Monday,17 June, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1402, (19 - 25 July 2018)
Monday,17 June, 2019
Issue 1402, (19 - 25 July 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Nesma Abdel-Aziz

Nesma Abdel-Aziz
Nesma Abdel-Aziz

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

Open-Air Theatre

The 58th Cairo Opera House Summer Festival

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


Cairo Jazz Club

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

Sat 21, 10pm: Saxophonist Nour Ashour leads his band, Nour Project

for a night of top-notch live music.

Sun 22, 10pm: Founded in 2007 by international pianist Hesham Galal, Cocoon, the liveliest Latin and Cuban jazz formation in Cairo will feature a thrilling concert.

Wed 25, 10pm: Ramy DJunkie spins everything from pop to disco to nostalgic Arabic pop

Thurs 26, 10.30pm: Covering the best from swing, Latin, and reggae all the way to pop, disco and funk, Amro and The Big Bang Boogie throw an unforgettable live music show–with a super big bang, and a lot of boogie.  


Darb 1718

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

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, and Wed, 7.30pm).


Saad Zaghloul 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 19, 8pm: Al-Waziry band from Ismailia performs on simsimyia the folk songs of the Suez Canal cities.

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

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

Fri 20, 8pm: A singing recital by Sudanese singer Ahmed Amin

Sat 21, 7.30pm: “Number Seven, Seven PM”, a stand-up comedy show features among other comedians Taha Al-Dessouky, Hamza Bahaa, and Mohamed Morgan.

Wed 25, 8pm: Singer Ali Al-Haggar performs classical Arab songs as well as his own repertoire of romantic and patriotic songs.

Thurs 26, 8pm: Multitalented singer and songwriter Hany Mustafa or Hany Must will woo the audience with his silvery voice and sweet melodies, singing some originals as well as favourite covers in both Arabic and English.





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

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

Open-Air Theatre

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

Fri 20 and Sat, 9pm (Standing): Massar Egbari band.  

Sun 22, 9pm: Abu Shaar Brothers troupe from Syria performs Sufi songs.   

Mon 23, 9pm: Singer Asia Madany (Sudan).  

Tues 24, 9pm: Les Compagnons band.

Wed 25, 9pm: Classical Arab songs performed by singer Mohamed Mohsen.  

Thurs 26, 9pm: In collaboration with the Swiss Cultural Foundation (Pro Helvetia), Bibliotheca Alexandrina presents OY band (Switzerland).  

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