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Ad for the Grand Opening of Sala Badia Masabni
November 4, 1926


Translated by Priscilla Adum





This is a translation of the advertisement that was used to announce the grand opening of Sala Badia Masabni, Badia's first nightclub.

Al Ahram
Thursday, November 4, 1926
Page 3

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The Advertisement

The Opening of Sala Badia Masabni

On Thursday, November 4, at 9:30 p.m. as well as on the following days

The classiest and most luxurious sala in Egypt for dancing and singing

Emad El Din Street between the Majestic and the Semiramis

Singing and dancing by the Queen of the Svelte
Madame Badia Masabni

Singing for the public
the famous singer El Ustaz Gamil Azit

With a band consisting of the best and most skillful musicians:

Aymen Bosry the Sultan of Nay
Ibrahim 3aryian on kanoun
Mohamed 3awad on oud
Zaki 3azt on violin




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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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