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All You Need to Know About this Year’s Red Bull SoundClash Egypt

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On the very first week of next month, you will have the chance to attend the sixth round of Red Bull SoundClash gigs, that have been taking place over every year for six times now, over one weekend.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the concept of Red Bull Soundclash, well, it is a once in a lifetime experience of live musical performances, bringing two bands with completely different sounds, influences and styles, and the two bands compete under one roof in a room filled with eager fans.

The stages are set on opposite sides, and each group takes its turn to show off their unique style and skill sets; through improvising grooves with one goal ahead of them, IMPRESS and WIN the hearts of the audience.

Five rounds, two stages, and one crowd. Which one will leave victorious? And which shall be defeated? Well, It’s up to the crowd to decide their faith. 

Let’s take a look on some of the previous gigs, to get you excited, shall we?

If you haven’t attended one before, then don’t miss the chance this year, because this year’s line up of bands will have you screaming your lungs out to your favorite tunes!

AND the line-up is as follows:

Thursday: Autostrad vs. Akher Zapheer
Friday: Wust El Balad vs. Jadal
Saturday: Sharmoofers vs. Aziz Maraka

So mark your calendars for the 4th, 5th and 6th of April and don’t make plans for the weekend; for these are the gigs that you shouldn’t allow yourself to miss.

Venue: Mall of Egypt.

Tickets are available on ticketsmarche: https://www.ticketsmarche.com/red-bull-soundclash_se_1883.html

Also check Jumia’s offer for a 3-day pass ticket, for only 550 LE.

 

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Google Doodle Celebrates the Discovery of the Khufu ship’s

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Google Doodle celebrates the 65th anniversary of the discovery of the ancient boat, which was discovered inside Great Pyramid of Giza. 

The Khufu ship is an ancient pharaoh’s barge that is buried inside of the pyramid, and today, Google is dedicating a doodle in celebration of this great discovery.

The wooden ship is around 4,600 years old, and it is so well-designed that it can still sail today if launched back to the Nile river!

The boat was discovered back in 1954 by archaeologist Kamal el-Mallakh, when he dug under a stone wall on the south side of the Great Pyramid.

The purpose behind the boat remains a mystery and a debate between scholars, as some claim that it was placed inside khufu’s tomb so he can sail across heavens after death with the sun god Ra. Others believe that it was used to ferry the Khufu’s body to his final resting place.

Even though its purpose remains unclear, this discovery remains as significant now as it did the day it was discovered, and is considered to be one of the best-preserved vessels from antiquity.

The Google Doodle of the Khufu Ship is currently being shown across the Middle East and North Africa, in addition to parts of Europe, in Russia, Australia and New Zealand.

 

 

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Ramadan Weekend Guide

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It looks like this year, Ramadan nights are taken quite seriously, with the number of stars performing each week at the various tents. And this weekend is no exception, from Esseily to Sharnoubi to much more! Here are the list of events you don’t want to miss out on.

This Thursday!

1- Mohamed Adaweya @Galleria 40

May 16th sees one of the weekend’s biggest events kick-off as Galleria 40’s Ramadan tent, 3altawla is hosting Mohamed Adaweya for a traditional Ramadan night.

For more reservations call 01020072134, or 01020013712, or check their Facebook

2- Oka & Ortega @ El 7ara Tent

Oka & Oretga seem to be having a full schedule this Ramadan! And this Thursday, they will perform at El 7ara Tent at Sky Executive Resort for a night of cool vibes.

For reservations call 01206555044 – 01206555066 and for more information check their Facebook.

This Friday!

3- Mohamed El Sharnouby @ Sehraya Tent

The rising superstar Sharnouby will be performing live on Friday at Sehraya Tent at Triumph luxury hotel.

For reservations call 0225410700 and for more information check their Facebook.

4- 3altawla: Oka W Ortega at Galleria 40

Like I said, busy schedule for Oka & Ortega! Another Shaabi night at Galleria 40’s Ramadan tent, 3altawla, as Oka & Ortega take on the stage on Friday.

For more information and reservations call 01020072134, or 01020013712, and for check their Facebook

5- Hisham Abbas @El 7ara Tent

Hisham Abbas is back for another fun night at El 7ara Tent at Sky Executive Resort this Friday.

For reservations call 01206555044 – 01206555066 and for more information check their Facebook.

6- Mahmoud El Esseily @Bab Al Qasr Tent

Don’t miss out on a musical night performed by the superstar Mahmoud El Esseily at Bab Al Qasr Tent at Royal Maxim Palace Kempinksi.

For reservations call 01097111151 or 01016668835 or 01094711112 and for more information check their Facebook.

This Saturday!

7- Mahmoud El Esseily @The Courtyard Maadi

In case you miss the star’s performance on Friday, he will be back at the Courtyard Maadi on Saturday.

For reservations call 01210201040 and for more information check their Facebook.

 

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The Arab Films Featured at Cannes Film Festival 2019

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The Cannes Film Festival returned yesterday with a number of anticipated premieres; bringing the best of Hollywood and European film industry to the red carpet

The prestigious festival kicked off in the South of France, the eleven-day event shows appreciation for the global cinema, and we have a lot to look forward, because a number of Arab film are to featured during the exceptional film festival.

Among the biggest draws at this year’s festival is Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie in a Charles Manson-era comedy drama. Dexter Fletcher’s Elton John biopic Rocketman is also creating a buzz, as Bong Joon-ho’s return with ParasiteKen Loach is also making a welcome comeback at the festival with his latest film, Sorry We Missed You.

Now back to the Arab Films that are giving us utter pride, here are the ones to keep an eye out for!

1-It Must Be Heaven 

Directed by the Palestinian Elia Suleiman, the movie follows the story of a traveler who journeys from his home land Palestine, all the way to the west. Feeling homesick, he seeks cities like Paris and NYC for a familiar sense of home. But he recognizes that none would make up for the land he left behind.
It is a story that questions one’s identity and sense of belonging, when trying to escape his origins.

2- Papicha

The drama film tells the story of a young student with a passion for fashion, while Algeria faces the hardship of Civil War-era. Nedjma the university student, decides to stage a fashion show, amidst these hardships to uplift the spirit of her fellow students.

Algerian filmmaker Mounia Meddour has directed five documentaries in the past, and her 2011 debut short film Edwige was selected for the Dubai International Film Festival, the Gulf Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival. Papicha is her first full-length feature film.

3- Adam

The movie tells the story of two women who encounter each other in the Casablanca. Samia, a pregnant young woman, and Abla, a widow who struggles to fulfill the needs of her eight-year-old-daughter. Samia seeks refuge at Abla’s house, before her birth delivery date, and together they experience a sort of rebirth and rediscover a zest for life.

4- The Unknown Saint

Moroccan director Alaa Eddine Aljem’s comedy follows a young thief, who buries his stolen money, while escaping the police. After a decade, when the thief is released from prison, he goes back to look for his money but what he finds next was something he didn’t expect. A construction has taken place atop where he buried his money.

5- Tu Mérites un Amour

TunisianAlgerian actress Hafsia Herzi makes her first foray into directing with Tu Mérites un Amour. The film follows the break-up of a young couple, Lila and Remi. Exploring the effects that the breakup left on both of them, when they parted ways.

Best of luck to them all!

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