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1928 Ad Promoting Show at Sala Badia
Including Impersonations

 

By Priscilla Adum

 

This is a translation of an advertisement that was used to promote a show at Sala Badia Masabni (Badia's first nightclub). The show included impersonations by Badia Masabni herself. This advertisement appeared in Al Ahram on June 1, 1928 on page 6.

 

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This Evening in Badia's Sala

Singing for the public: SAMIHA BAGHDADI

With The Musical Ensemble, Ibrahim El Aryian, Zaki Azit and Abdou El Mansi on the Oud

And Dancing a Beautiful Dance: AFRANZA HANEM

Performing an Artistic Dance and Doing Impersonations of all the Famous Egyptian [women] Singers: 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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