Description or Abstract
This audio documentary focuses on the history of musical theater in Egypt and the latest attempts of its revival, by outstanding musical youth troupes and individuals. The documentary is featuring Nesma Mahgoub, singer and performer at Fabrica, Ibrahim Maurice, producer and songwriter of Leila the Musical, and Hana Ghoneim; a musical theater enthusiast who is also an actor and singer at Leila. Egypt is an artistically rich country. However, a lot of people, including Egyptians themselves, are not familiar with this side of our heritage; musical theater. This is a story about this forgotten art and about outstanding inidividuals who decided to bring it back to life after it has remained in recession for a fairly long time. Also, there are moments of glory and moments of disappointment
AudioProduction, JRMC4460, AudioDocumentary, MusicalTheater, Egypt, Egyptian History, Art, FaricaTroupe, LeilaTheMusical, Sayyid Darwish, Naguib AlRihani, StoryTelling, Audio
Journalism & Mass Communication Department
This audio documentary was produced for the Audio Production course at AUC, taught by Professor Kim Fox in the spring semester of 2018. Special thanks to Mr. Ibrahim Maurice, Hana Ghoneim and Nesma Mahgoub. Music pieces are collected from Mr. Maurice’s personal library, YouTube Royalty Free Archive, Epidemic.com and Jamendo.com. Sound effects were collected from Pond5.com. Nat sounds were recorded by me.
Maurice, Ibrahim,Mahgoub, Nesma,Ghoneim, Hana
El-Bastawisy, Nour, "Egyptian Broadway : Musical Theater from the Past till the Present Day." (2018). Audiovisual Projects. 125.