All posts tagged “egypt

Islam Chipsy

High Voltage

Nicolas Gilles, a Frenchman living and working in Cairo, looks at the Egyptian musical phenomenon that is ‘electro-chaabi‘ and contrasts its trajectory with that of hip-hop in France

Youssef Nabil

I Saved My Belly Dancer

Youssef Nabil talks to Natasha Morris about his childhood, his fascination with the ‘Golden Age’ of Egyptian cinema, and his new series of work revolving around the figure of the belly dancer

Youssef Nabil - Natacha Atlas

Shakin’ All Over

Dina Lobo looks at the lost art of raqs sharqi and the legacy of one of its foremost exponents lauded by Edward Said, the Egyptian dancer Tahia Carioca

Voices of Marrakech

Voices of Marrakech

After sojourns in Alexandria and Beirut, German audiophiles Julia Tieke and Berit Schuck turned their ears towards the historic Medina of Marrakech

Soad Hosny

Memento Mori

A conversation with Alia Al-Senussi and Abdullah Al-Turki, two curators of the ICA’s inaugural ‘Cinema on the Steps’ film festival in London