El Awela Balady
El Awela Balady is an Egyptian band that came together in 2012 in an attempt to contribute to social awareness and maintaining a standard for the popular taste. The band is mainly concerned with keeping the heritage of singer Sheikh Emam alive, by presenting it with an artistic quality that lives up to Emam's spectacular melodies and the splendid lyrics taken from the words of some of the greatest poets.
El Awela Balady was established by Alaa Eldin Ibrahim, a friend and a student of Sheikh Emam's. The band is a modern embodiment of the will of Sheikh Emam before his death, as he asked Alaa Eldin to keep the singing going and preserve the art and message of Emam from being lost or changed - a mission Alaa has taken upon himself for 25 years since the death of Sheikh Emam in 1995, up until this very day