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Whether it's in Nairobi or in Kyiv, in Bristol or in Cairo: in all the major cities of Africa and Europe, people get together in dedicated spaces to dance to music and party – and create communities, subcultures and public spheres. Club culture is a global phenomenon, but what music are these people dancing to in these cities and what music did they use to dance to in the past? In what sort of spaces do they meet up? What public spheres do they form? What do these club cultures mean to the urbanity of a city? And what happens when the club music from two different continents meet head on? More...


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100COPIES is at the avant-garde of this movement and is working at the heart of Egypt vibrant alternative music scene. 100COPIES is fostering collaboration with young musicians through the active programming offered by its ground-breaking alternative and independent music platform located downtown Cairo. There, debuting and confirmed musicians have access to : rehearsing and recording facilities, a professional live stage, promotion. In 2006, 100COPIES was established as a record label by Mahmoud Refat in order to produce and distribute egyptian experimental and electronic music. Each CD was produced at 100 copies. In 2007, the annual 100LIVE festival was launched in Cairo, presenting live musicians and visual artists in different venues and places in Egypt. In 2009 the label launched 100RADIO, an online radio willing to spread the good word on experimental and electronic music, by broadcasting old and new egyptian productions. 100COPIES is engaged to program international festival, club concerts and radio shows in the US, in Europe and in the Arab world. In july 2012, following a year of long-awaited changes in Egypt, 100COPIES opened its studio and live venue. This space is a unique platform welcoming the new egyptian musical trends, offering them recording facilities, live shows and music workshops.

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In May 100COPIES organized and facilitated the TEN CITIES music production phase in Cairo, together with Gerriet Schultz and Goethe-Institut Cairo.
Sabine Bretz