Essay from Evie Petropolou

Men in suits and women in dresses and skirts and headscarves stand behind a table with a white tablecloth in a wooden room with windows and greenery.

Egypt celebrates the International Day of the Poet Cavafy and awards the Yorgos Foudoulis Prize for Culture 2024

Egypt participated in the celebration of the International Day of the Greek Poet Cavafy, including the Yorgos Foudoulis Prize for the year 2024.
The Egyptian-Greek ceremony was held at the Grand Hotel
Organized, sponsored and chaired by the Commissioner General of the Foudoulis Award in Egypt:
Dr. Atef Khair
The vice president of the celebration 

Manar Marouf
And Dr. Reda Abdel Rahim
And the journalist Andy Al-Arabi
And journalist Marwa Abdel Ghani

The ceremony, started with the playing of the Greek National Anthem and then the Egyptian Republican Anthem
The Yorgos Foudoulis Prize for Culture was awarded with honors
Honor, shields and certificates of appreciation by  the name of the Yorgos Foudoulis
 Culture Award
The Foudoulis Prize for Culture for the year 2024 was awarded to :

Professor Dr. Mona Haggag, Greek archaeologist and civilizationist

And the Greek archaeologist and civilization scientist, Professor Dr. Wafaa Al-Ghanem

And the distinguished artist of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Culture, Dr. Ali Abdel Ghani
And historian and writer Dr. Reda Abdel Rahim
The Vice-Chairman of the Celebration is Mrs. Manar Marouf
Issam Helmy, the Egyptian guitar expert

He knows the semsimiya instrument and the leader of the traditional semsimiya band, the artist Ahmed Ashry
And the international visual artist, Dr. Adel Benjamin
And Mrs. Amani Ahmed Tarraf
And President of OCD Academy of Arts
Visual artist Abdullah Kharouba

And the artist Marian Muhammad
And the artist Imad Muhammad Ibrahim
And the artist Nisreen Al-Lawandi
And the  artist and calligrapher Ahmed Tariq
And the poet Hana Al-Gharabawi
And the poet Maryam Al Faraskouri
The artist is the leader of the Storm Team performing arts team
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Grand Hotel, Mr. Jamil Farah, was honored
And the head of the Egyptian Society for Human Rights, Counselor Gamal Al-Najjar
The ceremony included speeches delivered by  the presidency of the celebration, and Dr. Atef Khair thanked and appreciated the attendees. 

He also thanked and appreciated the international Greek musician Giorgos Foudoulis, who authorized him to award the award in Egypt.
The ceremony was presented in English by journalist Marwa Abdel Ghani
The ceremony was presented in Arabic
Journalist Muhammad Al-Jazzar
Professor Mona Haggag and Professor Wafaa Al-Ghanem spoke about Greek civilization in Egypt and the historical relations between Egypt and Greece.
The poet Hana Al-Gharabawi recited the poem Greece
The poet Maryam Al Faraskouri also recited the poem “Ithaca” by the poet Kafafis in Arabic

Storm Team Performing Arts performed
A dancer's performance to the music of Zorba the Greek
Pharaonic review
A review of Egyptian folklore
Guitarist Issam Helmy played musical pieces
Singer Hamsa Ekramy presented singing segments
The ceremony included a musical performance by musician Yorgos Foudoulis
And Cavafy's poems
And the Greek song of Alexandria
Certificates of honor were presented to the attendees and participants from the Egyptian governorates and cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Damietta, Asbut, and Sharqia.
In the conference hall of the Grand Hotel Ras El Bar.




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