8th round of The International Festival For Drums Traditional Arts

  • Colombian Ensemble

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    The ensemble consists of a group of professional dancers, who specialize in salsa and other Colombian dances. The ensemble was founded in 2017, and it currently includes young three female dancers, and three male dancers, between the ages of 20 and 28, and they are from Santiago de Cali, Colombia. The dancers trained in different dance schools in Cali and other Colombian cities. The group made its first trip on May 30, 2017 to Turkey, where it spent 7 months, with which it worked in the Turkish cities: Antalya, Kemer, Side, Bodrum, then its next trip was to Egypt, and is still currently residing there, where it worked during the past three years, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada.

    The band presents the show in 30 minutes, of various rhythms from Latin music, such as: salsa, bachata, mambo, cha-cha-cha, flamingo, merengue, with the addition of a distinctive touch of Kalinho, such as fast foot movement and acrobatic games.

  • Philippines The Philippine Embassy in Egypt Ensemble

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    Philippine

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    The group was founded by the Ambassador of the Philippines in Cairo, depending on the sons of the first and second generation of the Filipino community residing in Egypt, with the aim of investing in the presence of a large number of Filipinos who settled in Egypt and married Egyptians; to display Filipino culture and revive official events and national celebrations organized by the embassy. The number of the band’s members exceeds 75 persons, including musicians, dancers and singers who are supervised by the ambassador’s wife. The band’s program is characterized by a great diversity between singing, dancing and other artistic activities that express the Filipino cultural identity. The group also presents a variety of artistic performances that reflect ancient folk tales and the blending of East and West that is uniquely characterized in the Filipino culture.

    The group has previously performed on the theaters of the Egyptian Opera House and in many diplomatic events organized by the Philippine Embassy in Cairo

  • Daey El-Nada Group from Indonesia

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    Indonesia

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    The band was established in the Indonesian capital Jakarta in 2003 by Nur Akhiari to comprise a large number of students interested in traditional arts and music.  At the beginning, the band only performed religious songs. Owing to its great success after moving to Cairo and joining the groups performing at Kubbet Al-Ghouri under the management of Entissar Abdel-Fattah, the group started to present all types of Indonesian heritage. The band’s uniqueness lies in its performance of music using human vocals instead of instruments and for singing in Arabic and English as well through Acapella type of music.

  • Dongola Association for Nubian Culture and Heritage Noban Ensemble for Literature and Arts

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    Sudan

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    It was established in 2005, the year Khartoum was launched as the Capital of Arab Culture. The group is interested in the Sudanese heritage in general, and the Nubian heritage in particular. The band includes 6 artists, a large number of choir members, and dancers. The band participated in many international festivals and celebrations, the most prominent of which were: The Festival of Drums, Samaa Festival in Egypt, the Carthage Festival in Tunisia, the celebration of the Climate Change Conference, in Bonn, Germany, and celebrations in Morocco and Saudi Arabia. The Dongola Association and its Nuban band won a number of awards and medals, the most important of which are: The First Place in the National Council of Ireland and the United Kingdom, Tunisia’s Gold Medal, and the WIPO Gold Medal from the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva.

  • The Niaquasan Ensemble for Folk Dances and Theater

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    South Sudan

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    The ensemble was established in 1999 in the Catholic Church in El Renk, Upper Nile State. The word niaquasan means glory, and it is taken from the Lukoya tribe. The group has branches in Cairo, Khartoum, and Juba.

  • Orbab Cultural Foundation

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    South Sudan

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    A Sudanese cultural institution, made up of a number of musicians and dancers, offering creative music and dance routines. Orbab was founded in 1987 by Professor Stephen Aver Uchla at the Catholic Church in Omdurman, Khartoum. The Foundation is accredited by the Republic of South Sudan, and its headquarters are in Juba, Republic of South Sudan, and it has two branches as well, one in Khartoum and the other in Cairo. Orbab offers its art in these three centers, which has the same artistic characteristics.

  • The Bangladesh Embassy in Cairo for Folklore Art Ensemble

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    bangladesh

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    The Ensemble consists of Al-Azhar University students and the Bangladeshi community residing in Egypt, and it was established with the support and supervision of the Bangladeshi Embassy in Cairo; to introduce Bangladeshi heritage arts, preserve cultural customs and traditions of the scholars, and introduce them to those who are interested in Egypt. The band’s participation in the activities of the current session of the International Festival of Drums and Traditional Arts, as its first official appearance in an international festival.
    As the members of the band belong to different regions of Bangladesh, its artistic program is characterized by great diversity, and its members are keen to present the various traditional arts for which Bangladesh is famous for; the most prominent of which are the songs known as: Powell, Morshidi, and Patiali. The band also performs various folk dance in Bangladesh such as Kathak and Bharatnatyam.

  • The Art Ensemble of the Pakistani Embassy in Cairo

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    Pakistan

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    The Pakistani embassy in Cairo was keen to reinforce its missions in Cairo, so it provided educational facilities for its community.
    The Pakistani School was established in Cairo, in 1982. The Pakistani embassy group performs Pakistani folk singing and dancing, and takes an interest in Pakistan›s national heritage.

  • Youth of the Yemeni Cultural Center Ensemble in Cairo

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    yemen

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    The group was formed under the supervision of the Yemeni Cultural Center in Cairo, and it includes a number of Yemeni youths residing in Cairo. The group›s activities vary between singing, playing instruments, religious chanting, drawing, media, and other fields.
    The ensemble presents colors of Yemeni singing, representing the diversity of the Yemeni geographical environment, between coasts, mountains, and plains, as well as its different cities.
    The group is interested in presenting folk arts that express the Yemeni identity, through dances, songs, costumes, and ornaments. It aims to introduce the ancient Yemeni heritage by presenting it in international forums. The group has performed in many events and festivals held at the Yemeni Cultural Center in Cairo, and has participated in many international events that celebrate the world cultural heritage.
     

  • Group Sele Zongo

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    Congo

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    Group Sele Zongo is a Congolese dance crew based in Cairo, Egypt. Founded by Mr. Sele Zongo in 2005, the group is made up of mixed genders with an aim to expand their Congolese culture across the world through dancing.
    The band’s expertise varies between different types of dance that keep their audience excited, like: Afro dance, Cultural dance, Hip Hop, Break dance, Dancehall, and Makossa.
    Since the founding of the crew, it has featured in many events, videos, and live performances. Among the most prominent shows the band participated in is: Musical Concert in Al Sawy Cultural Wheel, Concert in Suzan Mubarak’s Public Library, Equatorial Guinea Independence Day, and African Day in Cairo Museum.

  • Kanaan Ensemble for Palestinian Culture and Arts.

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    Palestinian

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    Is an independent group dedicated to presenting the Palestinian folk singing in all its folklore forms, through dabke and singing, in order to preserve the Palestinian cultural identity.
    The group won several awards in the Ibda›a Competition for Local Arts and Performances, the Festival by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the Youth Forum for Arab Initiatives.
    The group also participated in several national and international events:
    Festival of Heritage and Folklore through Arab Eyes, Forum of Arab Initiatives under the Ministry of Youth and Sports, The solidarity ceremony with the Palestinian people by the Embassy of the State of Palestine and the General Consulate of Alexandria, the Organization of Islamic Conference, Aswan International Art Festival, Youth Forum for Arab Scouts.

  • Faloja Popular Arts

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    Palestinian

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    Faloja Popular Arts was established in 1983, belonging to the Palestinian Red Crescent in Cairo Our goal is the dissemination of heritage and to highlight the Palestinian identity through folkloric performances, We represent Palestine in many international festivals, such as the international «Jerash Festival International Folk Arts (Jordan), the festival of Baghdad (Iraq), the festival of Sudan (Sudan), the Festival of Ismailia (Egypt) several times.» The Division also made submissions on many of the theaters in Cairo such as the Opera House, the Republic, the balloon, sakyat al sawy and other», as well as the many theaters of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, and many national events.

  • Sham Ensemble

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    Syria

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    A Syrian band, founded in the Arab Republic of Egypt in 2015, by the Syrian dancer Ramez Sham. The band won great admiration from the Egyptian audience.
    Many new and distinctive ideas and sketches were presented, which led to their rapid spread, as a distinguished Syrian group. Its artistic level has qualified it to participate in many festivals inside and outside Egypt. The ensemble includes a group of skillful professional dancers who perform the Shami and Lebanese Dabke dances with high artistic proficiency.

  • Reda Folk Art Ensemble

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    Egypt

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    The band was founded by artist Mahmoud Reda jointly with artist Ali Reda, and artist Farida Fahmy, and the band presented its first performances on the Uzbek theater in August 1959, and Mahmoud Reda designed the band’s dances which are inspired by the countryside’s arts, coastal arts and wilderness arts, and has to direct them under the supervision of Dr. Hassan Fahmi. In 1961, a republican decree was issued to include the band in the Ministry of Culture, which made the band belong to the country. The band moved between theaters and many places, most recently the balloon theater. The band toured the world, and took the first place in most international forums and festivals, which was attended by most of the kings and presidents, and presented about more than 3,000 performances in Egypt and the world on the world›s largest theaters, including: The United Nations Theater in New York and Geneva, the Olympia Theater in Paris, the Albert Hall Theater in London, the Beethoven Theater in Bonn, the Stanslavsky Theater in the Soviet Union. It has also acquired numerous international awards and major international participations. The band has starred in a number of movies, including: Half-Year Vacation, Love in Karnak, Paper thief, Second Man.

  • The National Folk Art Ensemble

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    Egypt

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    It is considered one of the most important and oldest folk arts teams in Egypt. The date of its creation was established in 1960 by a decision by the Minister of Culture at the time. The aim of establishing the band was to root all popular dances, including customs and traditions. The band performed in more than 100 countries, and contributed with its calibers in support and establishment of more than 80 folklore groups in the provinces of Egypt. It participated in dozens of festivals and events outside of Egypt, including the International Tourism Festival in Spain, the Dakar Folklore Festival in Senegal, the Damascus Theater Festival in Syria, the Spring Festival in Iraq, the Conference of Kings and Presidents of African Countries in Addis Ababa, the Arab Festival in Tetungen in Germany, the Walt Disney Festival in America, South Korea, Sicily Festival in Italy, UAE. The group has won dozens of awards in several international festivals. The band has recently been keen to write down its artistic heritage and has established an artistic library with tapes for its popular music performances collected from the regions, documentaries, images, and a huge archive for publicity and publications for its performances inside and outside Egypt.

  • National Team of Assiut University for Folklore

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    Egypt

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    The team takes pride in presenting the popular heritage of Assiut Governorate. The national team started its artistic activity by participating in Ibdaa Festival Competition’s second round, where it won the second place and the award for best choreographer. Then its participations in Ibdaa Festival followed in the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth round. In each of these participations, the team got advanced positions and also won awards, like: best coach, best dancer, best performer. The team participated in many national celebrations, including: Sinai Liberation Day 2015, October 2018 celebrations, and the Universities Forum in Assiut. It won the first place by participating in the University Youth Week competition, held at the University of the Suez Canal, in 2015.

  • Ain Shams University Ensemble for folklore and show performance arts

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    Egypt

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    It is one of the most important teams at Ain Shams University. The national team represented the university honorably in Egypt and abroad. It represented Egypt at the China-Africa Forum in 2018; in the presence of the Egyptian President, the Chinese President, and 22 African presidents. The group has a distinguished participation in Ibdaa Festival, which is organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The performances are designed and directed by artist Hassan Shehata the General Administration of Youth Welfare, under the auspices of the General Director of Artistic Activity Mr. Muhammad Al-Sharqawi, under the general supervision of Mr. Mustafa Issa, as well under the auspices of Dr. Tamer Rady Advisor to the Vice President for Education and Student Affairs, in addition to Vice President Dr. Abdel Fattah Saud, and the President of the University Prof. Mahmoud Al-Matini.

  • Al-Azhar University Folklore Ensemble

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    Egypt

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    The band began its artistic activity with its participation in the sixth edition of Ibdaa Festival, where it won the jury prize for this session. It also participated in the closing ceremony of the seventh session of the festival, and with its participation in the eighth session, it won first place for the specialized teams. The group won many awards, like: Best Designer, Best Coach, and Best Performer. Then, it continued its honorable representation of Al-Azhar University by participating in the opening ceremony of the ninth edition of Ibdaa Festival.

  • Port Said University Ensemble for Kinetic Drama and Egyptian Folklore

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    Egypt

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    The group consists of students from Port Said University, and was founded in 2014, by the director and choreographer, artist Amr Ajami. The band performs based on folklore of Port Said and the canal cities, and from the Upperside Egyptian and Nubian heritage. The band also performs kinetic dramas that express the most important current events. The band participated in many celebrations held by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and it won first place for four rounds of Ibdaa Festival’s competition, which is held by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and won individual prizes for the competition several times, in: choreography, training, and performance. The band was honored in a number of international festivals, namely: the Drum Festival, the Damanhour Festival, the Ismailia Festival for Folk Art, and was honored in Tunisia by the Tunisian Ministry of Youth.

  • Tanta University Ensemble for folk arts

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    Egypt

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    The Ensemble of the Tanta University consisted of students from Tanta University. The group presents the cultural heritage of Gharbia and other governorates of Egypt. It has participated in many local and international festivals, including: the opening of the championship for the Arab Universities Forum, the Creativity Festival, the International Arts Festival at the University of South Valley, and the educational symposium of the Armed Forces for the Universities Youth Week in Fayoum City, and won the first place for the year 2020.

  • White Hearts Ensemble for people with special needs

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    Egypt

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    The White Hearts Ensemble, consisting of people with special needs, was established in the city of Mahalla al-Kubra. The group performs many folk dances from Egyptian folklore. Also, it is the first artistic group of people with special needs that can compete with the artistic teams of healthy people in local and international festivals.
    The White Hearts won the first place in the Republic in the Egyptian Dream Competition, the International Festival of Our Children, and the Damanhour International Festival.

  • The Coast Folklore Ensemble

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    Egypt

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    The group was founded in 2016, by Prof. Siham Fawzi, and Mr. Sayed Abdullah. The band is interested in presenting folk art, and it has many participations in official national celebrations, including its participation in the celebrations of the Prison Authority to support human rights. It also represented Cairo Governorate at the Drum Festival, in 2018 and 2019.

  • Cairo Stars Folk Art Group

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    Egypt

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    The band was established in 2016 in the Directorate of Youth and Sports in Cairo and was founded and directed by poet and researcher in the field of folklore «Ahmed Samak». Its artwork was designed by the artist «Arabi Alsaghir» And trained by: The artist «Nour Nader» Artist «Atef Abdullah»The group participated in many artistic celebrations in different parts of Egypt. It also won the first place for three successive years of the folk arts in Cairo. Also, the group won the first centers in the competitions of popular arts by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the General Federation of Urban Youth Centers.

  • National Folk Music Ensemble

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    Egypt

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    Thanks to the artist Zakaria Hajawi, who made several trips in the villages of Egypt to collect popular artists made up of musicians, singers and dancers; which resulted in the formation of the first folklore group in Egypt named The Villagers. Then came researcher Suleiman Jamil, one of the musical intellectuals who were interested in popular music and in the formation of the National Music Band In 1993. The band consists of folk instruments that express the Egyptian folklore such as mouzmar, alrabab, algab, alsemsemeya, and other rhythmic instruments. The band presents forms of traditional folk songs along with other forms of creativity.
    The National Folk Music Ensemble is one of the most important folk groups in Egypt, which toured the world, carrying the Egyptian folklore on the map of international culture and release it to humanity.

  • Alanamel Alsaghira Orchestra

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    Egypt

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    A musical group from Port Said Governorate and a project to establish an integrated orchestra of children. It was founded in 2014 by Dr. Raji El-Mokdam, a piano teacher at the Faculty of Specific Education at Port Said University. It is composed of 25 musicians from the ages of 6 to 14 years and plays different types of traditional oriental and international music. Participated in many competitions and festivals at the level of the Republic, it won the first place for two consecutive years 2017 and 2018 in an Egyptian Treasures’ competition organized by the Central Department of Pioneers at the Ministry of Youth. The band organized the first festival of Egyptian children›s music in September 2017 in Kizadania. It held a concert at Sawy Culturewheel in August 2018 at the River Hall. The band participated in a national celebration with parachutes units in the presence of the Minister of Youth and Sports and the Egyptian army lead figures.

  • Oscarisma Band

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    Egypt

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    It is an Egyptian musical band, consisting of a group of independent artists from different sects and cultures, who use rhythms to reflect our oriental reality. They are influenced by other rhythmic cultures, mainly South America (Cuba, Brazil, the Caribbean Islands and Jamaica) and African rhythms in a musical way that addresses audiences in squares and streets. The band is distinguished by its various festive performances

  • Drum Light Marching Ensemble

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    Egypt

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    Founded by Prof. Ayman Ezz El-Din, Professor at the Faculty of Musical Education, with the help of both teaching assistants: Amr El-Alfi, who is the artistic director of the band, and Islam Magdy, who is the administrative director of the band. Inspired by military bands, it is considered the first marching band in Egypt. The group began presenting its performances in 2012, and the number of members of the band is now more than 30 musicians, all of them are colleges and conservatories’ graduates, including percussionists, brass instruments, guitar, org, and violin musicians. The band is one of the first Egyptian bands to include female percussionists. The music provided by the band combines oriental and western music in their various colors.

  • Pep Marching Band

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    Egypt

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    The «Drum Light Marching» group practiced its artistic activity several years before its official establishment on 2019, and it works on mixing traditional Egyptian music with Western music in its various colors, as it presents Franco, jazz, oriental, and Nubian music, using percussion and copper-made instruments. The group aims to support the psychological peace of the individual, and world peace for all.
    The ensemble won first place in the 2019 «Sharm Got Talent» competition. It participated in many national celebrations, including: 57357 Children›s Cancer Hospital’s concerts, and the inauguration of the Armed Forces Air Force Museum, after its renovation. She also participated in many publicity campaigns, including: the comprehensive health insurance campaign and the 100 million health campaign of the Egyptian Ministry of Health, as well as the campaigns of the Egyptian Ministry of Communications, for mobile services, and also participated in advertising campaigns for many Egyptian and international products.

  • Nubian Drums and Folk Instruments

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    Egypt

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    The group was established in 1990 by Entisar Abdelfattah after a long tour all over Egypt’s different governorates in attempt to uncover the secret behind the uniqueness of the Egyptian character. The journey ended with the formation of a folkloric orchestra to include a selection of the most important traditional musical instruments Owing to the group’s great success, several Egyptian ministries nominated it to present artistic shows on the margin of events held abroad. which is a troupe affiliated to the Cultural Development Fund

  • Hassaballah Band Cairo in One Thousand Years

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    Egypt

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    Hassaballah Ensemble was founded in 1860 by shawish Hassaballah, a clarinet player, who brought together the band members from his colleagues, including brass and percussion players. The band›s name is associated with Muhammad Ali Street, and it is considered the oldest Egyptian band, whose members were trained to play by high-ranking Italian instructors. Hassaballah›s music was distinguished by the taste of Egyptian folk art, mixed with military music. Its melodies are still echoing at Egyptian celebrations in the popular neighborhoods. The records of the group are kept in the library of the Cairo Opera House, which are sealed with a stamp (Khedive Teatro).

  • The Woman’s Drum Ensemble

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    The Woman’s Drum Ensemble was founded by Mrs. Suha Muhammad Ali, and it consists of a group of women who sing collective songs of Egyptian heritage and folklore, accompanied by percussion instruments. The ensemble’s songs belong to the various governorates of Egypt, from Upper Egypt to the coasts, to Nubia, to the oases. It expresses the conditions of women, in states of joy and states of distress. The band works to break down barriers between country and city music, and to create a bond between them.

  • Danzone Studio

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    Egypt

    About:

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  • The Traditional Cart

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    Egypt

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    In 1979, I started my field trip in the Egyptian market and festivity fields, which lasted for years until I came to the idea of designing a traditional cart, a mobile theater inspired by the forms of peddlers in the Egyptian markets, combining the arts of folklore (Araguz – Khayal Aldhell- Sandouq Aldunia) in one theater where these forms combine to provide a different creative vision, an attempt to take the theater to the Egyptian street to be closer to the people and their dreams.
    The Traditional Cart has made special performances in fields, gardens and villages of Egypt and is now preparing to present its performances in the different governorates of Egypt and the historic Cairo streets under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and in cooperation with Howar Foundation for the Arts of Peoples› Cultures..

  • The National Circus Ensemble

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    The National Circus is one of the major cultural projects that were established during the era of leader Gamal Abdel Nasser, by the creative Minister of Culture Tharwat Okasha, which includes the Academy of Arts, Mass Culture, the General Authority for Books, Sound and Light, and the Balloon Theater.
    Preparation for the establishment of the circus began in the year 1962, after a visit by the leader Gamal Abdel Nasser to Russia, and watching the Russian National Circus. Where he decided to establish an Egyptian national circus that brings together Egyptian circus players, after training them and preparing their talents. He harnessed the capabilities for this national cultural project, by bringing Russian coaches: Mysternico, Cherai, and Melinkov. He also granted the emerging group the Abdeen Palace’s garden to train at, until the completion of the establishment of a decent headquarters for it in the Agouza neighborhood. The preparation for the national circus took four years, and while the headquarters was being established, the members of the two famous circus groups, the Akef ensemble, which was famous for its acrobatic art, and the Helou ensemble, which was famous for taming animals, were trained in order to develop their arts and refine their talents, under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture, and the leadership of the first director of the circus Professor Abdel-Fattah Shafak.
    On January 13, 1966, the National Circus was inaugurated, and the ensemble moved to its headquarters in the Agouza neighborhood, in a massive historical procession, during which the band performed some of its performances, as it penetrated the streets of Cairo accompanied by trained circus animals, including elephants and horses, while musicians played their pieces, and the media reported. This big event went on air on the screens, and was attended by many public figures, to express Egypt›s pride in one of its

  • Egyptian Military Music Ensemble

    Country:

    Egypt

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    The Military Music Administration is one of the oldest departments of the Egyptian Armed Forces.
    It was founded during the reign of Muhammad Ali Pacha in 1838 and initially included 3 schools in the city of Khanka, Cairo, and Al-Nakhila in Assiut, and when it was established it was called the School of Drums, Puffs and Sounds, and with the passage of time it gained fame both internationally and locally. It has participated in many international festivals in all countries of the world and received The Military Republic medal in 1965 during the era of President Gamal Abdel Nasser.
    The group also won many international awards for military music from many countries of the world.