Photos

One of the earliest pictures of El Tanbura circa 1994 celebrating their 5th anniversary in Port Said. The late Sheikh Ragab is pictured centre.
Photo: Mastaba Archives.

El Tanbura pictured at the time of the release of “Between the desert and the Sea” (2006).

El Tanbura’s unique multi-string Simsimiyyia developed by band member Hassan El Ashry AKA Mohssin.

El Tanbura on the set of the music video shoot for “Sar a Lay”.

Band members as featured in the music video for “Friends of Bamboute” (2009).

El Tanbura performing live on the streets of Port Said at the annual Sham El-Nassem (Feast of Spring) celebration.

A rare shot of the entire El Tanbura ensemble by Khaled Gwealie.

El Tanbura and friends in Tahrir (Liberation) Square, 2011.
Photo: Mamdouh ElKady/Mastaba Archives.

Aly El Rahmen demonstrates with El Tanbura in Tahrir (Liberation) Square, 2011.
Photo: Mamdouh ElKady/Mastaba Archives.

ET founder Zakaria Ibrahim addresses the crowds Tahrir (Liberation) Square, 2011.
Photo: Mamdouh ElKady/Mastaba Archives.

El Tanbura performing “A Night in Tahrir Square” in London at a show specially curated for the Barbican by ET founder Zakaria, 30IPS & Access All Areas.
Photographer: Mark Allan.

ET band members (L>R) Gamal, Samy and Morsy joined by enthusiastic audience members at the Barbican’s “A Night in Tahrir Square”.
Photographer: Mark Allan.