PROGRAMME: Performances, talks, workshops at Cairo Contemporary Music Days

Ahram Online , Monday 16 Apr 2018

(Photo: part of promotional material)

Between 14 and 26 April, the European Egyptian Contemporary Music Society (EECMS) is presenting Cairo Contemporary Music Days at various venues around Cairo.

The programme includes a series of performances, talks and workshops, with international musicians and experts.

The events started on Saturday 14 April with an interactive talk with Luis Tabuenca moderated by Ayman Mabrouk at Room Art Space.

Tabuenca will perform on Monday 16 April, and there will be two other performances by Sabel Abdel-Sattar with members of El-Nil Folkloric troupe and Mosaik Ensemble and Saber Abdel-Sattar.

The talk series will be touring different galleries in Cairo; Mashrabia, Art Talks and the Aisha Fahmy palace.

The talks will feature Hannes Seidl, Oliver Schneller, renowned musician and curator Kamilya Jubran, and Cathy Graham, the Global Music Director of the British Council.

In parallel, the German University in Cairo, the American University in Cairo and the Cairo Conservatoire will host talks which are more tailored to music, art students and professionals.

The talks are free to the public, but seating is limited, so it is encouraged to arrive early.

The programme will close on 29 April with the premiere of My Voice, Your Voice, Our Voice performance at Hanager Art Center. The group performance is the outcome of a workshop held over several phases, "employing diverse media to reflect power, tonal expression, and sound gestures," according to the programme's description.


Sunday 15 April at 2pm
Percussion Masterclass: with Luis Tabuenca 
At The American University in Cairo, Malak Gabr Theater

Monday 16 April at 8pm
Performance: SOLOS Percussion Recital / Luis Tabuenca
At the Cairo Creativity Centre  

Thursday April 19 at 1pm
Workshop: Into Live electronic with Arne Vierck 
American University in Cairo – Malak Gabr Theater

Saturday 21 April at 8pm
Performance: Ensemble Mosaik in Cairo – Saber Abdel Sattar Qanoun & Members of El-Nil Folkloric Troupe
At Goethe-Institut Cairo 

Sunday 22 April at 4pm
Music Talks I Oliver Schneller
At Cairo Conservatoire  

Sunday 22 April 7pm
Music Talks II Cathy Graham Global Music Director – the British Council
At Centre of Arts Zamalek 

22 April at 10am
Ensemble Mosaik - Instrumental workshop with works by Enno Poppe, Jose Sanchez Verdu and many others.
At the Cairo Conservatoire

Monday 23 April at 8pm
Performance: Mosaik Ensemble Is it Global Soloist Saber Abel Sattar on the Qanoun
At Manasterly Palace 

Tuesday 24 April at 7pm
Music Talks  III: with Hannes Seidl
At Mashrabia Gallery

Tuesday April 24 at 4pm
Music as situation: Performance, Scenes and Installation by Hannes Seidl

Thursday 26 April at 7pm
Music Talks IV: with Kamilya Jubran
At Art Talks Gallery

Sunday 29 April at 8pm
Performance: My Voice, Your Voice, Our Voice

El-Hanager Art Centre 


Goethe Institute, 5 El-Bustan St., Downtown, Cairo

Art Talks gallery, 8 El Kamel Mohamed St., Zamalek, Cairo

Mashrabia gallery, 8 Champolion St., Downtown, Cairo

Hanager center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Center of Arts, 1 Sheikh Marsafy St., Zamalek, Cairo

Creativity Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Malak Gabr Theatre AUC, Road 90, New Cairo

GUC, New Cairo

Cairo Conservatoire, Jamal El-Din El Afghani St., Giza

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