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Ayman Massoud is an Egyptian keyboardist, music producer and sound engineer. He is most notably known for co-founding the award-winning rock band Massar Egbari, with which he has been performing since 2004.
Born in Alexandria in 1978, Ayman started dabbling with the keyboard at a young age. In the late 1990s, he joined El Hob Wel Salam, one of the earliest independent bands to emerge from Alexandria.
Ayman met French singer and trumpeter Benoit Fabry some years later, during his three-year stint in Alexandria. Fabry was looking to put together a band, so Ayman jumped on board and that was the start of Massar Egbari.
In the 15 years that followed, Massar Egbari went on to top the charts, cementing its place as one of the most successful bands in the region.
Over the years, Ayman made a name for himself by performing in key venues such as Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Qaitbay Citadel, the Roman Amphitheatre in Alexandria, as well as the Cairo Opera House and El Sawy Culturewheel, where he captivated thousands of fans. Internationally, he performed alongside Massar Egbari in more than 40 cities across Europe, North America as well as northern Africa and the Middle East, collaborating with music makers across the globe, including Fathy Salama, Mehdi Nassouli, Aziz Maraka, the Macedonian band Monistra Etno, and Luxemburg’s Deborah Lehnen, among others.
Ayman branched out into a new direction when he launched Teatro Eskendria Studio in 2013, a recording and jamming space that is considered a springboard for young Alexandrian musicians. It was also around that time that Ayman started producing music for films and TV commercials.