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Current issue | Issue 1375, (4-10 January 2018)
Friday,16 November, 2018
Issue 1375, (4-10 January 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Violinist Nadine Weber and the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nader Abbassi

The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nader Abbassi

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St. Tel 02 2574 3373
Sun 7, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble. 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 Jazz Club
197, 26th July St, Agouza. Tel 02 3345 9939 Thurs 4, 10.30pm: Amr and The Big Bang Boogies perform funk and classic hits. Fri 5, 10.30pm: DJ mixes with Amr, Fahim and Fahmy. Sat 6, 10.30pm: Shaware’na (our streets) oriental rock band. Sun 7, 10.30pm: The Riff band Sunday selections. Mon 8, 10.30pm: DJ mixes with Mazen and Baher. Tues 9, 10.30pm: The Meteor Project electro duo.
Wed 10, 10.30pm: DJ mixes with Rami DJunkie. Thurs 11, 10.30pm: Classic rock with The Woodpeckers Trio and Glass Onion.

Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736  0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Main Hall
Thurs 4, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble honours the memory of composer Ahmed Sedky. Sat 6, 8pm: In collaboration with the Embassy of Austria in Cairo, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nader Abbassi  presents Austrian 16 years old violinist Nadine Weber and cellist Kamel Salaheddin in a programme of works by Beethoven, Édouard Lalo and Richard Strauss. Wed 10 and Thurs 11, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by Nayer Nagy, perform Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” directed by Abdel-Moneim Kamel. Small Hall Fri 5, 8pm: Oud duo recital by Dina Abdel-Hameed and Ghassan Youssef. Mon 8, 8pm: Sobhy Bedeir and The Friends band perform international love songs. Tues 9, 8pm: Chamber music concert features Doaa Saber, Alaa Abdallah and Mahmoud Mekhaimar. Thurs 11, 8pm: Cromatex Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing. 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).

Violinist Nadine Weber

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707 Thurs 11, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.   
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 4, 8pm: Al-Tanbura group from Port Said celebrates its 30th anniversary performing folk songs and dances of the Suez Canal cities. Thurs 11, 8pm: Al-Waziry troupe from Ismailia.
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 4, 7pm: Al-Malhama Al-Mohamadeya religious chanting troupe. Fri 5, 7pm: Talent Kids band concert. Sat 6, 7pm: Sufi chanting by Al Hadra troupe. Wisdom Hall Thurs 4, 6 and 8pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of diva Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs. Fri 5, 7.30pm: Ranim Koteit features an Arab singing concert. Sat 6, 7pm: Ali Al-Haggar in a programme of classical Arab songs as well as a number of his own.    Tues 9, 7pm: Yasser Anwar Arab singing concert. Thurs 11, 9pm: Oriental rock and African fusion muisc by Kohete band.

ALEXANDRIA Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106 Thurs 4, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing comemorates the memory of composer Ahmed Sedky. Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Main Hall Thurs 4, 7pm: Ibrahim Sbayhat and his troupe, conducted by Mahmoud Abu-Zeid celebration of the Palestinian Revolution.
Small Hall Thurs 11, 7pm: Violin and Harp Recital by Yasser El-Serafy (Violin) and Mona Wassef (Harp).

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