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Gusour Cultural Center in Zamalek, affiliated with the Episcopal/ Anglican Church in Egypt, is organizing a music activity entitled “Drums Circle” in partnership with coach Mustafa Bakkar, on Friday, January 28, at the Gusour Cultural Center headquarters at All Saints Cathedral in Zamalek.
Today, it is scheduled to include two successive circles to observe social distancing, due to the spread of the Coronavirus, provided that the duration of each circle will be one hour, as the first circle begins at six in the evening and the second circle at half-past seven in the evening.
The idea of establishing Gusour Center came when the Episcopal Church saw what the Egyptian people lived through in the past years during the revolutions, January 25, 2011, and June 30, 2013, and how the people expressed their dreams of freedom, democracy, social justice, and a decent life. However, they passed through a period of violence, extremism, and discrimination, and this period showed The importance of building the Egyptian person and restoring the values that prevailed in Egypt in the past, and the Church saw that it is her duty as a national institution to contribute as much as it can to the return of beautiful Egypt by strengthening harmony among the people’s spectra and acceptance and respect for the other, as the Church found that arts, literature, and music are the languages that combine between Peoples of different sects, it is a language that unites and does not divide, hence the idea of establishing Gusour Cultural Center in the service building attached to All Saints Cathedral to use arts, literature, and music to build bridges between members of society.
The center’s activities are represented in artistic performances such as music, theater, musical theatre, film shows, storytelling shows, and children’s shows. And workshops for various types of arts such as theater, photography, sign language, animation, Arabic calligraphy, sculpture, drawing, short films, music, acting, mime, storytelling, as well as art exhibitions, seminars, and discussions of books and novels, confident education, philosophical books, Mental books.
The center participates with a group of pioneers of arts and culture in its activities, for example, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Cairo Celebration Choir, Awtar Quartet, the soft power production, the Light and Hope Association, the Storytelling initiative for children, my story initiative, Ali Sotak “Raise your voice”, the Digital museum of women, Cairo Collective Guitar, The Dream of Light Foundation.