Sunday,17 February, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1404, (2 - 8 August 2018)
Sunday,17 February, 2019
Issue 1404, (2 - 8 August 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Syrian singer Faia Younan at the BA 16th International Summer Festival

Faia Younan

Amir Taz Palace

27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Saliba St, Al-Khalifa District, Tel 02 2514 2581
Thurs 9, 7pm: A singing recital by the centre’s choir.

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
Thurs 2, 10pm: Experience the most authentic and skillfully performed Pink Floyd tribute night in Cairo with Andromida, one of Cairo’s first rock bands.  
Fri 3, 10pm: These veteran DJs know how to get a party started and keep the crowd moving all night long! Expect to stay on your feet all night long with finest spinning experts that Cairo has to offer, Hassan Abou Alam and Nour Fahmy.
Sat 4, 10pm: Mazeek band will perform a number of Arab contemporary songs, merging various African beats. Basata band will wrap up the night with their liberating lyrics and simplicity of tunes, introducing Oriental sounds with a fun Western twist.


Darb 1718
Kasr El Shamaa St, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2741 3053/ 0109 3766188
Fri 3, 8.30pm: “Mazzika x El Sat7” (Music on the Roof) monthly musical nights present a unique experience embodied in the type of music performed, the ambiance and the limited number of seats. Noha Fekry Jazz Quartet will feature a concert. Currently, Noha is preparing her second album with her new band JANAN, an alternative rock band with Rami Attallah on piano, Ehab Badr on bass and Mina Nashaat on saxophone.
Wed 8, 8.30pm: Border-crossing violinist and composer Megumi Saruhashi brings her award-winning group, Megumi & Friends from New York to Egypt. This summer Megumi & Friends: Amr Darwish (violin), Mina Gamal (oud), Mustafa Goweida (piano) and TBA (percussion) are formed in Cairo with her Egyptian friends. Megumi’s music is ignited by a wide range of influences, including Arabic music, jazz, classical, tango, gospel, minimalism and many more and she has studied extensively for various traditions, jazz, western classical, Argentinian tango, and Arabic music.
Thurs 9, 8.30pm: A performance by Flute & Bow band featuring Rania Omar (Flute) Mohamed Ahmed (Cello) Mohamed Mohie (Violin), Mahmoud Zakariya (Viola), Karim Adnan (Contrabass), and Mohamed Arafa (Percussion).

El Genaina Theatre Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa, Tel 02 2362 5057
Tues 7, 8.30pm: Al Sarah & The Nubatones in a concert presents
singer and song writer Al Sarah, a self-proclaimed practitioner of East-African Retro-Pop 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, 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.

Makan 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 Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab.

Salaheddin Citadel
Salah Salem Rd, Mokattam, Cairo, Tel 02 2512 1735
The 27th Citadel Festival for Music and Singing
Al-Mahka I Theatre
Thurs 2, 8pm: The Youth and Children Chinese troupe (China).  
Fri 3, 8pm: Fouad and Mounib band.
Sat 4, 8pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz and her band.
Sun 5, 8pm: Sufi chanting by Sheikh Yassin Al-Tohami.  
Mon 6, 8pm: Soiree band.
Tues 7, 8pm: Al-Hadra troupe for religious chanting.
Wed 8, 8pm: Monte Cairo band and El-Nafikha band, Cairo’s top brass outfit.
Thurs 9, 8pm: Artist Dalal Abu-Aamena and her troupe Ya Sitty from Palestine in a concert, conducted by Tayseer Haddad ().
Al-Mahka II Theatre
Thurs 2, 10pm: Singer Hany Shaker and the musical troupe, conducted by Ibrahim Al-Mogui.  
Fri 3, 10pm: Tunisian singer Ghalia Benali.
Sat 4, 10pm: Singer Ali Al-Haggar and his band.
Sun 5, 10pm: Singer Magd Al-Qassem and his band.
Mon 6, 10pm: Singer Mohamed Rashad and the musical troupe, conducted by Alaa Yassin.  
Tues 7, 10pm: Singer Nesma Mahgoub and her band.
Wed 8, 10pm: Singer Mohamed Mohsen and his band in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Thurs 9, 10pm: Arab Idol star Ahmed Gamal and his band.

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
Wed 8, 8pm: For the first time, El Sawy Culturewheel presents the young singer Hassan Abul-Rous.
Thurs 9, 7.30pm: Religious chanting by Abo-Shaar Brothers troupe from Syria.   
Wisdom Hall
Thurs 2, 6 & 8pm: Umm Kolthoum is back on stage with El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show performing two of her much-loved songs.
Sat 4, 8pm: A singing recital by Mido Beshir.  
Sun 5, 8pm: Classical Arab music by Al-Khan band.
Wed 8, 8pm: Harmony band performs all types of music.
Thurs 9, 7pm: A stand-up comedy show features Ahmed Khairy, Ahmed Essam, Pola Samual, Hamza Bahaa, Fekry Tarek, Romaryo Antone and more.

Umm Kolthoum Museum
1 Al Malek Al Saleh St, Manial Al-Roda, Tel 02 2363 1467
Wed 8, 8pm: Nogoum Misr (Egypt’s Stars) band performs classical Arab songs.  

Omar Khairat


Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
16th International Summer Festival (16 July-18 August)
Main Hall
Fri 3, 9pm: Singer Faia Younan (Syria–Sweden).
Sat 4, 8pm: A dance performance by Al-Wahag for Ballet and Free Dance Company, directed and choreographed by Sherif Al-Guindy.  
Mon 6 and Tues 7, 9pm: Pianist Omar Khairat and his orchestra.  
Open-Air Theatre
Thurs 2, 9pm: The BA Orchestra, conducted by maestro Mohamed Saad Basha performs international classics.
Sat 4, 9pm: Emdan Al-Nour (The Light Pillars) band.

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