Rawabet is a live album from Helm documenting a special performance that took place on a bill with Maurice Louca in front of a sold-out audience at the Rawabet Theatre in Cairo on October 22nd, 2015. It’s also a snapshot of a period of pan-continental touring which took Helm from Egypt to Austria and then to Canada in three days.
During these shows material from his recently released Olympic Mess album was re-imagined, expanded and performed alongside new and “other” material to add an alternative perspective to the original recordings. What ended up being performed in Cairo that night owed a lot to the energy of the city and thanks to a superb recording and mixing job by Khyam Allami, Rawabet can be seen as the definitive live document of Helm to date.
Live at Rawabet Theatre, Cairo, Egypt, 22 October 2015