Egyptian sound & visual artist Ahmed Basiony dies in Cairo during uprisingBy Michael Aschauer • 11:29 PM • Category: Reports
Egyptian visual artist, musician and teacher Ahmed Bassiouni died on January 28, the fourth day of major anti-government demonstrations in the current Egyptian uprising. He does not only leave a mourning and still struggling community but also wife and kid.
100radiostation, the radio stream of 100copies label is now exclusively dedicated to Ahmed Bassiouni’s music – and the ongoing struggle for dignity and democracy in Egypt. 100copies is an electronic music label based in Cairo run by Mahmoud Refat. It features surprising music such as bikya, and an annual 100live electronic music festival in Cairo. It’s website is currently offline.
Ahmed Basiony’s most recent – and last – appearance on 100live festival can be found on vimeo
Remember that the this is just one death amongst many others who died in the clashes with police and government supporters. Though there are no official confirmed numbers, unofficial UN estimates go above 300, Human Rights Watch counts 302 at the time of this writing. Let’s hope they died for a cause that turns out successful. At this very moment media attention is diminishing, but it is still a fierce and ongoing struggle. And clearly it would be about time for middle eastern despotic regimes – and: western hypocrisy – to fall!
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