Archive for March, 2012

Like Jelly Mashrou3 El Mareekh Sufi Open Mic Cairo Egypt

In Photos: Like Jelly Live

In addition to being dear friends, these are amazing people who use their talent to mirror society in such a way that is more than necessary in post-revolutionary times. Drawing their inspiration from contemporary Egyptian culture and society, Like Jelly’s music makes fun of absolutely everybody, pushes the boundaries set forth by society, and maintains their right […]

Photo: Kareem Hammam

Independent Combo brings three young female talents to the stage

Rawabet Theatre hosts three talented girls for a night of music in the Independent Combo performance series [Published in Ahram Online] The Independent Combo, which took to Rawabet’s stage in a series of shows in January, is back with a show by three young female musicians after a break due to the Port Said events, […]

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Cairo Jazz Festival reaches out to local and international audience

The fourth annual Cairo Jazz Festival opens this week with musical performances, film screenings, and workshops [Published in Ahram Online] With the slogan “Egypt is Fine” to encourage tourism and cultural activity, the Cairo Jazz Festival is back for a fourth time, bringing jazz music to Egyptian society from 15 to 17 March.  “We want […]

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‘Tank Girl’ challenges military rule, patriarchal society

Egyptian visual artist Nadine Hammam, using her unique imagery, calls on women to rise up against military rule and Egypt’s male-dominated society [Published in Ahram Online] As hundreds of women took to the streets on Thursday to march on parliament for International Women’s Day, visual Artist Nadine Hammam opened her new exhibition that challenges the […]

Ammar Abo Bakr paints graffiti on AUC Library wall on Mohamed Mahmoud Street

Army’s walls become venues for revolutionary art

As army’s separation walls come down, two young artists paint graffiti on the downtown street that until recently was considered the revolution’s frontline [Published in Ahram Online] Graffiti, or street art, isn’t something most people see being made, but rather something they simply pass by on their way from place to place. But seeing the […]

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Andy Warhol lives on in Egyptian contemporary art

On the 25th anniversary of Warhol’s death, Ahram Online speaks to local artists about the influence of the pop art icon on Egyptian artists [Published in Ahram Online, Photo credits: Associated Press] ——————————————— Twenty-five years after his death, Andy Warhol’s legacy lives on. He not only revolutionised Western art; he left traces on generations of […]

Visionary Africa Art At work exhibition photography cairo rowan el shimi

Photography exhibition audience at Al-Azhar Park tastes African emancipation

Visionary Africa: Art At Work, a photography exhibition displays African capitals and important emancipation moments, including an artistic life-size piece on Egypt [published in Ahram Online] ———————————— Typically, a contemporary Cairo art gallery will display high quality works and a recycling of the same audience, exhibition after exhibition: fellow artists, art connoisseurs and collectors and […]