Sunday,16 December, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1373, (14 - 20 December 2017)
Sunday,16 December, 2018
Issue 1373, (14 - 20 December 2017)

Ahram Weekly

The Japanese Okinawa folk troupe

The Japanese Okinawa folk troupe
The Japanese Okinawa folk troupe

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St. Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 14, 8pm: Soltan Al-Arefin troupe for religious songs with the chanter Ahmed Soliman. Fri 15, 8pm: Angham Al-Shark (music of the orient) Ensemble conducteded by Ibrahim Farouk. Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2591 3391
Every Sunday, 7.30pm: 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, 7.30pm: “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, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736  0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144 Main Hall Thurs 14 and Fri 15, 8pm: Christmas spirit manifests through selections of the most famous Christmas songs, on two consecutive nights, conducted by Nayer Nagui, directed by Abdalla Saad. Sat 16, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Chamber Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ziva Ploj Perush and featuring soloists Laura Virtanen (violin) and Wessam Ahmed (oboe) present a Baroque Christmas concert, Arcangelo Corelli: Christmas Concerto, featuring soprano Iman Moustafa, as well as works by Bach and Mozart.
Sun 17, 8pm: Contemporary Jazz Sufi music performed by Cairo Steps band (Egypt-Germany), conducted by Sebastian Müller-Schrobsdorff and honoured by the jubilant participation of flautist Ines Abdel Daim. Mon 18, 8pm: Arab songs performed by Emad Al-Sharouny. Tue 19 and Wed 20, 8pm: The Japanese Okinawa folk song and dance theatre troupe. Thurs 21, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble commemorates the memory of singer and composer Farid Al-Atrash. Small Hall Thurs 14, 8pm: Lennon Trio (Italy) perform instrumental covers of the Beatles songs. Sun 17, 8pm: Cairo Conservatoire concert. Mon 18, 8pm: Boghdady band, led by Magdy Boghdady celebrates the Christmas. Tue 19, 8pm: Piano recital by David Edgar. 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 14, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble concert. Fri 15, 8pm: Al Mawlaweya Al Masria troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Tony performs in a spiritually lifting Sufi concert. Sat 16, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs. Sun 17, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Children Choir concert. Mon 18 and Tues 19, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company performs “La Serva Padrona” and “Sinatra and Bocelli” operas. Thurs 21, 8pm: The Arab Takht Ensemble concert with Yasser Moawed.   
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
Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts Thurs 14, 8pm: Al-Kaff Al Aswani band, led by the singer, clapper and performer Mahmoud Al-Edfawi, performs different ethnic songs reviving the ancient art of upper Egyptian palm clapping.
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 14, 7pm: Black Theama band. Fri 15, 7pm: A concert of Sufi chanting by Al Hadra troupe. Sat 16, 4 and 7pm: Massar Egbari band will present two consecutive concerts. Sat 17, 8pm: A concert features pianist and composer Omar Khairat and his orchestra. Thurs 21, 8pm: El-Farei album launch concert. Wisdom Hall Thurs 14, 7.30pm: Arabish band. Fri 15, 7pm: Jesus Heart troupe performs hymns and religious songs. Sun 18, 7pm: Hosanna Christmas hymns concert.    Wed 20, 7.30pm: Piano recital by Diaa Khairallah.
ALEXANDRIA Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106 Thurs 14, 8pm: Contemporary Jazz Sufi music performed by Cairo Steps band (Egypt-Germany), conducted by Sebastian Müller-Schrobsdorff and honoured by the jubilant participation of flautist Ines Abdel Daim. Fri 15, 8pm: Alexandria Opera House String Orchestra concert. Sat 16, 8pm: Ghenwet Zaman Ensemble concert. Sun 17, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing, conducted by maestro Ehab Abdel-Hamid. Thurs 21, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing honours the memory of singer and composer Farid Al-Atrash. Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Main Hall Sat 16, 7pm: BA Strings Orchestra concert comemorates Vivaldi on a violin night, conducted by maestro Khaled El-Showeikh. Mon 18, 7pm: The Arts School Section presents a concert by the Arts Education Unit, supervised by Neveen Al-Mahmoudy.
Small Hall Thurs 14, 7pm: Guitar recital by Fernando Perez.

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