Under the slogan ‘Drums, Dialogue for Peace’, the 9th edition of the International Festival for Drums will open on Saturday night at Beir Youssef Theatre at Saladin’s Citadel at 8pm.
This morning Egypt bids goodbye to an icon of folk theatre, renowned director Abdel-Rahman El-Shafaai. The director of the Nile Troupe for Traditional Instruments passed away yesterday at the age of 83.
“The ‘sirah’ (‘life story’) of a person outlives them,” goes the Egyptian proverb that highlights the importance of the legacy one leaves behind.
As free as the curlew bird that greets her and her audience every time she sings on stage, Tunisian diva Ghalia Benali broke from the typical time constrains of songs, chanting only long poems of her choice during her latest concert in Cairo.