Shady Ahmed

Shady Ahmed

Shady Ahmed is an Egyptian singer songwriter and guitar player. He composes his own songs in the style of western rock music but with Arabic lyrics. He is known for fronting different independent bands and for playing solo, a mix which makes his music independent and unique. His diverse influences and experience has made him a stand out performer fulfilling different roles in live concerts. He has released an album in English and is now working on a follow up in Arabic.

Location: Private kitchen

The concert with Shady Ahmed was filmed in a kitchen in the Garden City district of Cairo. Garden City is one of the more wealthy neighborhoods of the Egyptian capital and is located south of the city center and the Tahrir square, which got famous during the revolution. The neighborhood is well known for its green streets and villas, that were built in the late 19th and early 20th century, influenced by the European architecture. The video was shot in a family mansion from this period. Besides private apartments of Egyptians and foreigners, ateliers of several artists can be found in the building.


  Shady Ahmed © Ahmed Zeidan, Room Art Space