Thursday,16 August, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1350, (22 June - 5 July 2017)
Thursday,16 August, 2018
Issue 1350, (22 June - 5 July 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Cairo Opera House

Maestro Ahmed Atef

Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, 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-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
Thurs 22, 9.30pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra presents “Laureates Concert II”, conducted by Ahmed Atef and featuring violinist Abada Ahmed. It will perform works by Sabry Hmida, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven.  
Open-Air Theatre
Thurs 22, 9.30pm: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil.
Fri 23, 9.30pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya Troupe, led by Sufi singer Amer Al-Toni in a repertoire of Sufi dances and songs.
Thurs 29, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Fri 30, 8pm: A gala concert of film music presented by the Cairo Opera Orchestra.

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).

SaadZaghloul 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/ 02 2392 6768
Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts
Thurs 22, 9.30pm: Al-Waziri band comes from Ismailia to perform. Founded in Ismailia in 1994 in cooperation with Mohamed Al-Waziri, the "King of Simsimia", as he was called among the Canal Zone people. When Al-Waziri met Zakaria Ibrahim, they dreamt of replicating Al Tanbura experience that flourished in Port Said by gathering the retired suhbagia (local musicians of this tradition) and presenting a weekly performance in Ismailia. After his death in 2008, the band changed their name to Al-Waziri in honour of their leader.
Sat 24, 9.30pm: A special night with Estabena (we agree) band. Estabena is a band formed by artists from different Mediterranean cultures and nationalities. They perform a blend of songs from Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Spain, France, Italy, Lebanon and Syria. Estabena is an Egyptian word borrowed from the Italian language, which means “we agree”.

Yehia Khalil

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
Wed 28, 6pm: Mounib band performs Nubian songs.
Thurs 6 July, 8pm: Malaaz band main concern is to introduce alternative rock and hard rock in Arabic lyrics that could be heard by anyone regardless of their musical background or taste.
Wisdom Hall
Thurs 22, 9.30pm: Zekrayati (my memories) band features singer Ramy Abul-Fottoh in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.   
Sat 24, 9.30pm: Stay tuned to meet with Eftekasat team to enjoy the best songs and different melodies charged with Jazz, Rock, Latin music on one hand and Eastern and Arab music on the other.
Wed 28, 9pm: Singer Ali Al-Haggar in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Thurs 29, 6 and 8pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show brings the late diva Um Kolthoum back on stage performing two of her much-loved songs, Anta Omry (You Are My Life) and Anta Al-Hob (You Are Love).  
Sat 1 July, 8pm: Marco and Friends band performs Egyptian and foreign oldies.
Tues 4, 7.30pm: A concert of classical Arab music and songs features Al-Khan band.  
Thurs 6, 8pm: Afro-Nubia band is composed of young people united by love of music extends South from Aswan and Nubia into the African continent, and mixed with the music of the Caribbean summarized in reggae.


Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
BACC Main Hall
Fri 23, 9pm: Munshid (religious chanter) Ali Al-Helbawy performs religious songs.  
BACC Main Hall
Sat 8, 8pm: The BA Wind Ensemble presents a chamber music concert playing Haydn's Divertimento Op.42, Dvorak's Serenada for Winds, Cello and Contrabass and Mozart’s Serenada For Winds in E Flat Major K.375.   

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