Sunday,24 February, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1326, (5-11 January 2017)
Sunday,24 February, 2019
Issue 1326, (5-11 January 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Music and Dance

# Rasha Talaat #Mona Rafla # Reda Al-Wakil
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Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Sun 8, 8pm: A singing recital by Dalia Abdel-Wahab.  

Beit Al-Sehemi
Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muizz St, Tel 02 2591 3391
Every Sunday, 8.30pm: The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday, 8.30pm: “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public performance by clowns in Al-Muizz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.

Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Main Hall
Thurs 5, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by Salah Ghoubashi in a repertoire of Um Kolthoum songs.   
Fri 6, 8pm: A singing recital by Eric La Garenne (France).  
Sat 7, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Mon 9 and Tues 10, 8pm: Forsan Al Sharq (The Knights of the Orient) dance troupe performs “Alaadin” performance.  
Wed 11, 8pm: Cairo Steps band (Egypt-Germany), accompanied by Quadro Nuevo Ensemble.
Thurs 12, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a programme of classical Arab music and songs.
Small Hall
Thurs 5, 8pm: Duo piano recital by Dina Abdel Hameed and Ghassan Al-Yousef from Syria.  
Fri 6, 8pm: Sharara Sextet.  
Sat 7, 8pm: Verdi’s opera “Nabucco” live from Metropolitan Opera in New York.   
Sun 8, 8pm: Tenor Sobhi Bedeir and Friends band in a programme of international songs.  
Tues 10, 8pm: Chamber music concert features Mohamed Hamdi.
Thurs 12, 8pm: Mona Borkahard Ensemble "Spanish Folklore".  

Cairo Jazz Club
197, 26th July St, Agouza. Tel 02 3345 9939
Thurs 5, 10.30pm: Bluezophrenia will rock the house with their spot-on blues and rock n roll. Screwdriver band skillfully covers all your favourite hits and ensure you don’t stop dancing as always.
Fri 6, 10pm: DJ Fabric is back at CJC after a very long time! DJs Fabric and Special K get the weekend started on an upbeat note with their house sets!
Sat 7, 10.30pm: Storm band takes traditional Egyptian songs and breathes new life into them   creating a connection to today’s Egyptian youth. Sticking to the traditional, the upper Egyptian musician Basheer will sing his captivating folk music which is sure to take you to another time and place.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Tel 02 2514 7475
Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music
(Performances every Sat, Mon and Wed, 8pm, free admission).

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 5 and Fri 6, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company, directed by Iman Moustafa presents “Opera Square” mini opera playing works by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and others. It features soloists: Iman Moustafa, Tahia Shamseddin, Mona Rafla, Reda Al-Wakil, Rasha Talaat, Walid Korayem, Jolie Faizy, Ingy Mohsen, Tamer Tawfik, Ramez Lebbad, Ezzat Ghanem, Gihan Fayed and many more, together with pianist Medea Ormotsadze. Idea and script by Amal Hegazy, choreography by Tarek Hassan and directed by Hazem Roshdy.
Thurs 12, Fri 13, Sat 14, 8pm: “The Blue Elephant” modern dance show based on Ahmed Mourad's novel, is performed by the Modern Dance Theatre Company, choreographed and directed by Monadel Antar.  

Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 02 2792 0878
Every Monday: (fixed event) Zikr and Sufi night.
Every Tuesday, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm and reservations is canceled at 7.30pm): Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta; Nubian Fadeka music and songs with Aragid, featuring Saleh Abbass and Farah Al-Masri; traditional Sudanese music and songs performed by Queen of Henna Settouna; Al-Jaafra music played by musicians from Aswan; Nass Makan (People from Makan) and Sanet perform traditional music from Eritrea.
Every Wednesday, 8pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab.

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
River Hall
Fri 6, 7.30pm: Sufi chanting by munshid (Sufi chanter) Ali Al-Helbawi.   
Wisdom Hall
Thurs 5, 6 and 8pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of the diva Um Kolthoum playing two of her best songs.
Sun 8, 7.30pm: Sudanese musician Shaker Abdel-Rehem will sing and play the guitar.
Tues 10, 7pm: For two hours, Zohoor Alrabiaa (Spring Flowers) band will present a various collection of Abdel Halim Hafiz and Farid Alatrash songs through different voices that give you the sense of the past.
Wed 11, 7pm: Percussionist Mohamed Abou Hadid, in a rhythmic singing concert.
Thurs 12, 7.30pm: Poet Ahmed Haddad along with Hazim Shahin on oud are gathered again to present a new poetic singing evening.  
Townhouse Rawabet
3 Hussien Al Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny St., from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown, Tel 02 2576 8086, to get your invitation contact 011 2193 3391
Thurs 5 and Fri 6, 8-9pm: “Belbaladi”, a contemporary dance show which is an exploration of genuine Egyptian phenomena, through aggregating the personal experiences of artists living in Cairo and interpreting them through contemporary dance. Body language and gestures specific to Egypt, shaabi/baladi dance movements, maharganat music combined with different aspects of everyday life in Cairo serve as a source and inspiration for developing a specific kind of dance/physical interpretation, incorporating both traditional and modern principles, coming from Egyptian dancers and exposing modern Egyptian culture. The show is followed by an open discussion.      


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel (03) 4800138/ 486 5106
Thurs 5 and Fri 6, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Ballet Company presents “Nutcracker” ballet.  
Sun 8, 8pm: Song Concert – Eric La Garenne (France).  
Thurs 12, 8pm: The Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.

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