Klaxics is the largest A Cappella ensemble in Egypt, a one-of-a-kind project that anyone can apply to become part of irrespective of age, background or even previous musical experience.
To present classical and contemporary songs in Egyptian dialect, the ensemble uses A Cappella: a classical art of singing that relies solely on human voices rather than musical instruments to make music. Watch this playlist for the project's releases to date.
The ensemble won the first prize of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina's Summer Festival Contest 2021, the Cultural Resource "Wijhat" grant in 2021, the Gemini Africa and Wasla Incubation Awards in 2022.
WHAT DOES "KLAXICS" MEAN?
Klaxics (or Kalaxkeyat in Arabic) is a portmanteau between the two words “klaxon” and “classics”. It represents the main purpose of the project which is introducing classical arts to Egyptians who are surrounded everyday with noisy Klaxons and loud music and involving talented non-professionals as well in classical singing.
Introducing A Cappella and classical arts in a relatable context for Egyptians audience (songs they can understand and relate to).
Fighting cultural elitism by introducing classical renditions of pop songs and involving talented non-professionals in classical singing.
Changing common perception on classical arts in Egypt (irrelevant to the culture, hard to perform, only for special audience...etc.)