Friday,14 December, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1368, (9 - 15 November 2017)
Friday,14 December, 2018
Issue 1368, (9 - 15 November 2017)

Ahram Weekly

The 26th Arab Music Festival and Conference

Hawidro band

The 26th Arab Music Festival and Conference

Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St. Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 9, 8pm: Religious songs performed by Al-Enshad Al-Dini Ensemble (Egypt), conducted by Alaa Abdel- Salam. Fri 10, 8pm: Maqamat Ensemble (Tunisia). Sat 11, 8pm: Al-Fayhaa Acappella Choir (Lebanon). Sun 12, 8pm: Sehr Al-Sharq (magic of the orient) lead by Belal Al-Sheikh (Egypt) and Ahmed Shamma Oud Ensemble (Iraq) Mon 13, 8pm: Soirée band of Yasser Soliman, conducted by Mazen Draz. Tues 14, 8pm: A concert of Maged Al-Qasem (Syria), Ihab Nada (Egypt) and their bands. Wed 15, 8pm: Singers Reham Metawaa, Ahmed Saad, Mohamed Al-Helw (Egypt), accompanied by Al-Hefny Ensemble, feature in a concert conducted by Ihab Abdel-Hamid.    

Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736  0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Main Hall
Thurs 9, 8pm: Singer Hani Shaker (Egypt) in a concert conducted by Ibrahim Al-Mougui. Fri 10, 8pm: Singer Marwan Khoury (Lebanon) in a concert conducted by Mustafa Helmy. Sat 11, 8pm: Michelle Fadel (Lebanon) is followed by a selectives of the late Ali Ismail's compositions (Egypt), conducted by Nayer Nagy. Sun 12, 8pm: Singer Ali Al-Haggar (Egypt) in a concert conducted by Mohamed Al-Mogui. Mon 13, 8pm: Pianist and composer Omar Khayrat accompanied by Omar Khayrat Orchestra. Tues 14, 8pm: Singer Reham Abdel-Hakim and singer Medhat Saleh (Egypt) join pianist Amr Selim and the Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble in a concert conducted by Salah Ghoubashi. Wed 15, 8pm: Singer Saber Al-Robaai (Tunisia) performs in a concert conducted by Hany Farahat.

Mustafa Rizk

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106 Fri 10, 8pm: Al-Fayhaa Acappella Choir (Lebanon), and singer Medhat Saleh (Egypt) join pianist Amr Selim and the Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble in a concert conducted by Salah Ghoubashi. Sat 11, 8pm: Singers Marwa Querea (Tunisia), Mohamed Mohsen (Egypt) and Safwan Bahlwan (Syria) perform accompanied by the National Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by Hazem Al-Qasabgy. Mon 13, 8pm: Singers Ahmed Ibrahim (Egypt) and Nadia Mustafa (Egypt) perform in concert conducted by Abdel-Hamid Abdel-Ghaffar. Wed 15, 8pm: Singer Ali Al-Haggar (Egypt) performs in a concert, conducted by Ismail Al-Mogui.

Sabir Al-Rubaai

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 9, 10.30pm: The Polish Embassy presents Mountain Lake band. Fri 10, 10.30pm: Friday Fever DJ Mixing with Misty and Gawdat. Sat 11, 10.30pm: Shahira Wel Nas Al-Khatera (Shahira and the dangerous people) band and Dokkan band. Sun 12, 10.30pm: Cairo Bid Band society performs Jazzy songs. Wed 15, 10.30pm: 80s and 90s Egyptian songs mixed by Ramy DJ.
Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736  0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Open Air Theatre Thurs 16, 8pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz plays on marimba accompanied by her band. Small Hall: Thurs 16, 8pm: Music Concert (Portugal).

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).
Sun 12, 8pm: Solo harp recital by Manal Mohieddin.

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
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.
Fri 10, 8pm: Al-Jerken Sinai Bedwin band (9pm): Hawidro band  (Cairo) performs Egyptian and African infusion. (10pm): Mustafa Rizk performs Jazz and Blues songs with Egyptian Flare. Sat 11, 8pm: Rango band (Egypt/Sudan) (9pm): ShababAl-Bahr band (Youth of the Sea) (Ras Ghareb).
Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707 Thurs 16, 8pm: Religious Songs Ensemble chanting number of religious chants. Makan
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 9, 8-11pm: Open mic night. Fri 10, 9pm: Paranoid Eyes band performing a tribute night for Pink Floyd.  
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 9, 7.30pm: Hysteriatoon band performs the much-loved cartoon songs. Fri 10, 7pm: Al-Hadra Sufi chanting troupe performs a number of religious chants. Sat 11, 8pm: A duo oud recital by Ghassan Al-Youssef and Dina Abdel-Hamid. Mon 13, 7pm: The First Chance, an open mic night. Tues 14, 6pm: Poetry night with Mustafa Nasser. Wed 15, 7.30pm: Shwayet Fann (A little bit of art) band lead by Joe performs contemporary Egyptian songs. Thurs 16, 7.30pm: Vocalist Emad Kamal features a concert with his band. Wisdom Hall
Thurs 9, 6pm and 8pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show features the king Mohamed Mounir and many of his much-loved songs. Fri 10, 8pm: Al-Nafekha band performs famous Egyptian and international songs on wind instruments. Sat 11, 9pm: Ali El-Haggar and his band perform number of his old and new songs. Tues 14, 7.30pm: Al-Hour band in a repertoire of religious songs. Thurs 16, 3pm: Terhal event introduces poet Mahmoud Nema’Allah, Nahawand band and singer Maged Abdel-Halim.

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106 Thurs 16, 8pm: Bollywood Dance Company (India).

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Conference Centre Main Hall
Thurs 9, 7pm: Strings concert features harpist Amira Hamed, conducted by Mohamed Saad Basha. Mon 13, 7pm: A music and singing concert features Mosaad Ozeil.  Thurs 16, 7pm: Piano and drums concert of the School of Arts.

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