Archive for the ‘Cities & Towns’ Category

Ramy Sebei in Behna

Photo Gallery: Syrian musician brings historic art space to life

Ramy Sebei, a Syrian musician who uses his acoustic guitar to tell stories of the Syrian revolution and his personal experiences, performed in Wekalet Behna, Gudran Association for Arts and Development’s space as part of the Oufuqy Music Festival in Alexandria. Wekalet Behna was once the office for Behna Films, a distribution company which worked throughout the 30s, […]

Janaklees Alexandria

Janaklees fills a visual void in Alexandria’s art scene

Review of the opening for Janaklees for Visual Arts, a film collective-turned-art-space that aims to help filmmakers from thought-to-product, thereby supporting film and contemporary arts in the Mediterranean city – Published in Ahram Online. ——————————— Janaklees for Visual Arts hosted several film screenings, installations and live music and video art – all with an experimental […]

gilberto gil dina cairo jazz fest

PHOTO GALLERY: Cairo Jazz Festival opens with spectacular performances

Photo gallery on Cairo Jazz Festival’s opening night in Azhar park featuring Gilberto Gil, Dina El-Wedidi, Ribab Fusion and others — Published in Ahram Online. ———-

Photography: Cairo’s Oldest Street El Moez & Khan El Khalili Market

Moez Street has structures that have been up for the past 1000 years. Cairo as we know it today grew around it and it still remained. The government renovated it a couple of years ago. Now post revolution its not being taken care of though.    

Farafra: Photos, words and love from the Oasis

One of the Oasis in the western desert of Egypt, Farafra is one of the smaller ones with just about a 7,000 person population. It’s right next to the White Desert and has beautiful sights and the best people in the world. I’ve had the pleasure of spending time there traveling and working on a […]

Photography: Portsaid the revolutionary seaside city

Some friends and I tried to go to Rafah on May 15th to protest in solidarity with what should have been the third Palestinian Intifada. However, due to the army crackdown on all entrances to Sinai all the way to Arish (read more about our failed attempt here) we ended up not going further than […]

Museum & Nahdet Masr Gallery Facade

Celebrating Egyptian sculptor Mahmoud Mokhtar 120th birthday

On what would be Mahmoud Mokhtar’s 120th birthday, we can celebrate the Egyptian nationalistic sculptor’s legacy, reviving the art of sculpting after being lost in the midst of centuries of wars and foreign occupation [Published in Ahram Online] ——————————————– Cairenes often pass by the “Egyptian Renaissance” statue in front of the Giza Zoo, or the […]