Mafeesh – is a live performance by Ahmed Saleh and Dutch musician, Konstantyn Napolov, where they are presenting a collaborative, experimental EP, one that transcends borders and masterfully mingles disparate genres. Konstantyn Napolov, as an absolute winner of the international residency, organised by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, was working closely with renowned Ahmed Saleh for two months at the ‘Rebooting…’, B’sarya’s in Alexandria, Egypt on creating this show. The two artists, hailing from vastly different parts of the world, spent four weeks cooking up a unique project that showcases Saleh’s funky electro-house sound buttressed by Napolov’s brilliant percussion and orchestral conducting prowess.
“Mafeesh” by Ahmed Saleh and Konstantyn Napolov is produced by B’sarya for Arts with the support of the embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Egypt. In partnership with the Jesuit Cultural Center and Scene Noise.
Ahmed Saleh – Live Electronics & Guitar
Konstantyn Napolov – Live Electronics & Percussion/Drum-Set
00:24 – Love?
08:04 – Mashi (It Works!)
15:08 – Droplets (Re-mix)
27:05 – Intermezzo
31:28 – Double Kick
34:30 – Ambience
46:10 – Khalas (Escape)
51:30 – Widows
57:05 – Epilogue
Project management – Ahmed Nagy
Sound recording – Tamer El Shabrawy & Dmitriy Makhonin
Sound mixing & editing – Tamer El Shabrawy
Video direction & production – Dmitriy Makhonin
Coordination – Mohamed Ahmed Saleh
Logistical assistance – Abdallah Gaber
Lights – Adham Samy & Sameh Fawzy