(Photos: Fragments from promotional material)
Ahram Online brings you El-Genaina Theatre's vibrant October programme which comprises a musical titled Star of the Orient, a music concert by the three-member band Orange Blossom as well as Circ’us, a series of sketches blending circus, street theatre and music.
Star of the Orient
Friday 14 October, two shows: 4.30pm, 6pm
A musical centred on a girl who loves to sing, which follows her as she pursues her musical vocation. While at first her practice of music is limited to the confines of her home, she eventually finds a way to perform in public by dressing up as a boy.
Saturday 15 October, 8pm
Founded in 2014, Orange Blossom is a three-member group comprising Carlos Robles Arenas (drummer, percussionist and composer/Mexico), Pierre-Jean Chabot (violinist/France) and Hend Ahmed (vocals/Egypt). The band harmonises electronic and oriental music. Their most recent album, Under the Shade of Violets, “is a journey between Jordan, where they worked with traditional singers, and Paris, where they recorded acoustic music with Orchestre du Conservatoire de Cholet,” reads a press release by El-Genaina.
Tuesday 18 October, 8pm
Circ’us is a series of sketches combining circus arts, street theater and music. The performance is a product of a residency of circus and street arts which ran between 27 September and 7 October across Egypt's Delta cities. The show at El-Genaina Theatre is part of a tour that commenced on 8 October and that will travel across 10 Egyptian cities until 18 October.
Thursday 27 October, 8pm
Hamdani performs music from the Tunisian and Arabic music repertoires. She is an award-winning singer and musicologist. She scooped the Golden Record Award at the 1996 Tunisian Song Festival and ranked third at the 1995 Arabic Music Festival in Jordan.
El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, El-Darassa, Cairo
*This article has been updated
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