Still butting heads

Cairo’s independent artists are making waves in the wake of the downfall of Mubarak, but still clash with the Ministry…

Jews of Egypt

Amir Ramses looks beyond the 20th century exodus of Jews Published in The Majalla There is no census that would…

I wish I was French

Published in Al Ahram Weekly. J’aurais voulu etre egyptien (I Wish I Was Egyptian), recently performed in Egypt, is a…

Aida opens Opera season

The upcoming performances of Verdi’s Aida scheduled for four evenings at the Cairo Opera House remind us of the significance…

Silence of the Lambs

The Pussy Riot controversy follows the classical mould of the struggle for freedom of expression, and unveils a typical authoritarian…

Beethoven strikes again

On Saturday 16 June, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ahmed El Saedi performed two great works: Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade…