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Cairo Through The Windscreen
Youssef Rakha   
Cairo Through The Windscreen | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanVirtual exhibition. These photos of the everyday Cairo were taken by Youssef Rakha, Egyptian writer, poet, and photographer.
 
25th January Graffiti
25th January Graffiti | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterranean The 25th January 2011 Egyptian revolution did not produce its own music and songs, as the 1952 revolution did; but it did cause a new and truly artistic means of expression to burst forth, namely graffiti.
 
I make films to understand me better
I make films to understand me better | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanInterview with Yousry Nasrallah, Director. Does accepting foreign funding translate into constraints upon the production? Working with European funding increases mutual understanding between Arabs and the West? Egyptian director Youssry Nasrallah, internationally acclaimed after his film “The gate of the sun” gives his contribution to the questioning of the “Mediterranean Reflection group” implemented by the ECF.
 
The Golden Age of Egyptian Cinema – the 1940s to 1960s
The Golden Age of Egyptian Cinema – the 1940s to 1960s | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanMona Deeley, founding director of the Zenith Foundation in London writes a retrospective on Arab cinema. Babelmed will publish a series of articles starting with this one addressing the Golden Age of Egyptian Cinema.
 
Raï with an Egyptian voice
Raï with an Egyptian voice  | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanUnlike many young independent troupes who draw their inspirations from the big musical genres, especially Western ones like jazz, rock and rap, the founders of the Egyptian troupe Sahra have chosen a very particular genre that developed in a neighbouring Arabic country before conquering new audience in the whole world.
 
Headaches, Private and Political
Headaches, Private and Political | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanPepe Egger, English journalist gives us an interesting review of “Fix me” a film by Raed Andoni, Palestinian filmmaker.
 
Shooting Back in Palestine: when cameras become weapons
Shooting Back in Palestine: when cameras become weapons | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanA Jewish woman calls her Palestinian neighbour a prostitute, settlers beat up an Arab shepherd. The victims thanks to camcorders provided by an Israeli NGO filmed these highly publicised scenes.
 
«Qamar wa Sanabel», a palestinian musical
«Qamar wa Sanabel», a palestinian musical | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanThe Wishah troupe has presented its new production «Qamar wa Sanabel» (moon and wheat) last summer in Ramallah. Inspired from true stories, this musical pays tribute to Palestinian popular memory.
 
The Trio Joubran
The Trio Joubran | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanWe already heard Samir Joubran’s ‘oud and music in Ticket to Jerusalem or in the Original work by choreographers Fattoumi – Lamoureux. He’s realesing today his 4th CD “Randana” together with his two younger and talented brothers, Wissam and Adnan, who form “the Trio Joubran”. Their style, which consists of improvisations, Arabic original tunes and traditional themes simply enthralls. The complicity between these three brothers-musicians and their musical odes compel their audiences to recall Palestine, their homeland and inspiration, and a hope for a more peaceful world.
 
Mazen Kupti: Everything starts with a dream…
Mazen Kupti: Everything starts with a dream… | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanMazen Kupti is a successful lawyer who defends the interests of Christian churches in the holly land. At first, there is no visible relation between his work and the art world…The dream of this well established Palestinian lawyer is though to bring to life, the first ever Palestinian national museum of contemporary art. The dream of an art passionate, owner of the biggest drawings collection of Palestinian fine art.
 

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