Saturday,25 May, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1413, (11 - 17 October 2018)
Saturday,25 May, 2019
Issue 1413, (11 - 17 October 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Flamenco singer Antonia Fernandez and guitarist Ricki Rivera

Flamenco singer Antonia Fernandez and guitarist Ricki Rivera
Flamenco singer Antonia Fernandez and guitarist Ricki Rivera

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Thurs 11, 8pm: Al-Harafish band, led by artist Emad Abdel-Aziz.

Fri 12, 8pm: Al-Khan Arab Music Ensemble.  

Sun 14, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble.

Thurs 18, 8pm: Wans Ensemble for Arab Music.


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

Thurs 11, 8pm: Celebrating the 30th birthday of the Cairo Opera House.

Fri 12, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble celebrates the Sixth of October victory performing a number of patriotic songs.  

Tues 16 & Wed 17, 8pm: Pianist Omar Khairat and his orchestra.   

Thurs 18, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble featuring the opera singers will honour the memory of singer and composer Mohamed Fawzi performing his best.  

Small Hall

Wed 17, 8pm: Cervantes Institute in Dokki organises a concert honouring the memory of legendary flamenco music composer and guitarist Paco de Lucía. It will include a video screening on his art career entitled "Paco de Lucía: A Journey of Discovery 2014". Up next guitarist Antonio Sánchez and harmonica player Antonio Serrano, who both participated in many of de Lucía's concerts, will perform a selection of his best works.


Cairo Jazz Club

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

Thurs 11, 10.30pm: High-energy band Funk Off covers all of your favourite hits from different genres such as funk, disco, blues, rock and pop.

Thurs 11, Sat 13 & Sun 14, 10.30pm: The One Four Five are a blues band comprised of some of Cairo’s finest musicians, this large and well-rounded formation covers artists like The Blues Brothers, Brian Setzer.


Darb 1718

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

Thurs 11, 8pm: Ray and Sufi music and Upper Egyptian folklore by Ezz El Ostool and his band.

Fri 12, 8pm: Tom Tom band.


French Cultural Institute

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

Thurs 18, 9.30pm: “French Touch” concert features the French duo Ko Shin Moon with musicians of Makan (Egyptian Centre for Culture and Arts) and DJ Alan Bishop (Sublime frequencies).       


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 11, 8pm: Classical Arab music and singing by the Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble.

Fri 12, 8pm: Al-Hadra troupe for Sufi singing.

Sat 13, 8pm: Al-Sheikh Zein troupe.

Sun 14, 8pm: Flamenco singer Antonia Fernandez and guitarist Ricki Rivera perform Spanish and flamenco music, songs and dances.

Thurs 18, 8pm: The Arab Takht Troupe for Arab music and singing, led by Yasser Moawad.   


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 11, 9pm: Mazamer El Nile band performs Upper Egyptian music and songs on a diversity of instruments, such as the rababa (spike fiddle), the kawala (end-blown flute) and the arghul (double pipe, single-reed woodwind, an ancient instrument found depicted on the walls of Pharaonic tombs).


El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448

Outdoor Stage in the East Side of Cairo

Thurs 11, 8pm: The grand opening of El-Sawy Culturewheel extraordinary stage at AL Borouj located near the entrance of El Shorouk City on the Ismailia Road will feature world-renowned pianist Ramzy Yassa. The night goes on with the legendary Egyptian composer Omar Khayrat and his Orchestra (9pm).  

River Hall

Thurs 11, 7.30pm: A stand-up comedy show features a number of comedians.

Fri 12, 7.30pm: Religious chanting by munshid (religious chanter) Ali Al-Helbawi.

Sat 13, 8pm: Afronubia band accompanies you in a journey to Nubia and generally to Africa with the most impressive African rhythms and reggae in their live concert.

Thurs 18, 7pm: Al-Mawlawiya Al-Masriya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni performs Sufi dances and songs.   

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 11, 8pm: Contemporary and old Egyptian songs performed by singer Wael Al-Fashni

Sat 13, 8pm: Singer Ali Al-Haggar in a programme of classical Arab songs as well as his much-loved songs.   


Umm Kolthoum Museum

1 Al Malek Al Saleh St, Manial Al-Roda, Tel 02 2363 1467

Thurs 18, 8pm: Quenz Quartet band, led by Amany Ghoneim.    




Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)

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

Thurs 11, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.

Fri 12, 8pm: The Sound of Music Orchestra, conducted by maestro Mohamed Wehedi.

Sun 14, 8pm: Alexandria Opera String Orchestra, conducted by maestro Hisham Gabr and featuring Amr Abul-Naga on horn in a programme of works by Haydn and Mozart.

Mon 15, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Children Choir.   

Thurs 18, 8pm: A concert honouring the memory of legendary flamenco music composer and guitarist Paco de Lucía featuring guitarist Antonio Sánchez and harmonica player Antonio Serrano who will perform a selection of his best works.


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

Main Hall

Sat 13, 8pm: Rock music by Fabrica, supervised by soprano Neveen Allouba.

Small Hall

Sat 13, 7pm: Piano, flute, and clarinet recitals by Bassem Rezk, Mariam Edris and Hoda Hosny respectively. 

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