The second edition of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) starts on Thursday 4 April. For 24 days Downtown Cairo will be filled with performances, screenings, workshops, exhibitions and more. We spoke to Ahmed El Attar, the artistic director of D-CAF.
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As the evening advanced, the musicians and entertainers also took advantage of the surrounding stone halls. The music of drums, tablas and oriental flutes filled the halls of the souk as a procession of musicians marched around, occasionally stopping for the crowd following to gather around them.