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Photo Gallery: 2 Be Continued Festival in Falaki Theatre

The organisers of the fifth annual 2B Continued Festival helped young Egyptian artists to develop their performances which, premiered on Thursday at Falaki Theatre in Cairo. — Photos published in Ahram Online. Each of the companies who developed their performances with their mentors were given strict parameters to work with: a thirty-minute time limit, a […]

Artwork by Ganzeer in Zamalek

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An article I worked on with my colleague Fatma Aydemir during my internship at Taz about a conference hosted by Goethe in Berlin on ‘Transformation and Culture’ in Egypt and Tunisia In Tunesien wird die Kunst attackiert, die ägyptische Regierung hat andere Prioritäten: Perspektiven von der Konferenz „Transformation und Kultur“. Zum zweiten Jahrestag der ersten […]

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Egypt’s Marsa Alam hosts unique music festival (VIDEO)

Near Egypt’s Marsa Alam, about 800 kilometres from Cairo, musicians, film lovers, and environmentally engaged individuals came together for three days in ‘3al Ganoob Festival’ — Published in Ahram Online. —- Over 400 people from Cairo and Alexandria camped in the scenic beauty of Egypt’s south, about 800 kilometres from the capital, as part of […]

D-CAF Photo Mostafa Abdelaty

D-CAF Reflections: Worthy event deserves better marketing

Egypt’s Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) ends this week after providing Cairo with an array of strong performances. Ahram Online reflects on the festival’s strengths and weaknesses — Published in Ahram Online. —- In its second edition, or what its organisers called its first official edition, the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) provided Cairo with […]

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VIDEO: Like Jelly band begin Egypt tour with El-Arish

Mixing music with storytelling, Egyptian band Like Jelly launch their three-month nationwide tour in Sinai’s El-Arish — Published in Ahram Online. — Egyptian storyteller-musicians Like Jelly start their three-month nationwide tour.The group is made up of young musicians who fuse an acoustic sound with storytelling to comment on Egyptian society and politics and aim to […]

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Cairo’s Hal Badeel festival ends on a positive note with bright future ahead

Cairo’s Hal Badeel (Alternative Solution) Festival for Arts showcases independent artists, relying on volunteer efforts and a zero budget model; Ahram Online sat with the origanisers to learn about future projects — Published in Ahram Online. —- A large group of volunteers created an “alternative solution” to the closing down of Rawabet Theatre as a […]

Hotel Modern The Great War

D-CAF brings World War I to Cairo

Dutch group Hotel Modern presents a live performance using miniature objects, landscapes, sound installations and powerful storytelling in ‘The Great War’ — Published in Ahram Online. —- Walking into Hotel Modern’s performance of The Great War, one cannot possibly foresee how powerful miniature objects can be in transmitting the emotional and physical experience of being […]

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French Institute film festival awards four filmmakers in closing ceremony

The ninth edition of ‘Rencontre de l’image’ closes Monday night awarding several young filmmakers and showcasing the winning films to a small audience — Published in Ahram Online. —- On Monday, the French institute in Mounira, Cairo, hosted the closing ceremony of ‘Rencontre de l’image’ film festival, which showcased shorts, features and documentaries by young […]

Hal Badeel Festival Townhouse

Amidst political crisis, Cairo saturates itself in culture

Four multidisciplinary festivals, and various side culture happenings, are taking place in Cairo simultaneously at a time when the taste of the national political crisis is on everyone’s tongue – Published in Ahram Online. —– Cairo has always had a limited yet vibrant independent culture scene, mostly centered in Downtown and neighbouring areas, but to […]

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VIDEO Story: Beit El-Raseef brings festive culture to Maadi

New venue for arts and culture, Beit El-Raseef, opens in Maadi, hoping to inspire young people – Published in Ahram Online. —— Beit El-Raseef (House of the Pavement) opened its doors to the public for the first time last week. The space in Maadi, Cairo will be used to promote independent arts, host young people […]