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Final Issue: ‘Crop’ challenges dominance of state-produced photos

This piece was written for Egypt Independent’s final weekly print edition, which was banned from going to press. We offer you...

Maha ElNabawi Maha ElNabawi 8 years ago

A new film documents Egypt’s emerging skateboarding scene

ALEXANDRIA — Lurking in the shadows of the many shoddy post-revolution films on Egypt lies a story not many people...

Maha ElNabawi Maha ElNabawi 8 years ago

Itinerant music show spreads peace in Alexandria’s streets

ALEXANDRIA — Misr Station in downtown Alexandria is not much to look at by the standards of the fading, crumbling...

Maha ElNabawi Maha ElNabawi 8 years ago

Syrian rapper DeeKay debuts at D-CAF in support of Sham MCs and Khadafi Dub

UPDATE: Only Syrian artists Sham MCs and Khadafi Dub will perform tonight at Sharazade Night Club as DeeKay was unable...

Maha ElNabawi Maha ElNabawi 8 years ago

'Women on Walls' campaign empowers women via street art

Amid the bleak backdrop of a revolution-riddled Egypt, a beacon of positivity shone on downtown Cairo Friday during the launch...

Maha ElNabawi Maha ElNabawi 8 years ago

Countdown to D-CAF: Leading choreographer Tomeo Verges premieres three performances in Cairo this April

It is a few days before the launch of the second annual Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, or D-CAF, and Catalonian...

Maha ElNabawi Maha ElNabawi 8 years ago

Grammy winner Gilberto Gil headlines the 5th Annual Cairo Jazz Festival

It only makes sense that Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil is this year’s “Guest of Honor” at the fifth Cairo Jazz...

Maha ElNabawi Maha ElNabawi 8 years ago

D-CAF arts festival is back in Cairo for its second run this April

For the better part of two years, Egypt’s cultural sector has received repeated blows with the cancellation or interruption of...

Maha ElNabawi Maha ElNabawi 8 years ago

Playwright reflects on role of independent theater in Egyptian revolution

In an attempt to better understand the role of theater within the ongoing 25 January revolution, local playwright and theater...

Maha ElNabawi Maha ElNabawi 8 years ago

Cairography video-dance project challenges Egypt's social taboos and censorship

Imagine walking, though this is not your average leisurely stroll. You cannot walk in a straight line. You brush or...

Maha ElNabawi Maha ElNabawi 8 years ago

Egyptian record label Subspace promises a new path for musicians

For Ahmed Mehessen, aka “Teknyk,” his newly founded record label, Subspace, is “a world within a world.” “That is what...

Maha ElNabawi Maha ElNabawi 8 years ago

Sound art workshop remixes Cairo's noise

“Can’t you hear the rhythm?” asks local musician and curator, Yara Mekawei with her ears perked toward the street below...

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Graffiti campaigns bring women and children into street art

It was a landmark day when prominent women’s rights activist Doria Shafiq bravely led a march of 1,500 women to...

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Wasla.fm makes the connection

As the number of active Internet users continues to rise in the Middle East and North Africa, social networking and...

Maha ElNabawi Maha ElNabawi 8 years ago