São Paulo – Egypt’s Economic and Commercial Office in São Paulo will host an art exhibition and a cultural festival on the Arab country in the city from July 23 to August 4 at Club Homs. The activities are supported by the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.
Consul Mohamed Elkhatib, the head of the office, says the exhibition will feature paintings by four Egyptian artists: Lofty Abu Sareya (pictured above), based in Brussels, Belgium, Ahmed Samir Farid, from Cairo, Samar Kamel, who lives in Dubai, and Neda Badran, who lives in Brazil.
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According to Elkhatib, the festival will have attractions such as a “miniature pharaonic museum,” with plaster copies of ancient artifacts made by an Egyptian artist who lives in Brazil, a handicraft fair, typical foods, henna tattoos, Arab calligraphy, Arabic classes, a Bedouin tent, a night of Egyptian cinema, cultural workshops, folkloric presentations and music.
The festival will be part of the celebrations of the National Egypt’s Day in July 23, which honors the 1952 revolution, the end of the monarchy and the establishment of the republic.
“I imagined this would be a good promotional event for Egypt, because this (the festival) has never been held in Brazil before,” Elkhatib told ANBA.
Entrance will be free. The full program and schedule will be posted soon on www.festivalculturalegipcio.info.
Egyptian Cultural Festival
July 23 to August 4, at Club Homs
Avenida Paulista, 735, São Paulo, SP
Find out more at www.festivalculturalegipcio.info
Translated by Guilherme Miranda