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Wust El Balad

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Wust El Balad (Arabic: وسط البلد) is an Egyptian Soft rock band, founded in Cairo in 1999 by 2 of its current members, Ahmed Omran and Hany Adel. Currently the band consists of 8 members.
The band is considered to be the most successful rock act in Egypt, and the whole Arab world, as it’s the first band in the region to gain such a huge success and acclaim such a large following.
The band has finally released it debut album under the Egyptian label Star Gate Records, in 2007.
The band’s name in Arabic means “Downtown”.

Later after Omran and Adel formed the band, 6 more members joined, each with his own musical background, blending it all together. Their first appearance as Wust El Balad was at Al Mashrabeya Gallery, followed by their first paid performance at the Berlitz Language Center. Ever since that moment, Wust El Balad was a regular performer at all galleries, cultural centers, bars, special events and hotels, and even abroad. Their music blends the Egyptian traditional style with the modern musical touch. They mix music played with purely oriental instruments, such as oud, with western styles of music, such as those played with “guitar” and “Piano.”
Their vision then was to reach the average person that can’t afford to hear them in bars or galleries, and so they were the first band to play in the Egyptian street, experiencing one of the most amazing concerts, playing in Al Alfi Street to the local community during the French festival “Les Français aiment l’Egypte.”

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  • gamalelbagoury

    لـي حبيـبٌ أزور فـي الخلـوات حاضـر غائـب عـن اللحظـات ما ترانـي أصغـي إليـه بسمـع كي أعي مـا يقـول مـن كلمـات كلمات من غير شكـل ولا نطـق و لا مثـل نغـمـة الأصــوات فكأنّـي مخاطـب كـنـت إيًّــاه علـى خاطـري بذاتـي لـذاتـي حاضـر غائـب قريـب بعـيـدٌ وهو لم تحـوه رسـوم الصفـات هو أدل من الضمير إلـى الوهـم و أخفـى مـن لائـح الخطـرات من قصائد : الحلاج

    9 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Fernandes13

    Nawrtoo Isma3liaa :)

    4 May 2012 Reply
  • seth009eg

    When was the new album released? I was surprised today! anyway it's available for free on their website http://www.wustelbaladband.com/ Wust El Balad, we love you

    14 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Disconnecktie9

    I love your music, it's transcendent !!!

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • seth009eg

    download new songs for free from the new official website http://www.wustelbaladband.com/

    28 Dec 2010 Reply
  • ali_mahmode

    Yemken

    16 Sep 2010 Reply
  • ysmostafa

    contemporary egyptian music, very orginal

    8 Jun 2010 Reply
  • pinkpostcard

    great |music| ......Luv Antika

    5 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Pic032

    Moraha men el shahd a7la, 3azabha metsharab hareesa.

    21 Nov 2009 Reply
  • seth009eg

    they rocked the stage last night at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. amazing concert :)

    22 Jul 2009 Reply
  • MamoVibe

    all good man, this music is making a revaluation in Egypt.

    16 Sep 2008 Reply
  • simpele

    I saw them during a trip in Cairo. Which was nice.

    16 May 2007 Reply

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