Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Iconic Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil mesmerises audience at Cairo Jazz Festival

Ahram Online talks to Gilberto Gil, Grammy Award-winning musician, activist and former Brazilian culture minister on music, social activism and musical fusion — Published in Ahram Online. —— World-renowned artist Gilberto Gil took the stage at the fifth edition of the Cairo Jazz Festival performing a selection of his music as well as Bob Marley […]

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Interactive play on sexual harassment rides Cairo’s metro

Ahram Online rode the underground with Noon Creative Enterprise as they put on one of their dozens of performances over the past two weeks in Cairo’s metro cars, opening conversations with commuters on sexual harassment — Published in Ahram Online. —- Recently, media coverage of sexual harassment – or perhaps more accurately gang rapes – […]

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Electro-Egyptian folk music fusion project mesmerises audiences

Egyptian Project mixes electro beats, trip-hop and traditional Egyptian music creating a unique sound in live concerts — Published in Ahram Online. —– Egyptian Project brings together French and Egyptian musicians to experiment mixing electronic beats and trip-hop sounds with traditional folkloric instruments.Egyptian Project is set to take their show to the French Culture Institute […]

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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 […]