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Monday, January 7, 2013


The following press release is addressed to the young people of the fascinating historic district of Darb Al Ahmar (one of my favourite strolling sites) in the area popularly referred to as Islamic Cairo.
I do not think they count among CLEG readers, but I still thought it worth to raise awareness about this great project among the wider public, not least because its students often perform at events featured in CLEG. Next time you see them you know where are they coming from :-).

To know more about Darb Al Ahmar Arts School, click here.

Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) invites children and young people of the Darb Al Ahmar district to apply to attend the Darb Al Ahmar Arts School during the open enrollment period from 13 -31 January 2013. Young Students will receive training in percussion, circus arts, or brass instruments for two years as well as classes in English, computer skills, social skills and physical theater. The school offers a monthly stipend, free trips to attend musical and artistic performances, international cultural exchanges, special training workshops, and the opportunity for the most talented students to perform at events on a regular basis.

The Darb Al Ahmar Arts School, a project of Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) in cooperation with Agha Khan Trust for Culture and with the support of the Al Fanar foundation, was launched in 2010 for the purpose of educating children and youth of Al Darb Al Ahmar district in artistic disciplines (circus arts, brass and percussion). The school aims to create future employment opportunities for these young people as performing artists, and to raise the awareness of the residents of Darb Al-Ahmar of the value of art and its economic role in community development. The school was launched officially in March 2011 and include about 100 students in the three sections; percussion, brass and circus arts.

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