Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cairo artists for Gaza

Starting today (Thursday Jan 22nd,and continuing to Saturday Jan 24th) , some of Cairo´s brightest artists and musicians show their solidarity with the People of Gaza, in an art exhibition with 50 artists, donating a piece each from their work to be sold on spot. This will take place at the Cairo Atelier on 2 Karim al Dawla St.(Talat Harb Sq).

The second part, is a three nights music and theater festival (Friday Jan 23th-Sunday Jan 25th) featuring among others two of my favourite groups , Ana Masry and Wust el Balad.This will be held at the Townhouse factory space on 10 Nabrawy St off Champollion St.

The benefits from the events will go to Gaza through the Egyptian Popular Committee for Solidarity with the Palestinian People and the Give Gaza Organization.

You can find more information on the events, venues and schedules here.

The people of Gaza has been constantly on my mind since December 27th, my mood is perhaps best described by the title of Um Kalthoum, s famous song al Atlal (The Ruins).

Words have failed me, when i´ve tried to put them down on a sheet of paper, though having tried on several occasions , during the last month. Having had no desire to blog on anything else, but Gaza, i kept my silence.

The posters seen above provided , courtesy of Salma Said

UPDATE: I would like to share a link to To Tom Glasspool´s photography blog,Snapshot of Life with some really great photos from the concert, but i would also like you to browse the blog for fantastic pictures of Cairo. Many Thanks Tom for sharing , and for telling me about your excellent blog!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I put a small selection of my photos from the concerts on my blog:

2:20 AM  

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