Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 3, 8pm: A concert of late composer Mohamed Al-Mogui’s songs.
Tues 8, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
The American University in Cairo
Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 2615 2694/01280009077
Cairo International Jazz Festivalis celebrating its 11th year with an eclectic line-up from 9 countries featuring Mario Laginha Trio(Portugal), PianistLivio Minafra (Italy), Dutch multi-Award drummer Lucas Van Merwijkand his Drums United together with Artvark Saxophone Quartetand the best of Egyptian Jazz and world music with Youssra El-Hawary, Eftekasat, and many more.
Three days in a row of excitement, music, Jazz for kids, movie screenings, workshops and performances all over the town in art spaces such as Darb 1718, Room Art Space, NWT, and Cairo Jazz Club in this multi-disciplinary music carnival.
Thurs 10, 7pm-7:45pm: Circle of Fourfeatures Amena El Abd(Egypt). (8pm-9pm) Artvarkand Drums United(The Netherlands).
Thurs 10, 9:15pm-10pm: The Gypsy Jazz Project(Egypt),
(10:15pm-11:30pm) Wust El Balad(Egypt).
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
Thurs 3 and Fri 4, 8pm: Stars of Bolshoi Company and Mariinsky Theatre from Russia for the first time in Egypt in gala concerts featuring lead dancers Alexander Volchkov (Bolshoi), Oskana Shorik (Mariinsky), Evgenii Ivanchenko (Mariinsky) and Natalia Ledovskaya (Stanislavsky).
Sat 5, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Sun 6, 8pm: The Cairo Opera House celebrates the 6th of October Victory in a concert, conducted by maestro Mohamed Al-Moguieand featuring the opera star singers Essam Mahmoud, Walid Heidar, Amira Ahmedamong others.
Thurs 10, 8pm: A celebration of the31 anniversary of the Cairo Opera House.
Thurs 3, 8pm: Sheikh Yassin Al-Tohamiconcert.
Fri 4, 8pm: Compositions of Diaa Khairallahperformed by Katibat Al-Fantroupe, conducted by Wessam Tawfiq.
Sun 6, 8pm: The Talents Development Centreconcert.
Fri 4, 8pm: Queens Quartet features Amira Ali (violin), Caroline Amgad (Violin), Norhan Osama (viola), Amany Ghonem (Cello), with guest artists Fady Ezzat (Percussion), and Nihal Mohamed (lute).
Sat 5, 8pm: Piano recital by Luba Hammad, Mahmoud Mkheimer, Amany Mounir performing works by Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Piazzolla, Khachaturian.
Mon 7 and Tues 8, 8pm: The Tango cinema evening organised in cooperation with the embassy of Argentina.
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).
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 3, Fri 4, Sat 5, 8pm: El Helaly performance by Forsan El Sharq (Knights of the Orient) Company, choreographed and directed by Essam Ezzat.
Sun 6, 8pm:Celebrating the 6th of October Victory by the musical troupe, conducted by maestroAlaa Abdel-Salam.
Thurs 10, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe, led by maestro Omar Farahat in a programme of classical Arab songs performed by singers Wael Serag, Mohamed Abdel-Hamid, Ahmed Hassan and many more.
(5.30 & 9pm), Sun (9pm), Tues and Wed (9pm),
Thurs 3 (6 & 9.30pm), Fri 4 (2.30pm, 6pm, 9.30pm), Sat 5 (4pm, 8pm), Sun 6 (6pm): The biggest and most celebrated Cirque show in the world, CIRQUE DU SOLEIL is coming to Egypt for the very first time, with its latest show creation BAZZAR.
BAZZARis Cirque du Soleil’s 43rd original production since 1984.
Performing under the infamous and iconic BIG TOP tent, Cirque du Soleil’s BAZZAR is an eclectic lab of infinite creativity where a joyful troupe of acrobats, dancers and musicians craft an awe-inspiring spectacle. Lead by their maestro, they band together to invent a whimsical one-of-a-kind universe. In a place where the unexpected is expected, the colorful group re-imagines, rebuilds and reinvents vibrant scenes in an artistic, acrobatic game of order and disorder.
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 3, 9pm: El-Tanbura troupe.
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
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.
Thurs 26, 8pm:"A Musical Dialogue" concert features violinist and composer Milan Bajovich(Hungary) and percussionist Shams Salem(Egypt).The two musicians will create a unique sound and play original pieces sharing their musical journey.
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Thurs 3, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of late diva Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs.
Fri 4, 8pm: Al-Khan band in a concert of Arab songs and music.
Thurs 3, 6pm: “Tempo and Tone1”, a concert of rap features Lord, Aamar Hosny and Mohamed Said.
Sun 6, 8pm: Sadeem band.
Tues 8, 7.30pm: Singer Ahmed Younis, accompanied by Cairo Tunes band.
Thurs 10, 7.30pm: Singing recital by Ahmed Kamal.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 3 Oct, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemblein a programme of classical Arab songs.
Sat 5, 8pm:The Alexandria Opera String Orchestra.
Mon 6, 8pm:Ghenwa Zaman band features singerGhenwa Ahmed.
Thurs 10, 8pm:Alexandria Opera for Arab Music and Singing.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
BACC Main Hall
Fri 4, 7pm: Malaazband.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 3 October, 2019 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.