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.
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
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.
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.
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.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Sun 26, 9.30pm: Father Andrews Samuel ensemble.
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 https://easykash.net/IVC6684
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
Thurs 23, 8pm: Religious chanting by Mahmoud El-Tohamy.
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.
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
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.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Conference Centre Main Hall
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