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Ad Publicizing Afranza Hanem's Performance at Sala Badia
April 5, 1927


Translated by Priscilla Adum





The ad below for Badia Masabni's sala publicizes the performance of Afranza Hanem, a well-known Turkish dancer whose first day at Badia's club was just 5 days earlier on March 31.

Al Ahram
Tuesday, April 5, 1927
Page 5

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



The Advertisement

Sala Badia

Matinee and Soiree

On Emad el Din Street Delighting the Audience

Fathya Ahmed

With a band made up of the greatest musicians

Ibrahim El 3aryan on Kanoun and Zaki Ezat the Prince of Violin

Also Dancing and Astounding Audiences is

The Beautiful Turkish Dancer

Afranza Hanem

Badia Masabni Sings and Dances

The Advertisement




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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