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The tradition of giving a bag of food is an act of charity that can seem precarious to those new to the phenomenon, performing charity gracefully is not an easy feat when the recipient is in front of you.
What makes the play stand out is the utter disregard for any normal standards of theatre. Khalil simply does not care.
Even before the recent clashes, artists say they have regularly been the target of religious hardliners in post- revolution Tunisia. And they are surprised that the more moderate regime that replaced Ben Ali has not defended the nation’s artists.
The enduring popularity of hits like ““You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Satisfaction”and “Honky Tonk Women” have kept fans eager to see the Stones onstage again.
Unknowingly we all find ourselves tapping away to the rhythm, each person hearing a story which is their own. Such is the beauty of music, a common language shared by all.
“We used to change the entire collection every week, maximum,” he said, “but now it has all changed.”
Critics have been divided between positively reviewing the talents of the troupe of actors and snidely pointing out that it is a two hour sales pitch disguised as a romantic comedy.
Photography in Egypt is often seen as a means to a commercial end, disregarding the fact the people behind the camera are often artists. This is Egypt, as seen by talented photographers.
Participants will neither rest nor sleep as they toil for three straight days to develop, and then upload a game onto the GameTaco site, where the games will then vie for dominance and prizes.
Their repertoire has expanded from simple songs of love and nature to accommodate the terrible sorrow experienced by most Nubians, songs of nostalgia and songs that evoke memories of their past lives.
Our final award is won by the same competitor year after year, no matter how much trends change and no, it is still not okay to wear Crocs.
The Japan Foundation is currently hosting its Annual Film Festival, with movies showing at the Cairo Opera House until 14 July
It is one of millions and that is why we occasionally take for granted, that a beautiful and tranquil ride on the Nile is always just within reach of our fingertips.
My fears calmed when I heard the practice tunes coming from the stage and the beautiful sound of visiting artist, Eve Fleishman’s smoky voice singing Jazz.
The concert was good fun, the quality of the singing and performance was good and overall it was a nice way to spend a sultry Friday evening in town.
The book is not just a boring academic read either, even casual readers will benefit from its flowing style replete with short anecdotes that inject liveliness and background into the sometimes sweeping generalisations Peterson makes.
Crowd funding is not a new concept, but it is just starting out in the Middle East and the founders have high hopes they can make a difference to the kind of projects that will come out of the region.
The quiet pace of the film and stark, minimalist cinematography express a deep, bitter and impassive pain, captured with compassion.
I had forgotten one of the things that has always made me love living here. That very thing that I have often received and always evoked surprised gratitude and humility.
As a designer and illustrator it frustrated me that the studios spend so much money producing a movie, yet always go for the cheap shot when it comes to advertising.
A woman is a human being, not a product. But she is viewed as if she is a product, something to buy, sell or try out.
Recounting the urban legend of a son abandoning his mother to the kindness of strangers, the 11 minute film combines familiar vignettes of Cairo life with slow and careful cinematography.
But beyond the self-aware satire lies a real sense of tension, which is reflected in El-Sherbini and Hosny’s minimal, restless, yet dance-floor-ready productions.
CairoKee has carved out a niche for their music in the saturated Egyptian music scene with their distinct and original style. However, many of the tracks on this album seem to follow this sound too closely.
The carts are getting the final check, the runners are fueling up, by filling up their tank with clover.
The Egyptian people are connected to their country in a way that supersedes patriotism – it seems to be an intrinsic part of their being. The country encompasses many different groups and their boundaries fluctuate depending on the matter at hand. Differences, be it geographical, social, economical or religious are clearly defined yet fade away in the face of the profound common denominator: being Egyptian. The Egyptians who have made their home abroad are a perfect example.
They dance and surge, emotions borne high for all to see, passionate and invigorated by those that surround them. Their power is most obvious when it is dark, their faces lit up by fireworks or fires
Cruising presents the opportunity to unwind after a long work week. For Sayeed, it means more: this time with friends represents one of the few choices that exist in his life, and indeed, one of the only avenues of self- expression available to him.
Although Maghoub does not write her own songs for her solo album, she is heavily involved in the writing and composing of the music of her oriental metal band, Origin.
Every chair has a story to tell, obviously from its own point of view. Just entangled pieces of life, left. Someone has decided to stand up and go away. Life must go on somewhere else.