Aswan Music Project: Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI) Reviving the musical dynamism of Upper Egypt

Source: Ahram Online by Ati Metwaly

Aswan Music Project: Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI) Reviving the musical dynamism of Upper Egypt

In one of Egypt’s southernmost villages, a group of children is gathered around the Cairo-based theatre director Salam Yousry, who leads them in a song they have created together, to the accompaniment of musicians on oud and duf.

The event was part of the Aswan Music Project (12-22 May), which involved a series of workshops in the villages of Iqlit, Selwa and Gharb Aswan.

Song creation with children is just one element within the pilot phase of the project which aims to use the power of music to mobilise, educate and reconnect the community while exploring, preserving and transmitting a rich musical heritage.

Read more – Dated: 2 Jun 2017

 

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