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‘What’s Left Unsaid’: Evelyn Ashamallah Captures Magical Memories in Art

Sayyid Mahmoud | 21 Nov 2021

The Egyptian artist Evelyn Ashamallah draws on imagination and memory in paintings that tell “stories that deserve to be told.”

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Students’ Play About a Disabled Child Succeeds on a Professional Stage

Sayyid Mahmoud | 20 Nov 2021

“Minus One”, a play produced by students of Egypt’s Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts, won an extended run at Cairo’s El-Hanager Arts Centre.

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Azlarabe Alaoui Builds Academic Bridges to Enrich Moroccan Film

Mohamed Akinou | 18 Nov 2021

The filmmaker Azlarabe Alaoui sees a partnership of academic study and practical experience as key to revitalizing Moroccan film culture.

Arabic Arts & Culture Finances Literature & Translation Publishing

Syrian Publishers and Bookstores Become Casualties of War

Amr EL-Tohamy | 12 Nov 2021

Several prominent Syrian publishing houses and bookstores have closed in recent years, the latest signs of cultural death in an economy hard hit by war.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts

Iraqi Artist Afifa Aleiby Fulfills a Life-Long Dream to Exhibit in Cairo

Sayyid Mahmoud | 11 Nov 2021

Born in Iraq, the artist Afifa Aleiby trained in Baghdad, Moscow and Italy. Bringing her art to Cairo, she says, represents “a great song of joy.”

Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Publishing

Egyptian Editions Help Arab Writers Reach New Readers

Sayyid Mahmoud | 10 Nov 2021

Publishers of Egyptian editions say printing locally not only cuts costs, but also helps writers reach a wider public. Some authors strongly agree.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts

Cairo Jazz Festival Builds Bridges Across Nations and Generations

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 07 Nov 2021

This year’s running of the international Cairo Jazz Festival showcased Egyptian artists alongside Palestinian, Sudanese and Western bands. It paid tribute to jazz’s pioneers, too.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts

Cairo Gets Its First Contemporary Art Salon

Sayyid Mahmoud | 06 Nov 2021

Egypt opened a four-week Contemporary Art Salon in Cairo this month. For one of the artists involved, the idea is at least 30 years late.

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‘Academic Prisons’: Bahrain’s Nader Kadhim Rejects Disciplinary Silos

Sayyid Mahmoud | 05 Nov 2021

“University is universal in nature, hence the name,” argues the Bahraini scholar Nader Kadhim. His cultural criticism takes an interdisciplinary approach.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Literature & Translation Profiles

Sabah Fakhri, Syrian Tenor and Classical Arab Music Icon, Dies

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 03 Nov 2021

Son of a Qur’an reciter, religious influences played an important part in making him one of the greatest interpreters of traditional Arab singing.

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