Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

Photo by Mai Shaheen

VIDEO: Egypt’s students, parents express hopes for new school year

On the first day back to school, Egypt’s students and their parents talk to Ahram Online about their aspirations for the school year and the education system In Dokki district of Giza, part of greater Cairo, students and parents express their desires for a positive education system and hopes for improvement in the new school […]

Photo by Sherif Sonbol for Ahram Weekly

Les Petits Chats to reunite in Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Les Petits Chats, a cover band which started in 1967, gets together for the closing event of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival on Tuesday 2 September. In Alexandria, the singers will be joined by Nayer Nagui who worked on some arrangements of the songs and who will also play piano. Rami Soussou will play keyboards, […]

Shout Art Loud Documentary Sexual Harassment

Shout Art Loud: Interesting interactive documentary with several drawbacks

Interactive web documentary Shout Art Loud follows artists who tackle sexual harassment — Published in Ahram Online. —— Taking viewers on a ride through the Cairo Metro, filmmaker Melody Patry employs an unconventional style to create a documentary that shows Egyptian artists as they respond to the issue of sexual harassment. Shout Art Loud – […]

Segn El Nesa Ramadan Television

Segn Al-Nesa: Ramadan TV hit offers glimpse of life in women’s prison

The series created by the team behind last Ramadan’s critically acclaimed Zaat invites audiences into the lives of female prisoners and wardresses in the infamous Qanater Prison — published in Ahram Online. ——– “Prison is not just a high fence and a locked door. Prison can be in a piece of clothing you don’t want […]

Artwork by Ganzeer in Zamalek

Provokant genug

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 […]

Maii Waleed Zeid Hemdan Music Moga

Maii Waleed brings vivid sound to region’s independent scene

Scheduled to perform at El-Geneina Theatre this weekend, Waleed’s dark lyrics, soft indie-rock ensemble and recently produced Album ‘Moga’ by Zeid Hemdan is set to inspire. [Originally published in Ahram Online] ————————– On Thursday 19 September, musician Maii Waleed is set to take over El-Geneina’s stage to perform a selection from her recently produced album […]

Osama Abdel-Moneim Art Egypt 2013

Osama Abdel-Moneim: An Artist with a Social Conscience

Osama Abdel-Moneim (b.1984) is a multi-faceted artist with a strong social conscience – working with painting, drawing, photography and most recently, installation. [This article was originally published in the Cairo Art Blog] “Hodge Podge of Offenders,” installation, 2012. Your most recent work at the 2012 Salon of Youth was a two meter by two meter […]

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Egypt’s culture sector fragmented on current political crisis

A statement intends to speak for Egypt’s culture sector regarding Morsi’s ouster and current Brotherhood ‘terrorism’ at a conference, but Ahram Online hears differing views — article originally published in Ahram Online. ———– Culture Minister Mohamed Saber Arab and several artists and intellectuals held a press conference mostly for the benefit of foreign media on […]

Qulaan Wadi El Gemal Hamata Red Sea Egypt Beach

Photo Gallery: The untouched beaches of Egypt’s south

Unknown even to many Egyptians, southern Egypt is home to several protected beaches of unparalleled natural beauty and splendour — Published in Ahram Online. In southern Egypt’s Wadi Al-Gemal protectorate, which sits on over 7,450 square kilometres of land, lie two beaches featuring exquisite natural beauty, clear waters and an array of wildlife co-existing with their […]

EU Ambassador

Funding for Egyptian cultural projects: Q&A with EU official

Ahram Online sat with the Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to Egypt to discuss their support for D-CAF and future funding opportunities in Egypt — Published in Ahram Online. —- As part of the closing week of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) activities, a roundtable discussion was set up hosting the ambassador of […]