For the fifth year in a row, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) has hosted the Crafts of Francophone Countries Festival, an exhibition organised by the Francophone Activities Centre. The two-day festival opening was attended by Soriba Camara, Guinean Ambassador to Cairo and a consuls of Francophone countries in Egypt. Participating this year were Lebanon, Guinea, and Senegal in addition to Egypt.
The opening included performances of the Lebanese Dabke and Guinean folk dances. performance. The crafts included popular cuisine items from each country, textiles, handicrafts, and folk dance performances. The programme also included Nubian performance and a workshop for school students. This year’s celebration coincides with the celebration of the 16th anniversary the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the modern version of the venerable Library of Alexandria which was a beacon of knowledge to the ancient world during the 4th century BC to the 7th AD.
28 October 2018