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The lyrics of Taxi are known to challenge the status quo in the country and have attempted to describe the different societal conditions of Egypt with this performance being no exception. The lyrics can be a big hit or miss, with some songs inventive and creative while others become formulaic and verge on the point of being clichéd.
Egypt’s prominent writers continue to reflect their opinions about the current political situation in Egypt
At the end of the gig I was no longer wondering how to classify her music – it sat comfortably in the sphere of intelligent, inventive collaborative artistic pop.
A different trend seen this Ramadan involves familiar actors, musicians and the like who have featured as guests in these talk shows for years, suddenly posing as political experts.
Sometimes you want to feel like you are in regular old Cairo again. When the mid-Ramadan queasiness hits, wait until the Iftar din has subsided and head over to Mojo’s Lounge on the Imperial Boat in Zamalek.
For the Iraqi portion of the audience, the concert and Madfai’s performance were sources of pride. For many of the other spectators, it was a highly entertaining night and a unique opportunity to take part in a Ramadan celebration Iraqi-style.
The show takes the bold step of having actors depicting Omar and other sahabah (friends and companions of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad), which several clerics deem forbidden. As a result, it is banned in many Arab countries, including all Egyptian television channels.
The menu is written on a chalkboard in both English and Arabic which adds credibility to the restaurant’s attempt to offer traditional Egyptian food in a modern, deli-style environment.
The original Abdel Wahab in Achrafieh (Beirut) serves some of the best Lebanese food I’ve ever had, but when a one-of-a-kind place goes chain—it now has a second branch in Beirut (Monod), one in Riyadh, one in Jeddah, and now one here in Cairo—it usually loses something in translation.
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 event appeared in cyber space out of nothingness, a pop up Chef’s Table that materialized last Sunday at the Cellar Door in Maadi.
What makes the play stand out is the utter disregard for any normal standards of theatre. Khalil simply does not care.
The wind-breaks and sun-shades at the beaches have “call” buttons to summon a waiter when the need for a cool drink arises and the will to leave your sun lounger slips away.
So there is much Egypt can be proud of indeed. For that matter, if you’ve got bread, pigeons, molokheya and beer, what else do you really need?
The quiet pace of the film and stark, minimalist cinematography express a deep, bitter and impassive pain, captured with compassion.
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 playing had not only turned upbeat but almost comical, with Guillen himself smiling widely and tapping his feet to the rhythm. His fingers flew deftly up and down the neck of the guitar, every so often lingering a moment to deliver a particularly powerful note.
Unique to the rest of the year, the Summer Collective presents stored art for display and sale. It is an opportunity to see what you missed when you missed the exhibition.
Once through the antique revolving entrance door, guests are greeted by a jaw-droppingly magnificent lobby with a wide, sweeping marble staircase and impossibly high ceilings.
It is a source of great joy to me that Egyptian poets can master culture to such a degree and yet not be alienated from the unique smell of foul sandwiches.
They’ve taken a successful musical, removed all semblance of plot, introduced hunky actors instead of veteran musicians, and still, somehow, impossibly, it’s better than watchable. It’s actually good
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