Don’t miss Ghalia Benali’s concert at Zamalek Theater – Music and dance – Al-Ahram Weekly



The Ministry of Culture applies all precautionary and preventive measures with daily sterilization of the rooms in order to ensure the safety of the public, artists and workers.

Arab Music Institute

22 rue Ramsis, Tel 02 2574 3373

Sun 23, 8 p.m .: On National Arab Music ensemble performs songs by Abdel-Wahab.

Thursday 27, 8 p.m .: Awtar Quartet concert.

Beit Al-Seheimi

Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 9 p.m .: La Troupe du Nil pour Instruments Folkloriques, directed by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday, 9 pm: “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a 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

Fountain theater

Sun 23, 8 p.m .: Jazz player Yehia Khalil and his gang.

Thursday 27, 8 p.m .: Super star Angham.

Main hall

Fri 7, 9 p.m .: Piano recital by Moushira Eissa.

Sat 15, 8 p.m .: The Talent Development Center concert.

Open air theater

Tue 25, 8 p.m .: Tap dance troupe.

Fri 28, 8 p.m .: Singer Ali Alalfy and his gang.

Small room

Sun 23, 8 p.m .: A chamber music concert by Yasser Alsérafy.

Mon 24, 8 p.m .: Musical concert by the Austrian Embassy.

French Cultural Institute

Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800

Ramadan nights 2021

Thursday 6, 9 p.m .: Reunited by their friendship and their common passion for the art of simsimya (traditional string instrument from Port Said), discover Sohbet Alsimsimya group of unique young talents.

FCI Room

Fri 7, 9 p.m .: A Ramadan evening of dancing and singing with the Al-Tahteeb troupe performing the famous dance of the sticks, and Upper Egyptian Association for Education and Development choir to interpret the vast Egyptian musical heritage.

Sat 8, 9 p.m .: Sheikh Zein Mahmoud and his troupe perform religious songs and folk songs from Alsira Alhilalia, accompanied by paintings presented by the artist Mohamed wahba.

Al-Ghouri Caravan
Mohamed Abdou Street, next to Al-Muaaz and Al-Azhar streets, Tel 02 2514 7475

Al Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to Sufi music
(Performances every Saturday and Wednesday from April 21 to May 8, 9 p.m.).

Al-Gumhouriya Theater

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

fri 7, 9 pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe in a Ramadan concert performs religious songs.

Tue 18, 8 p.m: Cairo and Rock Sea music Group.

Thursday 20, 8 p.m .: The Arab music heritage together in a repertoire of classical Arabic songs.

Italian cultural institute

Egyptian contemporary choreographer and dancer Hazem’s Head produces an original performance inspired by Federico Fellini and his masterpiece “Roma”. Through the vitality of Fellini’s imagination embodied by the city of Rome, a group of young Egyptian dancers, led by Headar, will perform in five performances the analogies that link Rome to Cairo. Videos of the performances, shot in different locations, both indoor and outdoor, will examine the importance of public spaces during current pandemics and our daily relationship with the pulsed energy of the city. The videos will be available on social media and the CII website in May.

The collaboration with Makan (the Egyptian Center for Culture and the Arts) continues online. Egyptian musicians will virtually meet their Italian counterparts in order to create synergies in the field of traditional and folk music.

Art Space & Café room

10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St, Garden City, Tel 01000 681539

Thursday 6 p.m., 9 p.m .: Insjam The band (harmony) plays very unique music fusing Egyptian culture and oriental music with western international genres such as jazz, blues and Latin.

Fri 7, 9 p.m .: animations of the acoustic nights of Ramadan Saad Eloud.

sat 8, 9 p.m: El Dor El Awal The group presents an avant-garde mix of jazz and oriental tunes.

New Cairo, the Spot Mall

Fri 7, 9 p.m .: Enjoy a special evening of oud and oriental singing.

sat 8, 9 p.m: Violin evening with Amr Darwish.

Sun 9, 9 p.m .: A comedy show by Elite.

Mon 10, 9 p.m: Tafaqum bandaged.

Mar 11, 9 p.m .: Pianist Ahmed Nazmi delicately blends the traditions of jazz and African music with Egyptian music in a distinctive and original approach to bass playing.

El-Sawy’s Cultural Wheel

End of July 26 St, under the May 15 bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448

(No entry without a mask and the room will be open to only 25% of its capacity)

River room

Thursday 6 p.m., 9 p.m .: El-Sawy Cultural Wheel Puppet Theater show brings to life the concerts of diva Umm Kolthoum performing two of her beloved songs Amal Hayati (hope of my life) and Alqalb yaashaq kol gameel (The heart loves all the beautiful).

Fri 7, 9 p.m .: Aswan songs performed by singers Hamo Ismail and Hassan Alsahgeir.

Mar 11, 9 p.m .: Singer Mohamed alalaili in a program of classical Arabic songs.

Zamalek Theater

The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105

Fri 7, 9:30 p.m .: Tunisian singer Ghalia Benali will pay homage to Umm Kolthoum as a faithful granddaughter singing her grandmother in her own rendition of renowned music that has captured her musical style, spirituality and Tunisian essence.

Sat 8, 9:30 p.m .: infinitely talented Dina El Wedidi, an icon of contemporary Egyptian music, will amaze us with his magnificently powerful voice.


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theater)

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

Thursday 20, 8 p.m .: Alexandria Opera Company for Arabic Music and Singing concert.

Fri 21, 8 p.m .: Solo piano recital by Amir Awad.

Wed 26, 8 p.m .: Sudanese folklore sung by Asia.

* A print version of this article appears in the May 6, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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