Don’t miss Cairo Café’s concert at Al-Gumhouriya Theater – Music and dance – Al-Ahram Weekly



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

Thu 13 and Fri 14, (11 a.m. and 8 p.m.): The Royal National Ballet of Georgia company present Georgia fire dance show.

Sat 15, 8 p.m.: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.

Sun 4, 8 p.m.: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arabic Music The ensemble performs songs by Umm Kolthoum.

small room

Fri 21, 8 p.m.: Jazz music concert by Yehia Khalil and his band.

Al-Gumhouriya Theater

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

Thursday 13, 8 p.m.: Cairo coffee group, led by a pianist and a musician Ali Sharafand featuring singers Mira Wagih and Lydia Luciano in a program of Eastern and Western songs.

Fri 14 and Sat 15, 8 p.m.: Made bandaged.

Sun 16, 8 p.m.: A concert of classical Arabic songs composed by the late Baligh Hamdy.

Wed 19 and Thu 20, 8 p.m.: Show given by the Modern dance theater company.

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.).

Thursday 13, 8 p.m.: The National Folk Arts Troupe performs a selection of folk dances representing Egypt’s rich heritage of folk arts.


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 13, 9 p.m.: The Gypsy jazz project presents an extraordinary mixture of Up-swinging, waltzing and sometimes rather quiet music and ballad.

Fri 2, 9 p.m.: JJ Quartet The band plays exciting rearrangements of bop and post-bop era jazz standards.

Sat 15, 9 p.m.: A concert offers Rashad Fahim jazz trio.

Sun 4, 8 p.m.: Karaoke evening.

Thursday 20, 9 p.m.: Live with a full band, playing a long list of songs from the new Magnolia Mountain album as well as old and new original songs.

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

Sat 15, 9 p.m.: The comedy group presents a stand-up comedy, hosted by
Ahmed El Haredywith actors: Hassan Hossam, mohammed Habib, Gamal Ramzy, Akau Jamboand Mohamed Gamal Eldine.

Sun 4, 9 p.m.: Irtigalia is an improvised and interactive theatrical comedy live, without script or preparation. All skits are decided by the audience during the show and in some skits the audience is encouraged to join the performers on stage.

Mon 17, 9 p.m.: Music from Egyptian films with Rowan Maher.

Tue 18, 9 p.m.: Shahira Kamalsinger, songwriter, the voice of the famous Cairokee will be joined on stage by the talented musicians:
Andre Maher (Electric guitar), Ahmed Kamar (keyboard),
Andrew Safwat (Bass guitar), Samer Hany (Battery), and
Lucas (Percussion).

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 13, 7:30 p.m.: The Sinatra Show of Gaby Bishara.

Fri 2, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.: Comedy stand-up by Ali Qandil.

Monday 17, 6:30 p.m.: Voice group, led by the maestro Islam Ezzat.

Tue 18, 7 p.m.: Cairo tunes group, led by the maestro Ahmed Younesbrings old classic songs to life.

Thursday 20, 7 p.m.: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by a Sufi singer Amer El-Toni performs Sufi songs and dances.

hall of wisdom

Fri 2, 8 p.m.: El Nafikha (The Blowers) brass quintet plays musical medleys and songs.

Thursday 20, 7 p.m.: A singing recital by Rana Atek.


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)

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

Thursday 13, 8 p.m.: Alexandria Opera Company for Arabic music and singing.

Tue 18, 8 p.m.: Alexandria Opera Children’s Choir.

Wed 7, 8 p.m.: Singer Ali El-Haggar and his band.

Thursday 20, 8 p.m.: Jazz music concert by Yehia Khalil and his band.

*A version of this article appeared in the January 13, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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