Saturday,22 September, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1329, (26 January - 1 February 2017)
Saturday,22 September, 2018
Issue 1329, (26 January - 1 February 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Music and Dance

The Chhau Indian dance troupe performs at the Cairo Opera House Small Hall
The Chhau Indian dance troupe performs at the Cairo Opera House Small Hall

Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Sun 29, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by Salah Ghoubashi performs Um Kolthoum songs.

Bab 18 Art Space
Al Khartoum St, Al Korba Heliopolis, Tel 010 6528 1579
Fri 27, 7-10pm: Awtar Quartet is giving a special evening of tango and Latin music.
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
Sat 28, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mohamed Saad Basha plays some of the best American films sound tracks such as E.W.Korngold’s “The Adventures of Robin Hood” and John Williams’s “Star Wars”.
Mon 30, Tues 31, Wed 1 and Thurs 2, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by Sherif Mohieddin and the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, supervised by Erminia Kamel present ballet “Coppelia”, with music by Léo Delibes, costumes by Gianluca Saitto, choreography by Valentin Bartes, set design by Mohamed Al-Gharabawy and lighting design by Yasser Shaalan.
Small Hall
Thurs 26, 8pm: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil and his band.
Fri 27, 8pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz plays on marimba compositions by the likes of Gamal Salama and Omar Khayrat.  
Sat 28, 8pm: On the occasion of India’s Republic Day, the Chhau dance troupe will perform a blend of dance and drama. This kind of dance is mainly performed during festivals in the Indian states of Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha. The Chhau dance uses martial arts and acrobatic movements to tell stories derived from ancient Indian folk tales surrounding deities. Masks form an integral part of Chhau dance. Music of Chhau is predominantly instrumental. Percussion is both powerful and dominating because the expression in movement is governed primarily by percussive music.
Sun 29, 8pm: Bassoon and piano recitals by Tamer Fahmi and David Hales performing works by Tansman, Dutilleux, Saint. Saens and Faure.

Cairo Jazz Club
197, 26th July St, Agouza. Tel 02 3345 9939
Fri 27, 10pm: Hisham Zahran and Hassan Abou Alam DJs know how to get a party started and keep the crowd moving all night long!.
Sat 28, 10.30pm: Indie artist and singer Shahira Kamal showing off her soft melodious voice and indie songs. The talented Shereen Abdo returns to the CJC stage for a dose of her unique indie folk and rock music.
Sun 29, 10.30pm: Nathalie Saba, a young Egyptian singer-songwriter from Cairo with a unique voice has seen her Arabic fusion and alternative urban pop debut outing resonate both regionally and internationally. The night’s performance will showcase tracks from “This Is Me”, her recently-released EP, which has been charting to notable acclaim across the region. She will enthrall the audience with live renditions of the tracks from the record, including “Snow”, “Blackbirds” and “Young Hearts”, as well as covers of songs by renowned artists from across the Arab world and beyond.
Tues 31, 10pm: Singer and songwriter Ahmed Safi plays an acoustic set of his indie original songs from his band, Sukoon as well as some covers. Expect a delectable fusion of Eastern and jazzy sounds. Each band member from Dokan has mastered their instrument to come together and produce beautifully melodic contemporary music mixed with more traditional Egyptian sounds.

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
Fri 27, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.  
Wed 1, Thurs 2 and Fri 3, 8pm: Fursan Al-Sharq lil Turaath Wa Al-Raqs Al-Hadith (Knights of the Orient for Heritage and Modern Dance) company presents “Alaaeddin” performance.

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 Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music
30 A El-Balaqsa St, Abdeen, Downtown. Tel 011 50995354
Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts
Thurs 26, 9pm: Zar and Sufi music and singing presented by the exceptional Abul Gheit Darawish (dervishes) band, together with Al-Tanura dance (Egyptian version of the whirling dervishes), an exciting fusion of Egyptian folk art.

Misr Opera House
Al-Motamayez District, next to Dar Al Fouad Hospital, 6th of October City, Giza, Tel 01094444273/4/5/ 16828
Fri 10 February, 8pm: Lebanese singer Carole Samaha will be performing live with Arabic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Selim Sahab.

Room Art Space
10 Etehaad Al-Mohamin St, Garden City, Tel 01000 681543/01000681539
Thurs 26, 8.30-9.30pm: Jazz night with singer and songwriter Noha Fekry, pianist Rami Attallah and guitarist Ihab Badr. Fekri’s singing repertoire includes jazz, pop and Arabic jazz.

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
Thurs 26, 7pm: The Egyptian Mawlaweya troupe, led by Sufi singer Amer Al-Toni in a programme of Sufi songs and dances.
Fri 27, 7pm: Al-Hadra troupe performs Sufi and religious songs.  
Sat 28, 7.30pm: Vocalist Mostafa Hussein, together with his band mix traditional and folklore music, with Western music presenting a collection of classical Arab songs and modern songs.
Sun 29, 7pm: Munshid (religious chanter) Mohamed Atef performs religious chants.
Wed 1, 8pm: Emdan Al-Nour (The Pillars of Light) band presents modern singing innovations based on our ancient Egyptian heritage with 21st century music flavour.
Thurs 2, 7.30pm: Vocalist and religious chanter Ali Al-Helbawi performs religious songs with Western music.
Wisdom Hall
Thurs 26, 7pm: De7kt Noss ElSanna (The Mid-Year Laugh) stand-up comedy.
Fri 27, 8pm: Hekayat band (the tale of a band) features singer Shadi Moanis in a concert of contemporary Egyptian songs that gathers originality and modernism.
Sun 29, 7.30pm: With Semsemeya melodies you’re going to meet Nagham Al Canal (Melodies of the Canal) troupe, conducted by Hossam Gamaleddin Hafez that presents the folk music and songs of the Suez Canal cities.  
Tues 31, 7pm: Waslet Samaa band performs religious chanting.
Wed 1, 7pm: Al Asala (Authenticity) band features vocals: Yehia Abdel-Qader, Kassab Mohamed, Farouq Ismail, Aseel Salah, Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, Said Abbas, Marwa Ali, Shahira Ahmed and many more.
Thurs 2, 6 and 8pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of the late diva Um Kolthoum playing two of her best songs.

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel (03) 4800138/ 486 5106
Thurs 26, 8pm: The Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.
Fri 27, 8pm: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil and his band.

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