Thursday,21 February, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1395, (24 - 30 May 2018)
Thursday,21 February, 2019
Issue 1395, (24 - 30 May 2018)

Ahram Weekly

The Spiritual Anthems Nights

The Spiritual Anthems Nights, led by artist Intesar Abdel-Fattah


25 Orabi St., off Port Said, Maadi, Tel 010 19222220

Sat 26, 4-4.10pm &5.30-5.40pm: A dance performance by Nicole Roerick as the closing event of the art exhibition “Impressions” by Solange Roberdeau and Shannon Brinkly.


Behlar Corridor

Qasr Al-Nile St, off Talaat Harb Square, Downtown, Cairo

The Spiritual Anthems Nights, led by artist Intesar Abdel-Fattah

Sun 20 to Sat 26, 9.30pm: “The Spiritual Anthems Nights” are organised for the fourth year by Misr Al-Kheir Foundation, Hewar Foundation for Peoples Arts and Cultures. The nights offer a rich artistic programme, designed by artist Intesar Abdel-Fattah featuring shows from Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and Indonesia such as Al-Sham evening enlivened by artist Adnan Al-Sasa (Syria), Al-Dabka performance (Palestine), the public show Hassaballah the Seventeen and Al-Hakeba (The Bag) Theatre.        


Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2591 3391
Every Sunday, 9.30pm: 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, 9.30pm: “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.
Sat 26, 9.30pm: Religious chanting by Halaqat Zikr troupe.   

Mon 28, 9.30pm: A concert features Munshid (religious chanter) Hossam Saqr.

Wed 30, 9.30pm: A singing concert by the National Centre for Theatre, Music and Folk Arts troupe.  

Thurs 31, 9.30pm: Munshid (religious chanter) Zein Mahmoud.    


Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Main Hall

Thurs 24, 9.30pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

Sat 26, 9.30pm: The Cairo Celebration Choir, A Cappella Choir and the Cairo Symphony Orchestra perform Elia Abu Madi's poem La Philosophie de La Vie, composed and conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui. The programme also includes works by the likes of Mohamed Saad Basha, Ahmed Abdallah and Amr Okba. The concert will feature singers Rehab Metawi and Bilal Al-Sheikh.

Open-Air Theatre

Thurs 24, 9.30pm: Al-Radwan troupe for Sufi chanting.

Fri 25, 9.30pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz performs on marimba a number of compositions by Omar Khayrat, Gamal Salama as well as Ramadan songs.

Sat 26, 9.30pm: Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe.

Sun 27, 9.30pm: Hazem Shahine and his band.

Mon 28, 9.30pm: Abu Shaar Brothers troupe from Syria performs Sufi chants.

Tues 29, 9.30pm: “Old is Gold” concert presents Ayamna Al-Helwa (Our Happy Days) band in a repertoire of old Egyptian songs. 

Wed 30, 9.30pm: Sufi chanting from the Egyptian heritage by Sheikh Ihab Younis.

Thurs 31, 9.30pm: Vocalist Dina Al-Wedidi and her band.

Small Hall

Thurs 24, 9.30pm: A chamber music concert features Sherif Salaheddin.

Sat 26, 9.30pm: Indonesia traditional cultural and music heritage performed by an Indonesian folk arts troupe composed of 15 artists.

Sun 27, 9.30pm: The Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina concert.

Mon 28, 9.30pm: The Embassy of Tunisia concert features Tunisian violinist Anis Al-Qoulaiby and his band.  

Thurs 31, 9.30pm: A concert by Palestine Folk and Traditional Arts troupe.


Darb 1718

Kasr El Shamaa St, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2741 3053/ 0109 3766188

Thurs 24, 9.30pm: Taksir Sharqi band performs works combining Egyptian folkloric music, such as zar and mawwal with contemporary music.

Thurs 31, 9.30pm: Vocalist Mohamed Basheer’s musical inspirations are inspired by the heritage of Ja’ffary culture and arts in Upper Egypt.


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, Tues and Wed, 9.30pm).


Al-Ghouri Dome

111 Al-Azhar St, Al-Ghouriya, Tel 02 2506 0227

Thurs 24, 9.30pm: “The Rituals of Elevation” concert presents spiritual and religious songs.

Fri 25, 9.30pm: Sufi chanting by Sheikh Mahmoud Al-Tohami.

Sat 26, 9.30pm: Al-Mawlawiya Al-Masreya (The Egyptian Mawlawiya) troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni in a repertoire of Sufi dances and chants.  

Sun 27, 9.30pm: Harp recital by Manal Mohieddin.

Thurs 31, 9.30pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe in a programme of religious songs.


Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707

Fri 25, 9.30pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe in a repertoire of religious songs.

Thurs 31, 9.30pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble performs classical Arab songs. 


SaadZaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 02 2792 0878
Every Monday: (fixed event) Zikr and Sufi night.
Every Tuesday, 9.30pm (doors open at 9pm 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, 9.30pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm SamehUmm 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 24, 9pm: Rango band features top Egyptian-Sudanese musicians in their new incarnation as they focus on performing the musical heritage of Sudan with Hassan Bergamon on the unique rango, artist Essam Tutu, along with the pentatonic simisimya.

Fri 25, 9pm: Solo nay recital by Mohamed Antar.  


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

Fri 18 May-15 June, 7- 9pm & 9pm-2am: With Khan Al Sakia, experience a new spirit of Ramadan. Khan El Sakia presents you live performances: El Sakia puppet theatre (Chanting, singing and comedy clips), seminars (10 minutes, open discussion) and you can watch your favourite Ramadan series on the Culturewheel screens.
You can enjoy a smoke free environment and get the chance to play many kinds of challenging and fun games like chess, Domino and Backgammon.

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 24, 9.30pm: Vocalist and Sufi chanter Ali Al-Helbawi performs religious songs with Western music.

Sun 27, 9.30pm: Oud recital by oud master Nasseer Shamma.  

Tues 29, 9.30pm: “The First Chance” concert grants you your first chance to sing either solo or as a band.  

Wed 30, 10pm: Singer Ali Al-Haggar performs classical Arab songs as well as his own songs.   

Thurs 31, 9.30pm: Fabrica band members will perform songs of Al Leila Al Kebira famous operetta in an oriental Egyptian spirit.



Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106

Thurs 24, 9.30pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing honours the memory of late singer Warda performing a selection of her much-loved songs.

Mon 28, 9.30pm: The Indonesian Folk Arts troupe composed of 15 artists will perform religious and traditional songs from Indonesia traditional heritage.


Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Main Hall

Thurs 24, 9pm: Sorour band.  

Fri 25, 9pm: Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe.  

Thurs 31, 9pm: Al-Mawlawiya Al-Masreya (The Egyptian Mawlawiya) troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni.

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