AfriCairo will perform an African Night Music and Dance live at Makan, May 6.
Senet traditional music from different tribes in Eritrea and Ethiopia was founded by singer and Krar player Ibrahim Fanous, in Cairo, in 2011. It was born out of his collaboration with bass guitar player Ahmed Omar, and Percussionist Ali Hassan, with the idea of presenting traditional and folkloric songs and music representing all the tribes in Eritrea. By the beginning of 2012, the scope was already widening. The band now integrates both traditional and modern instruments in their music, keeping the roots in folklore, but without boundaries.
The band’s name, Senet, means bonding
Synodos group for theatre and African Culture group was founded by artist Maror Ashor in Spetember 1998, including 60 members – now 18 – with the aim of reviving Sudanese African Culture, by collecting, as much as possible, Southern folklore, dances, songs, myths, and even stories of animals, birds and insects. The group also brings to stage the social and political issues, tackling them in theatrical, music, or poetry performances.
The name, Synodos, means our journey together.