Photograpgher: Ahmed Al Saaty

Composer, singer-songwriter, sound designer, accordionist, and performer from Cairo, Egypt.
A totally independent artist whose works spans performances, installations, video art, sound design, and research. With experience in acting, graphic design, painting, video editing, photography and filming. Her songs reflect everyday life in Cairo and its vibrant energy.

After graduating from Fine Arts in 2006, Youssra started her artistic career in theater as a vocal performer and actress. In 2011, she launched her own musical project as an accordionist and songwriter. The real turning point was her 2012 single “El Soor” (The Wall), a bold, biting statement about the political situation in Egypt.
In December 2017, she and her band recorded and released their first album No'oum Nasyeen with the support of fans, making it the first crowdfunded album in Egypt.

Youssra also Produced and hosted the weekly radio show "Music Talk قعدة مزيــــكا" on NogoumFM Egypt for two years in 2014-15, and the first quarter of 2021, where she hosted musicians and bands from the indie music scene in Egypt and the Middle East.

In her recent works, Youssra has expanded her skills to include field recording and sound design, working for films, performances, art installations along with her own musical compositions.

للّغة العربية

About Youssra imageAbout Youssra image

Smell of Cement

Dance performance by Eman Hussin

Sound Design


Borrowing a Family Album

Installation by Tamer El Said

Sound Design



Dance Film by Eman Hussein

Sound Design


Nozhet El Nofous

Live Performance - Nancy Mounir

Accordionist, Researcher and Dramaturg


Do You Know What Happened Last Year?

Installation - Tamer El Said & Youssra El Hawary

Sound Designer, Video Artist


As you lay in your grave

Short Film by Tamer El Said

Sound Design


Center Stage


Singer, Songwriter, Accordionist


Akkordeonale 2018

Musical Tour

Accordionist, Singer


No'oum Nasyeen

Album - Youssra El Hawary

Singer, Songwriter, Composer & Accordionist


Voices of the Revolution

Workshop & Tour

Accordionist, Singer, Songwriter


Factory Girl

Long Feature Film - Mohamed Khan

Ending Credits Song

Youssra & The Band

Musical Band

Founder, Singer, songwriter, Accordionist


The Choir Project - Mashroua Chorale 2010-2019

Workshops & Performances - Salam Yousry

Founding member, Co-facilitator, Accordionist

Al Tamye 2006-2011

Theater Troupe - Salam Yousry

Actor, Singer