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Also known as  Boosykaat
Music director  Art War
Role  Singer-songwriter
Name  Bosaina Bosaina
Years active  2010 – present
Origin  Cairo, Egypt

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Genres  Alternative, jazz, ambient, industrial, electro, pop
Occupation(s)  Musician, singer-songwriter, artist, model, actress
Instruments  Vocals, synthesizer, piano, sampler
People also search for  Ramy Essam, Tonburo Berlin, Wetrobots

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Bosaina is an Egyptian singer, songwriter, producer, art curator, actress, and occasional model best known as the lead vocalist for a number of bands in the Kairo is Koming collective, including Wetrobots, Zuli and Quit Together. She has also pursued a solo project and participated in the Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo in 2014, and starred in Touchstone Pictures’ first Disney film in the Middle East, The United.

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preview isis14 a soundscape by bosaina in collaboration with sabry marouf


Career

Bosaina has performed with a number of Cairo-based electronic bands, including Wetrobots, ZULI and Quit Together, through her involvement with the groundbreaking Kairo Is Koming collective. Her shows with the collective are often noted for their electric energy, The Guardian stating that her "post-punk party girl attitude, which blends magically with head-banging blonde locks, high-kicks, and catsuits to create a dizzying spell".

She is also an independent music producer and solo performer, releasing her first EP of ambient and jazz-influenced music entitled 'NY, Apr–Jul 2013' in 2013. Becoming a producer was the next logical step in her career, and on a layover back from a SXSW performance in Austin, Texas she decided to stay in New York and enroll at production school Dubspot to develop her debut EP New York, April–July 2013.

Her work has often been controversial in her native Egypt, amidst all the unrest following the country's revolution, where she says she's "been thrown off stage for not wearing enough clothes", and lending her voice and support to the LGBT community.

She has toured extensively, including gigs around Egypt, Lebanon, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan and in the United States at the SXSW Festival.

Other Work

Bosaina ran a Cairo-based fashion school for a number of years, and has worked as a celebrity and editorial stylist internationally. She was also an actress in Touchstone Pictures' first Arab release, The United. Bosaina currently serves as the Art Director/Visual Curator for alternative music space/culture venue VENT.

EP

  • Dirty Bourgeoisie (2011)
  • Bang and Blow (2012)
  • NY, Apr–Jul 2013 (2013)
  • Two Names Upon The Shore (2017)
  • References

    Bosaina Wikipedia