Tuesday,23 April, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1421, (6 - 12 December 2018)
Tuesday,23 April, 2019
Issue 1421, (6 - 12 December 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Argentinian saxophonist Javier Girotto at the Cairo Opera House

Javier Girotto
Javier Girotto

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Thurs 6, 8pm: Taksir Sharki band. 

Fri 7, 8pm: A singing recital by Mohamed Al-Shamy

Sat 8, 8pm: Fado concert features pianist Julio Resende and 

Andre Rosinha on contrabass from Portugal. 

Sun 9, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs. 

Wed 12, 8pm: Nogom Masriya band, led by Mustafa Mahdy

Thurs 13, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe for religious chanting. 


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 6 & Fri 7, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute present Verdi’s Aida opera celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Cairo Opera House. 

Sat 8, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Peter Ettrup Larsen and featuring flautist Mina Ghobrial, soprano Julie Meera Albertsen, and baritone Reda Al-Wakil, performs Carl Nielsen’s Five Poems by J.P. Jacobsen, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra and Symphony No.3 "Sinfonia Espansiva", Op.27. 

Sun 9, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs. 

Small Hall

Thurs 6, 8pm: Jazz music concert features Argentinian-Italian based saxophonist and clarinist Javier Girotto (Italy-Argentina). He will perform famous Latin American, tango, and jazz compositions as well as some of his own works. 

Sun 9, 8pm: Violin recital by Hassan Sharara

Thurs 13, 8pm: Oriental Jazz by Yehia Khalil and his band.  


Darb 1718 

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

The 2nd Edition of Something Else-Off Biennale Cairo (1 November-15 December).

Fri 7, 8pm: A concert features Warda Baleegh.  


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 

Fri 7, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe, conducted by maestro Omar Farahat, performs religious chants.

Sun 9, 8pm: Jesus Heart Choir. 

Thurs 13, 8pm: Konoz band features singer Mahmoud Darwish.  


Goethe Institute

17 Hussein Wassif St, Mesaha Sq, Dokki, Tel 02 2575 9877

Thurs 6, 7pm: STBSA is a musical performance that combines storytelling, vocal music, electronic and acoustic music. It features Kholoud Adel (voice and composition), Jaqueline George (electronic music), Haytham El Masry (Arabian zither), Hassan Hassan (cello) 
Wessam Mokhtar (percussion), Haytham Hassan (choreography) and Ziyad Osama (performance). Following, a concert by Egyptian flautist Fayrouz Kaddal and violinist Daniel Merrill who both take us on a journey to discover their ethnic and musical identity. Both musicians deal with ethnic melodies and rhythms from Nubia, Sudan, the Orient and Great Britain. Kaddal and Merrill compose for flute and violin, using advanced playing techniques.

Thurs 13, 7pm: Sirriyya group will perform a multimedia performance with experimental music that combines prepared field recordings, cello, oud, violin and flute. The musical-acoustic and the choreographic design interact visually with each other. The concept of the performance is based on a personal examination of the composer Jacqueline George with the Coptic intellectual history and the concept of death and reflects her own understanding of time, love and being. It features among others 
Kholoud Adel (Sound Performance, vocals), Florence Moutin (Performance), Fayrouz Kaddal (Flute), Daniel Merrill (Violin), Hassan Hosny (Cello). A concert features Gawy band presenting an alternative art in which poetry and song are interwoven in a new way and traditional songs rehashed.


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 6, 8pm: Al-Tanbura troupe from Port-Said performs folk dances and songs.  


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 6, 7.30pm: Sheikh Ehab Younis performs religious chants. 

Sat 8, 8pm: Singer Ali Al-Haggar performs classical Arab songs as well as his own works.  

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 6, 6 & 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of the diva Umm Kolthoum performing two of her best songs Serat Al-Hob (the mention of love) and Alf Laila Wa Laila (thousands nights and One night). 

Fri 7, 8pm: A Poetic-musical concert features Amin Haddad and Hazem Shahine

Sun 9, 7.30pm: Contemporary Egyptian songs by Charisma band. 

Wed 12, 7pm: Transistor band. 






Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 6, 8pm: The Alexandria Talents Development Centre concert. 

Fri 7, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble performs classical Arab songs. 

Sun 9, 8pm: Jesus Heart Choir.

Thurs 13, 8pm: Cairo Steps band (Egypt-Germany). 


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

Main Hall

Thurs 6, 7pm: A Contemporary Dance Night. 

Fri 7, 4.30pm & 8pm: Massar Egbari band. 

Sat 8, 7pm: BA Chamber Orchestra, conducted by violinist Khaled Al-Showeikh, performs violin masterpieces. 

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