Not to be missed: Ramadan with Sheikh El-Tohamy, Egyptian Project, Medhat Saleh, Hisham Abbas

Ahram Online , Wednesday 27 Mar 2024

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (27 March - 2 April 2024) in Cairo and Alexandria.

Not to miss


Sheikh Yassin El-Tohamy - music
Thursday 28 March, 9.30 pm

Cairo Opera House, open-air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Born in 1949, El-Tohamy’s fan base is spread across the whole Arab region. He performs with his troupe and also joins numerous local and regional musicians in their projects. Many of El-Tohamy’s concerts take place during Ramadan.

The concert is part of the Opera’s Ramadan Nights

Hisham Abbas - music
Friday 29 March, 8 pm

3al Tawla Tent, Galleria40, Sheikh Zayed, Cairo outskirts

Starting his career as a sound engineer, Abbas quickly became one of the 90s stars in Egypt singing tens of hits that gave him wide fame as being one of the most known mainstream singers in the country.

Abbas is expected to sing some of his well-known songs and repertoire like Wana Wana, Ta'ala, Shoofy, Ya Leila, and Nari Nareen.

Nesma Abdel-Aziz - music
Friday 29 March, 9.30 pm

Cairo Opera House, open-air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Nesma Abdel-Aziz is a well-known marimba player. She began her career in 2001 when she performed with renowned musician and composer Omar Khairat. She later started her band to work on personal projects.

Considered to be one of the best Marimba players in the Arab world, Abdel-Aziz studied at the Cairo Conservatory of Music before travelling to continue her studies in the United States.

Abdel-Aziz has performed in many international festivals and events.

Her upcoming concert is part of the Opera’s Ramadan Nights.

Alexandria Opera House String Orchestra - music
Friday 29 March, 9.30 pm

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), Alexandria

The orchestra conducted by Sherif Mohie Eldin will perform work by Vivaldi, Telemann, and Boccherini. 

The soloists of the evening are Maya El-Remali (violin), Mireille Ashraf (violin), Magy Magdy (viola), and Ahmed Abdel-Hakim (cello).

Egyptian Project - music

Sunday 31 March, 9 pm (doors open at 7.30 pm)

Theatro Arkan, Sheikh Zayed City, Cairo outskirts

Egyptian Project combines musicians performing Egyptian traditional music and Sufi poetry with contemporary sounds. 

Medhat Saleh - music
Sunday 31 March, 9.30 pm

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

One of Egypt's most popular singers, Saleh has a wide collection of famous songs, such as Kawkab Tany (Another Planet), Wala Teswa Domoe (Not Worth the Tears), and El-Donia Alemetny (Life Taught Me), as well as dozens of film scores including Mafia, El-Beliatsho (The Clown), and Amir El-Zalam (Prince of Darkness), to name but a few.

His upcoming concert is part of the Opera’s Ramadan Nights

ARTicaria - music
Monday 1 April, 9 pm

Room Art Space - New Cairo

ARTicaria group consists of four artists from different backgrounds. They share a common goal: to entertain people through music and laughter. ARTicaria is a unique entertainment show that incorporates music, boosting positive energy.

ARTicaria’s line-up includes Ezz Shahwa (bassist, guitarist, and music composer), actress Gilan Alaa, and Bakri Khaled (Cairo-based Syrian actor, voiceover actor, and scriptwriter).

Yehia Khalil - music
Tuesday 2 April March, 9.30 pm

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Egyptian Jazz musician Yehia Khalil and his band will perform a selection of his favourite compositions such as Crescendo, Hakawey El-Ahawy and Donia as well as some covers of Arabic and Western songs and music.

His upcoming concert is part of the Opera’s Ramadan Nights.

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