Sunday,21 April, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1406, (16 - 29 August 2018)
Sunday,21 April, 2019
Issue 1406, (16 - 29 August 2018)

Ahram Weekly

​Paranoid Eyes band

​Paranoid Eyes band
​Paranoid Eyes band

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 17, 10.30pm: Zalat will scratch the decks followed by Arrab who'll spin his catchy house beats. Special K will wrap up the night with his trademark tech house sets.

Sat 16, 10pm: Local band Code Masr is comprised of young musicians who have created their own unique sound of Egyptian Contemporary Rock. Up next are long-lasting band Al Dor Al Awal.

Tues 21, 10pm: Mineral Kult are back again to CJC, playing their unique house music with touches of psychedelia. Next will be homegrown talent, Shawerma! He’ll give an electronic, lounge-lizardus, generative music experience with algorithmic visuals.

Sat 25, 10pm: Alexandrian band Almena performs a combination of genres on our stage incorporating elements of blues, rock, reggae with Sufi and Oriental fusions followed by RT Nuba whose music is distinguished with its Nubian essence.

Sun 26, 10pm: Doaa Al-Sebaii and electric bass master Samer George perform jazzy treats. Up next are one of CJC’s favorite and by far largest jazz ensembles, Cairo Big Band Society who perform jazz classics.

Mon 27, 8pm: Hisham Zahran, Sebzz and Baher will be our designated party starters for the night which means you should expect only the finest house tunes.

Tues 28, 10pm: Playing for the first time at CJC, Mauve is a downtempo/electronic duo project based in Cairo, influenced by soul, ambient, EDM and old school beats. It is comprised of guitarist and producer Bishoy George and singer/songwriter Rima Al-Sharkawy. Followed by one of Cairo’s favorite indie electro bands, Ritza.

Wed 29, 10pm: Ramy DJunkie spins everything from pop to disco to nostalgic Arabic pop.

Thurs 30, 10pm: One of Egypt’s most valued contemporary bands, Massar Egbari performs their astounding melodies, lyrics and spirit.

Fri 31, 10pm: DJ Youssef El-Aguizi and Yehia Fahim.


Darb 1718

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

Fri 17, 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.

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. It features

Wessam Sultan (Lead guitar/ Vocals and backing vocals), Ahmed Radwan (Keyboards and background sound effects) Ramy Nabil (Rhythm guitar), Waleed Shaaban (Drums and backing vocal), Habiba Anwar (Bass guitar).

Thurs 30, 8.30pm: Contemporary Egyptian songs by Al-Dor Al-Awal band featuring Ahmed Omar (Electric bass), Mohamed Samy (violin), Hisham Essam (oud) among others.  

Fri 31, 8.30pm: Original independent alternative Arabic live looping musician/singer Yazan Sarayrah from Amman, Jordan.


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


Salaheddin Citadel

Salah Salem Rd, Mokattam, Cairo, Tel 02 2512 1735

The 27th Citadel International Music and Singing Festival (2-17 August)

Al-Mahka I Theatre

Thurs 16, 8pm: Singer Neveen Ragab and Mohamed Waheidy band.

Fri 17, 8pm: Al-Arish Folk Arts troupe.

Al-Mahka II Theatre

Thurs 16, 10pm: Singer Ihab Tawfiq and band.

Fri 17, 10pm: Singer Medhat Saleh, accompanied by pianist Amr Selim 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

Thurs 16, 8pm: A stand-up comedy features Ali Qandil.

Fri 17, 4&7pm: Poet Amr Hassan features a poetic-musical concert.  

Sat 18, 7pm: Religious and Sufi chanting on the love of God and Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H) performed by Al-Hadra troupe.

Mon 20, 1pm: “Galakticon” event for western culture and pop lovers,
includes several items, games, contests. Galacticon revolves around everything in Western/pop culture such as comics, movies, series, cartoons, you can find cinema figures, themed corners from your childhood favorite movies or suddenly hear an opening song from the series that you’re obsessed with, along with board-games, gaming competitions, and your comic books knowledge in the comic-book trivia, along with products from various stores, and taking pictures with the famous armors in the Armors corner and the games competition, Galacticon will make sure that your time will be well spent.

Thurs 23, 7pm: Hysteriatoon band for singing theatre is going to present a singing show of the most beautiful kids’ songs, Spacetoon songs in a new different form, as well as top cartoon songs.

Sun 26, 8pm: Classical Arab songs in a contemporary style by singer Fakhr Lokman.

Mon 27, 8pm: Arab music concert features young singer Mustafa Khairy.

Thurs 30, 8pm: Al-Mawlawiya Al-Masreya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni.  

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 16, 8pm: After ten years of absence, singer Eslam Taher returns to the stage of El Sawy Culturewheel.

Sun 19, 7.30pm: Classical Arab music and songs performed by Al Asala Fe Rabeaa Al Omr band featuring vocals Ahmed Hassan Abdel-Gawad, Yehia Abdel-Qader, Kassab Mohamed, Farouk Ismail,  Aseel Salah, Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, Said Abbass, Marwa Ali and many more.

Fri 24, 8pm: Classical Arab songs performed by singer Yasmine Ali.   

Sat 25, 8pm: Classical and modern songs by Zekrayati (my memories) band, led by Rami Aboul-Fotouh.

Sun 26 & Mon 27, 6pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel 14th Mime Festival.

Tues 28, 8pm: Oud recital by Georges Kazazian

Wed 29, 9pm: Singing recital by Ali Al-Haggar.

Thurs 30, 7.30pm: An evening of poetry recital and singing by colloquial poet Adel Al-Aash





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

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

Main Hall

Sat 18, 9pm: The closing ceremony of the festival features Arab Idol star singer Carmen Soliman with the orchestra, conducted by maestro George Kolta.

Open-Air Theatre

Thurs 16, 9pm (Standing): HOH band.

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