This year's edition is dedicated to late Egyptian dancer and choreographer Mahmoud Reda.
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Arts Center has opened the 18th edition of the International Summer Festival in Egypt’s city of Alexandria, which is scheduled to run till August 29.
The festival, which was kicked off on August 15 with a performance by Dina El-Wedidi and her band, is operating under strict safety measures in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
The festival is dedicated to Egyptian folk-dance icon Mahmoud Reda, who passed away on July 10 at the age of 89.
The two-week festival is featuring sessions on different art forms, screenings and a variety of performances including the band AndrOmidA, Nouran, and Ali El-Haggar.
This week’s programme will include El-Leila El-Kebira, a musical performance by Fabrica on August 18.
The festival will conclude with a performance by pop star Mostafa Amar.