Studio Zafir

A Cairo-based initiative to encourage creativity and set up by three founders – Nada Abdel Salam, Noha Zayed and Ahmed Kamel – Studio Zafir is a concept store that offers funky home-grown Egyptian products designed by a wide range of artists and designers. The founders stock their T-shirt brand, Zafir which come in witty slogans referencing Egyptian pop culture and social issues.

William Wells

Bringing his passion for art from the West to East, William Wells moved to Cairo more than 25 years ago where he founded Townhouse Gallery. Founded in 1998, the gallery has sparked the city’s burgeoning art scene and has made Wells an integral player in nurturing and supporting creativity in Egypt.

Fathy Salama

Grammy award-winning jazz musician, Fathy Salama has established himself as an influential force in the Egyptian music scene. He is most known for bridging the gap between modern and traditional music through performances with artists from different countries such as American jazz musician, Al Di Meola.

Diary of the Future

Continue reading   A wildly prolific artist (‘You are never calm in your head,’ relayed Nina during the Nile-side cup reading), Baladi is perhaps best known for her powerful ‘Diary of the Future’ cycle of works (2007-2011). Documenting the ritualised Turkish coffee drinking the artist ‘imposed’ on bedside visitors during her father’s final months fighting […]