Women’s Day Celebrated at Sultan’s Place
9 March 2019
On 8 March 2019 the Egyptian musical group Do‘souqa performed in the Maq‘ad of Sultan Qaitbey to celebrate International Women’s day. Formed in 2015 and lead by the female vocalist Luka, Do‘souqa is among the trendiest independent bands in Cairo, playing music of a distinctive sound that is rooted in indie folk and merges many influences into hip and captivating songs delivered by Luka in one of the most impressive and bright female voices of Egypt. The spacious hall of the Sultan’s maq‘ad again filled up to its full capacity.
As usually, an arts and crafts fair accompanied the event, where traditional craftspeople presented and offered for sale their products.
On the same day, an exhibition by the Austrian Cultural Forum was opened. It presents contributions of many remarkable Egyptian and Austrian women to arts, politics, culture and economy (open until 22 March.)
The event organised by ARCHiNOS Architecture and the Sultan Foundation was sponsored by the European Union and the Drosos Foundation.