Don’t miss Tablet El Set’s concert at El-Sawy Culturewheel – Music and dance – Al-Ahram Weekly

Arabic Music Institute

22 rue Ramsis, tel. 02 2574 3373

Fri 4, 8 p.m.: A singing recital by Omnia Hassan.

Sat 5, 8 p.m.: The Abdel Halim Noweira Arabic music ensemble performs songs by Umm Kolthoum.

Beit Al Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 7 p.m.: La Troupe du Nil for folk instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaaiperforms Upper Egyptian dances and songs on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday at 7 p.m.: “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), free public clown show in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and led by Nabil Bahgat.

Cairo Opera House

Gezira Exhibition Center, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, ticket office 02 2739 0132/0144

main hall

Thursday 3 p.m., 8 p.m.: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arabic songs.

Sat 5, 8 p.m.: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.

Wed 9, 8 p.m.: The Cairo Opera Orchestra.

Thu 10 and Fri 11, 8 p.m.: Pianist Omar Khairat and his orchestra.

small room

Thursday 3, 8 p.m.: Mohamed Abu-Zekry Sextet features composer and oud player Mohamed Abu-Zekry performing his latest musical pieces and lyrics. The musicians: George Nabil (piano), Karim Hossam (low), Mostafa Kerdani (drums), Ahmad Ali (percussion), Amr Waguih (saxophone) and Nazli Reda (vocal).

Tuesday 8 p.m., 8 p.m.: Oboe and flute recitals by Ahmad Farag and Hoda Abdel Azim.

Al-Gumhouriya Theater

12 Al-Gumhouriya St., Abdin, tel. 02 2390 7707

Sat 5, 8 p.m.: Al-Nour wa Amal orchestra.

Sun 6, 8 p.m.: A concert of songs composed by the late Baligh Hamdi.

Thursday 10, 8 p.m.: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble.

Al-Ghouri Caravanserai
Mohamed Abdou Street, near Al-Muaaz and Al-Azhar streets, tel. 02 2514 7475
Al Tanoura whirling dervishes perform for a living sufi music
(Performances every Saturday and Wednesday at 7 p.m.).


1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878

Every Tuesday, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Mawawil presents singers Hend and Sarah in a repertoire of traditional music from the Nile delta, Al Jaafra music played by the Arab tribes of Aswan and Nass Makan bandaged.

Every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Zar music and songs by Mazaher together with Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.

Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel. 01000 068 159

Thursday 3, 8:30 p.m.: Bahaa El-Dahaby Quintet performs jazz fusion using a variety of elements such as rock, classical and oriental music.

Fri 4, 8:30 p.m.: El Dor El Awal group presents an avant-garde mix of jazz and oriental melodies.

Sat 5, 8:30 p.m.: jiggy band in a tribute concert to James Brown.

Thursday 10, 8:30 p.m.: paranoid eyes is an Egyptian progressive rock band with a great passion for covering the tunes of Pink Floyd and the solo projects released by the legendary David Gilmour and Roger Waters.

The Spot Mall, in front of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo

Tuesday 8, 8:30 p.m.: otaak band is an ensemble dedicated to preserving folk music and traditions, and propelling them into the future with lyres, drums and vocals. Otaak’s current lineup includes the most notable musicians playing Egyptian, Nubian and Sudanese folk music today, as well as Ali Al Abadywho participated in the golden age of Nubian pop music throughout the 1970s.

El-Sawy Culture Wheel
End of July 26th Street, under May 15th Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448

(No entry without a mask and the room will be open at only 25% audience capacity)

River Room

Thursday 3, 7 p.m.: hawas group plays progressive music.

Fri 4, 7 p.m.: Tablet El Set bandaged.

Mon 7, 7 p.m.: Electronic music by Semo Siam and the tribute to the group Imagine Dragon by Darqube.

Tuesday 8, 7.30 p.m.: A musical concert offers Ziad Yasser.

Wed 9, 7:30 p.m.: “Mix Large” a musical and poetic evening featuring the poet Mohamed Youssef.

Thursday 10, 7 p.m.: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theater show presents a concert for the king mohamed mounir.

hall of wisdom

Thu 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theater The show brings to life the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her most beloved songs.

Fri 4, 8 p.m.: Classical piano recital by david edgard with variations of classical ballet performed by Nino David.

Mon 7, 7 p.m.: Tunisian singer Maliha in a concert conducted by maestro Aziz Al Masry.

Tuesday 8, 6 p.m.: Musical concert by Wave bandaged.

Thursday 10, 7.30 p.m.: Arabic music concert Butterfly group, led by maestro Ahmed Gouda.


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)

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

Thursday 3, 8 p.m.: Umm Kolthoum classical arabic music ensemble.

Fri 4, 8 p.m.: Al Hadra Sufi singing troupe.

Sat 17, 8 p.m.: Solo piano recital by Amir Awad.

Wed 9, 8 p.m.: Artist Ali El-Helbawi.

*A version of this article appeared in the February 3, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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