Tuesday,19 June, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1349, (15 - 21 June 2017)
Tuesday,19 June, 2018
Issue 1349, (15 - 21 June 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Sufi chanting

Amir Taz Palace
27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Salebiya St, Al-Khalifa district, Tel 02 2514 2581
Thurs 15, 9.30pm: Singer Rehab Metawaa in a repertoire of classical Arab songs composed by Mohamed Abdel-Wahab and Riyad Al-Sonbati, accompanied by Tarab Zaman (old singing) troupe, conducted by maestro Atef Imam.

Al-Azhar Park
Salah Salem Road, Darassa, Tel 02 2362 5057
Sat 17, 7.30pm: Fete De La Musique 2017 is organised by the French Cultural Institute in Cairo and the Embassy of Switzerland. The programme starts at 8pm with Al-Darb Al Ahmar Art School circus show, (8.30pm) TALKBOX band with Myam Mahmoud, and Oscarisma. (9pm)  Electro folk music performed by The Egyptian Project. (10.15pm) loud gypsy beats performed by Caravane Passe. (11pm) a legendary performance on the piano by John Greaves. (11.45pm) the grand finale will feature Grammy Award winner Fathy Salama on piano, and his band.  

Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2591 3391
Every Sunday, 9.30pm: 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, 9.30pm: “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public performance by clowns in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.


Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds. Info 339 8144, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Main Hall
Sat 17, 9.30pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra presents “Oriental Flair II Concert”, conducted by Ahmed Farag and featuring pianist Moushira Issa. It will perform works by O. Nicola, G.Salama and Rimsky Korsakov.  
Open-Air Theatre
Thurs 15, 9.30pm: A concert of Sufi chanting features Sheikh Yassin Al-Tohami.
Fri 16, 9.30pm: Sufi chanter Ali Al-Helbawi.
Sat 17, 9.30pm: Ezz Al-Astoul and his band perform Arab and ray music.
Sun 18, 9.30pm: Harpist Manal Mohieddin.
Mon 19, 9.30pm: Said Al-Artist plays on tabla.
Tues 20, 9.30pm: Sweet and Sound band.
Wed 21, 9.30pm: Sultan Al-Aarfin band band, led by Ahmed Suleiman.   
Thurs 22, 9.30pm: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil.
Small Hall
Sat 17, 9.30pm: A night with Palestine music and dances.
Mon 12, 9.30pm: A musical evening from Sudan.

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, 9.30pm, free admission).

Al-Ghouri Dome
111 Al-Azhar St, Al-Ghouriya, Tel 02 2506 0227
Thurs 15, 9.30pm: Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Samaa for Spiritual Music and Chanting (2007-2017), for the fourth consecutive year, The Rituals of Elevation show presents spiritual music is a message of peace to the world features Samaa Troupe and A Cappella Choir. The entire celebration is designed and directed by Entesar Abdel-Fattah.  
Fri 16, 9.30pm: Syria troupe.  
Sat 17, 9.30pm: The closing ceremony presents the international workshop of the art of samaa (listening) and spiritual music features Samaa Troupe and A Cappella Choir, Indonesia, Syria and Samaa Troupe for whirling Sufi dancing.    

1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo. Tel 02 2792 0878
Tues 20, 9pm: Zahiid Project concert.
Every Wednesday, 9pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble.

El Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music
30 A El-Balaqsa St, Abdeen, Downtown. Tel 011 50995354/ 02 2392 6768
Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts
Thurs 15, 9.30pm: Mazamer Al Nile band. The band is comprised of talented musicians and singers from Upper Egypt. They perform regularly in the towns and villages of Upper Egypt cities, villages and towns, and are especially well-known in Sohag and Assiut.  
Sun 18, 9.30pm: Enjoy a night with Al Warsha Theatre troupe presenting their show of distinctive singing and dancing.  

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Wisdom Hall
Thurs 15, 9.30pm: The first poetic singing concert presented by  Retro band on the stage of the Culturewheel with poet Ahmed Haddad. They will sing oldies songs from the 20th century as well as songs of Haddad.
Fri 16, 9.30pm: A Sufi music concert features Mawlai band.
Sat 17, 9.30pm: A concert of enshad dini (religious chanting) by Waslet Samaa band.  
Tues 20, 9.30pm: Omran group in a distinctive religious singing concert performing religious songs praising Prophet Mohamed (P. B.U.H).
Wed 21, 9pm: Sufi and religious chanting by Al-Hadra troupe.   


Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
BACC Main Hall
Fri 23, 9pm: Munshid (religious chanter) Ali Al-Helbawy performs religious songs.  

Freedom Centre for Creativity
1 Fouad St, next to Sherif Police Station, Alexandria, Tel (03) 3495 6633
Thurs 15, 9.30pm: The Arab Oud House Orchestra presents a concert, supervised by Iraqi oud master Nasseer Shamma.
Sat 17, 9.30pm: The Egyptian Al-Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi singer Amer Al-Toni in a repertoire of Sufi songs and dances.     

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