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Cairokee (Arabic: كايروكي) is an Egyptian rock band founded in 2003.

Current members are Amir Eid (vocals, guitar), Sherif El Hawary (lead guitar), Tamer Hashem (drums), Sherif Mostafa (keyboard, vocals) and Adam el-Alfy (bass guitar). Their main influences are Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Coldplay.

Discography:

  • 2011 – Matloob Zaeem (مطلوب زعيم)
  • 2012 – Wana Ma'a Nafsy A'ed (وانا مع نفسي قاعد)
  • 2014 – El Sekka Shemal (السكة شمال)
  • 2015 – Nas W Nas (ناس و ناس)
  • 2017 – No'ta Beida (نقطة بيضاء)
  • 2019 – Abna'a Albuta Al So'da (أبناء البطة السوداء)

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  • Give a Man a Fish...: "Give the people a fish, and they will eat for a day. Teach them how to fish and they will eat everyday" is said in the song "Nas Beteros We Nas Betmoot" ("Some people are dancing and some people are dying").
  • Heel Realization: In "Marboot B Astek" the protagonist witnesses a woman being harassed at a club. At the end of the song he tells her that he is not like the other men there, but a moment later realizes that he actually is just as bad as them.
  • Heinous Hyena: In the music video for "Marboot B Astek" the harassing men are depicted as hyenas, while the woman is depicted as a Cat Girl.
  • Parody of Evolution: The March of Progress appears in the video for "Dinosaur" with each of the individuals carrying a musical instrument.
  • Performance Video: Many of their music videos consists of the band just performing the song, such as "Hodna" or "Hatlena Bel Ba'y Leban".
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  • Portmanteau: Their name is a blend of "Cairo" and "Karaoke".
  • Surreal Music Video: The one for "Dinosaur" is full of Deranged Animations, such as animated figures in an Ancient Egyptian mural smoking weed together, or an astronaut riding through the desert on a robot horse. The chorus especially is full of various animated pictures cut together at a fast pace.

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