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Ad for Entertainment at San Estefano Station
Tuesday July 2, 1889


Translated by Priscilla Adum





This is a translation of the advertisement that was used to promote a show at San Estefano Station in Alexandria, Egypt. It appeared in Al Ahram newspaper on Tuesday July 2, 1889 on page 3. Interestingly, it calls the dance "Raqs Arabi" (Arabic Dance).

ABOUT THE PHOTO: This vintage postcard shows what the San Stefano Casino in Alexandria used to look like.

Click on the image below to see the advertisement in more detail.



The Advertisement

We Remind Audiences of the Night of Singing and Raqs Arabi

Which will take place tonight at San Estefano Station

As we have previously announced

We have heard that it will be an evening of massive public attendance, especially by Europeans,

and that tickets are nearly sold out!

We urge people to take advantage of this entertaining opportunity 

and enjoy this troupe's performance before they travel.

There is no doubt that audiences will find what makes them happy, and will leave happy.

San Estefano Station Advertisement



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. 




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