Puppets Conquer Cairo: Cabaret Crusades Final Screening at MAC

by Bill Davenport May 8, 2013

path-to-cairo-film-stillOn Saturday, May 11, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary is holding a night of Middle Eastern music, food and film around the last screening of artist Wael Shawky’s Cabaret Crusades: Horror Show File and Cabaret Crusades: The Path to Cairo. The Egyptian artist retells the story of the crusades with marionettes.

Acclaimed Hand Drummer Jamal Mohamed joins clarinetist Jonathan Jones for ancient rhythms and futuristic improvisations from 6-7pm, the screenings from 7-8:30pm, with discussion afterwards with Heather Hunt, Medieval Studies and Arabic language specialist from 8:30-9:00pm.

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