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Happy Birthday, Prophet!

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I went to the old Islamic Cairo yesterday, wanting to walk around a bit. Then, behind the Al-Azhar Mosque, I was lured by some far away singing, fell for it and thus followed it until I reached the El-Hussein Mosque. … Continue reading

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“I felt betrayed by the revolution itself” – Yasmine El Baramawy about ‘sexual terrorism’ and revolutionary inadequacies

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Yasmine El Baramawy’s brave TV appearance has made her a well known activist in the fight against sexual harassment and sexual violence. She – and other women – were sexually violated during a protest against president Mohamed Morsi’s constitutional declaration … Continue reading

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Yasmine El Baramawy – a musical introduction to the composer and activist

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One of the most intense hours of my last Cairo stay were those two spent with Yasmine El Baramawy. Yasmine has talked publicly about the group sexual violence she (and many other women) had experienced during a protest against president … Continue reading

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Leaving marks – the D-CAF Festival in Cairo

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This is a short medley of three great concert nights at the shabby/cool Sherazade Nightclub in Cairo: DJ Khadafi Dub (USA) – Electronic / El Rass & Muna (Lebanon) – Hip Hop / SADAT (Egypt) – Mahragan/Shaabi Music as part … Continue reading

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D-CAF Festival 2012

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Ich habe im April das erste Downtown Contemporary Art Festival, D-CAF, im Stadtzentrum Kairos besucht und am 17.04.2012 im Radiofeuilleton von Deutschlandradio Kultur darüber berichtet. Hier der Gesprächsmitschnitt: A talk (in German, Deutschlandradio Kultur) about the D-CAF Festival 2012 in … Continue reading

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Ägyptischer Hip Hop, ich grüße Dich! هيب هوب

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10 short bilingual hip hop pieces from Deeb. Als Projektleiterin der Mini-Hörspiele Wurfsendung hatte ich das Vergnügen, mit Deeb aus Kairo zu arbeiten. Mit ihm habe ich für Deutschlandradio Kultur 10 Kürzest-Hip-Hop-Stücke produziert. Deeb aus Kairo und Susius aus Berlin sprech-singen … Continue reading

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