Friday,22 February, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1398, (21 - 27 June 2018)
Friday,22 February, 2019
Issue 1398, (21 - 27 June 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Colombian soprano Betty Garces and Italian pianist Antonia Valente

Italian pianist Antonia Valente and Colombian soprano Betty Garces
Italian pianist Antonia Valente and Colombian soprano Betty Garces

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Sun 24, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by maestro Salah Ghoubashi performs Umm Kolthoum songs.


Al-Azhar Park

Salah Salem Road, Darassa, Tel 02 2362 5057

Fri 22, 6.30pm (open to the public for free): Celebrating the World Music Day, the French Cultural Institute in Cairo offers a thrilling musical programme. It will feature Ali Al-Baghdady, who will play contemporary Egyptian and electronic music (7:10pm), Singer Shereen Abdo and her band perform rock and jazz mixed with folk music from Egypt (8pm), Al-Qasr band composed of six musicians from different origins will perform Arab rock music (8:50pm), Hawas is an independent Egyptian band that plays alternative music through mixing different music genres (10:05pm) while the famous Parisian band Acid Arab will perform French electronic music (11:20pm).  


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

Main Hall

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

Sat 23, 8pm: Celebrating the World Music Day, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Hisham Gabr will present a programme includes favourite works of the French repertoire: Charles Gounod’s Waltz Mephisto from Faust opera, E.Lalo’s Cello Concerto among other works.

Sun 24 & Mon 25, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Company and Orchestra in a gala concert.

Thurs 28, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by maestro Hazem Al-Asabgy honours the memory of composer Mohamed Al-Mogui playing a number of his best songs.   

Open-Air Theatre

Thurs 21, 8pm: Celebrating the World Music Day, “Colombian Beats in Cairo” concert is presented by the Colombian Embassy, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute. It marks the 50 years anniversary of the death of late Italian composer and guitarist Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco featuring Colombian soprano Betty Garces who will delight the audience by singing, accompanied by the Italian pianist Antonia Valente and together will perform international music pieces from Austria, Russia, Colombia, Cuba, Italy and Argentina.

Small Hall

Thurs 28, 8pm: A chamber music concert features Mariam Al-Mamluk on piano.


Cairo Jazz Club

197, 26th July St, Agouza. Tel 02 3345 9939

Sat 23, 10pm: Saturday L’oriental presents this week a little bit of a rock twist with local bands Code Masr and Hawas! Code Masr is an Egyptian contemporary rock band that combines a traditional Egyptian sound with modern lyrics while Hawas is an independent Egyptian band that plays alternative music through mixing different music genres.

Sun 24, 10pm: The Riff Band will serenade the audience with some classic jazz tunes.

Mon 25, 10.30pm: Veteran DJ Mohasseb is back at it again! Mohasseb brings the beats and the party follows, so join him for #MoonlitMonday and dance the warm night away to his progressive house tunes.

Thurs 28, 10pm: Funk Off will cover your favorite tunes to dance to covering a range of genres including funk, disco, blues, rock and pop. The Cadillacs will transport you to the good old Rockabilly days with renditions of 50’s & 80’s rockabilly and rock n’ roll music.


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, 7.30pm).


Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Fri 22, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble, conducted by maestro Farouk Al-Bably and featuring a galaxy of the opera singers such as Angham Mustafa, Ahmed Sabry, Noha Hafez, performs classical Arab songs. 

Sat 23, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini (religious chanting) troupe performs religious songs.

Wed 27-Fri 29, 8pm: Forsan Al-Sharq (Knights of the Orient) for Heritage Company performs its show Shagarat Al-Dorr.


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 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 21, 9pm: Zar and Sufi music and singing presented by the exceptional Darawish Abul Gheit (Abul Gheit dervishes) band.  


El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448

Wisdom Hall

Fri 22, 8.30pm: Singer Maye Abdel-Aziz also writes and composes her own music believing in the power of heartfelt music to truly reach and touch people.

Sat 23, 2pm: Piano recital by young musicians.

Sun 24, 8pm: Mounib band performs Nubian songs.  

Wed 27, 10pm: Singer Ali Al-Haggar performs classical Arab songs as well as his own songs.  

Thurs 28, 8pm: Singing recital by Salma Mahgoub.




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

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

Fri 22, 8pm: Commemorating the anniversary of the death of singer Warda, the Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by maestro Salah Ghoubashi performs a number of her best songs featuring the opera singers Marwa Nagui, Nehad Fathi, Samah Abbass among others.   

Sat 30, 8pm: A gala concert by the Cairo Opera Company.


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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