The Egyptian Museum in Cairo (EMC) and the Coptic Museum organized a special display with some musical instruments to celebrate World Music Day, which falls on June 21 each year.
Sabah Abdel Razek, director-general of EMC, noted that the display includes a group of musical instruments that the ancient Egyptian used during religious rites and ceremonies such as; the lyre, bells, cymbals, a flute, a flute, and a drum.
On her part, Gehan Atef, director of the Coptic Museum, stated that the museum is inaugurating a temporary archaeological exhibition entitled “Rhythms and Melodies”, which includes two pieces of flute and tambourine instruments.
Atef added that the exhibition is scheduled to continue until 3 July 3 this year. On the sidelines of the exhibition, the director of the Coptic Museum pointed out that they will organize a lecture on “Coptic music and melodies”.
The lecture will be given by Prof. Emad Nayrouz, composer and assistant teacher at the Institute of Coptic Studies.
Contributed by Omnia Ahmed