Cairo-based artist and musician Ahmed Basiony died on January 28 from asphyxiation while participating in the successful Egyptian popular uprising. has been playing his music continuously ever since.

His Vimeo channel has only two documents of his live sound, but it’s interesting stuff (via Dangerous Minds). offers a small view of his life’s work and posts a remarkable audio memorial.

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Ahmed Bassiouni, right

A few more photographs and his CV at AfricanColours.

His unfinished website.

[Originally posted at metafilter…]

Beyond the Pyramids, the Square | 2011 | Music, Writing