Archive for March, 2013

Safarni Workshop Artellewa

Children travel around the world in Ard El-Lewa

An exciting workshop dubbed Safarni takes the children of Ard El-Lewa to a new country twice a month through games, visual aids and meeting people from the country in the art space Artellewa – Originally published in Ahram Online. ————– That feeling of excitement, when you board the plane to go on a new journey […]

The nile project

Music project seeks to inspire dialogue on Nile Basin

The Nile Project in Aswan launches to tackle water scarcity issues by fusing connections between the people of Nile Basin – through music – Originally published in Ahram Online. ———— The Nile Project launches the first of its activities with The Nile Gathering, a long-term project combining music, education and social enterprise to connect the Nile […]

Massar Egbari

Photo Gallery: Massar Egbari rock Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Alexandria’s biggest independent music band put on a big show for a diverse crowd on 30 December to end 2012 on a positive revolutionary note – originally published in Ahram Online. Massar Egbari had a line up filling two hours of mostly their oriental rock originals with a few covers of Arabic classics. The crowd […]

Graffiti by Keizer

Artists and Islamists going head-to-head

Egypt’s political Islamisation this year led to several conflicts between artists and Islamists through the media, in courts – and on the street – Originally published in Ahram Online. A French version of the article was also published in Le Monde’s  Courrier International. ———- Islamists’ attack on arts and culture in Egypt since they came […]

Like Jelly Performance Music El Cabina Alexandria

VIDEO: Alexandria’s Oufuky Music Festival releases original videos for bands

The Oufuky Music Festival, organised in Alexandria in June, has released a series of music videos for participating bands, following their experience at the unique event – Originally published in Ahram Online. ————— The Oufuky Music Festival‘s videographers have released the final video for Cairo band Like Jelly, part of a series of music videos […]

Wael Darwish Vivid Memories Exhibition

Darwish’s ‘Vivid Memory’ unveils multilayered human emotions

Contemporary Egyptian artist Wael Darwish captures complexity of human emotion and uncertainty of life in shadow of ongoing social and political struggle in new exhibition – Originally published in Ahram Online. ————- The media tells stories of social and political struggles: what happens, who is involved, and what comes of it. Wael Darwish’s exhibition, which […]

tahrir artists march

Egypt artists’ march for free expression ends with Tahrir concert

Several cultural coalitions, along with independent artists and thinkers march to Tahrir Square for freedom of expression and against the referendum on the constitution – Originally published in Ahram Online. ———- Before sunset hundreds of Egyptian artists, thinkers and members of the culture community marched on Thursday 13 December to Tahrir Square to call for […]