Words Adorned: Andalusian Poetry and Music

Al-Bustan project “Words Adorned: Andalusian Poetry and Music” will premiere two new compositions by Arab-American composers Kareem Roustom and Kinan Abou-afach to be presented on December 5, 2015. The project brings together a classical Arab ensemble (Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble) and a Western choir (The Crossing), and will feature Palestinian singer Dalal Abu Amneh. There are a series of related events leading up to the concert, which include a talk … Continue reading Words Adorned: Andalusian Poetry and Music

7ayy Festival

This Ramadan, the 7ayy! Festival (not to be confused with the Hay Festival), organised by Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy, will feature female musicians from Sudan, Jordan, Palestine, Algeria and Morocco. The festival events take place on three weekends  in the El-Genaina Theatre inside Al-Azhar Park from 10-25 July. For details on the event times, see Ahram Online's Ramadan Culture … Continue reading 7ayy Festival