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Ad Promoting Music
at Sala Badia
March 10, 1927


Translated By Priscilla Adum


This is a translation of an advertisement that was used to promote a show at Sala Badia Masabni in the Emad el-Din section of the Cairo metropolitan area and mentions that a dance star would be "coming soon". This was Badia Masabni's first club, more than a decade before she opened her famed Casino Opera. This advertisement appeared in Al Ahram on March 10, 1927, on page 6.



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Sala Badia

On Emad el Din Street singing for the public:

Fathya Ahmed

With a band consisting of the best musicians

Ibrahim 3aryian on kanoun and Zaki 3azt on violin

Badia singing and dancing

COMING SOON! The beautiful Turkish dancer Afranza Hanem!





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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