Monday,25 March, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1397, (7 - 20 June 2018)
Monday,25 March, 2019
Issue 1397, (7 - 20 June 2018)

Ahram Weekly

​Ghalia Benali

​Ghalia Benali
​Ghalia Benali

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St. Tel 02 2574 3373

Sun 10, 9.30pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.  


The American University in cairo

Fifth District, New Cairo Campus

University Garden

Fri 8, 9pm: Come celebrate Ramadan at AUC, with cultural and art activities including a performance by Ayamna Al Helwa band, a multimedia art exhibition, students performances as well as a soccer tournament. The event, hosted by Director Ramy Adel Imam, is open to the public, entrance from Gate 1.


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.
Thurs 7, 9.30pm: Sufi poetry recital by Bordat Al-Bosary troupe.   

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

Main Hall

Thurs 7, 9.30pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble performs classical Arab songs.

Sat 9, 9.30pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.

Thurs 21, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert. 

Open-Air Theatre

Thurs 7, 9.30pm: Sufi chanter Sheikh Yassine Al-Tohamy, together with pianist Fathi Salama present the third concert in their project that features a group of the most talented Egyptian musicians and artists.

Fri 8, 9.30pm: A Message of Peace troupe, led by artist Intesar Abdel-Fattah offers a rich programme of spiritual songs, Islamic religious songs and Coptic hymns performed by troupes from Egypt and other Arab countries.

Sat 9, 9.30pm: Tunisian singer and dancer Ghalia Benali and her band.

Thurs 21, 8pm: The Mediterranean String Quartet celebrates The International Music Day. 

Small Hall

Thurs 28, 8pm: Piano recital by Mariam Al-Mamluk.


Darb 1718

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

Thurs 7, 9.30pm: Sudanese singer and percussionist Asia Medani presents Sudanese folklore in all Sudan and African rhythm in general.




Fri 8, 9.30pm: Al Dor Al Awal is composed of two percussionists that play an original set with bongos, congas, kakhon, tabla and elements from the drums, a keyboard that uses a piano sound as well as electronic effects to add colors to the music. 


El Genaina Theatre
Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa, Tel 02 2362 5057

Thurs 7, 9.30-11.30pm: A concert features Egyptian accordionist, composer, songwriter, singer and one of the strongest, most popular female voices of Egypt’s independent music scene Youssra Al-Hawary and her band: Sedky Sakhr (harmonica & recorder), Shadi Al-Hosseiny (piano), Tarek Abdel-Qawi (Mandolin), Yamen Al-Gamal (bass guitar), Lowai Gamal (percussion), Maged Nagati (drums).


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-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Fri 8, 9.30pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by maestro Hazem Al-Asabgy and featuring opera stars Ayat Farouk, Sara Zaki, Amira Said and Mohamed Tarek, performs classics from Egypt’s musical heritage.

Sun 10, 9.30pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini (religious chanting) troupe performs religious songs.

Mon 11 and Tues 12, 9.30pm: The Cairo Opera Company performs a selection of songs from the international musicals.

Fri 22, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage 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, 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 7, 9pm: Al Tanbura band performs folk traditional songs and dances from Port-Said. 


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

Sun 10, 9.30pm: Folk and traditional music and dances from Palestine performed by Al Fallujah band.
Tues 12, 9.30pm: Religious chanting from the Egyptian, Algerian, Syrian and Sufi music heritage by Aallam Al-Mustafa troupe. 

Wed 13, 9.30pm: A rock music concert by Rock Rockies band.  




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

Fri 8, 9.30pm: Tunisian singer and dancer Ghalia Benali and her band.   

Thurs 21, 8pm: Alexandria Opera String Orchestra, conducted by Nayeir Nagui.  


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

Small Hall

Sat 30, 8pm: Members of the BA Orchestra features a chamber music concert.  

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