Egyptian Project


With all the news that’s been coming out of Egypt over the last year, it’s surprising that more music has not been circulating. Years before the terms ‘Arab Spring’ was coined, French producer Jérôme Ettinger devoted himself to exploring, preserving and spreading the sound of the North African country he fell in love with. Assembling worldclass musicians and layering in tasteful electronic rhythms beneath virtuosic playing, his Egyptian Project debut, Ya Amar (Six Degrees Records), is the most potent album to arise from this country since the political upheaval began.


Ya Amar

Label: Six Degrees
Distribution in France: Universal Music
Release date: May 01, 2013

More of an infusion than a fusion, Egyptian Project is the result of a long and commited collaboration between the defenders of Egyptian tradition and a young French musician who mix the sounds of the Nile delta and Cairo with the ambiances of trip-hop, electro, hip-hop, and even classical music. « The fluvial meeting of oriental fragrances and minimalist electronic sounds » makes for a journey into unexplored territories.
It’s an electronic-acoustic vibe that reveals and awakens the beauty of the music of the Nile riverbanks and carries listeners to far and distant lands. It’s the under taking of Jérôme Ettinger, a musician without bordersand the art director of the projet lead by the association Togezer. For over 10 years, he multiplied the number of musical experiments,artists residencies, and meetings in France and in Egypt and organized many educational activities around traditional Egyptian instruments (rababa, percussion, violin, singing and kawala) and computer made music.

Egyptian Project - Ya Amar