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The Sounds of Alexandria @ CJC

Cherine's Project plays back to back with Shaware3na at Cairo Jazz Club this Tuesday, giving us Cairenes a taste of the bustling Alexandrian music scene. We talk to Cherine Amr to find out more...

This Tuesday, get your asses over to Cairo Jazz Club. Cherine Amr, of massive, Massive Scar Era (or Mascara) fame, is letting her blossoming project, aptly named The Cherine Project out into the world. And it’s far cry from the loud cries of her former Heavy Metal outfit, Cherine's Project is a Pop/Rock outfit who came to prominence long before their first live performance. The track Ab3ad Makan, from the movie award winning Indie film Microphone, set in her hometown of Alexandria, was in fact from her alternative project but put under the Mascara label. "I‘ve had this new project since I was 20," Cherine told us. “Then I started writing more in Arabic and I thought it would be nice to get it out there, especially after the film came out and I got a lot of motivation to record more Arabic."

Cherine, on vocals and guitar will be joined by AJ, who happens to be the brother of Salalem's lead singer Jimi, on drums, Omar Sherif on bass and Aly Kalyoubi, also on guitar.

Following Cherine's Project, Shaware3na take to the stage. The band from Alexandria, with a massive cult following, bring stories from the street to life with some slick musical comedy; a bit of Jazz, a bit of Rock and a lot of laughs.

You can book for Cherine's Project and Shaware3na at Cairo Jazz Club online on www.Tazkarty.net