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Drums Festival Brings International Dance and Music to Egypt’s Al-Muezz Street

Drums Festival Brings International Dance and Music to Egypt’s Al-Muezz Street

Dance and music groups from 20 different countries took over the historic Al-Muezz Street in the heart of Islamic Cairo for the International Festival for Drums and Traditional Arts, which took off on Tuesday and will come to an end on Monday April 25.

The festival drew groups from countries such as China, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Lithuania, Nigeria, Switzerland and Armenia, among others.

Photo via Emad Eldeen Mohamed
Photo via Emad Eldeen Mohamed

Launched under the message “Drums of Dialogue for Peace,” the festival, which was organized by Egypt’s Ministry of Culture, aims to “encourage cultural dialogue” across nations.

Participating countries have also been given the opportunity to display handicraft projects reflecting their respective cultures throughout the course of the festival.

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Photo via Emad Eldeen Mohamed

Spanning seven days, the festival features India as its guest of honor and showcased performances by young arts groups such as Assiut University’s Folklore Group.

Participating countries have also been given the opportunity to display handicraft projects reflecting their respective cultures throughout the course of the festival.

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