Kafr El-Dawar, Egypt

Ahmed Younes, aka YUNIS, is an Egyptian experimental producer based between Paris and the western Delta province of Kafr El-Dauwar. A self-taught musician, YUNIS has developed deep interest and extended research in traditional trance music and rituals. As an active member of his community, he co-founded Kafr El-Dauwar Records (KDR), an independent digital record label working to nurture, support and release his hometown’s contemporary and experimental music, who struggle to find artistic and cultural support in the region. Owner of poignant production style and also a proficient live performer, YUNIS has toured extensively across Europe and has been artist-in-residence at the prestigious Nyege Nyege label from Kampala, Uganda. He is currently a resident at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, where he’s been developing a cross-disciplinary project with dancers. In his working method, he values an approach of cross-pollination, syncretism, and experimentation.