Youssra El-Hawary's concert at Rawabet Art Space is not to be missed

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 21 May 2024

Youssra El-Hawary and her band
Youssra El-Hawary and her band


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Fri 24, 8.30pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe, conducted by maestro Omar Farahat, performs religious chants.      


Sat 25, 8.30pm: The Talents Development Centre concert. 



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

Fri 24, 8.30pm: The Abdel-Noweira Arab Music ensemble, conducted by maestro Ahmed Amer in a repertoire of classical Arab songs featuring opera stars Riham Abdel-Hakim, Hossam Hosny, Mo'men Khalil and Agfan

Thurs 30 and Fri 31, 8.30pm: The Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra perform Carmen opera.   

Open-Air Theatre

Fri 31, 8.30pm: Harp recital by Manal Mohieddin and her band. 

Small Hall

Fri 24, 8.30pm: Flute, cello, and harp recitals by Safaa El-Guindy, Amany Ghoneim and Amira Hamed respectively, accompanied by pianist Naghamaya and violinist Yasser Ghoneim. They will perform international classics by the likes of Mozart, Piazzolla and Dvořák.     

Sat 25, 8.30pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.

Sun 26, 8.30pm: Cairo Youth Group for chamber music, led by Mahmoud Osman.

Thurs 30, 8.30pm: A chamber music concert by Riham Fayed.  



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).



Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Sun 26, 8.30pm: Arab music concert.     

Thurs 30, 8.30pm: The National Arab Music ensemble performs classical Arab songs.




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 23, 8pm: The Bends are the first Radiohead tribute band in Egypt, performing all the classics and fan favorites to create an authentic Radiohead atmosphere and deliver a perfect experience, both mellow and exciting. 

Fri 24, 8pm: Colibris, two musical worlds meet together, join and agree on a multicultural musical interpretation.  

Tues 28, 9pm: Karaoke night. 

Thurs 30, 8pm: The talented singer Reem Ezzeddin and her band give a different concert. 

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

Thurs 23 and Thurs 30, 9pm: Karaoke night.

Wed 29, 9pm: Karaoke night.



Rawabet Art Space

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

Mon 27, 8pm: An intimate musical performance by singer and songwriter Youssra El-Hawary and her band.  



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 and Fri 24, 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by Ali Qandil.

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 30, 7.30pm: A stand-up comedy show by Comedy Stuff



ZED Park 

El-Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October

Fri 24, 5pm: Disco Misr Festival - Album Launch V8.

Thurs 30, 8pm (doors open 5pm): Marwan Moussa is back with a bang. An unforgettable night in 3awdet Batal 3alam (the return of the world champion), as Moussa and Aziz Marka will feature in the same concert for the first time. Moussa will bring the house down with his greatest hits, and sing his new song for the first time live on stage. And that’s not all! Maraka will treat his fans to the soulful vibes of his heartfelt music that will have you singing all night long. 






Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 23, 8.30pm: Singer Mahmoud Darwish and Konoz band.   

Fri 31, 8.30pm: A concert by Alexandria Opera String Orchestra.  



Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Main Hall

Thurs 23, Fri 24 and Sat 25, 8pm: Christoph Willibald Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice opera will be performed by BA Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui, BA Choir, and the Art School Ballet, in cooperation with the British Council. The opera is directed by Hisham Eltalli.



Janaklis Studio

10 Dr. Hussein Hassab, Azarita, Alexandria

Thurs 23, 8pm: Wences Music Sessions, this series of music sessions organized, in collaboration with Goethe Institute, will bring intimacy to the shared space of the audience and musicians by organizing musical performances in alternative venues throughout the city of Alexandria.Wanes Music Sessions are coordinated by Alexandrian musician Ayman Asfour. In the Three-Room Experiment, trumpet player and composer Mohamed El-Sawah attempts to present compositions for three brass wind instruments, namely the trumpet, trombone, and tuba, in a different way to the public. The public will have an opportunity to listen to the sound of these instruments closely and in the acoustic context of three different rooms in Janaklis Studio.

* A version of this article appears in print in the 23 May, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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