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Italian poet Biagi presents Qabbani’s poems in “Culture Brings Us Together”

Mon, Mar. 30, 2020
CAIRO - 30 March 2020: Within the Culture Initiative launched by the Egyptian Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem, the Supreme Council of Culture headed by Hisham Azmy, launched the "Culture Brings Us Together" initiative.

Within the “Culture Brings Us Together” initiative, Italian scholars read through the works of Arab poets and writers. Italian poet Elena Biagi will be hosted and will read poetry of late legendary poet Nizar Qabbani online.

It is noteworthy that the Supreme Council of Culture has launched the “Read with Us” initiative. “Read with us” presents extracts from one of an Arab writer or poet's works read by his/her own voice. The recorded video is sent to the Supreme Council of Culture to upload it on all social media platforms, enabling the followers to engage freely in comments.

The council uploads the readings on a daily basis on Facebook and YouTube. A large number of writers and creators from Arab countries and Egypt participate in the initiative.

Furthermore, Minister Abdel Dayem launched "Stay at Home ... Culture Is between Your Hands" initiative that aims to broadcast the anecdotes of the national and contemporary national archives through the Ministry of Culture’s channel on YouTube and its various social media accounts.
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