Art Alert: Dear Anonymous, poetry and music evening at Cairo’s El-Sawy Culturewheel

Ahram Online , Tuesday 6 Sep 2016

The evening features Ahmed Haddad, an Egyptian poet awarded the first prize for Vernacular poetry by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture

Ahmed Haddad
Poet and artist Ahmed Haddad (Photo: Ahmed Haddad's Facebook page)

Egyptian poet Ahmed Haddad is scheduled to hold a poetry and music evening titled Azizi Fulan (Dear Anonymous) at Cairo’s El-Sawy Culturewheel on Tuesday 20 September.

Azizi Fulan is the title of  a poetry book by Haddad, published by Dar Al-Shorouk in 2013. 

Accompanying Haddad on stage will be vocalist Dalia Elguindy, Bana Mushtaq, and musicians Hany Bedair (percussion), Youssef El-Sherei (vocals and piano), Islam Abdelaziz (vocals and oud) and Hossam Abd El-Rahman (bass). 

The night will feature songs arranged by an array of musicians including Hazem Shaheen, Sherif El-Wessimy, Mohamed Ezzat, Ahmed Assem, Shady Moenes, Islam Abdelaziz and Yasser El-Maghraby.

Haddad is a poet and artist who published his first compilation of poetry titled El-Ward Elli Beyetla (The Flowers that Bloom) in 2000. He wrote lyrics to numerous independent music bands such as Eskenderella, Yehia Ghanam, Fairouz Karawya, Fatma Adel, Salma Sabahy and Dalia Elguindy.

His book of poetry Beshweish (Gently, 2011) was awarded the first prize for Vernacular poetry in 2012 by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.

Tuesday 20 September, 8pm
El Sawy Culturewheel - Wisdom hall, end of 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo

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