Archive for July, 2014

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Street vendors shine in exhibition that opens Heytan graffiti space

Cairo’s newest art space, Heytan, which aims to develop and highlight street art, opens with an exhibition on a long-term project on street vendors — Published in Ahram Online. —— Heytan — Arabic for Walls — is a project about which there has been much talk for almost three years. It was meant to open […]

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Independent music reaches Mansoura through El Fusion

The Cairo Jazz Agency hosted one of its El Fusion events in Egypt’s Delta city of Mansoura — Published in Ahram Online. —– The Cairo Jazz Agency has recently brought independent musicians to Mansoura city in the north of Egypt’s Delta for an outdoor concert. Tunisian Ghalia Benali and Alexandrian Massar Egbari, along with Osama […]

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Independent music goes live from a living room in Cairo

Cairo hosts its first ever Sofar concert, part of a global movement that brings live music to people’s living rooms — Published in Ahram Online. ——- Cairo’s underground music scene just got a little more alternative. Music fans may be used to catching their favourite bands in theatres, bars and at festivals; but a group […]

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Doaa Hamza adapts Dario Fo monodrama to the Cairo stage

In her directorial debut, actress and storyteller Doaa Hamza adapts Italian Nobel Laureate Dario Fo’s text to Egyptian women’s realities this weekend at the Nahda Association — Published in Ahram Online. ——– Italian writer, actor and Nobel Laureate Dario Fo tells a timeless and border-neutral tale in his 1977 classic text Il Risveglio (Waking Up) […]

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Dandin: Rendering alternative sounds from the Arab region accessible

Dandin.me hosts an archive of music and sound from Egypt and the Arabic world. Ahram Online sits with its founder to see how the online platform has progressed since its launch nine months ago — Published in Ahram Online. —— If you’ve been following the creative explosion that has been taking over Cairo, you’ve probably […]

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Egyptian presidential elections 2014 coverage

Three videos produced for Ahram Online during the 2014 presidential elections.

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Exhibition on jazz pioneer Sun Ra opens in Cairo

An exhibition entitled ‘1971, Sun Ra in Egypt’ at Medrar in Cairo focuses on intergalactic jazz legend’s music – and love of ancient Egypt — Video published in Ahram Online. ——- Cairo-based art space Medrar for Contemporary Art is currently hosting Belgian artist Tom Bogaert’s exhibition 1971, Sun Ra in Egypt, which opened on 15 […]

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In Pictures: Lebanese artist creates his Fictional Museum in Cairo

Berlin-based Lebanese artist Said Baalbaki deconstructs history in Munich, Berlin and Cairo simultaneously through his Fictional Museum running at Hotel Viennoise until 25 May — Published in Ahram Online, Video published in Medrar TV and Vernissage TV as part of a joint workshop on video production on arts in Cairo. ———- Within the visual arts […]

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I am Now Dead: Independent production back on stage after nine years

Ahram Online talks with director Hani Afifi about why his play I am Now Dead is just as important now as it was almost a decade ago — Published in Ahram Online. ——- Nine years after it featured at the French Institute’s Jeunes Créateurs (Young Creators) theatre festival, the black comedy I am Now Dead is back […]

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The Wonder Box: folkloric art contemporised in Cairo’s public spaces

Storytelling, music and visuals dubbed ‘The Wonder Box’ in performances that revive old folklore traditions in a contemporary setting — Published in Ahram Online. Mahatat for Contemporary Arts brings together nine multidisciplinary artists to re-create the folkloric storytelling device “the Wonder Box” in a contemporary way. The Wonder Box is touring Cairo and Giza between […]