Posts Tagged ‘Alternative Art’


In photos: Classical music on Egypt’s balconies

In four Egyptian cities over a weekend this month, one could be walking down the street and all of a sudden hear a violin, a percussion beat and the soulful singing of a trained soprano. This is what’s been happening in Port Said, Damietta, Mansoura and Cairo as part of Mahatat’s third Art of Transit […]

Naguib al-Rihany Theater - Courtesy: Mostafa Abdel-Aty

Stara highlights tense gap between state, commercial and alternative arts

When Stara was set to launch at Emad Eddin Street’s Naguib al-Rihany Theater, it caught newspaper headlines and excited many who follow Egypt’s “alternative” art scene. – Published on Mada Masr. With so few spaces to perform and rehearse, the non-state-affiliated art scene is always jubilant to see new venues sprouting — especially when a […]

Zawya MIF Cinema Cairo

Zawya cinema: Six months of essential art house

Ahram Online looks at the ups and downs of the downtown Cairo cinema over the last half year —- For cinephiles, Cairo is not necessarily the best of cities. Cinemas only feature Hollywood blockbusters and seasonal Egyptian productions that rarely offer anything authentic. Cairo’s independent culture spaces hold one-off screenings and small scale festivals which […]