The underground Egyptian soft rock band Wust El Balad will be performing live in Abu Dhabi! Wust El Balad is a pioneering band amongst the Egyptian and Arab underground music scene. Formed in Cairo in 1999, they have paved the road for alternative music in the region, fusing Middle Eastern sounds with western tunes.
They bring a plethora of genres to their audience - soft rock, folk, latin, jazz and blues, performed with Arabic lyrics. The band’s unique style has evolved over the past two decades, having released four albums - the self-titled Wust El Balad in 2007, Rubabekya in 2011, Karakib in 2014 and Bantalony El Jeans in 2018.
The songs from their latest album explore several aspects of the dystopian present we live in, from the obsession with social media, to the sense of insecurity and isolation that people of all ages struggle with.