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Located in Korba, Heliopolis, Photopia is a photography hub that aims to create a space where anyone interested in or related to photography can find what he or she needs.
Strolling around the area it was hard to imagine that anyone who visited could resist leaving without buying at least one lantern and I succumbed to the temptation. The fawanees on display catered to all interests, tastes, uses and price catagories.
This year we hope to build on that success and to offer a wide variety of prizes for everyone that participates. We have more sponsors and big names supporting us and we will be announcing more prizes today and tomorrow.
Moustafa Ramadan, a date vendor, said that date sellers gave their products nicknames in order to increase sales.
Ramadan is upon us and many foreign first-timers are baffled by the changes they are seeing around them
Ramadan is a month where Muslims strive to be closer to Allah
Cairo is a vast, complex city and it takes a lot to keep it going. In an effort to unravel the great enigma, we bring you the occasional slice-of-life peek into the men and women without whom our fair city would not exist.
There is hope for this group though, especially because they see themselves existing in a vacuum of the mostly comedy-less Cairo entertainment scene. It just takes more and more performances like the one on Monday before they become the real deal.
The restaurant is near Al-Azhar because the Uyghurs are the second largest population of Chinese Muslims. For years young religious Uyghur students have come to study at the Islamic university.
The bride seems ecstatic and receives her fair share of shakes and shimmies, as I stare with foreign eyes and struggle to find a bridge between these seeming contradictions.
The festival spans over two evenings and features 10 minute performances by professionals, amateurs, individuals and groups. The artists are free to choose their style of performance, they are artistically free.
The artists have chosen a myriad of mediums such as sound, web art, photography and textiles. Each work of art is a personal exploration of the artist’s thoughts and emotions.
The effect was magical, lending an Oriental, almost transcendent feel to the regular drummer, guitarists and vocalists.
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.