Fri May 26, 2023

Maurice Louca 'The Luck Hour' (EGY/RL)

Maurice Louca: micro tonal guitar
Anthea Caddy: cello
Biliana Voutchkova: violin
Khaled Yasine: gamelan, percussion
Tony Elieh: bass
Sharif Sehnaoui: prepared guitar
Liesbeth Vreeburg: harp

Maurice Louca is one of the most interesting figures in Egypt's flourishing music scene. Accompanied by the Lebanese trio A, Louca presents his latest LP The Luck Hour - praised by the Guardian as „transcendentally beautiful“. The all-acoustic concert features unconventional instruments and sounds, such as pipes and garden hoses converted into trumpets, guitars adapted to the scales of maqam, and strings strung with clothespins. Improvised music meets Egyptian chaabi meets psychedelic folk.