Not to be missed: Soprano Fatma Said at Grand Egyptian Museum, Estabena band at Room

Ahram Online , Wednesday 18 Jan 2023

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (18 - 24 January) in Cairo.

Not to miss

Estabena band
Thursday 19 January, 9pm
Room Art Space, 10 Etehad Al Mohamin Str, Garden City, Cairo

Founded in 2017, Estabena is a multicultural band featuring musicians from several Mediterranean countries including Egypt, Morocco, France, Greece, and Italy.

An evening with Moustafa Hussein
Thursday 19 January, 8pm
Rawabet Art Space, 5 Hussein Basha Al Meamari, Marouf, Cairo

Moustafa Hussein is a singer, poet, and music composer of a variety of classical, modern, folklore and underground genres. His lyrics are a mix of social, romantic, satirical, and others motifs. Hussein combines Eastern and Western music forms in harmony, and this is echoed in his redistribution of some old songs with a modern touch.

Casino Badiaa play
Thursday 19 and Friday 20 January, 9pm
Marquee Theatre, Cairo Festival City

This comedic play takes the viewers back to the 1940s with a lot of fun and songs performed by famous actors Somaya El-Khashab, Edward, Ahmed Fathy, Alaa Moursy, among others.

The play was written by Ahmed El-Ebiary and directed by Tarek El-Ebiary. 

Soprano Fatma Said in concert
Friday 20 January
Grand Egyptian Museum

The internationally renowned Egyptian soprano Fatma Said, accompanied by the United Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Nader Abbassi, will be the first female singer to perform at the new Grand Egyptian Museum. Read more here.


Cairo Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 21 January, 8pm
Cairo Opera House main hall, Zamalek

The concert will include works by Rossini, Shostakovich and Liszt, featuring solo violinist Salma Sorour. The concert will be conducted by Nader Abbassi.

Screening of A Paris Education
Sunday 22 January, 7pm
Netherlands-Flemish Institute, 1 Mahmoud Azmi Str, Zamalek, Cairo

The 2018 French production follows Etienne, who comes to Paris from Lyon to study cinema. She meets many new friends and falls under the thrall of the mysterious Mathias.

2 bands in Blues Rock Night
Tuesday 24 January, 9pm
ROOM Art Space & Cafe, New Cairo

The evening will feature two bands: Foxxy and 404.

Foxxy is a blues rock band based in Cairo, covering Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray, and Gary Moore. 404 is an Egyptian rock band founded in 2018 playing the best known rock music by Queen, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, among others.

Khairy Beshara Retrospective
Daily throughout the whole month
Zawya cinema, 15 Emad Edin Street, downtown Cairo

Khairy Beshara is one of the best known Egyptian directors of his generation and one the first Egyptian and Arab directors to venture into digital filmmaking in the late 1990s. He established the neo-realism genre with many significant films like The Collar and the Bracelet (1986), Bitter Day, Sweet Day (1988), Ice Cream in Gleam (1992), Abracadabra America (1993), Traffic Light (1995), Crab (1990), Wild Desire (1991), Strawberry War (1993) and Nutshell (1995). A selection of his films will be screened during the retrospective.

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