Monday,18 December, 2017
Current issue | Issue 1371, (30 November - 6 December 2017)
Monday,18 December, 2017
Issue 1371, (30 November - 6 December 2017)

Ahram Weekly

To Meet the Grand Canal Opera

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St. Tel 02 2574 3373 Fri 1 and Sat 2, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company performs the world’s greatest musicals, songs of international movies, and “Susanna's Secret” opera featuring pianist Greig Martin in a concert directed by Hazem Tayel.
Sun 3, 8pm: The Embassy of Spain in Cairo collaborates with Cairo Opera House to present “Castizo”, production of the Casa Patas Flamenco Conservatory Foundation directed by Begona Fernandez, and featuring Jose Almarcha (guitar), Ruben Puertas and Lucia Ruibal (dancers), Trini de la Isla (singer) and Epi Pacheco (cajon).
Thurs 7, 8pm: Oud recital by Ali Tantawi.
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 30, 10.30pm: Hassan Ramzy and Hany Mustafa perform number of their songs. Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736  0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144 Main Hall Fri 1, 8pm: The Cairo Opera House celebrates Al-Mawled Al-Nabawy (The birth of Prophent Mohamed P.B.U.H) with a spiritual night features singer Mohamed Tharwat and the religious chanting troupe led by maestro Alaa Abdel-Salam. Sat 2, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra’s concert performs Rageha Dawood’s Last Prayer Hymen for the souls of the victims of Friday Rawda events. Dr. Ines Abdel Dayem performs along with the orchestra lead by Nayer Nagy and directed by Hazem Tayel.
Thurs 7, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by Salah Ghoubashi honours the memory of lyricist Kamel Al-Shenawy performing a number of his best songs.  Small Hall Thurs 30, 8pm: Oriental jazz concert by Yehia Khalil performs on the drums with his band.
Sun 3, 8pm: Violin and guitar recital by Hassan Sharara and Emad Hamdy respectively.
Mon 4, 8pm: A chamber music concert features Kholoud Sharara.
Tues 5, 8pm: A chamber music concert features Yasser Al-Serafi.
Thurs 7, 8pm: Lennon Trio (Italy).   Darb 1718
Kasr El Sham3 St, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2361 0511/ 0109 3766188
Thurs 30, 8pm: Al-Hezb Al-Comedy (The Comic party), a group of stand-up comedians lighten up the mood with comedic performances on the roof.

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 Thurs 30, 8pm: “The Widow of the Desert” a dance show by the Egyptian Modern Dance Company based on Bahaa Taher's novel “Sunset Oasis”, directed by Sally Ahmed.
Sun 3, 8pm: Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe.
Thurs 7, 8pm: Al-Ahlam band features singer Ahlam Ahmed.
Makan
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.

Manasterly Palace
Umm Kolthoum Museum,1 Al-Malek Al-Saleh St, Al-Roda Island, Manial, Tel 02 2363 1467
Thurs 30, 8pm: Soiree band  concert.

MUST Opera House Misr University for Science and Technology, 6th of October, Giza, Tel 0109 444 4273 for tickets reservation www.ticketsmarche.com
Thurs 30, 8pm, Fri 1 December, 4pm and 8 pm and Sat 2 December, 8pm: Leila, an original musical performed in colloquial Egyptian, narrating the old-time classical battle between love and evil. The performance features the live music orchestra, a rock band, and the exquisite performance of 35 up and coming stars including sopranos Laila and Lily Farid Fadel. Written by Ibrahim Morris and directed by Hany Afifi.

Room Art Space
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel  01000 068 159 Thurs 30, 9pm: Strawberry Swing band peroform number of Cold play songs, Mohamed Tarek AlKhaleel and his friends. Fri 1, 9pm: Open Mic night.
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 30, 7pm: Al-Mawlawiya Al-Masriya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni in a repertoire of Sufi songs and dances.
Fri 1, 7.30pm: A stand-up comedy features Ali Qandil.
Sat 2, 7pm: Karakeeb band presents a fusion of different musical styles.
Sun 3, 7pm: “The First Chance” concert grants you your first chance to sing either solo or as a band.
Thurs 7, 6.30pm: Waslet Samaa, Religious chanting concert.
Wisdom Hall Fri 1, 7.30pm: Sheikh Ihab Younis performs religious songs.
Sat 2, 8pm: Al Awela Balady (My Country is First) band performs Sheikh Imam highly-sought after songs.
Sun 3, 8pm: Singer, songwriter and musician Hany Mustafa’s music encompasses elements from the indie/acoustic to alternative and ambient music.
Tues 5, 7.30pm: Zekrayati (my memories) band features singer Ramy Abul-Fottoh in a programme of classsical Arab songs.
Wed 6, 7pm: Classical Arab songs performed by singer Ismail Sadek.
Thurs 7, 6pm and 8pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of diva Umm Kolthoum reviving two of her celebrated songs.

ALEXANDRIA Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106 Thurs 30, 8pm: The Cairo Opera House and the Chinese Embassy in Cairo present “To Meet the Grand Canal” Hangzhou opera and dance drama theatre show that showcases the historical style and the fate judgment of the Grand Canal.
Fri 1, 8pm: Konoz band features singer Mahmoud Darwish in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Sat 2, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble.
Thurs 7, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Muisc and Singing concert.
 
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Main Hall
Thurs 30, 7pm: Andromida the oldest rock band in Egypt performs two sessions of the internationally celebrated band Pink Floyd.

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