Culture
Navigating the surreal through sound
Maha ElNabawi | 2017 in music releases from Cairo and beyond
A song of the Crusades in the voice of the Gulf: On Wael Shawky’s latest performance
Adel Abdel Wahab | Adel Abdel Wahab reviews artist Wael Shawky's The Song of Roland: The Arabic Version
Layers of history: The Sinai Palimpsests’ Project
Jenna Le Bras | 3 texts by Hippocrates and a 6th-century copy of the 1st Epistle of Paul to Timothy have been found
A battle for existence: How the combined forces of censorship and security shaped Egypt’s music scene in 2017
Hessen Hossam | The restrictions imposed by the state on musicians in 2017 have been wider than ever in scope
What have we done with culture?
Yasmine Zohdi | A collective practice review of Mada’s culture section in 2017
On collective patronage in the digital age
Fayrouz Kaddal | The problems posed and solved by crowdfunding on the Egyptian music scene
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Video | Egypt’s puppets: Between the street and the institution
Martin Roux | Video story: On the history and contemporary use of puppets in Egypt
Where does the Cairo International Film Festival stand on Egypt’s cinematic map?
Bassam Mortada, Hakim Abdel Naim and Muhammad El-Hajj | Three film buffs in conversation
 
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