Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Fri 24, 8pm: Nogoum Al-Tarabband for music and singing, led by Mustafa Ahmed.
Sun 26, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
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 23 and Fri 24, 8pm: Balleto di Milano Company (Italy) presentsAnna Karenina ballet with choreography by Teet Kask,
Music by P.I. Tchaikovsky, sets design by Marco Pesta, costume design by Federico Veratti, and visuals by Marco Triaca.
Sat 25, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestroAhmed El-Saedicelebrates“The Beethoven Year” performing
Beethoven’s Piano Concerto III, F. Schmidt: Intermezzo from Notre Dame, L.v. Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in C minor, Op.37, A. Roussel: Symphony No.3 in G minor.
Sun 26, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre’s 25 January Revolution concert.
Wed 29 and Thurs 30, 8pm: The Modern Dance Theatre Companypresents Akhenaten... Dust of the Light performance.
Thurs 23 and Fri 24, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company performs excerpts of international musicals in a concert directed by Sherif Ramadan.
Thurs 30 and Fri 31, 8pm: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil and his band.
Cairo Jazz Club
197, 26th July St, Agouza, Tel 02 3345 9939
Fri 24, 9.3pm: Misty and Ashmawy DJs.
Sun 26, 9.3pm: Guitarist Ahmed Nazmi.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 23, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dinitroupe, conducted by maestro OmarFarahatperforms religious songs composed by the likes of Riyad Al-Sonbati, Mohamed Fawzi, Sayyed Mekkawi and Mohamed Al-Mogui.
Fri 24, 8pm: Singer Ayat Farouk performs classical Arab songs.
Thurs 30, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemblein a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Fri 31, 8pm: Al-Hadratroupe for Sufi singing.
American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446
Thurs 30, 7pm: Choreographer Amala Dianor presents his solo show Man Rec in dialogue with Egyptian dancers.
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.
1 Al-Malek Al-Saleh St, Al-Roda Island, Manial, Tel 02 2363 1467
The International Music Centre
Thurs 23, 8pm: Singer Marwa Nagy in a repertoire of Umm Kolthoum songs.
Tues 28, 8pm: Musician, composer and one of the most revered figures for today’s younger generation of experimental and alternative Arabic music scenes, Kamilya Jubran (text, oud and vocals), collaborates with long standing musical partner, composer, accomplished trumpet player and seasoned electronic musician Werner Hasler (trumpet and electronics).
El Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music
30 A El-Balaqsa St, Abdeen, Downtown, Tel 011 50995354
Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts
Thurs 23, 8pm: Mazamer El Nil band is comprised of talented musicians and singers from Upper Egypt perform folk Upper Egyptian songs.
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
Thurs 23, 7pm: Al-Mawlawiya Al-Masrya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni performs Sufi dances and songs.
Sat 25, 6pm: “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet) presented by Wamda performs The Elephant in the City show.
Sun 26, 7pm: An evening of poetic singing by Mohamed Samir.
Tues 28, 7.30pm: Bashat band, conducted by maestro Islam Gad features singers Mustafa Bashat, Islam Bashat and Youssef Bashat.
Thurs 30, 7.30pm: Folk Egyptian songs performed by singer Rabab Nagy.
Thurs 23, 7.30pm: Bahgaga band.
Fri 24, 6pm: El-Sawy Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of late singers Abdel-Halim Hafez and Shadia performing their best songs.
Sun 26, 7pm: Singing recital by Toqa Mahgoub.
Mon 27, 7pm: A concert features singer Mohamed Alalily.
Tues 28, 7pm: Religious chanting by Al-Radwan and Al-Maraashly band from Syria.
Wed 29, 7pm: Nogoum Masria band in a concert of classical Arab music and songs.
Thurs 30, 8pm:A concert features singer and songwriterYoussef Ismail.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Tues 28, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Strings Orchestra.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Fri 24, 7pm: Reviving the Art, a dance performance by the AUC Alumni Folklore Group.
Thurs 30, 7pm: Singing recital by Ali Al-Haggar.
Fri 31, 7pm: BA Orchestra, conducted by maestroAhmed Farag and featuring Raymond Fawzy (Clarinet) celebrates Mozart anniversary.
Fri 24, 8pm: Musician and composer Kamilya Jubran (text, oud and vocals), joined on stage with Werner Hasler (trumpet and electronics).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 23 January, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.