Archive for the ‘Ahram Online’ Category

Date Palm Festival Cairo

VIDEO: Cairo festival celebrates dates and palm trees

Families, environmentalists and food enthusiasts gather in Cairo to revive an ancient celebration of date harvesting In its second edition the Date Palm Festival brings together Egyptian environmentalists, foodies and families to celebrate the date harvest season on 26 September. The Date Palm Festival is organised by Slow Food Cairo, Nawaya, Ice-Ribh, Zooba and Mahali […]

Photo by Mai Shaheen

VIDEO: Egypt’s students, parents express hopes for new school year

On the first day back to school, Egypt’s students and their parents talk to Ahram Online about their aspirations for the school year and the education system In Dokki district of Giza, part of greater Cairo, students and parents express their desires for a positive education system and hopes for improvement in the new school […]

Photo by Sherif Sonbol for Ahram Weekly

Les Petits Chats to reunite in Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Les Petits Chats, a cover band which started in 1967, gets together for the closing event of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival on Tuesday 2 September. In Alexandria, the singers will be joined by Nayer Nagui who worked on some arrangements of the songs and who will also play piano. Rami Soussou will play keyboards, […]

Hara TV 3 Interactive Theatre FGM Egypt

VIDEO: Theatre takes the anti-FGM message around Egypt

As part of a female genital mutilation awareness-raising campaign around Egypt, Hara TV 3 is putting on interactive theatre events around the country. — Previously published on Ahram Online. Ahram Online caught up with them in Qalioubiya in the Nile Delta, where they were putting on a sketch followed by an audience discussion session. Read […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Arab, African multidisciplinary artists evoke questioning through Spoken World

In a special performance for the Red Zone Festival and Spring Festival, poets, musicians and a visual artist come together for a hybrid performance in Cairo and Beirut — Published in Ahram Online. ——— In a unique performance developed especially for the Norwegian Red Zone Festival, parts of which are hosted by the Spring Festival, Arab […]

Photo by Mostafa Abd El Aty

Dutch, Egyptian dancers take on Downtown Cairo, Alexandria

D-CAF’s Urban Visions programme brings dance to the streets of Cairo and Alexandria; Dutch troupe The 100Hands return with a new performance featuring Egyptian dancers — video published on Ahram Online. In Cairo’s Alfy Street, and in a passageway next to Alexandria’s Abo Ragab Cafe, Dutch troupe The 100Hands, presented their newest performance, ‘Running Nucleus,’ […]