Ahmed Omar

Bassist
EGYPT

Born in Libya to an Eritrean father and Egyptian mother, it is no surprise that mixing cultures has become part of Ahmed’s creative output. It was after a visit to Eritrea in search of his roots that Omar started to think about the relationships between African and Oriental music and began to search out musicians from other traditions to make the music that became the Africairo project. Today Ahmed plays bass for leading Egyptian bands such as Senet, El Dor El Awal, Beshir, and Wust El Balad. Ahmed has also organized the Afri­Cairo Music Festival and is a partner and manager at the Wust El Balad recording studio.