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Tuesday,18 December, 2018
Issue 1367, (2 - 8 November 2017)

Ahram Weekly

The 26th Arab Music Festival and Conference

Lotfy Boushnaq

The 26th Arab Music Festival and Conference

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St. Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 2, 8pm: Singer Ahmed Ibrahim performs in a concert conducted by maestro Farouk Al-Bably. Fri 3, 8pm: Oud soloist Salem Abdel-Karim (Iraq). Sat 4, 8pm: Shomoaa (Candles) band (Egypt) features Said Othman. Sun 5, 8pm: Konoz (Treasures) band (Egypt) features singer Mahmoud Darwish. Mon 6, 8pm: Angham Al Sharq (Tunes of the orient)  band (Egypt) features Ibrahim Farouk. Tues 7, 8pm: Oshaq Al Nagham (Lovers of the Tunes) band (Egypt), conducted by Mohamed Abdel-Sattar. Wed 8, 8pm: Sharara Hex (Egypt), conducted by Hassan Sharara. Thurs 9, 8pm: Religious songs performed by Al-Enshad Al-Dini  Ensemble (Egypt), conducted by Alaa Abdel- Salam.

Ramy Ayach

Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736  0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Main Hall
Thurs 2, 8pm: Singer Mohamed Assaf (Palestine) in a concert conducted by Yaqoub Al Atrash. Fri 3, 8pm: Singer Ramy Ayach (Lebanon) in a concert conducted by Moustafa Mahmoud. Sat 4, 8pm: Singer Lotfy Boushnaq (Tunisia) in a concert conducted by Salah Ghobashy. Sun 5, 8pm: Singer Abdullah Al Rowaishad (Kuwait) performs in a concert conducted by Amir Abdel- Meguid. Mon 6, 8pm: Singer Safwan Bahlwan (Syria) performs in a concert conducted by Hazem Al-Qasabegy. Tues 7, 8pm: Singer Assi El Helani (Lebanon) performs accompanied by Alexandria Opera Orchestra for Arab Music, conducted by Abdel-Hamid Abdel- Ghaffar. Wed 8, 8pm: Singer Mohamed Tharwat (Egypt) in a concert conducted by Ahmed Amer. Thurs 9, 8pm: Singer Hani Shaker (Egypt) in a concert conducted by Ibrahim Al-Mougui.

Mohamed Assaf

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707 Fri 3, 8pm: Ministry of Youth Orchestra, conducted by Mohamed Qatamesh. Sun 5, 8pm: Iraqi Evening with Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra features qanun soloist Ferat Qadoury. Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Fri 3, 8pm: Singer Mohamed Al Helw performs in a concert conducted by Ihab Abdel-Hamid. Mon 6, 8pm: Singer Lotfy Boushnaq (Tunisia) performs in a concert conducted by Salah Ghoubashi. Wed 8, 8pm: Singer Marwan Khoury (Lebanon) in a concert conducted by Mustafa Helmy.

Marwan Khoury

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).
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 Jazz Club
197, 26th July St, Agouza. Tel 02 3345 9939
Thurs 2, 10.30pm: Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute features Bluezophrenia and Woodpeckers Trio. Sat 4, 10.30pm: Vocalist Shereen Abdo and Bahiyya band. Mon 6, 10pm: A Night of mixes with DJs Chiati and Baher.

Greek Campus 30 Falaki St, Bab El Louk, Downtown. Tel 011 50995354.
The 3rd Wanas Cairo International  Music Festival of El-Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music
(Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 November) Thurs 9, 8pm: El Tanbura troupe  (Egypt) performs folk songs and music of the Suez Canal cities. (9pm): Nubanour (Nuba, Egypt) band performs Nubian songs and music.(10pm): Unterbiberger Hofmusik band (Germany) performs German folk songs and music.

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.
Manial Palace 1 Al Saraya, Al Manial, Tel 02 2368 7495 Thurs 9, 7pm: French pianist Vahan Maridirossian features the Manial Palace First Music Festival, in collaboration with the French Cultural Centre. He is the conductor of  Caen Orchestra in France and Arminia National Chamber Orchestra. He will perform compositions by Schumman, together with Awtar String Quartet and opera singer Jala Al-Hadidy. Room Art Space
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel  01000 068 159
Thurs 2, 9pm: "Black and White" a duo recital by Wael Al-Sayed (accordion) and Faisal Fouad (piano). Fri 3, 9pm: Qarar Ezala (A Demolition Decree) is an independent Oriental progressive rock band from Alexandria.
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 2, 8pm: Recover band performs classic Arabic songs and modern songs of  their own. Thurs 9, 7.30pm: Hysteriatoon band performs the much-loved cartoon songs. Wisdom Hall
Thurs 2, 6pm and 8pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of diva Umm Kolthoum playing two of her much-loved songs. Fri 3, 7.30pm: Singer Wael Al Fashny performs a different collection of oriental and contemporary songs. Sat 4, 8pm: Vocalist Fayrooz Karawya performs some of her songs. Sun 5, 7.30pm: Zekrayati band performs classical and modern songs, led by Rami Abul-Fotouh. Tues 7, 7.30pm: Voice band performs in a different concert combining 15 musicians, 14 singers led by violinist Islam Gad. Wed 8, 7.30pm: Nagham AlKanal performs folklore music and songs of canal cities conducted by Dr. Hossam Gamaleddin. Thurs 9, 6pm and 8pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show features the king Mohamed Mounir and many of his much-loved songs.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Conference Center Main Hall
Thurs 2, 7pm: A Violin and piano concert features Ahmed Fouad and Mohamed Mounib. Sat 4, 7pm: Mohamed Serour and his band perform a blend of oriental, folk, rock, jazz, Flamenco and classic. Thurs 9, 7pm: Strings Concert features harpist Amira Hamed, conducted by Mohamed Saad Basha.
Conference Center Small Hall
Thurs 2, 8pm: Unterbiberger Hofmusik band (Germany). Tues 7, 7pm: The Guitar and Violin Arts School concert.

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