Otaak Band in Chicago on 1/15
Dear friends, we are so excited as the concert we worked so hard to prepare for, and to which you so generously contributed, is only a week away. We will... Read more
Application is Under Way
Dear Friends of Taak:
Our application for Ahmed Said's visa is done, submitted, and we are now just waiting for it to be accepted, which we hope will be towards... Read more
Otaak Band 2014 Tour
Hello everyone, I know it's a long time since we were in touch, so just checking in with you to let you know about the exciting new things that are... Read more
New Otaak Band Website!
The new Otaak Band website, currently under construction, is www.otaakband.com
Check back often to get the latest!
Hello friends, please take a couple minutes to see our new promotional video, set to some songs from the album! Hope you're all doing well, pass the video along!
Otaak's first gig!
Check out this video taken at our album release party at the Cairo Jazz Club on the 24th,
Sneak peak of the album cover
The album is called "Bejawiya," and here's the cover, designed by Kamal Rizk.
Miguel? Are you still alive??
Hi everybody. I'm sorry this update has been so long in coming. I had said that I wanted to finish up by February, but in Egypt, and in particular in revolutionary Egypt,... Read more
Your names in the album
Dear friends, for those of you who pledged $5 or more, your name will be printed in the liner notes with a big Thank You. I'm going to use the... Read more
Is that a Kickstart I feel?!?!
I don't know what to say. This is so wonderful, thank you all dearly for your support. I've been working on this music for a long time; it is the... Read more
We're so close!
Only five days left and we're less than $2000 away from our goal. Your support means so much and will allow this album to be realized, but we need to... Read more
Only two weeks left!
Dear friends, there are two weeks left in this campaign and it's still in need of a boost. I so much appreciate your contributions; the way you can make those... Read more
Extra Reward for $50
For those who pledge $50 and up, you will receive a CD of Ahmed Said solo recordings in addition to all the other rewards.