In the past 11 years, Ocher published four solo albums, with the fifth The West Against The People set for release on the 10th of March. She also directed several music videos, one of which is The Endlessness (A Song for Young Xenophobes), a project that contains footage of Egypt's Western Desert. Another video that really caught our attention was shot in Israel for a song called Arms showing images of armed civilians, army personnel, and even a store selling toy guns for kids in Tel Aviv, portraying the country's potent gun culture.
Not all of her songs are political, or necessarily aim to deliver a message. Some of them are entirely abstract, fringing on several genres, including post-punk, garage, and folk rock. It's avant-garde music, hardly comparable to contemporary releases being put out today. It's entirely new yet sounds very familiar, her singing voice is unconventional, so is the way she dresses, and her on-stage showmanship is unlike anything we have come across before.
Cairo Scene reached out for an interview, and she cordially complied...
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