As part of the its yearlong centennial celebration, AUC is proud to host a day of exciting events in commemoration of Egypt’s 1919 Revolution and the inspiring art of the legendary Sayed Darwish. The program includes lectures by prominent figures, an art exhibition and a musical concert.
Talks by Distinguished Speakers
5 – 7 pm
A wide view of Egypt’s 1919 revolution, discussing the events that led up to its eruption, the impactful role of women, the aftermath and the socio-economic and public forces landscape at the time.
Distinguished guest speakers include Ambassador Mostafa El Feki, director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina; Dr. Mohamed Abou El-Ghar, professor of gynecology at Cairo University and political activist; and Sania Sharawi, novelist and the granddaughter of feminist and women’s rights activist Huda Sharawi.
Centennial Music Concert: Songs Preserving the Authenticity of the 1919 Revolution
8 – 10 pm
A compilation of the most influential songs written for the revolution in a historic archive of lyrics, musical notations and multi-track recordings. The concert features Eskenderella with lead singer Hazem Shaheen and the AUC Ferqa with lead singer Nesma Mahgoub ’13 and is directed by AUC Professor Wael El Mahallawy.
This event is open to the public, for tickets, click here. Tickets are also available for purchase on campus and at the door.