Saturday,23 March, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1401, (12 - 18 July 2018)
Saturday,23 March, 2019
Issue 1401, (12 - 18 July 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Nesma Mahgoub

Nesma Mahgoub
Nesma Mahgoub

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

Mon 16, 8pm: Celebrating the National Day of Colombia, a singing recital entitled "A Meeting Between Two Worlds" will be presented.

Open-Air Theatre

The 58th Cairo Opera House Summer Festival

Thurs 12, 8pm: Black Theama band performs contemporary Egyptian songs.

Fri 13, 8pm: Jazz music by Glass Onion band.

Mon 16, 8pm: Singer Nesma Mahgoub and her band in a repertoire of international songs as well as her own songs.

Tues 17, 8pm: Arab Idol second season star Ahmed Gamal and his band.

Wed 18, 8pm: Artist Hisham Kharma and his band.

Thurs 19, 8pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz, accompanied by her band performs on marimba compositions by the likes of Omar Khayrat and Gamal Salama.


Cairo Jazz Club

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

Thurs 12, 10.30pm: A rock and roll, blues and funk concert with Shady Ahmed, Bluezophrenia and Screwdriver.

Fri 13, 10.30pm: Alexandrian DJ Mohamed Kamal is back with a hypnotizing line-up of tech and deep house sets. Up next is talented Jordanian DJ Kitchen Crowd who’s cooking up a night of non-stop deep tech and progressive grooves that’ll have you dancing- it’s not often that he’s in Cairo so catch him while you can.

Sun 15, 10pm: The Cadillacs have made it their mission to revive rockabilly and rock and roll music in Egypt covering the likes of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash, to name a few.

Mon 16, 10pm: DJ Mohasseb is the epitome of progressive house in Egypt.

Wed 18, 10pm: Hip Hop and RnB master mixes on his weekly prime time Nile FM show ‘Friday Night Flavas’, DJ Feedo has been the go to act for Hip Hop and RnB in Egypt since 1997.

Thurs 19, 10.30pm: A band that has recently budded in the local scene and already gained a loyal following, Cap’n Hector’s Crew have a fresh sound with elements of alt rock, ska and indie music. Multitalented singer and songwriter Hany Must will then woo the audience with his silvery voice and sweet melodies, singing some originals as well as favourite covers.


Darb 1718

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

Fri 13, 8pm: Mazzika x El Sath, a monthly musical night held on Darb 1718 roof presents Paranoid Eyes band. Paranoid Eyes is an Egyptian progressive rock band with a great passion for covering the tunes of Pink Floyd and the solo projects released by the legendary David Gilmour and Roger Waters.

Thurs 19, 8.30pm:  Al Hezb Al Comedy (the comic party) is a local comedy movement dedicated to stand-up, jokes, sketch and musical comedy.


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).


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-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 12, 8pm: New sketches by stand-up comedian Ali Qandil.

Fri 13, 8pm: Afronubia band performs Nubian and African rhythms and reggae.

Mon 16, 7pm: Egyptian rapper Zap Tharwat celebrates the release of his new album Almadina (The City) with participation of music arranger Sari Hany.

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 12, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of late diva Umm Kolthoum playing two of her best songs.

Fri 13, 8pm: Classical Arab music performed by Jordanian oud player Tarek Al-Guini and percussionist Nasser Salama.

Sat 14, 8pm: Classical Arab songs by singer Ali El-Haggar.

Tues 17, 8pm: A concert features religious chanter Ali Al-Helbawi.

Wed 18, 7pm: Pan flute recital by Amr Samir.

Thurs 19, 7pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni performs Sufi chants and dances. 




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

16th International Summer Festival (16 July-18 August)

Open-Air Theatre

Mon 16, 9pm (Standing): Autostrad band (Jordan).

Wed 18, 8pm (Standing): High Dam, El Mina, Saher Al-Zoghby, Yasmine, and Dany bands in concerts supported by the United Nations Office in Cairo.

Tues 17, 9pm: Triakel band (Sweden).

Thurs 19, 9pm: Fouad and Mounib band (Egypt).

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