Posts Tagged ‘Alexandria’

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 […]

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VIDEO Story: Alexandrian wind plays music in Sawteyat

Displayed in front of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina on 26 and 28 February, ‘Sawteyat’ project uses handmade instruments with specific notes designed to be played by the wind — Published in Ahram Online. —– Alexandrian musician Khaled Kaddal makes instruments out of different types of metal designed to be played by the wind giving a melodic […]

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Discovering ‘Spaces of Expression’ in Alexandria

Volunteers from over 11 countries took to Alexandrian streets to discover, refurbish and delve into the spaces of artistic expression — Published in Ahram Online. —– Small groups of people from all over the world were spotted around downtown Alexandria in January. Sometimes they were covered with dust from head to toe, causing people on […]

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Behna Films re-opens after 50 years in Alexandria

Ahram Online talks to the heirs of Behna Films about the company’s illustrious history during the heyday of Egyptian cinema from the 1930s until the 1950s — Published in Ahram Online. Behna Films Selections Company was one of the biggest players on the film Egyptian scene from the 1930s until the 1950s. It produced the […]

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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 […]

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Social change reaches Alexandria through the arts

For more than a decade, the Alexandria-based Gudran Association for Arts and Development has pursued social transformation through artistic projects and support for local culture. Originally published in Ahram Online. ——————— Alexandria, a city seldom thought of when thinking of Egypt’s contemporary cultural movement, continues to prove its vital role on the cultural scene. In […]