Posts Tagged ‘Culture’

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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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Photo Gallery: Massar Egbari rock Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Alexandria’s biggest independent music band put on a big show for a diverse crowd on 30 December to end 2012 on a positive revolutionary note – originally published in Ahram Online. Massar Egbari had a line up filling two hours of mostly their oriental rock originals with a few covers of Arabic classics. The crowd […]

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Ajam band fuses Iranian folk music and urban sounds in the Spring Festival finale

Iranian-British Ajam band concert wraps-up Egypt’s Spring Festival, speaks to Ahram Online about their use of Iranian folk traditions in their more urban sound [Original article in Ahram Online] While Iran has taken over political news, causing quite a stir, globally, a group of musicians visit Beurit, then Cairo and Assiut for the Spring Festival […]

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Independent Combo brings three young female talents to the stage

Rawabet Theatre hosts three talented girls for a night of music in the Independent Combo performance series [Published in Ahram Online] The Independent Combo, which took to Rawabet’s stage in a series of shows in January, is back with a show by three young female musicians after a break due to the Port Said events, […]

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Cairo Jazz Festival reaches out to local and international audience

The fourth annual Cairo Jazz Festival opens this week with musical performances, film screenings, and workshops [Published in Ahram Online] With the slogan “Egypt is Fine” to encourage tourism and cultural activity, the Cairo Jazz Festival is back for a fourth time, bringing jazz music to Egyptian society from 15 to 17 March.  “We want […]

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‘Tank Girl’ challenges military rule, patriarchal society

Egyptian visual artist Nadine Hammam, using her unique imagery, calls on women to rise up against military rule and Egypt’s male-dominated society [Published in Ahram Online] As hundreds of women took to the streets on Thursday to march on parliament for International Women’s Day, visual Artist Nadine Hammam opened her new exhibition that challenges the […]

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Egypt’s photography: From documentation to the gallery

Photography has been used as a tool of documentation, incitement and even artistic expression during Egypt’s year of revolt [Published in Ahram Online & Ahram Weekly] From the initial portraits of the martyrs, which created street art around the country and brought tears to people’s eyes, to the iconic photos like Tahrir from above on […]

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Artists march on new parliament for freedom of expression

Egyptian artists, actors, filmmakers and musicians march from the Cairo Opera House to the Parliament demanding full creative freedom. [Published in Ahram Online] On Monday 23 January, the newly formed Egyptian Creativity Front organised a march from the Cairo Opera House in Zamalek to the parliament building calling on all members of the People’s Assembly to […]

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Photograpy: Artists March for Freedom of Expression – الفنانين في مسيرة للدفاع عن حرية الابداع

Today from the Opera to Parliament the Front to Defend Creative Freedoms organised a march to demand freedom of creative expression with no boundaries, censorship or monitoring to be ensured by the new parliament. The march reached about 2,000 people at its peak. They issued a statement that was to be read by their spokes […]