Tuesday,23 April, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1403, (26 July - 1 August 2018)
Tuesday,23 April, 2019
Issue 1403, (26 July - 1 August 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Sharmoofers band

Sharmoofers band
Sharmoofers band

Amir Bashtak Palace

Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187

Thurs 26, 8pm: The Youth of Arab Singing concert features Dahlia Fouad and Mahmoud Abdel-Hamid in a programme of classical Arab songs. 


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 Jazz Club

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

Fri 27, 10pm: Sets of deep and tech house are on the table with Arrab is back on CJC’s decks followed by DJ duo and brothers Gawdat.

Sat 28, 10pm: Sefsafa band will give a delightful performance mixing several instruments to produce a unique fusion sound between Gnawa, blues and reggae. Followed by Salalem band, this diverse Egyptian indie pop band charm the nation with their lively sarcastic lyrics and funky grooves.  

Sun 29, 10pm: Omar Emara’s voice is giving an acoustic performance, covering some of your favourite songs. Up next, the charming Hassan Ramzy and The F.A.M will be performing some rocktastic favourites.

Mon 30, 10pm: With more than 12 years of music production and DJ-ing experience, Shiha is known for his melodic deep house, tech and progressive vibes. Richard R mixes deep house, electronica, and techno.

Tues 31, 10pm: Ze Khodz band play music with lyrics that reflect everyday situations and serves as commentary to them as opposed to the over romanticising of life that lyrics usually tend to do. Music is not the type that one would usually expect with Arabic lyrics, and is comprised of mostly rock influenced instrumentation. Sukoon band members create their own unique blend of indie and jazz tunes mixed with oriental music, paired with outstanding stage energy and presence.


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).


Al-Ghouri Dome

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

Sun 29, 8pm: The Nubian Drums and Egyptian Folk Instruments troupe concert.


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 26, 9pm: Rango band features top Egyptian-Sudanese musicians, they focus on performing the musical heritage of Sudan with Hassan Bergamon on the unique rango, the artist Essam Tutu, along with the pentatonic simisimya and a group of singers of Sudanese origin.

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 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.

Fri 27, 7.30pm: Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe.  

Sat 28, 8pm: For the first time singer Wael Al-Fashny in El-Sawy Culturewheel performing Sufi, religious as well as contemporary songs.  

Tues 31, 7pm: Religious chanting by Waslet Samaa troupe.

Wed 1, 8pm: Voice band.

Thurs 2, 6 & 8pm: Umm Kolthoum is back on stage with El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show performing two of her much-loved songs.  





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

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

Open-Air Theatre

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

Fri 27, 9pm: Arab rap by Zap Tharwat.

Sat 28, 9pm: Musician Hisham Kharma.

Sun 29, 9pm: Made in Bled band (Morocco) and Qarar Ezala band (Standing).  

Mon 30, 9pm: RT Nuba band (Standing).  

Tues 31, 9pm: Sharmoofers band (Standing).  

Wed 1 August, 9pm: Andromida band.

Thurs 2, 9pm: The BA Orchestra, conducted by maestro Mohamed Saad Basha performs international classics.


The Roman Theatre

Kom Al-Dekka, Alexandria

The Cairo Opera House Summer Festival (18-30 July)

Thurs 26, 8pm: Singer Nesma Mahgoub and her band.

Fri 27, 8pm: Black Theama band. 

Sat 28, 8pm: A singing recital by Iman Al-Bahr Darwish.

Sun 29, 8pm: Karakeeb band.

Mon 30, 8pm: Contemporary Egyptian songs by Mustafa Qamar.

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