Street Music Festivals
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El Sadat Association, in cooperation with the
American Development Foundation, held a series of four Street Music Festivals
in celebration of the new found freedom of expression made possible by the 25th
January Revolution. The street music festivals acted as community building
exercises. Residents of the local communities had the opportunity to establish
and rebuild community relationships that may have been tense in the wake of the
25th January Revolution.
In addition to the entertainment and community element
of the festivals, El Sadat Association invited local partner NGOs in each of
the governorates to set up booths to raise awareness for the programs they are
running in the local area.
This gave local communities access to the
information they needed to more effectively participate in civil society. The
Street Music Festivals were held in Cairo, Alexandria, Menufia, and Qalyubia between
May and August 2011.