The Minister of Culture launches the electronic initiative “Stay at Home: Culture in Your Hands” on the Internet
The Cairo Opera House
The Ministry of Culture’s electronic initiative “Stay at Home: Culture in Your Hands” presents the following artistic programme online
The Ministry of Culture website is at http://www.moc.gov.eg
Its YouTube channel is at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8McPibRT36QSjnt4eGucNw
And its Facebook account is Egyptian MOC
Thurs 11, 9pm: Iraqi oud master Nasseer Shamma, Jordanian guitarist Waheed Mamdouh, Tunisian singer Latifa in concerts, conducted by
maestro Mustafa Helmy.
Fri 12, 9pm: Concerts feature Egyptian singer Maye Farouk,
violinist Mamdouh Al-Gebaly, and Kuwaiti singer Abdallah Al-Rweshid.
Sat 13, 9pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra features violinist Abdel-Hamid Alshweikh.
Sun 14, 9pm: The Modern Dance Theatre Company presents Qassem Amin: The Emancipation of Women dance show, directed by Walid Aouni.
Tues 16, 9pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra and the Cairo Opera Ballet Company present Osiris ballet.
Thurs 18, 9pm: A musical evening with singer Mohamed Mohsen (Egypt), violin and rababa player Mahmoud Sorour, singer Safwan Bahlawan (Syria), accompanied by the musical group, conducted by maestro Hazem Alqasaby.
WE Online Music Festival (3 May-3 July)
WE Online Music Festival is a live streamed festival organised by WE Telecom company in cooperation with CNL Music.
The concerts begin at 10pm, live-streamed on WE Telecom’s YouTube channel.
The upcoming line-up includes the following bands:
Fri 19 June: Jordanian Arab rock bandEl Morabba3.
Fri 26 June: Jordanian composer, singer and music producer Aziz Maraka.
Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre
The Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre (CCDC) has decided to offer free online classes to encourage everyone to stay active at home. Classes vary between Contemporary Dance, Barre, Floor Barre, Yoga, Breakdance, Movement and Exercise, Pilates, Ballet, and nutrition advises. You can find all the classes on the CCDC’s Youtube channel.
Although the cultural sector is among those most affected by the corona pandemic, this crisis has unquestionably proven the importance of cultural activities in our lives. In order to reach the public interested in cultural events, and to provide support to artists around the world, Goethe Institute launched the Kulturama.digital platform to provide live or recorded performances and upload them to the site for free.
In a safe and interactive manner, the platform also allows the public to make a financial contribution to the artists should they wish to do so. Kulturama brings international culture into your living room. Enter your events, find dates and support artists.
You can reach the site through the following link: https://kulturama.goethe.de/
Pro Helvetia Cairo
In this quarantine period, Alias Contemporary Dance Companywould like to revisit with you some of the highlights of their existence by sharing several of their video archives. Five recordings of shows and one short film will be broadcast live on their YouTube channel on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8pm (local Swiss time).
Room Art Space & Cafe
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
The Spot mall, in front of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Due to the current imposed self-isolation, Room has launched an initiative of live concerts streamed on its Facebook page and YouTube.
The BA has been posting videos on cultural topics on its YouTube channel since March, when Egyptian cultural institutions were temporarily closed due to covid-19 pandemic. While all the programmes add something unique with their content, the videos focusing on music have garnered the highest viewership so far. To view all videos released by the BA, check its YouTube channel.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 11 June, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly