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Alma de Cuerdas ensemble’s concert at the Cairo Opera House is a must go

Reham El-Adawi , Thursday 12 Sep 2019
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Alma de Cuerdas ensemble’s concert at the Cairo Opera House is a must go
Alma de Cuerdas ensemble

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Thurs 12, 8pm: Classical Arab songs by Al-Fan Al-Sadeq band, led by Ismail Sadeq.

Sat 14, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert. 

Sun 15, 8pm: Classical Arab songs by the Arab Music Heritage Ensemble.

Thurs 19, 8pm: Mustafa Hussein and Al-Haky band.


Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 8pm: 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, 8pm: “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

Main Hall

Sat 14, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra

Fri 13, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

Mon 16 and Tues 17, 8pm: Pianist Omar Khairat and his orchestra.

Small Hall

Mon 16, 8pm: In the mark of the 209th celebration of the Mexican Independence Day on the 16th of September 2019, the Alma de Cuerdas (Spirit of the strings) ensemble will present this concert. The talented group formed by seven  musicians, merged popular music with classic rhythms giving their concerts a special character that allowed them to perform in international festivals like: United States, China and now for the first time in Egypt. This group was formed in 2015 in the south western state of Mexico, Oaxaca and since then they have made a solid prestige status despite their young age.

This concert is sponsored by the Embassy of Mexico in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture in Egypt. It is a joint expression of solidarity and cooperation between Mexico and Egypt.


Cairo Jazz Club

197, 26th July St, Agouza, Tel 02 3345 9939

Thurs 12, 9pm: Mauve is a down-tempo/ambient electronic duo by producer/multi-instrumentalist Bishoy George and singer/songwriter Rima Al-Sharkawy. Their sound is influenced by various genres like soul, ambient and drum and bass. 

Fri 13, 9pm: DJs Youssef El-Aguizi and Yehia Fahim, better known as Aguizi & Fahim, burst onto the scene in 2013 after winning Electrum Records’ Student DJ competition.

Sat 14, 9pm: The Dubai based instrumental trio Noon is an experimental music project that takes elements of traditional Oriental music and merges it into polyrhythmic jazz/rock. Drawn from different cultural and musical backgrounds, the instrumental trio bravely embody the idea of East and West musical fusions.

Sun 15, 9pm: Nouran Abutaleb absorbed Arabic and classical music that shaped her singing.
Thurs 19, 9pm: Funk Off, a high-energy band that covers all of your favourite hits from different genres such as funk, disco, blues, rock and pop.


Al-Ghouri Caravansary
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,8pm).


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 9.30pm 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 12, 9pm: Nuba Nour band performs traditional Nubian music, songs, and dances. 

Every Saturday, 9pm: (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

New Cairo

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.


El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448

River Hall

Thurs 12, 8pm: A singing recital by Yasmine Ali.

Fri 13, 7pm: Arab rock music by Malaaz band.

Sat 14, 7.30pm: Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe.

Mon 16, 7pm: A singing recital by Mohamed Atef. 

Tues 17, 8pm: Singer Ali Al-Helbawi in a programme of religious and contemporary songs. 

Thurs 19, 7pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni performs Sufi songs and dances.

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 12, 5pm: An evening of poetry and music features poet Youssef Al-Mahdy and singer Ahmed Emad.

Sat 14, 8pm: Harp recital by Manal Mohieddin.

Sun 15, 6pm: Religious chanting by Omran band.

Thurs 19, 7.30pm: A concert features oud player and composer Mario Said and his band.


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)

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

Thurs 12, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing. 

Fri 13, 8pm: The Fantasticks musical (USA).

Sun 15, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Strings Orchestra. 

Thurs 19, 8pm: Sayed Darwish Choir. 


Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999

Conference Centre, Main Hall

Sat 14, 7pm: The Arts School 5th Annual Celebration’s inaugural concert

features the BA Children’s Choir, supervised by Mireille Banoub.

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