"Our streets" launch and Music with Sayed Rikabi
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Mar 18, 2015 6:30–10:00pm
Organized by: The Townhouse Gallery
Venue: The Townhouse Gallery
Address: 10 Nabrawy Street (off Champollion Street) Downtown, Cairo
Website: www.facebook.com/events/867941643247600/

Bashkatib cordially invites you to a concert featuring Sayed Rikabi and his band, to celebrate the launch of Our Streets. This magazine contains work produced by youth, between 12 and 17 years old, who have been trained by Bashkatib in Dar El-Salam, Cairo, Aswan, and Mansoura, Dakahlia.

The event includes an exhibition of a selection of photographs taken by youth in the three areas, and an opportunity to purchase your own copy of Our Streets. Funds raised at this event will be go directly to supporting the continuation of Bashkatib.

6:30 to 7:00 entry and a welcome talk
7:00 to 7:30 screening of selection of videos produced by youth in Dar El-Salam
7:30 to 8:30 screening of "Nile View" by Lily Grimes, a film about a group of youth who participated in the Bashkatib project in Aswan
8:30 to 9:00 refreshments
9:00 to 10:00 Jaafari music concert with Sayed Rikabi

Entrance without an invitation is 20 LE and you will take home 2 postcards.

Bashkatib is a limited liability company, founded in 2013, that works to establish and support a network of sustainable, youth-run media outlets in marginalized local areas in Egypt. Community media outlets produce print publications, distributed for free in the local area, and simultaneously publish multi-media content to the Bashkatib online portal atwww.bashkatibnews.com.

Bashkatib establishes each media outlet through trainings offered to groups of youth, aged 12-17 years, living in selected local communities. Our staff closely mentors each youth group over years, providing them with skills and resources to manage a community media outlet. 

Bashkatib initiated its first media outlet in the Dar El Salam neighborhood in Cairo in January 2014, and has since began working with youth groups in Aswan and Mansoura.

In addition to producing print publications, youth journalists join the online Bashkatib portal, where they upload news, stories, photos and videos from their communities. You can access local news content in Arabic from across Egypt at www.bashkatibnews.com.