Monthly Archives: July 2010

“Liberty” and the talking drum

The rubbery resonant sound of the “talking drum” can sometimes be distinguished over the percussion while Nigerian band Liberty Jazz performs at the River Hall at Sawy Culture Wheel on Friday. Closely imitating the intonations of spoken language, talking drums … Continue reading

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Dream of the red country

A large Chinese hair ornament is displayed on a screen, greeting the audience at the Cairo Opera House’s performance of one the classics of Chinese fiction, “Dream of the Red Chamber.” An Arabic voiceover reveals the ensuing tale is a … Continue reading

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