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Awalem Newspaper Ad:
Anissa and Nabaweya


Translated by Priscilla Adum





This is an old clipping from a newspaper in Cairo announcing the services of a troupe of Awalem (sometimes spelled Awalim) for family parties and weddings. The friend in Egypt who provided the clip did not identify the specific newspaper name, date, or page number.


ABOUT THE PHOTO: This photo shows a cafe along Mohamed Ali Street in Egypt as of 2018. Photo copyright 2018 by Shira, all rights reserved.

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Mohamed Ali Street Cafe



The Advertisement

The best and most beautiful wedding receptions for large families and elegant people are the ones where the entertainment is provided by Madame Anissa el Masreya and her sister Nabaweya. Don't forget to invite us to your celebrations. We are located at 7aret El Menasra #80. Mohamed Ali Street.




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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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