Friday, February 04, 2011

Ahmed Basiony, Tahrir Square martyr, electronics musician

Ahmed Basiony was a brilliant Egyptian electronics musician.

Ahmed at Tahrir Square, Jan. 25, 2011

Please check out these videos of Basiony live in concert.

Ahmed basiony & Abou Asala - "Abou Asala aal Dish". from Basiony on Vimeo.

EL KHATIA - remix from Basiony on Vimeo.

Ahmed, 31, taught in the Art Education, Painting and Drawing department at Helwan University. He was the father of two children. He was killed on Friday January 25 at Tahrir Square, while participating in the pro-democracy demonstrations. Cause of death: asphyxiation from tear gas. Source of tear gas: USA.

There are facebook pagse dedicated to him here and here. And here's a tribute to him at the blog disquiet.

You can also find videos of him performing on youtube. I think the ones from Vimeo, above, are the best ones.

Basiony was a collaborator with experimentalist Mahmoud Refat, founder of the label 100 copies. The site ( has been offline since the uprising. I hope this changes soon.

RIP. الله يرحمه

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