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Art Alert: Peace drum beats

This week sees the International Festival For Drums and Traditional Arts, 19-25 April, stage performances in multiple locations

Amira Noshokaty , Saturday 19 Apr 2014
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This week marks the International Festival For Drums and Traditional Arts (19-25 April). 

Under the slogan, "Drums: Dialogue For Peace," comes this year's festival directed by its founder, Intesar Abdel Fattah, under the umbrella of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. This year the event features drum beats from around the world, including: China, Namibia, Uganda, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Jordan, Tunisia, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Sudan, Kuwait, Tanzania, South Sudan, Liberia, Sri Lanka, Azerbaijan, Yemen and Guinea.

As for Egypt, this year participants represent the multicultural layers of Egyptian society through a variety of drums and beats drawn from across the country, including: The Oasis, Nubia, Port Said governorate, Toushka, Sharqia governorate, Alexandria governorate, Cairo, Beni Suef governorate, Al-Arish governorate, and Minya governorate.

Below is the schedule

Opening and closing ceremonies will start at 6pm
Performances start at 7pm
Performances at the Child Theatre and Al-Andalus Garden start at 11am

Saturday 19 April
Venue: Beir Youssef Theatre, Saladin Citadel
Performance: Opening ceremony, an international workshop including all participants, directed by Intesar Abdel Fattah

Sunday 20 April
Venue: Beir Youssef Theatre, Saladin Citadel
Performance: China, Namibia, Uganda and Algeria

Venue: Al-Ghoury Dome
Performance: Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Nigeria

Venue: Al-Hanager Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House premises
Performance: Sharqia governorate, Jordan, Liberia

Venue: Banha Culture Palace
Performance: Malawi (Minya governorate), Yemen, South Sudan

Venue: Ain Helwan Cultural Palace
Performance: Sudan, Al-Anfoushi (Alexandria), Zimbabwe

Venue: Al-Fustat Pottery Centre
Performance: Beni Suef governorate, Jordan, Azerbaijan

Monday 21 April
Venue: Beir Youssef Theatre, Saladin Citadel
Performance: Zimbabwe, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, China

Venue: Al-Ghory Dome
Performance: Toushka (Upper Egypt), Azerbaijan, Kuwait

Venue: Al-Hanager Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House premises
Performance: Hasaballa troupe (Cairo), Switzerland, Guinea

Venue: Banha Cultural Palace
Performance: Sharqia governorate, Sudan, Liberia

Venue: Ain Helwan Cultural Palace
Performance: Malawi (Minya governorate), Yemen, Jordan

Venue: Al-Fustat Pottery Centre
Performance: Namibia, Al-Anfoushi (Alexandria), Sri Lanka, Uganda

Venue: Child Theatre
Performance: Beni Suef governorate, Indonesia, South Sudan

Venue: Al-Andalus Garden
Performance: The Oasis, Jordan, Nigeria, Guinea

Tuesday 22 April

Venue : Beir Youssef Theatre, Saladin Citadel
Performance: The African workshop (the Nile Dialogue), including: Uganda, Sudan, Tanzania, South Sudan, Nigeria, Tunisia, Algeria, Guinea, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Port Said, Nubia

Venue: Al-Ghory Dome
Performance: Malawi (Minya), Jordan, Al-Arish governorate

Venue: Al-Hanager Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House premises
Performance: Toushka (Upper Egypt), Jordan, Thailand

Venue: Banha Cultural Palace
Performance: Al-Anfoushi (Alexandria), Sri Lanka

Venue: Ain Helwan Cultural Palace
Performance: The Oasis, Azerbijan, Sharqia governorate

Venue: Al-Fustat pottery center
Performance: Switzerland, Beni Suef governorate, Kuwait

Wednesday 23 April

Venue: Beir Youssef Theatre, Saladin Citadel
Performance: Sri Lanka, Azerbijan, South Sudan

Venue : Al-Ghory Dome
Performance: Sharqia governorate, Zimbabwe, Yemen

Venue: Al-Hanager Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House premises
Performance: China, Al-Arish governorate, Saudi Arabia

Venue: Banha Cultural Centre
Performance: Toushka (Upper Egypt) Switzerland, Thailand

Venue: Ain Helwan Cultural Centre
Performance: Port-Said governorate, Tunisia, Sudan

Venue: Al-Fustat Pottery Centre
Performance: The Oasis, Jordan, Liberia

Thursday 24 April

Venue: Beir Youssef Theatre, Saladin Citadel
Performance: China, Liberia, Guinea, Nubia

Venue: Al-Ghory Dome
Performance: Uganda, Malawi (Minya governorate), Tunisia

Venue: Al-Hanager Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House premises
Performance: The Oasis, Indonesia, Kuwait, Guinea

Venue: Banha Cultural Palace
Performance: Beni Suef governorate, Jordan, Nigeria

Venue: Ain Helwan Cultural Palace
Performance: Al-Arish governorate, Saudi Arabia, Namibia

Venue: Al-Fustat Pottery Centre
Performance: South Sudan, Port Said governorate, Switzerland

Venue: Child Theatre
Performance: Thailand, Al-Anfoushi (Alexandria), Algeria

Friday 25 April

Venue: Beir Youssef Theatre, Saladin Citadel
Performance: Closing ceremony, workshop by all participants, directed by Intesar Abdel Fattah

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