Al-Hadra troupe gives a Ramadan concert at Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 21 Mar 2023

Al-Hadra troupe
Al-Hadra troupe


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Fri 31, 9.30pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble. 

Thurs 6 April, 9.30pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious songs. 


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

Sat 25 and Sat 1 April, 9.30pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra

Sun 2, 9.30pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble.

Thurs 6, 9.30pm: Ali El-Haggar and his band. 

Open-Air Theatre

Sat 1 April, 9.30pm: Ramadan Nights opening with the military music and the Talents Development Centre concert.

Sun 2, 9.30pm: Ayamna El-Helwa band. 

Wed 5, 9.30pm: Dina El-Wedidi and her band. 

Small Hall

Sat 1 April, 9.30pm: A Ramadan evening. 

Sun 2, 9.30pm: A Ramadan evening.

Mon 3, 9.30pm: A Ramadan evening.

Tues 4, 9.30pm: A Ramadan evening.




Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Sun 26, 9.30pm: Father Andrews Samuel ensemble. 



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, 7.30pm).




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.



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

Tues 28, 9pm: Garden City’s Karaoke night is back.  

Thurs 30, 9pm: Egyptian singer and multi-instrumentalist Kiiko delves in alternative pop and indie rock in his original music.

Fri 31, 9pm: “Slapsticks” a stand-up comedy show with hilarious comedians Ahmed El-Bokhary, Mohamed Habib, and Omar El-Hassan

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

Thurs 23, 8pm: A Karaoke night (To reserve your spot pass by the branch or through this link
For more details call 01000681539). 

Mon 27, 9pm: “Ramadan Vibes at Room” revive the cozy gatherings and memories of Ramadan with your beloved ones in an exceptional nostalgic singing programme of Mustafa Hussein

Tues 28, 9pm: Egyptian singer Jamal Ehab will perform a mix of originals and covers, in both English and Arabic. Joining him on stage is a full band, and guest appearance from various Egyptian artists.

Wed 29, 9pm: Karaoke night. 

Sat 1 April, 9pm: The Comedy Bunch’s stand-up comedy open-mic night.  

Mon 3 April, 9pm: Arabic singing carries the authentic Egyptian identity performed by oud player Saad Eloud and his band. 



Rawabet Art Space

3 Hussien El Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown

Wed 5 April, 9pm: Abul-Gheit ensemble presents a repertoire of Zikr music from the Delta of Egypt. Sufism and Zar traditions merged together in Abul-Gheit village (Qalyubiyya) and Delta of Egypt through the activity of Sufi Tariqa, founded by the dervish Hassan Abul-Gheit in the XIX century. 

Sat 8, 9pm: The Comedy Bunch is bringing back a stand-up comedy night for its Ramadan edition with comedians: Ebbo, Mohamed Halawa, Ahmed El-Hareedy, and Ahmed Hassan




El Sawy Culturewheel

End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448 

River Hall

Thurs 23, 8pm: Religious chanting by Mahmoud El-Tohamy

Wisdom Hall

Tues 28, 9pm: Singing recital by Reem Amr.   

Wed 29, 9pm: An event of poetry and singing features poet Abdel-Shafy Essam

Thurs 30, 9pm: A concert of Ramadan songs, conducted by maestro Iman Genedy

Word Hall

Fri 31, 9pm: “Ramadan Gathering” a stand-up comedy show. 



Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077

Main Garden 

Thurs 30, 8.30pm (Free and open to the public): “Welcoming Ramadan”
concert Zaii Zaman (which translates to ‘the way it was in the old days’) is an ensemble that, as its name indicates, remains faithful to many traditions of Arabic music through the format of the ensemble and music they perform.
Ewart Memorial Hall

Mon 10 April, 8.30pm (Free and open to the public): Ramadan Nights’ screening and songs presents “Musalsalat: Now and Then”, an entertaining look at how Ramadan musalsalat series has evolved over the years. A live performance of the most popular musalsalat songs. 






Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 6 April, 9.30pm: A concert of classical Arab songs by Ala Mar Alagial (over the generations) troupe. 



Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Conference Centre Main Hall

Ramadan Concerts

Fri 31, 9pm: A dance performance by El-Wahag Troupe for Ballet and Free Dance, directed by Sherif El-Guindy.

Sat 1 April, 9pm: Al-Hadra troupe for religious chanting. 

Sun 2, 9pm: Ghenwa Children Choir. 

Fri 7, 9pm: Harp recital by Manal Mohie-Eldin, accompanied by the BA Orchestra and the Oriental Strokes Ensemble. 

* A version of this article appears in print in the 23 March, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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