Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) is Egypt’s only international multi-disciplinary contemporary arts festival that takes place over three weeks between March and April each year, at multiple sites in Downtown Cairo. D-CAF includes local, regional and international music, theatre, dance, visual arts, literature and film by cutting-edge artists from Egypt, the Arab world, and beyond. In addition to featuring established Downtown cultural spaces and theatres, D-CAF breaks new ground by using non-traditional sites such as historical buildings, storefronts, alleyways, and rooftops for performances, events, and arts installations, with the aim of bringing both audiences and performers to engage with the city in a new way.
Project 99 is the result of the collaboration between poet and rapper Marc Nammour and music composer Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch. Created as part of the research and creation process of transcultural musics at the Royaumont Foundation, the performance takes place in a great Cartesian momentum, where the French administration puts all French residents and nationals born abroad under the ‘99’ number as identification. For the administration, 99 is a ghost department and nobody knows where it begins or where it ends; consisting of 99 languages, 99 cultures and 99 horizons.
In this classification, the poet attempts to draw interrogation of identity, or identities. Being born within the 99 system, specifically in Lebanon, the poet’s sole desire is for his words to speak, not disguise or harm. He then invites musicians aware of the relation between music and poetry, entrusting composer Lorenzo, another 99 member, with the musical direction of the creation.
Date & Time:
Thursday, 30th of March 2017
Doors open @ 8:00 PM
Event starts from 9:00 PM to 10:15 PM
Black Box – GrEEK Campus
Regular Ticket: EGP 75
Rules & Regulations:
Lobby doors open one hour prior to the show’s starting time.
Entrance is not guaranteed after the performance has begun.
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