The American University in Cairo
Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tahrir Campus, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077
Ewart Memorial Hall
Thurs 5, 8pm: The Cairo Choral Society and the Cairo Festival Orchestra, conducted by John Baboukis perform Elijah, an oratorio by
Felix Mendelssohn. The concert features soprano Dina Iskander, mezzo-soprano Hilary Baboukis, tenor Georges Wanis, and
baritone Kevin Johnson (Free entry and open to the public).
Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 5, 8pm: Nogoum Masria (Egyptian Stars) Ensemble for Music and Singing, led by Mustafa Mahdy.
Fri 6, 8pm: Nour Al-Naby (the Prophet's light) troupe for religious chanting.
Sun 8, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble performs Umm Kolthoum songs.
Thurs 12, 8pm: Singing recital by Yasser Suleiman.
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
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, 7.30pm: “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
Thurs 5 (12noon and 8pm), Fri 6, Sun 8, 8pm: Carmen ballet performed by Flamenco de Madrid Dance Company (Spain). The ballet is choreographed by Francisco Guerrero, produced by Maher Zekri and directed by Luciano Ruiz.
Sat 7, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra concert.
Thurs 12, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra celebrate the Christmas.
Fri 6, 8pm: Wanas band, led by Tarek Abbass.
Mon 9, 8pm: Rasha Yehia and her band.
Tues 10, 8pm: The Supreme Institute of Music (Conservatoire) concert.
Thurs 12 and Fri 13, 8pm: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil and his band.
Cairo Jazz Club
197, 26th July St, Agouza, Tel 02 3345 9939
Thurs 5, 9.30pm: DJ Ahmed Eid will spin an electrifying house set, after Adham Dou gets the crowd bouncing with a set full of exciting layers and beats.
Fri 6, 9.30pm: Aly Goede, Nakhla, and Nour Fahmy will be taking turns on CJC 610’s decks to spin some of the best disco tunes in town. Two of Egypt’s most prominent DJs and CJC’s regulars Sebzz and Ashmawy will be joining forces to bring us a night of uplifting house beats.
Kasr El Shamaa St, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2741 3053/ 0109 3766188
Thurs 5, 8-10.30pm: Jazz x Elsat7 concert features acoustic and electric guitarist Sherif Mustafa and his band, together with jazz performer and violinist Rana Haggag.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 5, 8pm: Forsan Al Sharq for Heritage Company presents Raya we Sekina performance, choreographed and directed by Karima Bedeir.
Fri 6, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini (religious chanting) troupe performs religious songs.
Thurs 12, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
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).
Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 02 2792 0878
Every Monday, 9pm: (fixed event) Zikr and Sufi night.
Every Tuesday, 9pm (doors open at 8.30pm 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 Sameh, Umm 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 5, 8pm: After the great success in Forde festival in Norway, Al Tanbura troupe returns to its Cairo audience.
Every Saturday, 8pm: (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.
Room Art Space
The new branch of Room Art Space hosts live music shows on a daily basis. Room’s new branch is located in The Spot mall in front of AUC gate on 4,370 square metres with indoor and outdoor areas where live music events and concerts are featured on a daily bases, hosting up to 400 guests per event, and its open from 9am till after midnight.
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Fri 6, 8pm: La Comedy de Sakia stand-up comedy.
Sat 7, 4 & 7pm: Singing recital by Amr Hassan.
Sun 8, 7.30pm: Sarabia band performs a mix of metal, alternative rock and gleeful Egyptian singing.
Tues 10, 7.30pm: A music night features Shereene Abdoun and Abdel-Hamid Nashaat.
Thurs 12, 8pm: Musician Hisham Kharma.
Mon 9, 7.30pm: A rock night.
Wed 11, 7pm: Aalam Almustafa troupe performs religious chants.
Thurs 12, 7.30pm: The Xes, a stand-up comedy band.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 5, 8pm: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil and his band.
Fri 6, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a programme of classical Arab songs.
Wed 11, 8pm: The Alexandria Talents Development Centre concert.