The third edition of She Arts, a festival dedicated to showcasing women’s creativity, launched at the American University in Cairo’s Tahrir Campus yesterday and will run until 1 October.

The festival’s opening took place at the AUC’s Ewart Hall and included a performance by several Egyptian women musicians, accompanied by She Arts Orchestra, an all-women ensemble conducted by Donia Deghery (Egypt).

The soloists of the evening were violinist Merna Sorour (Egypt), Gala El-Hadidi (mezzo-soprano), and flautist Rania Omar (Egypt), the winner of last year’s She Arts Music Competition.

The opening also showcased a Spanish quartet Las Migas performing in the main garden.

The festival’s music segment will feature Asia Madani, a harp concert by Mona Wasef ( Egypt) and Anna Bassy (Italy), Talia Lahoud (Lebanon) in an opening act for Tablet El-Sitt (Egypt), a double act with Filipa Biscaia (Portugal) and Rap Night (Egypt), Fulana (Saudi Arabia) in an opening act for Dina El-Wedidi (Egypt), DSBA Choir led by choirmaster Engy Lotfi.

The dance and theatre performances include a contemporary dance play titled What the Hell Am I Doing Here? (Egypt), a performance by Vice Versa Arts (Egypt), contemporary dance by Taseti, alongside calligraphy by Nagham Salah and Isolated Island (Sudan).

The festival also features film screenings, workshops and discussions.

Details on She Arts can be found on the festival’s Facebook page, while tickets are available at TicketsMarche.

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