Don't miss a harp recital by Manal Mohieddin at the opera house's Open-Air Theatre

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 28 May 2024

Manal Mohieddin
Manal Mohieddin


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Fri 31, 8.30pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab music ensemble, conducted by maestro Salah Ghoubashi, performs classical Arab songs featuring singers Nehad Fathy and Rehab Omar




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.



Beit Al-Sinnari

Mongue Ally, Behind Al Saneya Secondary School, Al Sayeda Zeinab Square, Cairo, Tel 02 2390 9471

Thurs 30, 9pm: Concerts of the eleventh International Festival of Drums and Traditional Arts, under the leadership and vision of artist Intisar Abdel-Fattah, feature troupes from embassies in Egypt, including South Sudan, Palestine, Japan, Colombia, China, India, Mauritania, and some groups from the Ministry of Culture and independent groups from Egypt's governorates. On the sidelines of the festival, an art exhibition of handicrafts and puppetry is held.




Cairo Opera House

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144

Main Hall

Fri 31 and 2 June, 8.30pm: The Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Mohamed Saad Basha, perform Bizet's Carmen opera. 

Sat 1 June, 8.30pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.  

Thurs 6, 8.30pm: The Greek National Opera Ballet performs Dancing with My Own Shadow ballet show, choreographed by Konstantinos Rigos.

Fri 7, 8.30pm: The Greek National Opera Ballet performs Return of the Summer, choreographed by Giannis Mandafounis and Konstantinos Rigos.    

Open-Air Theatre

Fri 31, 8.30pm: Harp recital by Manal Mohieddin, accompanied by Oriental Strokes band. 

Wed 5, 8.30pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz plays on marimba accompanied by her band. 

Small Hall 

Thurs 30, 8.30pm: A chamber music concert features Reham Fayed (flute), Merna Sorour (violin), and Mona Wassef (harp) performing international classics. 

Fri 31, 8.30pm: A chamber music concert features Suzanne Saber.    

Thurs 6, 8.30pm: Viola recital by Mohamed Abu Arab. 




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 

Thurs 30, 8.30pm: The National Arab Music ensemble, conducted by maestro Mustafa Helmy performs classical Arab songs by the likes of the late Warda and Mohamed Abdel-Wahab.

Sun 2 June, 8.30pm: The National Arab Music ensemble performs classical Arab songs. 

Tues 4, 8.30pm: Jazz music concert by renowned Austrian jazz pianist Martin Listabarth

Thurs 6, 8.30pm: Bint Al-Balad band, led by Afaf Shoukri




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

Sat 1 June, 8pm: A concert features singer Mona Al Attar, accompanied by Youssef mustafa (electric guitar), Youssef Hassan (bass guitar), Mohamed Arafa (oud), Seif Nasser (drummer), and Tony Rafik (percussionist).  

Tues 4, 9pm: Karaoke night. 

Thurs 6, 8pm: An electrifying evening of Rai music with Rai-Na band and experience the unique fusion of traditional Algerian Rai music with modern influences, brought to life by talented musicians. As the only Rai band in Egypt, Rai-Na promises to deliver a one-of-a-kind performance that will transport you to the vibrant streets of Algiers. Come immerse yourself in the infectious rhythms, soulful melodies, and energetic vibes of Rai music. 

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

Thurs 30 and Thurs 6 June, 9pm: Karaoke night.

Sun 2, 9pm: Hafla Geil (concert of a generation) stand-up comedy show including crowd interactive work where four comedians performing jokes about their adult life after the age of 30. 

Mon 3, 9pm: 404 band. 

Tues 4, 9pm: "Unplugged Strings" is a joint rock night lead by Reem Amr (Vocals) and Hossam Eldin (Guitar), these duo will take you on an electrifying ride filled with emotions, nostalgia, cover songs. Spanning genres like alternative indie, progressive rock, blues rock, and classic rock.

Wed 5, 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 30, 7.30pm: A stand-up comedy show by Comedy Stuff

Thurs 6 June, 6.30 and 8.30pm: El Sawy Culturewheel

Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of diva Umm Kolthoum performing two of her best songs: Ana Wenta Zalamna Al Hob (both of us wronged love), and Es'al Rohak (ask yourself). 

Word Hall

Thurs 6 June, 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by Konafa CN




El Wahat Rd, First 6th of October, Giza 

Sat 1 June, 2pm: Massar Egbari band. 



ZED Park 

El-Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October

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

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

Sun 2, 7pm: The Talents Development Centre concert. 

Thurs 6, 8.30pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and singing. 

* A version of this article appears in print in the 30 May, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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