Nadah El Shazly

Nadah El Shazly


North America

Upcoming Shows

03/07/2024Bemis Center, Omaha, NE
03/08/2024The Chapel, Seattle, WA
03/10/2024The Old Church, Portland, OR
03/12/2024The Lab, San Francisco, CA
03/13/2024Zebulon, Los Angeles, CA
03/14/2024Casa Del Lago, CDMX, MX
03/16/2024Estacion Morelos, Oxaca, MX
03/19/2024Market Hotel, Brooklyn, NY
03/20/2024Epsilon Spires, Brattleboro, VT
03/21/2024PHI Center, Montreal, QC
03/24/2024Big Ears, Knoxville, TN
04/02/2024Tranzac, Toronto, ON
04/03/2024Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
04/03/2024Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
04/04/2024Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
04/05/2024Icehouse, Minneapolis, MN
04/06/2024Mission Creek Festival, Iowa, IA
05/18/202424-Hour Drone, Basilica Hudson, NY
05/19/202424-Hour Drone, Basilica Hudson, NY
06/13/2024Sala Rossa, Montreal, QC

Nadah El Shazly

Nadah El Shazly is a producer, vocalist and sound artist from Cairo, Egypt. Her music combines expressive 19th century musical concepts from her homeland with contemporary, borderless forays into electronic and improvisational idioms. She has toured the world extensively, featuring at festivals including Le Guess Who?, REWIRE, Irtijal, and FIMAV, among many others. Her debut album, Ahwar, landed at #12 on The Wire’s ‘Best Albums of 2017’. Beyond her own music, El Shazly is an inspired collaborator, working closely with like-minded Egyptian musicians Maurice Louca and Sam Shalabi (Land of Kush). Recently, she’s been making brain-scrambling, beat-driven music as Pollution Opera, a newly minted duo with irreverent Welsh sound artist Elvin Brandhi. El Shazly has also spent time on-screen, starring in the feature length film About Her (2020) and appearing in the Netflix original series Love, Life & Everything In Between (2022). Currently, she is wrapping production on a pair of film scores and preparing to release her sophomore album, due in spring of 2024.


Press links

The Quietus – album review
The Wire – album review