Three Women, Three Portraits of Cairo

BY Arts Desk  February 27, 2009 at 10:26 AM EST

Azza Fahmy is a jewelry maker taking from the past to create beautiful new objects. Karima Mansour is a dancer struggling to find acceptance in her own country. Lara Baladi is an artist winning a government-sponsored exhibition for a work that sheds a dark light on life in her city. They are three women of Cairo coming to Washington’s Kennedy Center to offer three different portraits of their vibrant, sometimes overwhelming city. The third in our series in our broadcast series on “Arabesque: Arts of the Arab World” aired Thursday:

Link to the transcript and a downloadable audio version right here. And more information about the three artists can be found here.