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Folk Arts
Many shy away from the frenzied movements and hypnotic music of zars – Egypt's exorcism ritual – but a bit of understanding may help revive the fascinating ancient cleansing experience  
In the spate of festivities marking the first anniversary of the January 25 Revolution, the martyrs - those who gave their life for freedom - should take pride of place

In the heart of Islamic Cairo, the House of Arabic Singing stands, dedicated to the revival of classical Arabic and Egyptian music and song

Legendary poet, playwright, cartoonist remains as popular as ever

Nagi Shaker, the chief designer for Al-Leila Al-Kebira, Cairo's iconic marionette theatre musical of the 1960s, speaks about his life and work

Renowned visual artist Helmi El-Touni's latest exhibition depicts Egypt's ongoing transitional phase in vivid folk colours

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