Cairo mosh pit

A few days ago Tom posted another installment of 10 African films to watch out for, one of which is the documentary “Underground/On the Surface,” on the popular “second-class” youth music genre mahragan shaabi. While we wait to see the documentary for ourselves next year, above and below are some home-made videos of young men dancing to these underground tunes on the streets (and in the internet cafés) of Egypt. It’s a great mash-up of b-boying, belly-dancing, house and the ever-popular mosh pit! Continue reading