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Ad Announcing Grand Opening
of Badia Masabni's Alexandria Club
June 16, 1928

 

Translated By Priscilla Adum

 

This is a translation of an advertisement that was used to promote the grand opening of a nightclub Badia opened in 1928 in Alexandria, Egypt for the summer only. Alexandria is a popular resort town for Egyptian family vacations in the summer to escape the heat of Cairo for a time. The club was intended to be open only for the summer, to attract vacationers. This advertisement appeared in Al Ahram on June 16, 1928, on page 6.

 

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On Saturday June 16th the Opening Of:

Sala Badia in Alexandria

In El Selsela at the Beginning of Metro Station El Raml

The Classiest Place for Famlies to Get Together and to listen to Tarab

Singing for the Public on Saturday Night the 16th and Sunday the 17th of June: Fathya Ahmed

And Dancing a beautiful dance: Afranza Hanem

Dancing Artistic dance and performing [comedy] monologues: Madame Badia Masabni

Ad

 

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About the Translator

Priscilla is a dancer of Lebanese heritage who enjoys researching the Golden Era of Egyptian dance. She owns a collection of more than one hundred classic black and white Egyptian films which is continually expanding.

Priscilla has also gathered a large library of dance related articles and clippings from Middle Eastern magazines and newspapers, many of which she has translated from the original Arabic to both English and Spanish.

Priscilla currently resides in Central America where she is a dance instructor. 

Priscilla

 

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