Residency Dates
  • October 2014 – October 2014
OneBeat 2014

Shereen Abdo is a vocalist, activist and key figure in an
emerging Cairo folk music scene. Her diverse musical interests have led her to
develop a hybrid style incorporating both traditional folk and contemporary
experimentation. Since being invited onstage by chance three years ago, Shereen
has developed into a versatile and ambitious singer, working in genres as
varied as electronic, jazz and progressive rock. Largely self-taught, she has
collaborated with renowned musicians such as Sheikh Zein and Fathy Salama,
performed with the prestigious Al-Warsha theatre troupe and toured with the
politically minded Cairo-based outfit Habaybna. Shereen has also be an active
contributor to Fan al-Midan, an activist-based outdoor performance series. In
2012, she made it to the top 15 in Rolling Stone Middle East’s “Street to
Stage” competition. Recently, Shereen’s new project Xtremental, a collaboration
with arranger Sherif Alaa, performed as the opening act for the Hay Festival at
El Genaina Theater in Cairo. She is currently supporting composer Ziad Rahbani
on his Summer 2014 tour of Lebanon.