D-CAF’s 7th edition avant-garde concept brings Cairo’s Downtown to Life!

D-CAF 2018 Concept

D-CAF (Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival) comes back to Downtown, Cairo for its 7th edition, which will start from March 8th until March 29th, 2018. However, this year’s concept makes us feel like it is not 2018, but in a futuristic Downtown that we have never seen before.

We would hardly recognize downtown, if it were not for the iconic Talaat Harb statue in Downtown. The concept re-imagines Cairo’s Downtown in a more developed, and prosper future. The vivid colors painted by the artist Tarek Abdelkawi restore Downtown to its lively, and artsy status.

Tarek's Concept for D-CAF

The future of arts is here now and will be part of D-CAF’s 7th edition, as the festival’s programs change; a completely new programme will be unveiled “New Media Arts,” introducing a unique form of performances that we have never seen before in D-CAF. The “Visual Arts” programme also transforms into “In Collaboration with Medrar,” keeping up with the futuristic and experimental design.

D-CAF will feature “Arab Art Focus” once again for the third time; AAF joined Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017, which was the highest presence of artists from the Middle East region since Edinburgh Festival started 70 years ago.

This edition promises experimental, alternative, and new line-up of performances, concerts, and events, just like this year’s concept. The avant-garde concept captures how Downtown changes during the time of festival with its stunning performances and events taking over the streets of Downtown, and is a metaphor for what the festival holds for us this year! During the period of the festival, the renowned and talented artists will revamp Downtown venues, and streets into a contemporary, and experimental hub for different forms of arts.

What do you think of this Cairo’s Downtown re-imagined concept?

The festival promises to move forward, and tackle the obstacles and moulds that confine artists in Egypt, the Middle East Region, and from all over the globe.

Stay tuned for more insights about D-CAF 2018.

 

 

 

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D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival

Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) is Egypt’s first international multi-disciplinary contemporary arts festival. The 6th edition of D-CAF (#DCAF17) will take place over three weeks from the 17th of March to the 8th of April 2017 at multiple sites in Downtown Cairo. D-CAF will include local, regional and international music, theatre, dance, visual arts and film by cutting-edge artists from Egypt, the Arab world, and beyond. In addition to featuring established Downtown cultural spaces and theatres, D-CAF uses non-traditional sites such as historical buildings, storefronts, alleyways, and rooftops as sites for performances, events, and arts installations, with the aim of bringing audiences and performers to engage with the city in a new way. With its diverse and first-rate programming, D-CAF aspires to become one of the most important annual Arab art events by reaching out to a broad spectrum of Egyptian audiences, creating bridges between Arab artists, international curators and programmers, as well as capitalising on Downtown Cairo’s unique cultural, social and architectural heritage. Furthermore, the D-CAF team seeks not just to bring the best in international contemporary culture to Cairo, but also to deliver a highly professional and well-publicised international festival. Follow us on: Instagram: @dcafegypt Twitter: https://twitter.com/DCAFEgypt Press: www.dcafpress.com Blog: www.d-caf.org/blog
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D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts FestivalThursday, July 19th, 2018 at 8:33pm
We are Hiring !
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D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts FestivalMonday, July 9th, 2018 at 2:35am
We are proud to announce that duo 'The Architects' A Performance By Younes Atabane who preformed at he AAF- Arab Arts Focus during D-CAFs 7th edition will be at Zürcher Theater Spektakel in August 2018.

Congrats Youness Atbane!

https://www.theaterspektakel.ch/en/program18/production/youness-atbane-youness-aboulakoul/
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Medrar TV
This performance features a documentary made in the year 2045, where political conflicts have changed the world to a degree that only memories of #art remain. Youness Atbane looks back at the dynamics of contemporary Moroccan art and takes the audience to an ambiguous space between reality and fiction. The Second Copy: 2045 was shown in the Arab Arts Focus program of D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival. https://youtu.be/9_ptaYRo24w Basma Hamed Mohamed Allam Mohammad Helmy Mohamed Samir Saad Dina Jereidini Asmaa Zayed
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D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts FestivalFriday, June 29th, 2018 at 1:28am
Seven Years running and still strong !
How many Editions did you catch?!

سبع سنين و لسى مكمليين !
كم سنة بقلكم بتحضروا دي-كاف؟

#TBT #throwbackthursday #7 #festivals #contemporary #arts #DCAF
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D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival
D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts FestivalSaturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 2:30am
This Year D-CAFs Music Programme had three very diverse Music Concerts
-With Samira Said (Morocco/​E​gypt), Pink Oculus (The Netherlands), Elbi (France), And Shahira Welnas Elkhatira (Egypt)
-Tarek Yamani, Out Of Nations And El Sawareekh (Lebanon/usa/germany/egypt)
-Bachar Mar-khalifé, Bit-tuner & Andro El Hawy + El Sweasy And Teklife & Islam Chipsy + Sadat (France/lebanon/switzerland/usa/egypt)

Who do you think will be on stage at D-CAF19 ?

السنادي في دي كاف كان 3 حفلات مزيكا مختلفة من بلاد مختلفة متنوعة
(سميرة سعيد و فرق عالمية (بينك اوكيولس, إلبي ,شهيرة و الناس الخطيرة
الصواريخ/NATIONS OF OUT/طارق يمني
بشار مار-خليفة / بيت تيونر / ١٠٠ نسخة/ تك لايف

تتوقعوا مين هيكون في حفلات دي-كاف 19؟
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D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts FestivalFriday, June 15th, 2018 at 6:10am
The Orient for Film & Theater Productions family wishes you a Happy Eid
عيد مبارك
و كل عام انتم بخير!
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D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts FestivalThursday, June 14th, 2018 at 12:14am
D-CAF 18 is still rolling!

A group of lecturers and students from German University in Cairo visiting D-CAF visual arts programme// Roznama studio program Followed by entertainment night of the week here at The space held by and at one of the participating artists from our programme

دي-كاف 18!
مجموعة من اساتذة و طلاب الجامعة الالمانية فى زيارة الى ستوديوا روزناما و شاركوا فى عرض لاحدى الفنانين المشاركين بالبرنامج

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