Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

El-Fan Midan event in June 2013 (Photo: Monica Elashy)

Public space negotiations: Art continues despite struggles

Having received a boost with the 2011 revolution, art in public space receded in 2014 as authorities insisted on security permits while issuing few – Published in Ahram Online. Since the outbreak of the 2011 revolution, the question of public space has continued to be a hot topic: Who controls it, who defines the boundaries […]

Hunger strikes performance

VIDEO: Stories of Egypt’s hunger strikes told on stage

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies has joined the campaign by supporters, friends and families of the dozens of hunger strikers in Egypt’s prisons in their quest for freedom, fair trials and humane treatment in prison. Through a performance directed by Shady Abdallah, actors take the stage of the Greek Campus on 19 October, […]

Nassef Azmy, puppeteer and founder of El-Kousha puppet troupe with Omena El-Ghoula puppet in Rhoda Island (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)

Giant puppets occupy a Cairo island

As El-Kousha puppet troupe, joined by Abo Kareem marching band, finish off their tour of Egyptian cities at Rhodal Island, Ahram Online sits with the puppeteer to explore his story – Published on Ahram Online. The day is Monday. The time is 3pm. You can call it rush hour, but by Cairo standards it is […]

Cairo dish painting public painting

Two independent initiatives attempt to colour Cairo

Colouring the Grey City and Cairo Dish Painting Initiative paint Egypt’s capital in unique ways; however without pushing for genuine public participation one questions the fate of these hopeful initiatives – Published on Ahram Online. Cairo is known worldwide for its unique history and wide array of tourist attractions. It is also known for being […]

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 […]