​Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz's Ramadan concert is not to be missed

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 26 Mar 2024

El-Sheikh Atef Hegab El-Hawa
El-Sheikh Atef Hegab El-Hawa


Ramadan highlights

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373 

Fri 29, 9.30pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble performs classical Arab songs. 




Abdel-Aziz Al-Sa'oud Street

Happy Dolphin, 70 Abdel-Aziz Al-Sa'oud St, Al-Manial, Cairo, 012 22424445/01098098671 

Sudanese Art Festival 

Thurs 28, 10.30pm: Sudanese singer Shamt Mohamed Nour, and Tablet Elsitt all female band in the same concert. 

Fri 29, 10.30pm: A Sudanese singing concert by Mazen Hamed.  

Sat 30, 10.30pm: Sudanese singer Mohamed Dafaa Allah.   

Sun 31, 10.30pm: Nubian and Sudanese singing by Sayyed El-Samaan and Skory

Tues 5 April, 10.30pm: Classical Sudanese songs by singers of the golden age such as Mustafa Sayyed Ahmed, Sayyed Khalifa, and Aisha Elfelatiah.  






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 28, 9.30pm: Arab music concert by the Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble. 

Sun 31, 9.30pm: Super star singer Medhat Saleh, accompanied by pianist Amr Selim and the musical group, conducted by maestro Ahmed Ammer

Open-Air Theatre

Thurs 28, 9.30pm: Prominent religious chanter Sheikh Yassin El-Tohamy and his troupe. 

Fri 29, 9.30pm: Marimba player Nesma Abdel-Aziz and her band.  

Sat 30, 9.30pm: A Ramadan evening features Voice of the Capital Choir (The Faculty of Musical Education).   

Small Hall

Thurs 28- Sun 31, 9.30pm: Ramadan evenings feature Arab and Islamic folk and traditional troupes organized by the Arab embassies in Egypt.  

Mon 1 April, 9.30pm: Indonesia embassy concert.  




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, 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.



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

Thurs 28, 9pm: The Comedy Gate stand-up comedy show with line up Tawfeek Elminshawy, Omar Kent, Enjy Hash, Mohamed Hamdy, Mazen Fekry, and Fady Refaat

Fri 29, 8pm: Open Mic night. 

Sat 30, 9pm: Flamenca band performs Spanish and Oriental music.  

Tues 2 April, 8pm: Karaoke night.

Thurs 4 April, 9pm: Red Sea Heritage Musical show. 

Sat 6 April, 9pm: Sufi singing with Mostafa Mohalel

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

Thurs 28, 9pm: Karaoke night. 

Sat 30, 9pm: A Ramadan showcase of comedy by Komedy Koshk

Sun 31, 9pm: stand-up comedy show by Omar Kint, Ebbo and others. 
Mon 1 April, 9pm: ARTicaria. 

Wed 3 and Thurs 4, 9pm: Karaoke night.



El Sawy Culturewheel

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

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 28, 9pm: Elahbab troupe for religious chanting.

Fri 29, 9pm: Eshtry Menni (take my words for granted) stand-up comedy show. 

Sat 30, 9.30pm: Stand up Jazzy - Monologe fekry and Black Theama band, directed by Amir Salah Eldin.  

Tues 2 April, 9pm: Religious chanting by El-Sheikh Atef Hegab El-Hawa

Wed 3, 9pm: Karem Zidan and his band.  







Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Fri 29, 9.30pm: A concert by Alexandria Opera Strings Orchestra.   

* A version of this article appears in print in the 28 March, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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