Tour 2023 Switzerland

June 9, 2023


Atelier 363,

Progr Zentrum, 


Eintritt frei/Kollekte

June 10, 2023




Eintritt frei/Kollekte

June 11, 2023




Eintritt frei/Kollekte

June 16, 2023


H95, Basel

Eintritt frei/Kollekte

June 17, 2023



(Schaffhauser Kulturtage),


With the support of

The Project

Almwaya is a project by Maya Aghniadis (Flugen) and Wael Sami Elkholy, two composers with their own musical languages. Maya and Wael met in Switzerland in 2020 where they directly connected on various levels and composed their first track Bea.

After a two week residency in Athens, their album Riding a Camel in the Middle of the Sea was born. An eight track storyline merging both of their musical realms influenced by the mediterranean sea.

An electro-acoustic approach that reflect the colors of deserts, mountains and seas. 

The sound of Almwaya follows a flow that ignores barriers and expectations.


This duo merges the world in one smooth sweep through their unique and diverse artistic direction making a distant world feel less vast.

Tamara Jenna, tjplnews

Mystic, inspired and full of love, Riding a Camel in the Middle of the Sea takes listeners around the world, exploring the collective ringing in the air that seems to get closer to the answers to our existence.

Punk Head

8 pieces that stitch together the Sahara, the Nile, the Lebanese Cedars, and the Swiss Alps in a delicate but exquisitely crafted tapestry of ouds, synths, and soundscapes

Mooataz Gwaily, Sistra

The Album

Riding a Camel in the Middle of the Sea

Riding a Camel in the Middle of the Sea tells a story that travels through the warm and sweet waters of the Nile, feeds off the Cedars’ infinite energy and reflects the glory of the Alps and the truth and struggle of the Mediterranean Sea.

A merge of electronic beats, synthesizers and experimenting with objects, sounds, different dialects and gibberish words.

Riding a Camel in the Middle of the Sea

Release date: May 27th 2022. 

Picture by Florian Bolliger


Sassy Goose Reworked (Wahed)

Wahed (Sassy Goose Reworked) Official video

Almwaya & John Bringwolves

Latest concerts

March 12, 2022

Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland

March 15, 2022

ONO, Bern, Switzerland

March 18, 2022

Haberhaus Bühne, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

March 23, 2022

Atomic Café, Biel, Switzerland

March 25, 2022

Kulturkirche Paulus, Basel, Switzerland

With the support of

Listen to Almwaya live on Radio Rabe, Switzerland

Purple CLoud - Live in Athens

Bea - Live in Athens

The Band

Picture by Yoshiko Kusano

Wael Sami Elkholy

Wael Sami Elkholy is a composer, singer, oud player and performer. His work varies from oriental through pop to experimental music. Creating music with free improvisation and exploring sound is his way to communicate and connect; Music has no borders...

Maya Aghniadis

Maya Aghniadis is a music producer and multi–instrumentalist from Lebanon. With her musical project Flugen, she creates her own blend of ethnic beats and soulful melodies, mixing it with the splendor of classical soundtracks and ambient sound effects... 

Florian Bolliger

Florian Bolliger is a musician, bassist and teacher based in Zürich He first picked up a bass at the age of eleven. As an electric and double bass player, he is well-versed in a broad range of styles and is active in a variety of different groups...