Sisters in Song: The all-women Arab bands blazing a trail in Jordan and Egypt

by Beckypublished on 24th October 2023

There have been very few all-women musical groups in the Arab world – until now. Jordanian band Naya and Egyptian group The Lady’s Drum are among the trailblazers making a name for themselves and performing to big, new audiences. Al Jazeera World go backstage – sharing the pain of long rehearsals and interminable bus journeys, and the joy and adrenalin of live performances and life away from the stage and spotlight. Looking at how the women balance their musical careers with the pressures of motherhood – and how the men in their lives encourage them to break down traditional barriers to female musical empowerment in the Middle East.

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