The music booth at the 51st CIBF attracted visitors with the classical music presented - ET
CAIRO - 27 January 2020: The music booth managed by the General Egyptian Book Organization at the 51st Cairo International Book Fair attracted hundreds of visitors on Jan. 27.
The 51st Cairo International Book Fair kicked off on Jan. 22 under the slogan “Egypt.. Africa: A Culture of Diversity”. Geographer and thinker Gamal Hemdan is the book fair’s main personality and Senegal is the book fair’s guest of honor.
GEBO's music booth presented numerous songs, including “Enta Omry” for legendary Umm Kulthum and “Ama Barawa” for late iconic singer Nagat el-Saghira, amid intense applause from visitors.
شاهد أغانى "أما براوه" و"انت عمرى" تجذب زوار معرض القاهرة الدولى للكتاب - فيديو Dailymotion - youm7 على dailymotion
All the gates of the Cairo International Book Fair are open to the masses, in order to eliminate the queues that formed in the book fair during the past days. Police officers secure the visitors inside and outside the gates.
It is worth noting that the number of pavilions at the fair is 808, with an increase of 86 pavilions from the 50th edition. The number of publishers as well as Egyptian and Foreign entities participating are 900, with an increase of 153 publishers and entities compared to the fair’s 50th edition.
The number of Egyptian publishers is 398 and the number of Egyptian publishers of children's books is 75. Egyptian publishers of Islamic heritage books total up to 121 and the number of participating Azbakeya wall libraries is 41.
Moreover, seven publishers of audio and electronic books will be participating in addition to 255 Arab publishing houses.
Thus, the total number is 900 publishing houses, 99 agencies, 925 activities. The number of participants in the activities is 3502 participants and 38 participating countries.
The book fair will organize hundreds of cultural and artistic activities, most of which focus on various African cultures and arts.