Latest News for: Suez music


'Flex the curiosity muscle': Community podcast Afikra dives deep into Arabic culture

The New Arab 25 Feb 2021
Afikra is a commonly used Arabic phrase expressing a Eureka moment; a re-contemplation, reconsideration, or as we say in English, "on second thoughts" ... Speakers walk audiences through the corridors of Arabic literature, film, music, fashion and philosophy. Even large capital projects such as the controversial Suez Canal are discussed ... @NazliTarzi ....

On this day in 2015, Demis Roussos passes away aged 68

Greek City Times 25 Jan 2021
As a child, he studied music and joined the Greek Church Byzantine choir in Alexandria. His formative years in the ancient port city’s cosmopolitan atmosphere were influenced by jazz but also traditional Arab and Greek Orthodox music. His parents lost their possessions during the Suez Crisis and consequently moved to Greece.

Egypt prepares to launch new channel of Suez Canal

The National 22 Nov 2020
On Thursday, August 6, Egypt will pull out all the stops to celebrate the opening of a new 72-kilometre channel parallel to the Suez Canal which, for the first time, will allow ships to transit the waterway in both directions simultaneously, chopping the journey to 11 hours from the current 22 ... The flotilla finally reached Suez on November 20.

What does the Piccadilly ceiling collapse mean for London theatre?

The Guardian 08 Nov 2019
After two incidents in six years, visitors may need reassurance before they return to the West EndDon’t clap too hard. it’s a very old building,” says Archie Rice in John Osborne’s The Entertainer ... Osborne was suggesting that a decaying music hall was an apt metaphor for a declining post-Suez Britain.

Feature: Egypt's Luxor gears up for Opera Aida to promote tourism

Xinhua 18 Oct 2019
Widely known for his deep love for the opera and the entire European culture, Khedive Ismail decided to celebrate the inauguration of the Suez Canal and the Cairo Opera House 150 years ago with the composition of a new opera ... The story is a roller coaster of emotions told through Verdi's powerful music.

Time travelling through music: 125 years of MMA

The Hindu 12 Oct 2018
As a young medical student who performed across the world as a part of GATT quintet, Dr Ravi Santosham remembers being extremely intimidated by the Madras Musical Association ... Today, Dr Ravi is the patron of this iconic institution that still stands tall as the oldest Western musical association east of the Suez Canal.

Feature: Egyptian university students enchanted by traditional Chinese music

Xinhua 04 Oct 2018
4 (Xinhua) -- The theatre of the Suez Canal University in Ismailia province was fully packed late Wednesday with Egyptian students, who were enchanted by the traditional Chinese music performed by a delegation of Chinese artists ... The concert was organized by the Confucius Institute and the Suez Canal University of Egypt.
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