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Ati Metwaly imparts the season’s musical greetings

Renowned Egyptian Maestro Nader Abbassi and his United Philharmonic Orchestra will premiere a new project, the Abdel-Wahab Symphonic, in Saudi Arabia’s ongoing Riyadh Season.

The Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) will honour Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan for his "exceptional contribution to the film industry" and screen his film, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ).

Hassan El-Shark died on Wednesday night at the age of 73. The crafter of his own tools and colours which he derived from nature, El-Shark gained international renown for depicting Egyptian folk art and culture.

When speaking of cultural fusion, composer, oud player, and music manager Basem Darwisch is among the first names that comes to mind.

The second half of 2022 brings an increased presence of artistic activities to many Egyptian cities. The current months are characterized by an immense number of festivals, many of which overlap with one another.

Performing with her formation, Flute & Bow, Rania Omar won the first place in a music competition organised by the She Arts festival.

Returning after a year's hiatus due to the pandemic, the ninth edition of the India by the Nile festival will take place between 9 and 21 October with events filling the stages of Cairo and Alexandria.

The third edition of the Micro Theatre Festival (MTF) will kick off Saturday 8 October and run through Wednesday 12 October in both Cairo and Alexandria.

Cairo Steps released a new music video Dahab on their YouTube channel on Wednesday.

The 12th edition of the Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children will take place between 6 and 15 October, offering plays and workshops for children in Cairo and Alexandria.

As part of a cultural cooperation agreement signed between Egypt and Albania last year, the Albanian capital is launching Egyptian Cultural Week.

The management of the 12th edition of Theatre Without Fund Festival (TWFF) revealed that the event will be named after the renowned late Egyptian actor Samir Ghanem.

Said El-Artist accompanied by a large number of percussion players and soloists gave a concert at Alexandria Opera House on Friday 9 September

Egyptian musicians joined two ensemble performances that took place this month at Germany’s renowned Pierre Boulez Hall (Pierre Boulez Saal)

Women’s creativity in various artistic disciplines will be showcased during the second edition of the She Arts festival kicking off at the end of September.

Cairo’s Tahrir Cultural Centre is preparing to host the third edition of Animatex, Egypt’s largest event covering the many aspects of the animation field between 25-29 September.

Ati Metwaly sought out Egyptians in Poland

Four young Egyptian pianists are exploring the musical influence and history of composer Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) during their stay in Poland.

Michael Onsy’s project Halet Oud – which might be translated as Mood for Oud – centres on the artist’s instrument, the oud, through which he expresses his thoughts and emotions in unique creative gestures supported by other instrumentalists.

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