Biography

As executive editor at Ma3azef, Ammar Manla Hasan focuses primarily on feature writing, covering the local music scene in Egypt as well as international music.

Since 2014, his work at Ma3azef has consisted of writing music reviews and conducting interviews with musicians. He mainly writes about Egypt’s rap scene, Mahraganat (or Electro Shaabi, a genre of electronic dance music that originated in El Matareya, Cairo) and rock music worldwide. He has also authored two long-form narrative pieces and a memoir, all published on Ma3azef.

Besides writing for Ma3azef, Hasan has translated the 1971 novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson from English to Arabic. Published by Al Mahrousa, Cairo, the translation was first made available during Cairo's International Book Fair in January 2018.

Hasan holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Cairo University (2017), with a major in public relations and advertising. Born in 1994 in Aleppo, he currently lives and works in Beirut.

SAF participation:
Ma3azef Symposium on Arabic Music (2019)

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