Tranquil Note band and guest singer Reem Ezz Eldin perform at Heliopolis Library

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 20 Feb 2024

Tranquil Note band
Tranquil Note band


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373 

Thurs 22, 8pm: Oud recital by Hazem Shahin.

Sun 25, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs. 

Thurs 29, 8pm: Isis ensemble, conducted by maestro Maged Sorour.   




Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 8pm: The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday, 8pm: “Alaragouz 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

Thurs 22, 8pm: Pianist Omar Khairat and his orchestra.

Sat 24, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra

Sun 25, 8pm: Super star Medhat Saleh and his band.  

Small Hall

Sun 25, 8pm: Piano recital by Iman Amin.   

Mon 26, 8pm: Flute and harp recitals by Safaa Abdel-Rahman and Amira Hamed



Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Thurs 22, Fri 23, Sat 24, 8pm: Forsan Al Sharq for Heritage troupe performs Al Nadaha show, choreographed and directed by Ragwa Hamed

Thurs 29, 8pm: A concert of songs composed by late composer Kamal El-Taweel.  



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).



Heliopolis Public Library

42 Al-Oroba St, off Beirut St, Misr Al-Gedida, Tel 011 42464426

Fri 23, 7.30pm: Tranquil Note band, led by Dr. Mohamed Rifaat, will feature guest singer Reem Ezz Eldin. The band will perform Western music from the works of Piazzolla, Francis Lee, Antonio Carlos Jobim, John Barry and Monty Norman, Carlos Gardel. This is in addition to oriental music from the works of Mohamed El-Mogui, the Rahbani brothers, Sayed Darwish, Mohamed Fawzi, Khaled Hammad and Mohamed Rahim. Ezz Eldin will sing songs from the works of the Rahbani brothers, Mohamed El-Mogui and Mohamed Rahim.




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

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



Rawabet Art Space

5 Hussien El-Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Bassiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown

Sat 24, 7pm: Launch of Ahmad Haddad’s collection of poems Coffee Strategy, accompanied by performance and singing by Dalia El-Guindy, Maryam Amer, Menna Mansour, oud player Marwan Khater, percussion Waleed Galal. The ceremony will be followed by a singing of the poem.    

Thurs 29, 8pm: Get ready for a night full of rap with 3ab3z, Begad and Mostafa Elnesr



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

Thurs 22, 8pm: Jazz in Arabic by Sarah Morgan

Fri 23, 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by Edgy Seeka.

Sat 24, 8pm: BalQeis Live features Johannes Bergil

Thurs 29, 8pm: A memorable night of acoustic and more upbeat hits by Blue Iris ensemble. 

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

Thurs 22 and Thurs 29, 8pm: Karaoke night. 

Sun 25, 9pm: Giggle Terminal stand-up comedy show with a lineup of comedians that will keep you laughing all night long.
Mon 26, 9pm: Kayan band is an Egyptian band, founded by Azmy. The band consists of six members: Azmy Magdy (violin and the founder), Shady Alagar (tabla and percussion), Nasef Nazmy 

(Qanoun), Emad Sedhom (Bass guitar), Hadeer Elgamal (Drums), Ghadeer Elgamal (keyboard). It presents a kind of alternative oriental Egyptian music as well as English music, mixing the golden Arabic pop era and 90’s music with the oriental touch. 

Tues 27, 9pm: A concert by Cairo’s hottest rock bands Hardcase and Divine. 

Wed 28, 8pm: Karaoke night.



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 22, 8pm: Ayamna El Helwa band, conducted by Mohamed Othman

Fri 23, 7pm: A concert by all-female band Tablet El Sitt

Sat 24, 7pm: R&B/Soul night. 

Wed 27, 8pm: Super star Ali El-Haggar in a concert of classical Arab songs. 

Thurs 29, 7.30pm: An evening of poetry and music features poet Fares Qatrya

Wisdom Hall

Fri 23, 7.30pm: Religious chanting by Sheikh Mahmoud El-Tohamy.  

Sat 24, 7pm: Singing recital by Hala Roshdy

Sun 25, 7pm: Rock night by Invaders and Figure 09

Thurs 29, 8pm: Singing recital by Ali El-Helbawy.   

Word Hall

Thurs 22, 8pm: Stand-up comedy show Konafa cN

Wed 27, 7.30pm: 6mix stand-up comedy show. 



Theatro Arkan

Arkan Plaza, El-Sheikh Zayed, Giza Governorate

Thurs 22, 8pm: Stand up Jazzy show is about a self-experience with Aneurysm. The idea came to author when he knew that he had this disease. He wanted to tell his experience with it and tell people who have the same disease. In the form of a new artistic experience that combines the art of stand-up comedy, monodrama and jazz concert, all the songs and melodies are for Amir Salah Eldin with lyrics by talented poets. 

Fri 23, 8pm: A concert of Yehia Ghanam’s best songs including Mariam and Taraheel, as well as film scores by Ashraf Mahrous, accompanied by Pyramids Orchestra and the Pharaohs, conducted by Mohamed Seif El-Yazal.





Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 22, 8pm: Sound Track band, led by Mohamed Barakat.   

Fri 23, 8pm: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil and his band. 

Thurs 29, 8pm: A concert by Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.



Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Main Hall 

Thurs 22, 7pm: A concert by Bandetta band. 

Sat 24, 7pm: Stand-up comedy show by Al-Hezb El-Comedy.  

Small Hall 

Thurs 29, 7pm: 

Fri 23, 7pm: Singing recital by Ali Alalfy.

Sat 24, 7pm: Harp recital by Mona Wassef with guest of honor Doha El-Guerzawi (Percussion). 

* A version of this article appears in print in the 22 February, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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