Cassettes and Mass Culture in Egypt with Andrew Simon - History Sounds Podcast

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In the latest conversation of the Borderlines series History Sounds, Andrew Simon tells Olga Verlato about the history of cassette culture in Egypt, the "death" of public taste, and the advent of cassette piracy, introducing along the way the music of Ahmad Adawiya, Muhammad Abd al-Wahhab, Shaykh Imam and many others.

You can listen to the conversation here and find links to Spotify, Substack, and Apple.

Interview and sound design by Olga Verlato.