Al-Ahram Weekly Online   20 - 26 April 2006
Issue No. 791
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Impersonator, orientalist, explorer
A new biography of Sir Richard Burton, 19th-century explorer and translator of the Arabian Nights, provides a re-assessment of this "orchestra without a conductor", writes David Tresilian
A welcome change
Piano, piano: Amal Choucri Catta enjoys two concertos
A musical resurrection
As the Coptic Orthodox Church prepares for its Easter celebrations, Laurence Moftah pays tribute to Ragheb Moftah, who spent his lifetime preserving the musical heritage of the church
Resistance and escape
Magdi Youssef ponders the West's continuing fascination with mysticism during a meeting with Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, author of Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran
Colourful faith
Religious themes have always inspired art. Gamal Nkrumah interviews artist Amir Chowki Wahib
Invisible walls
The 12th National Film Festival again raises the question of independent cinema, digital video and regulations. Mohamed El-Assyouti writes
Plain Talk
By Mursi Saad El-Din

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