Tuesday,21 May, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1442, (9 - 15 May 2019)
Tuesday,21 May, 2019
Issue 1442, (9 - 15 May 2019)

Ahram Weekly

Ramadan Highlights include concerts by Al-Hadra, Abu-Shaar Brothers troupes and Sheikh Mahmoud Al-To

Amir Taz Palace

27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Salebiya St, Al-Khalifa district, Tel 02 2514 2581

Tues 14, 9.30pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini (religious chanting) School troupe performs religious songs.  


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Thurs 16, 9.30pm: Religious chanting by Sheikh Ehab Younis. 


Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 9.30pm: 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, 9.30pm: “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.  

Mon 13, 9.30pm: An Arab music troupe.  

Thurs 16, 9.30pm: A concert features the National Centre for Music and Theatre troupe.  


Cairo Opera House

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736  0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144

Main Hall

Thurs 16, 9.30pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.

Open-Air Theatre

Sun 12, 9.30pm: Military music performed inside and outside the Open-Air Theatre. 

Mon 13, 9.30pm: Al-Hadra troupe for Sufi chanting. 

Tues 14, 9.30pm: Singer Medhat Saleh, accompanied by pianist Amr Selim and his band. 

Abu-Shaar Brothers troupes

Wed 15, 9.30pm: Religious chanting by Abu-Shaar Brothers troupe from Syria.   

Thurs 16, 9.30pm: Munshid (religious chanter) Gawad Al-Shari from Morocco. 

Small Hall

Sat 11, 9.30pm: Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites Opera Live in HD from the Metropolitan opera in New York. 


Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre

1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo, Tel 02 2364 3103

Wed 15, 9.30pm: Al-Mawlawiya Al-Masriya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni, performs Sufi dances and songs. 

Sheikh Mahmoud Al-Tohami

Thurs 16, 9.30pm: Religious chanting by Sheikh Mahmoud Al-Tohami.  


Darb 1718 

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

Sat 11, 9.30pm: Shady Al Qasseer group plays a crossover of modern, modal jazz and ethnic music by merging rich jazz harmonies, a small brass section and ethnic percussions. Band Members: Ziad Hisham (Guitar), Hazem Abdel-Kader (Drums), Kareem Hossam (Bass Guitar), Micheal Louis (Trombone), Tarek Raouf (Trumpet/Flugelhorn) and Shady Al Qasseer (Tenor/Soprano Sax). 

Thurs 16, 9.30pm: Acacia folk band from Luxor performs folkloric song about Upper Egypt with their own fresh vision mixing them with different genres as rock, reggae, oriental and pop. They also perform their own original songs. Band Members: Ammar (Vocal), Abdallah (Vocal & Guitar), Hany (Drums), Walid (Bass Guitar), Hamdy (Lead Guitar), Oof (Drabuka) and Shikoo (Keyboard). 


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, 9.30pm).

Sun 12, 9.30pm: Religious songs by Toukous Al Semou (rituals of alleviation) troupe, vision of artist Entesar Abdel-Fattah


Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Fri 17, 9.30pm: The Cairo Opera Choir features pianist Pascale Rozier


Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 02 2792 0878
Every Monday, 7pm: (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 9, 9pm: Al-Kaf Al-Aswani band performs folk songs from Aswan reviving the ancient art of clapping. 

Every Saturday, 9pm: (fixed event) Asyad Al-Zar (The Zar Masters) band. The Zar Masters band is comprised of some of the few remaining Egyptian and Sudanese Zar performers playing Tanbura, Toza 

(small 2 sides percussion) Mangour, (a wide belt of goat hooves worn around the hips), Marakesh (hand-held rattles) and the tambourine. 


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

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 9, 9.30pm: “Al-Mohamadiya epic” religious chanting concert features Al-Mustafawiya troupe performing songs in praise of Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H). 

Fri 10, 9.30pm: Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe.  

Sat 11, 9.30pm: A concert features Ayoun Masr (Egypt’s Eyes) band, led by maestro Hassan Fekri.  

Thurs 16, 9.30pm: Fabrica band revives Al-Leila Al-Kebira Puppet Theatre Show presenting the show with humans instead of the puppets. 




Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Tues 14, 9.30pm: Fouad and Mounib band.

Wed 15, 9.30pm: Al-Hadra troupe for Sufi chanting.  

Thurs 16, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.   


Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Main Hall

Wed 15, 9.30pm: The Cultural Palace Arabic Choir. 

Small Hall

Sat 11, 6pm: Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites opera Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.  

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