Tuesday,22 January, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1425, (10 - 16 January 2019)
Tuesday,22 January, 2019
Issue 1425, (10 - 16 January 2019)

Ahram Weekly

​France-Egypt Cultural Year 2019 presents “Independanse x Egypte” contemporary dance show

A dancer from Paris Opera Ballet Company
A dancer from Paris Opera Ballet Company

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Thurs 10, 8pm: Tarab Zaman band features singer Atef Imam

Fri 11, 8pm: Yalla Naghani (Let’s Sing) band

Sun 13, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble

 

The American University in Cairo

AUC New Cairo Campus

Malak Gabr Theatre

Sat 12, 9.30pm: Adriana Lecouvreur opera by Francesco Cilea Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. 

 

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

Fri 11, 8pm: Celebrating 150 years since the inauguration of the Suez Canal, Egypt and France announced 2019 “France-Egypt Cultural Year” presenting a series of cultural events starting with “Independanse x Egypte” contemporary dance show. It features six dancers from the  Paris Opera Ballet Company accompanied by six dancers from the Cairo Opera Ballet Company. “Independanse x Egypte” show is choreographed by Grégory Gaillard with music by Florent Astrudeau inspired by the magic of the River Nile.

Sat 12, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Hisham Gabr and featuring violinist Abada Ahmed presents “Nordic Flair” concert performing Aziz Al-Shawan’s intermezzo from Anas Al-Wogoud, P. de Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy and J.Sibelius's Symphony No.2.  

Tues 15, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert. 

Thurs 17, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble performs classical Arab songs. 

Small Hall

Thurs 10, 8pm: Chromatics band for music and singing.  

Fri 11, 6pm: The Cairo Opera Children Choir concert. 

Sat 12, 8pm: Adriana Lecouvreur opera by Francesco Cilea Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Sun 13, 8pm: Sharara Sextet concert. 

Tues 15, 8pm: A chamber music concert features Wessam Ahmed, Luara Vertan, accompanied by David Hales on piano.  

Thurs 17 & Fri 18, 8pm: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil and his band. 

 

Cairo Jazz Club

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

Fri 11, 10.30pm: Hassan El Far will spin some multi-dimensional tech beats, followed by international DJ Omar Sherif whose progressive DJ set will keep the night alive and going.

Sat 12, 10pm: El Dor El Awal band. 

Sun 13, 10pm: Cairo Big Band Society is an Egyptian medley of 15+ of the finest jazz musicians in town, led by renowned jazz pianist Hesham Galal and everyone’s favourite vocalist, Amr Yehia.

Wed 16, 10pm: Ramy DJunkie spins everything from pop to disco to nostalgic Arabic pop.

Thurs 17, 10pm: Kravan Sarai is an international music trio consisting of vocalist/instrumentalist Narayan Sijan, choreographer/dancer Schirin Chams-Diba and three times Grammy nominee electronic musician/producer Carmen Rizzo. The collective’s music is a fusion of Oriental tunes, energetic and edgy electronic beats and Eastern dances. Egyptian Project hold an authentic acoustic performance blending Egyptian folk music with contemporary twists.

 

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 17, 8pm: Nogom Al-Tarab troupe for music and singing features Mustafa Ahmed performs classical Arab songs. 

 

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 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 10, 8pm: Al-Kaf Al-Aswani band, led by the singer Mahmoud Eledfawi, revives the ancient Egyptian art of palm clapping.

 

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 10, 8pm: Mazziga band performs western and oriental songs. 

Sat 12, 8pm: Arab music singing by Ali Al-Haggar

Thurs 17, 7pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Tony performs Sufi dances and songs preserving the Egyptian Mawlawi heritage. 

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 10, 7.30pm: French-Lebanese guitarist Anwar Jaber performs on guitar songs of Umm Kolthoum, Fayrouz, Abdel-Halim and Farid Al-Atrash.

Fri 11, 7.30pm: Singing recital by Maye Mustafa and Ezzat Mohamed

Wed 16, 7.30pm: Religious chanting by Sheikh Mahmoud Al-Hedawy

Thurs 17, 8pm: Singing recital by Mustafa Hussein and his band. 

 

 

ALEXANDRIA

 

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 10, 8pm: Part of “France-Egypt Cultural Year” activities is the contemporary dance show “Independanse x Egypte”. It features six dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet Company accompanied by six dancers from the Cairo Opera Ballet Company. The show is choreographed by Grégory Gaillard with music by Florent Astrudeau inspired by the magic of the River Nile.

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

Sat 12-Wed 16, 8pm: Reda Troupe for Folk Arts performs a number of dance shows inspired by Egypt’s folk heritage.   

 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Small Hall 

Sat 12, 7.55pm: Francesco Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur opera Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

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