Thursday, 15 March 2018



The American University in Cairo (AUC) is hosting the “Folklore Night”, as part of the AUC Cultural Program. The event will witness a performance by The AUC Egyptian Folklore Group in collaboration with the AUC Music Group to give a performance of traditional Egyptian folkloric songs and dances. The Folklore Night’s performance will showcase a selection of the group’s dances, some traditional and some stylized. In addition, the Music Group will perform a few songs and musical pieces also from traditional and contemporary Egyptian Folklore.

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. It consists mostly of AUC current students and some alumni. The group has 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.


Bassily Auditorium, AUC New Cairo


Thursday, March 15, 2018; 6:30 - 9:00pm