Egypt’s cultural digest Aug. 14: Sharm el-Sheikh sees breakthrough as German flights resume; Spanish folklore concert at Sawy Wheel
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Ismailia old building to convert to museum, cultural center

The Standing committee of Islamic and Coptic antiquities has agreed to convert the old administrative building of Suez Canal Company in Ismailia into a museum and cultural center, Youm7 reported.


Sharm el-Sheikh sees breakthrough as German flights resume

The Sharm el-Sheikh red sea resort has witnessed a breakthrough after a number of German travel agencies announced operating flights to the city starting from September.

German agencies have halted flights, like many other European countries, to Sharm el-Sheikh a year ago following a Russian jet crash in Sinai, killing 224 passengers.

The head of South Sinai investors association, Ragab Ali, expected that the German agencies’ decision would affect British and Russian authorities to resume flights to Egypt.


Aug. 17: Sawy Cultural Wheel hosts Spanish folklore concert

Sawy Cultural Wheel will host a Spanish folklore concert, which will play classical Latin songs on Aug.17 on Wednesday, according to De Cairo website.

The Egyptian singer Mona Burkhardt will lead the concert for the first time in Egypt

The concert will be held at 8:30 p.m. at the Hekma hall.

The ticket fees: 50 EGP.


Aug. 16: Makan to host Jaafra music concert

Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts (Makan) will host Tuesday a traditional Jaafra music concert by musician Sayed Rekabi from Upper Egypt’s Aswan city.

Rekabi is among few singers who still perform traditional melodies of the Arab tribes in Upper Egypt.

Entrance time: 7:30 p.m.

For inquiries: 27920878 02

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