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Wanas Festival Cairo’s International Folk Music Festival


The success achieved by El Mastaba bands worldwide has encouraged the Center to realize its dream of organizing and presenting WANAS (Cairo’s International Folk Music Festival). The Festival is scheduled to take place in El Sawy Culture Wheel, September 18, 19 and 20, 2014. 9 outstanding local and international folk music bands will meet to perform for Egyptian audiences. Additionally, the Festival audience will have the chance to participate in interactive workshops and learn traditional dances and instruments.

Wanas Festival Schedule 

September 17, workshop between El Tanbura band and Lo Core La Plana band, workshop starts 8:00 pm on El Dammah Theatre supported by El Mastaba Center for Folk Music.

Day one, September 18, at Sakya Abd El Mone’m El Sawy stage.
7:00 pm, the opening and the word of the festival general manager.
7:15 pm to 8:00 pm, Bedouin Jerry-Can band.
8:15 pm to 9:00 pm, Mazameer El Nile band
9:15 pm to 10:15 pm, Lo Core De La Plana from France.

Day two, September 19, at Sakya Abd El Mone’m El Sawy stage.
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm, NubaNour band
8:00 pm to 8:45 pm, Abul Ghiet Dervishes band
9:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Ross & Jarlath band from Scottland.

Day three, September 120, at Sakya Abd El Mone’m El Sawy stage.
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm, El Rango band
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Trof band from Netherlands
9:15 pm to 10:15 pm, El Tanbura band.

Tickets: 30 L.E.
Available at El Sakya Counter