'Kelsely Abaza' (كلسلي أباظة) is a multi-genre Egyptian composer and producer of avant-garde music, electronic classical music, electronic jazz, musique concrète, vocal music, and experimental electro-pop, writer, interdisciplinary researcher and mental health and meditation advocate working in New Zealand. He is also a member of the 'Cantabrian Society of Sonic Artists' and a part-time teacher of Modern Standard and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic.
Abaza was born on 27 December 1984 in Cairo. He is a naturalized New Zealander, having moved to New Zealand to further his education studying Political Science, Sociology and Philosophical Logic at the University of Canterbury. He hails from Egypt's largest political and literary dynasty, the Circassian/Abazin 'Abaza Family', also noted for its artistic and cinematic contributions to Arabic and Egyptian culture. He is perhaps the first non-political member of the clan to begin his career outside Egypt developing a non-Arab audience.
Kelsely Abaza takes his name from 'Prince Mahmoud Al-Yazgy Sharaf-al-Deen Qaraq Kelsely', a maternal ancestor from the 'Royal House of Mohamed Ali Pasha'.