Episode Number
55
Were the divas of Egypt’s roaring 20’s also pioneers of Egyptian feminism? A conversation with Raphael Cormack
On the Middle East with Andrew Parasiliti and Amberin Zaman, an Al-Monitor Podcast
Were the Divas of Egypt’s Roaring 20’s also pioneers of Egyptian Feminism? A conversation with Raphael Cormack
00:00 / 56:36
Raphael Cormack, visiting researcher at Columbia University, discusses his book, Midnight in Cairo; profiles the amazing women who shaped and dominated Egypt’s music, theater, film and cabaret scene in the early 20th century against the backdrop of dramatic political and social change; describes the rivalry between Mounira al-Mahdiyya and Oum Kalthoum, the two most popular entertainers of their times; and more.
Links:
-Midnight in Cairo: The Divas of Egypt's Roaring '20s
-Munira al Mahdiya Yamamah 7ilwah - YouTube
-Badia Masabni y su Casino Badia - YouTube
-Egyptian Museum of Antiquities gets makeover to compete for tourists (al-monitor.com)
-The reform challenge: What Oman (and others) might learn from Egypt (al-monitor.com)
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