Born in Canada and living in Egypt, Angie Balata spends a lot of her time moving around the different places and spaces in the Middle Eastern indie arts scene. During the day she is a arts manager and works to build projects and platforms for the promotion of independent culture.
As a writer, Balata is mainly interested in music. Her work has been featured in various magazines within and outside of Egypt. Her stories usually focus on the musicians and music that are redefining the status quo in the Arab world.