Not to be missed: Citadel Music Festival to launch, El Da3wa 3ammah to Premiere

Ahram Online , Tuesday 16 Aug 2022

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss cultural events for this week (17-23 August) in Cairo, Alexandria, and Alamein.

Not to be missed


30th Citadel Festival for Music and Singing
Opening on Wednesday 17 August
At the historic Citadel of Salah Al-Din
The popular festival is hosting a series of concerts for renowned singers and bands until the end of August.
Among the most popular stars performing this week are; Hisham Abbas (Wednesday 17 August), Ali El-Haggar (Thursday 18 August), Medhat Saleh (Saturday 20 August), and Shiekh Yassin ElTohamy (Tuesday 23 August).

Premiere of Egyptian new film: El Da3wa 3ammah
Wednesday 17 August 2022
Starring: Ahmed El Fishawy, Asmaa Abu El Yazeed, Mohamed Abdul Rahman, and Sawsan Badr.
Directed by Wael Farag, the comedy thriller follows the story of happy Moataz who faces a series of bad omens after his mother curses him.

Exhibition: Luxor International Photography Forum
Amir Taz Palace
Seyoufia Street off Saliba Street, Khalifa District, Old Cairo
The exhibition opened on 17 July and will continue until 31 August.
Read more about the event here

El-Hafid on National Theater, El-Ataba
From Thursday to Sunday at 9 pm
Based on Abdel Hamid Gouda al-Sahhar’s screenplay, the comedy show starring Lucy alongside the National Theater troupe cast is adapted and directed by Mohamed Yussif El-Mansour.

Helm Gamil on stage in Alexandria
This could be the last week for Sameh Hussein’s comedy at Alexandria’s Lycee El-Horreya Theatre
Directed by Islam Imam, Helm Gamil s an adaptation of one of Charlie Chaplin’s masterpieces.
Wednesday to Friday at 9 pm
Read more about Helm Gamil here

Egyptian rapper Wegz in New Alamein
A concert that is part of El-Alamein Arena activities
On Friday 19 August
Read more about Wegz and the event here

Zikr and Zar Night at Darb 1718
The Abu al-Gheit Ensemble presents a repertoire of zar and zikr music from the Delta of Egypt
On Saturday 20 August at 8:30 pm
Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Centre, Kasr El Shama Street, Al-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, (behind the Hanging Church and Amr Mosque)

Dramatic works by Rageh Daoud in Alexandria
A journey through some of the cinematic scores of Rageh Daud, performed by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra under the leadership of conductor Nayer Nagui
Saturday, 20 August at 8:30 pm
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Conference Centre, Great Hall

Fathy Salama, Tom Concof, and Noha Fekry in Alexandria
Three renowned musicians merge in a journey of exploring new flavors of Eastern-Western Jazz colors.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre
Tuesday 23 August at 8:30 pm

Egyptian thriller ‘Godran’ exclusively on WatchIt
Egyptian thriller ‘Godran’ (“Walls”) has been streaming exclusively on WatchIt since Sunday 14 August to quickly become on top of the most streamed content of the platform’s big collection.
Directed by Mohamed Baraka and written by Ahmed and Haitham El Dahan, ‘Godran’ stars Tunisian actress Dorra Zarrouk, alongside Osama Abbas, Diab, and Adel Karam.

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