Monday,17 June, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1407, (30 August - 5 September 2018)
Monday,17 June, 2019
Issue 1407, (30 August - 5 September 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Jordanian musician Yazan Sarayrah at Darb 1718

Yazan Sarayrah
Yazan Sarayrah

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Sun 2, 8pm: “Wahabiat” concert features the National Arab Music Ensemble performing late singer and composer Mohamed Abdel-Wahab’s songs.

Thurs 6, 8pm: Oud recital by Ali Tantawi.


Amir Bashtak Palace

Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187

Thurs 30, 7pm (Free entry): The Arab Singing Youth concert “The Golden Voices” will include a solo violin recital by Medhat Abdel-Samiaa, accompanied by the Oriental Takht of the Arab Singing House and its choir featuring singers Jodi Al-Zeini, Ibrahim Abdel-Moneim and Soriya Medhat.


Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2591 3391
Every Sunday, 7.30pm: 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

Wed 5, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.

Open-Air Theatre

Sun 2, 8pm: A singing recital by Omnia Hassan.

Tues 4, 8pm: Tom Tom band features Sameh Shaaban.

Thurs 6, 8pm: Al-Masryeen band, led by accordionist Hany Shenouda and featuring new talents.


Cairo Jazz Club

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

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

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.

Mazzika x Al Sath (music on the roof), a monthly musical night held on the roof presents a unique experience embodied in the type of music performed, the ambiance and the limited number of seats

Sat 1 Sept, 8.30pm: A Night in the Love of Souad Hosny.  

Thurs 6, 8.30pm: Egyptian songs by Taksir Sharqi band.


French Cultural Institute

Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800

Thurs 13, 7pm: Singer Caroline Montier sings the love songs of Barbara Amoureuse, accompanied by piano. 


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-Gumhouriya Theatre

12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707

Thurs 6, 8pm: Fouad and Mounib band.


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 30, 9pm: Rango band features top Egyptian-Sudanese musicians  performing the musical heritage of Sudan with Hassan Bergamon on the unique rango, artist Essam Tutu on 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

River Hall

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

Fri 31, 8pm: A Pink Floyd night with Andromida band.

Sat 1, 7pm: Religious chanting by Mahmoud Helal.   

Sun 2, 7pm: “From Alex to Cairo”, a concert features singer Shamseddin.  

Thurs 6, 8pm: A singing recital by Mohamed Mohsen.

Wisdom Hall

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

Fri 31, 7pm: Religious chanting by Waslat Samaa band. 

Tues 4, 8pm: Fairouz Project presents a tribute night for legendary and timeless Lebanese singer Fairouz performing a number of her prominent gems composed by Rahbani brothers and Ziad Rahbani. The concert features vocalist Nouran Abu-Taleb, Samer George on bass, Mustafa Said on clarinet and Hany Bedair on percussion.

Thurs 6, 6 & 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of the late diva Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs.


Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Tel 02 2362 2647

Thurs 30, 8pm: A concert features Al-Geel Al-Sa'ed (the rising generation) band, conducted by Iman Soliman.  




Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)

Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106

Sun 2, 8pm: A traditional Korean dance show performed by Jim Myung troupe.


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

Main Hall

Fri 7, 8pm: Malaaz band.

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