Don’t miss concerts of Jannat and Asala at the Arab Music Festival

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 9 Nov 2021

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

 

The 30 Arab Music Festival and Conference (1-15 November)

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Fri 12, 8pm: The opera singers Marwa Hamdy and Hasnaa performs Umm Kulthoum songs in a concert, conducted by maestro Salah Ghoubashi.  

 

Cairo Opera House

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144

Fountain Theatre 

Thurs 11, 8pm: Singing recitals by Kenzy, Mohamed Hassan, and Carmen Sulieman. Super star Hany Shaker in a concert, conducted by maestro Mohamed Al-Mogui.  

Fri 12, 8pm: Singing recitals by Ibrahim Rashed, Sabrine Alnegely. Violin recital by Laith Sedeq (Jordan), super star singer Mohamed Assaf (Palestine), super star singer Jannat (Morocco). Concerts are conducted by maestro Mohamed Al-Mogui

Sat 13, 8pm: Super star singers Saber Al-Rebaay (Tunisia) and Reham Abdel-Hakim (Egypt), accompanied by the orchestra, conducted by maestro Hany Farahat.  

Sun 14, 8pm: Super star singer Asala (Syria) in a concert, conducted by maestro Mustafa Helmy

Mon 15, 8pm: The closing ceremony features Lebanese diva Magda Al-Roumy, accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by world-renowned maestro Nader Abbassi

 

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Thurs 11, 8pm: Singing recitals by Ibrahim Farouk, Ahmed Mohsen (Egypt), Ali Al-Madedy and Ayoub Altagany (Morocco). Super star singer Nadia Mustafa (Egypt) in a concert conducted by maestro Alaa Abdel-Salam

Sun 14, 8pm: A concert offers monologues and sketches, conducted by maestro Salah Ghoubashi.  

   

ALEXANDRIA 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Thurs 11, 8pm: Super star singers Saber Al-Rebaay (Tunisia) and Reham Abdel-Hakim (Egypt), accompanied by the orchestra, conducted by maestro Hany Farahat

Fri 12, 8pm: Singing recitals by Maye Hassan (Egypt), and Saad Ramadan (Lebanon). Super star singer Ali Al-Haggar in a concert, conducted by Hazem Al-Qasabgy.   

American University in Cairo

Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 2615 2694/01280009077

Ewart Memorial Hall 

Thurs 18, 8pm: AUC student soloists will present the Third Biennial AUC Concerto Aria Concert. They will perform concerto movements and arias with professional orchestral accompaniment under the direction of John Baboukis, professor of music at AUC. (All concerts are free of charge and are open to the public. Due to Covid-19, seats are limited, and people will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis).

 

Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 7pm: 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, 7pm: “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

Wed 17, Thurs 18, Fri 19, 8pm: The Swan Lake ballet is performed by Saint Petersburg Ballet Company, artistic director Ploom Anton and directed by Lomachenkovn Anastasia

Open-Air Theatre

Thurs 18, 8pm: Mounib band features Khaled Mounib.  

Fri 19, 8pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz and her band. 

 

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Thurs 18 and Fri 19, 8pm: Frida performance by the Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre Company

 

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 and Wed, 7pm).


Italian Cultural Institute

The 4th Breaking Walls Festival (1-30 November)

 

Breaking Walls annual festival presents site-specific performances and dance film showcase including dance, theatre, art and music.

This festival goes beyond the conventional by bringing performances and theatrical experiences closer to the people. Buildings and public spaces in Cairo that would normally be inaccessible or simply have a different function in our social environment, now become the ambassadors of this festival. 

A ten-day site-specific festival in Cairo including dance, theatre, visual arts and music represented by professional and emerging artists.

Among the participating artists in the festival Nermin Habib, an Egyptian artist, contemporary dancer and choreographer with a bachelor's degree in Philosophy and a member of International Dance Council. Claudio Curciotti is an electronic music producer, author of sound documentaries and podcasts, was born in Rome in 1980 from a family of musicians and luthiers. Egyptian oud player Aly Eissa has collaborated with tens of musicians in the independent music scene in Cairo. As an oud virtuoso, he was mentored by the legendary Abdo Dagher and Hazem Shahin. Featuring his diverse musical influences, Eissa’s compositions create versatile and meditative atmospheres throughout the musical experience (Events of the festival are taking place in several locations). 

 

Makan

1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878 

Every Tuesday, 8-10pm: Mawawil features vocalists Hend and Sara in a repertoire of traditional music of the Nile Delta, Al Jaafra music played by Arab Tribes from Aswan and Nass Makan band.

Every Wednesday, 8-10pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.

Sat 13, 7pm: Al Hezb El Comedy presents performances by
Ahmed El-Sharkawy, Reem Nabil, Kerolos Azer, and
Omar Elhassan aka ‘Kintaki’. 

 

Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159

Thurs 11, 9pm: Singer Shahira Kamal

Fri 12, 9pm: Estabena band performs folk music from the Mediterranean countries Morocco, Egypt, Italy, Greece, Algeria, France. Estabena is an Egyptian word borrowed from the Italian language which means "we agree".

Sat 13, 9pm: Oud recital by oud player and music composer Mario Saied.  

Sun 14, 8pm: Karaoke Night. 

Thurs 18, 9pm: Enjoy a mesmerizing Billie Eillish tribute night with some of the wonderful tunes full of dancing and music made by the one and only Billie Eillish.

The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo

Tues 16, 9pm: Cairo’s hottest Blues/Rock band Hardcase will be playing an exciting variety of songs from the thrilling blues sounds of Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa to the classic rock anthems of Bon Jovi, Scorpions and GnR. 

 

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

(No entry without a mask and the hall will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity)

River Hall 

Thurs 11, 7.30pm: The Drummers band.   

Fri 12, 7pm: A singing recital by Bisher

Sat 13, 7.30pm: Fabrica band performs El Leila El Kebera operetta. 

Sun 14, 7.30pm: Guitarist and composer Mohamed Abaza performs his music influenced by classical music, modern flamenco, heavy metal, and orient.

Thurs 18, 7.30pm: All female artists band Tablet Al Set

Wisdom Hall    

Fri12, 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by The Comedy Bunch

Thurs 18, 7.30pm: A concert features singer Somaya Darwish

 

Zamalek Theatre

The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105

Thurs 11, 7pm: Ali Weezy and Mousa

Fri 12, 7pm: Afroto concert. 

Thurs 18, 7pm: Hawas band. 

 

ALEXANDRIA 

French Cultural Institute

30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952

Tues 16, 7-8.30pm: Of Belgian and Tunisian origin, Ghalia Benali is a singer, actress, writer and visual artist. With her graceful voice, she moves from one genre to another and from one cultural tradition to another. Especially for this night, Benali will present a rich repertoire of poets and her music will be tinged with texts full of poetry, love and images.

Thurs 18, 7-8.30pm: On the Alexandrian Heritage Days programme Karagoz & Kachkelyouz show is performed by Hossam El-Sherif

A comedy inspired by the traditional Egyptian puppet show karagoz. The performance has all the tricks you would expect from Karagoz, as well as mime that adds a contemporary twist by exploring the emotions of love and loss.


*A version of this article appears in print in the 11 November, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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