Project 99 (France/Lebanon)
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Mar 30, 2017 9:00–10:30pm
Organized by: D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival
Venue: The GrEEK Campus
Address: Yousef El Guindy & Falaky Street, Downtown, Cairo, Egypt
Admission: Ticket for 75 EGP

This is One of a kind perfermonace that combines Interactive performance, Rap, poetry and Music all on one stage for the first time in Egypt

Dress Code: Smart Casual
Ticket through e7gezly or D-CAF festival Hub in Hoda Shaarawi
Project 99 is the result of the collaboration between poet and rapper Marc Nammour and music composer Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch. Created as part of the research and creation process of transcultural musics at the Royaumont Foundation, the performance takes place in a great Cartesian momentum, where the French administration puts all French residents and nationals born abroad under the ‘99’ number as identification. For the administration, 99 is a ghost department and nobody knows where it begins or where it ends; consisting of 99 languages, 99 cultures and 99 horizons. 

In this classification, the poet attempts to draw interrogation of identity, or identities. Being born within the 99 system, specifically in Lebanon, the poet’s sole desire is for his words to speak, not disguise or harm. He then invites musicians aware of the relation between music and poetry, entrusting composer Lorenzo, another 99 member, with the musical direction of the creation. 

Marc Nammour 
Lorenzo Bianchi
Amir ElSaffar 
Jérôme Boivin

This performance is made in collabration with Institut Francias and the American embassy in Cairo