Abdullah Miniawy, born in 1994, is an Egyptian writer, chanter, composer and actor. Having shared the stage with artists like Erik Truffaz, Kamilya Jubran, Yom, Médéric Collignon, Aly Talibab and many others. He has performed on prestigious international stages and venues such as Festival d’Avignon edition 72, French national theaters, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Haus Der Kunst museum, Munich, or the Louvre in Paris, and more.
Besides his professional music career, Abdullah proved to be a natural acting talent by playing the main role in Alaadine Slim's "Tlamess". The Tunisian feature film was part of the Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) at Cannes Film Festival 2019. It won the award for the best full-length feature film at Kino Der Kunst 2020 as well as the Best Director Award at Marrakech International Film Festival 2020. He was nominated then shortlisted for the best actor award from Arab Cinema Center in Cannes's market the year after.
As a composer he composed many different sound tracks for dance shows, theater pieces and exhibitions, notably headed by Cabaret Crusade III by Wael Shawki premiered in Moma ps1, AMDUAT by Kirsten Dehlholm premiered in Hotel Pro forma, Insurrection by Jilani Saadi.
Abdullah Miniawy was chosen by the European parliament in Strasbourg as one of three change makers based in the Schengen area to present a French-Egyptian artist perspective on today's crucial challenges at the European Youth Event 2021 in Live fully Section. He was also invited to "Europe takes part" among 30 diverse speakers to discuss a new economical model and digital solutions for artists after the pandemic.
Since 2016 he has been collaborating with the German trio Carl Gari (Jonas Yamer, Till Funke, Jonas Friedlich) melding avantgardist electronic soundscapes with poetic lyrics. Their first record "Darraje" was selected as one of the best 50 albums of 2016 by the American NPR. With their most recent output being released as part of the Berlin Atonal "More Light" compilation, they came together before on AD93 (formerly Whities) for a 6 track mini-album. "The Act of Falling from the 8th Floor" was featured by Pitchfork, The Quietus and Wire Magazine, while Resident Advisor placed "Zawaj" among the best tracks of 2019, top of the list "Deep Listening".
As a writer, his lyrics were sprayed in the middle east region during the arab spring notably in Yarmouk camp in Syria.
Vital projects : Le Cri du Caire & Erik Truffaz, Abdullah Miniawy & Carl Gari , Abdullah Miniawy & Simo Cell, Abdullah Miniawy & Hvad.
Abdullah Miniawy’s tracks