Not to be missed: Hamza Namira concert, Cairo Jazz Festival launches

Ahram Online , Tuesday 25 Oct 2022

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (26 October - 1 November) in Cairo and other cities.

Not to miss


The Arab Music Festival and Conference
Thursday 20 October until 3 November

The festival hosts dozens of Egyptian and Arab singers, musicians and researchers in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour stages. For more info follow the Cairo Opera House's Facebook page and Ahram Online's information about the festival.

Egypt premiere of Detective Knight: Rouge
Wednesday 26 October
Vox Cinemas
Starring Bruce Willis, the film is about detective James Knight who navigates the demanding streets of Los Angeles.

Launch of the Cairo Jazz Festival
Thursday 27 October until 4 November
Tahrir Cultural Centre, AUC, Downtown Cairo

The festival comprises a large variety of jazz-related events taking place at the stages of the Tahrir Cultural Centre. For more info, check the festival’s Facebook page



Hamza Namira concert
Thursday 27 October, 6pm
Al Manara Hall

The concert will feature Namira’s hits from his latest album Mawlood Sanat 80 (Born in the Year 80, 2020). It will also present his known songs from previous albums, Insan (A Human, 2011), Esmaani (Listen Up, 2014), Hateer Min Tany (I'll Fly Again, 2018)

The tickets for the concert can be purchased via TicketsMarche. The fees range between EGP 350 and 2,500.

Egy-African Exhibition
Opening of the exhibition takes place on Thursday 27 October at 6:30pm, and continues until 1 November
Lamasatt Art Gallery, 8 Kasr El-Nile, Cairo

The exhibition explores the concepts of identity and how a person's knowledge of his identity increases through his self-understanding and respect in the first place, and the awareness that one's identity is not taken for granted, but rather changes and develops with time.

The exhibition showcases works by numerous Egyptian and African artists, presenting paintings, sculptures and handicrafts. 

Losing It - dance performance
Thursday 27 and Friday 28 October, 8.30pm
Rawabet Art Space, 5 Hussein Basha El-Meamari, Downtown Cairo

Part of the ongoing Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (DCAF), the performance is directed by Palestinian choreographer Samaa Wakim who also takes the stage. The artist uses sound and movement to explore how the trauma of Palestine’s previous generations manifests itself in her own body.

Netlix release of documentary: My Encounter with Evil
Friday 28 October

The new series looks into testimonies of three women, their families and friends after confronting evil in its purest essence. They are alleged victims of demonic possession presenting reenactments of the events they experienced 

Caricatunis Competition
Friday 28 October, 1pm-7pm
Fayoum Art Centre, Fayoum

Caricatunis Competition is an annual international competition for caricature and satirical portrait. The event brings many cartoon artists and fans together to celebrate this art form that highlights significant issues. This year, the theme of the competition is climate change. It will also honour the Egyptian cartoonist and visual artist George Bahgoury by dedicating the portrait category about him.

For more information and the Fayoum Centre’s location, please visit the Caricatunis Facebook

Dance Double Bill
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October, 7pm
Rawabet Art Space, 5 Hussein Basha El-Meamari, Downtown Cairo

The event is part of the ongoing Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (DCAF)

The event will presents a back to back dance performances by a Cairo-based collective, Nafaq and Shaymaa Shoukry. The contemporary dance performance explores the conflicting powers of connectedness and distance between the dancers’ moving bodies and the audience.

The show comes after the success of Nafaq 1, 2 and 3. This will be “Nafaq 4: Extending further” presented for the first time in the Arab world and within DCAF festival. 

Comedy Stuff Vol.III
Sunday 30 October
Room Art Space, New Cairo

The event will feature Omar Salem (Opening Act), Hassan Hossam, Mohamed Kamatcho, Saleh Sayem, Marwan Moslemany and Tawfik El Menshawy

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