.
    • hat[now]ART ‎.
  • Pussy Mothers

    Skirt

    • The Number 1 Ep.
    • Optimo Music.
  • Henry Cowell

    Antinomy (Fourth Encore To Dynamic Motion)

    • Piano Music.
    • Smithsonian Folkways.
  • Ferrante and Teicher

    Stardust

    • Jukebox In Crampsville 60 Way Out Tunes At A Dime A Piece.
    • Righteous.
  • Danny Mulhern & London Contemporary Orchestra

    Ganfuda

    • Reflections on a Dead Sea.
    • 1631 Recordings.
  • Sun Ra

    Angels and Demons At Play

    Ensemble: Bitchin Bajas.
    • Bajas Fresh.
    • Drag City.

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