Flunay to perform during Oufuqy (Photo: Courtesy of Oufuqy)
In its third edition, the Oufuqy Music Festival is set to fill several Alexandrian spaces with music, films, an exhibition and a roundtable discussion between 17-25 June.
Oufuqy – meaning horizontal – takes a unique approach to festival-hosting, drawing on the organisers' research on culture festivals in London. The festival is held over a span of several days and offers music concerts, film screenings related to music and musical workshops.
The festival has continued to grow since its first edition in 2012, with this year the biggest yet.
Curated by respected violinist and researcher Ayman Asfour, and organised under the umbrella of Gudran Association for Arts and Development, Oufuqy will host 13 concerts, five film screenings related to music and an exhibition entitled "Resistance (((S)))ounds".
The events stretch through several venues in Alexandria including Gudran's venues El-Cabina, Wekalet Behna, El-Dokkan in addition to the Goethe Institute, the French Institute, Odeon Cinema, El-Medina for Performing and Digital Arts, Janaklees Studio and Arkan Center.
Tuesday 17 June
6pm Opening of 'Resistance (((S)))ounds' exhibition in El-Dokkan
8.30pm 'Abdo Dagher' film screening in El-Cabina
Wednesday 18 June
6pm 'Buena Vista Social Club' film screening in Wekalet Behna
8.30pm Adnan concert in El-Medina
Thursday 19 June
6pm 'I'm Not There' film screening at Wekalet Behna
8.30pm Qarar Izala concert at French Institute
Friday 20 June
6pm 'Violinah' film screening at Wekalet Behna
8.30pm Maurice Louca concert at French Institute
Saturday 21 June
7pm El-Manzouma & Ali Talibab at Odeon Cinema
8.30pm Rami Abadir & Mostafa Elsayed at Odeon Cinema
Sunday 22 June
7pm Hiphop night at El-Cabina
Monday 23 June
7pm Flunay concert at Wekalet Behna
8.30pm Nadah El-Shazly at Janaklees Studio
Tuesday 24 June
7pm Saleeb Sufi at Arkan Center
8.30pm 'Setto Zad' film screening at Wekalet Behna
Wednesday 25 June
7pm Portrait Avenue band at El-Cabina
8.30pm Abdallah Abo Zikry at Goethe Institute
11 San Saba Street, behind Cinema Rialto, El-Raml Station, Alexandria
2 Adeeb Street, El-Mansheya, Alexandria
1 El-Keneisa El-Marounia, Orabi Square, El-Mansheya, Alexandria
30 El-Nabi Daniel Street, Mahatet El-Raml, Alexandria
8 Talaat Harb Street, El-Raml Station, Alexandria
Janaklees for Visual Arts
10 Hussein Hassan Street, Al-Azarita, Alexandria