Garden city is one of especially the few neighborhoods where you can just lose yourself in the architecture of the buildings, building 10 located in Lawyers Union St. This is where you can also find room art space. It might seem like it’s just another uniquely beautiful building in Garden City, however, “Grey Pillars” is actually an ancient building that carries a very interesting story behind it. In WWII the British army used it as a main office to manage the world war in the middle east region, and they named it ” Grey Pillars” in their secret letters. Sometimes they also called it “Number 10”.
Many well known figures passed through the gates of this sophisticated “Grey Pillars” like Charles de Gaulle, Oliver Lyttleton, Chaim Weizmann and Anthony Eden Historians confirmed that de Gaulle has negotiated the freedom of Syria and Lebanon in Grey Pillars Coincidentally, after seven decades, it became the home of Room Art Space.
Room Art Space is considered as one of the most important art spaces in Cairo, as it’s always developing in the field of arts. It also offers a place for different artists and art lovers where they can share marvelous art, special coffee and delicious food.
Now Room Art Space’s staff are getting ready for the grand opening of Room Grand Experience, which is a new theater at Grand Nile Hotel in Garden City. The new theater is introducing a one-of-a-kind voice audition in the presence of well-known musicians and artists. This new music experience will give the opportunity to all the independent musicians in Egypt to introduce their talents to a huge base of fans. Regardless the governmental restrictions and financial crises, Room Art Space has proven that nothing can keep them from moving forward. Although they haven’t received any financial support from embassies and other organizations, they managed to fulfill their cultural projects with the support of their fans and independent bands.
DOKKAN is a Cairo-based experimental musical project and the collective sound of musicians Tarek El Azhary (oud), Omar Magdy (guitar) and Nayer Osama (Drums) Mohamed El Mallawany (Bass guitar). Drawing inspiration from a wide array of contemporary musical elements and more traditional Egyptian sounds the project explores this blend employing innovative instrumentation, sweet poignant melodies, and rich rhythmic grooves
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YOUSSR EL HAWARY :
YOUSSR EL HAWARY is an Egyptian accordionist, composer, songwriter, and singer. For this gig, she’ll be joined by her band playing tunes from their latest release album No’oum Nasyeen.
Youssra has been composing her own songs, a satirical mix of social and political commentary, since 2010. In the early stages of her career, she would take to the stage only with her accordion, Her lively presence and unique musical style soon had her garnering a loyal following.
In a very short time, Youssra became one of the strongest, most popular female voices on Egypt’s
independent music scene. It was in the same year that Youssra decided to start working with other musicians, and a band was finally formed.
Her compositions are bellwethers of everyday life in Cairo, and the charged alchemy of the
The Mediterranean basin that fuels her distinctive and soulful sound.
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*Entry at 7:00 pm
*Ticket prices 100LE (Seated) and 80LE (Standing)