This is the 4th Day of “Streets In Cairo” event by the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute
This day was a special day, Danish and Egyptian chefs spent hours in the Town House Factory preparing Egyptian food components while the DJs were preparing themselves for a major performance!
They brought different kinds of food and fruits. Apricot, water melons, okra, green salads, Egyptian beans, mint, even some yogurt. The idea was preparing Egyptian food in the Danish way.
For me this was like presenting a new perspective of things. Showing the same everyday usual from a different angle. We know the food, we know its usual taste, we know its form, but this time, everything is different. Shape, taste, smell, everything is just new.
We had this meal of fool (Egyptian beans), yoghurt.
Was delicious, exactly like enjoying new ideas.
Then the chefs prepared some new way of preparing watermelon:
Watermelons with okra, onions along with green salads.
People were enjoying themselves :)
We saw some geeky children, spending time dancing and working on laptops!
During and after this, Egyptian and Danish DJs started performing.
The Egyptian DJ Shehta began first by playing Sha’bi songs
The people were dancing and enjoying:
Event he Danish chefs joined!
Shehta was playing with the Danish DJ Asmund Boye Kverneland, who said that the Egyptian music fitted perfectly with his own style.
Different Danish DJs continued playing their own styles, it felt very open. Consuming different kinds of ideas and feelings.
This kind of events gives me the feeling that people are the same everywhere in the whole world, but they just see things from different perspectives, different point of views. But all the senses are the same, all the inside are the same. Only perspectives changes. What we need is communicate and discover. I don’t like using the term other, since it emphasizes that we are different, the thing which I don’t believe in since we are the same.
What we need is, discovery, communication and peaceful reaction between different perspectives.