Ramadan bouquet: Selections from the first week

Ahram Online , Thursday 25 Jun 2015

Ahram Online wraps up the first week of Ramadan through the stories


'I’ve never seen my son so happy': Egyptian artists transforming communities

Review of a performance by Outa Hamra- a five-person clown show that works to bring art to places that are deprived of access to cultural activities-which was held during the Mahatat's Art of Transit tour. Mahatat’s Art of Transit tour took place from 12-16 June and spanned Port Said, Damietta, Mansoura and Cairo.

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Outa Hamra
Outa Hamra performs in Manial, Cairo (Photo- Mohamed El-Betity)

To fast or not to fast? What Egypt's 7 million diabetics should keep in mind

In this article, experts give pointers to diabetics who are considering fasting from dawn till dusk this Ramadan.

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To fast or not to fast? What Egypt

'People and their stories inspire me': Egyptian scriptwriter Mariam Naoum

Ahram Online speaks to scriptwriter Mariam Naoum about her latest TV drama series Taht El Saytara airing this Ramadan, which tackles the question of what can incite a human being to become an addict, or overcome addiction. Directed by Tamer Mohsen and produced by Gamal El-Adl, the series stars Nelly Karim, Dhaffer Abdeen, Hany Adel, Ahmed Wafik, Jihan Fadel and Mohamed Farrag.

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Mariam Naoum
Scriptwriter Mariam Naoum (Photo-Alaa Elkamhawi)

Master of Time: 12th century mystic revived in a Cairo theatre

Review of The Master of Time (Sayed El-Waqt), a visually impressive story of the 12th century Persian mystic As-Suhrawardī which is being performed on the stage of Cairo's El-Ghad Theatre.

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The Master of Time (Sayed El-Waqt)
The Master of Time (Photo- Bassam Al-Zoghby)

Bites and chat at El-Seit Hosniyah: A glimpse of a grandmother's menu

Ahram Online delves into the colourful traditional menu of a Cairene restaurant that brings back nostalgia of a grandma’s lunch table.

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El-Seit Hosniyah

'No one really knows Cairo – it’s too big': Mapping Ramadan 2015 music scene

This year Ramadan comes with an abundance of music filling many Cairo stages, providing a lively refreshment to the hot June evenings. This article highlights some of the important musical events taking place throughout the month.  

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Mapping Ramadan 2015 music scene

Fasting Ramadan in Upper Egypt: Copper drum plays cannon

In the heart of Upper Egypt, a 100-year-old drum beats at the same two times on every day of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan to alert Muslims to stop eating or eat up.

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Copper drummer Abdu El-Naquib
Copper drummer Abdu El-Naquib (Photo: Ahram)

Book Review: Radwa Ashour's last words

Book review of Radwa Ashour’s last work-Al-Sarkha (The Cry) which is the second of two books that together complete her autobiography.

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Radwa Ashour
Radwa Ashour by Bahgoury (Photo: Al Ahram Weekly)

VIDEO: Chinese Ramadan lantern days are over, say Cairo artisans

In this video, Cairo's fanous (lantern) makers display their craft and say Chinese-made lanterns are less popular this Ramadan.

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