77 minutes, 2013
Direction : Hind MEDDEB (France, Tunisia)
Production : IPS (France), Studio Masr (Egypt)
In the slums of Cairo, young people dance to electro chaabi, a new music blending folk song, electro beats and freestyles chanted as rap. The idea is to merge the sounds and styles in a chaotic manner. A single guiding principle: wreak havoc!
Victims of corruption and social segregation, kids from the working class districts get all that out of their system by partying. Freedom to move and speak, break the religious taboos – much more than just a musical phenomenon, electro chaabi is a healthy outlet for a young generation harassed by the restrictions Egyptian society imposes on them.