The Dwarfs Of East Agouza are a leading force of improvised musical excitement. Founded in Cairo by Maurice Louca (Alif, Bikya), Sam Shalabi (Land of Kush, Shalabi Effect), and Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls, The Invisible Hands), the trio have developed a unique, always-recognisable sound, shapeshifting from free jazz and krautrock to Arabic influences and Egyptian Shaabi music. As heard on their album Bes (2016), the improvised nature of this trio results in hypnotic jazz, delirious noise, and near-cosmic jams. In March 2023, The Dwarfs Of East Agouza present their newest album High Tide In The Lowlands.
The Dwarfs Of East Agouza performs on Saturday 8 April.