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Ad for the Show at El Bosphore Casino
May 10, 1920


Translated by Priscilla Adum





This is a translation of the advertisement that was used to promote a show at El Bosphore Casino at Station Square (today known as Ramses Square) in Cairo, Egypt. The ad appeared in Al Ahram newspaper on Monday, May 10, 1920, on page 3. At the time, Al Ahram had only 4 pages.

ABOUT THE PHOTO: This vintage postcard shows what Ramses Square used to look like.

Click on the image below to see the advertisement in more detail.



The Queen of Song

If you are someone who loves proper singing and classy Arabic songs, come to El Bosphore Casino in Station Square where you will find Madame Na3ma el-Masreya, the Queen of Song, heading a well arranged musical band.

Inside the casino, there is a special area for families which nobody else is allowed to enter.

Also a very good restaurant.

1920 Ad for El Bosphore



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About the Translator

Priscilla is a dancer of Lebanese heritage who enjoys researching the Golden Era of Egyptian dance. She owns a collection of more than one hundred classic black and white Egyptian films which is continually expanding.

Priscilla has also gathered a large library of dance related articles and clippings from Middle Eastern magazines and newspapers, many of which she has translated from the original Arabic to both English and Spanish.

Priscilla currently resides in Central America where she is a dance instructor. 




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