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The Nile Scene

What’s the sound of music like in the largest city in Africa?  NANA ASFOUR visits Cairo, where the city’s opera-house complex  has ambitions to be the Lincoln Center of Egypt.

Cairo Opera House HDL
A view of the Nile and Cairo, above, with the Cairo Opera House and surrounding arts complex on the Gezira Island
© P. Narayan/age fotostock 2010
In the first half of the twentieth century, Arabic culture was, for the most part, defined by Egypt. The country, which had gained independence from Britain in 1922, was for its neighbors what the U.S...

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Current Issue: September 2014 — VOL. 79, NO. 3