Wednesday, 26 April 2017

AUC to Host an Egyptian Folklore Night

You are invited to attend an Egyptian folklore night  where the AUC Folklore Group will  hold their annual folklore and music Spring performance on Thursday, April 27, 2017; 6:30 pm at  Bassily Hall, AUC New Cairo campus. The event will include a selection of the group’s signature dances along with some new dances. The dance performance will be accompanied by live music of the AUC Music Group. The group consists mostly of AUC current students and some alumni. The event is organized by Office of Student Engagement, Cultural Programs at The American University in Cairo.

The Folklore Group, founded  40 years ago, comprised of dancers, musicians and singers and has given many performances in Egypt on AUC campuses and off campus. The group has also participated in various international cultural events in different Arab countries like Jordan, UAE and Saudi Arabia. Since the 1980’s, the group has participated, almost every year, in an international folklore festival under the auspices of UNESCO, in a different country.  

In 2014, the AUC Folklore Group won first prize at the Egyptian National Universities Competition. This competition was among all Egyptian public and private universities in various fields of cultural and arts extracurricular programs, under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Youth.

The event is open to the public