Egyptian musician Abdullah Miniawy performs at a nightclub in Cairo, October 26, 2016.
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Emerging artists are creating an eclectic selection of hip-hop, dubstep, electronic and rock music, with some influenced by traditional Egyptian sounds.From the second half of the 2000s, musicians have used websites such as SoundCloud, YouTube and Facebook to publish and promote their music.The birth of Mahraganat music around the same period also reflected this shift in the industry.Using cheap or free software, young men began mixing traditional Egyptian music with electronic sounds, creating loud, eclectic beats.Meanwhile, artists began networking online, says musician Rami Abadir, who released his first official album with Canadian record label D.M.T. Records in May.The genre found a small but growing audience in a country where according to the United Nations, 40 percent of the population is between 10 and 20 years old.While most of the music was nonpolitical, a security void made it easier to open spaces and organize festivals.Louca has given 50 concerts overseas this year alone.
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