Not to be missed: Abundance of music with JJ Quartet, Cairo Steps, Wegz, Fouad and Mounib

Ahram Online , Wednesday 2 Nov 2022

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (2-8 November) in Cairo and Alexandria.

Not to miss

Egypt: 10 Years Later Photography Exhibition
The exhibition which opened last month continues until 19 November.
Photopia, 22 Cleopatra Street, Almazah, Heliopolis

The exhibition features 60 photographers from across Egypt whose photographs narrate the incredible transformations Egypt has undergone over the past decade. 


Last Days of Cairo Jazz Festival
Tahrir Cultural Centre, AUC, Downtown Cairo

The festival continues until Friday 4 November with a large variety of jazz-related events taking place on the stages of the Tahrir Cultural Centre. For more info, check the festival’s Facebook page 


Last Days of the Arab Music Festival and Conference
The festival continues until  3 November

The festival hosts dozens of Egyptian and Arab singers, musicians and researchers on the stages of Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour. For more info follow the Facebook page of the Cairo Opera House. 


Egypt Premiere of Gawwezni (Marry Me)

Wednesday 2 November
Vox Cinemas

The film stars Bayoumi Fouad, Amir El-Masry, Mayan El-Sayed, Sabrine, Riham Al-Shanawany.


Cairo Steps Concert
Friday 4 November, 9pm
The Marquee, Cairo Festival City, New Cairo

Founded by composer, oud player, and music manager Basem Darwisch, Cairo Steps fuses a variety of musical cultures that range from Coptic and Saeedi (or Upper Egyptian) music to Sufi chants, Egyptian and Nubian sounds and jazz. Cairo Steps also creates music that fuses ethnic and classical music. The concert will feature Sheikh Ehab Younis.


Fouad and Mounib Concert
Friday 4 November, 7.30pm
El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Pianist Mohamed Fouad and violinist Ahmed Mounib will join hands again in a concert that will walk the audience through numerous known compositions by the duo.

Concert by Wegz
Friday 4 November, 8pm
Al-Manara Hall

Dubbed the Wegz Experience, the concert will feature the well-known Egyptian rapper. Followed by more than 2 million fans on various platforms, the 1998-born Alexandrian musician gained popularity with his rap arrangements that mix western hip-hop with Egyptian Mahraganat sounds.


Fauré’s Requiem in D Minor and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 
Saturday 5 November, 8pm
Cairo Opera House, Main Hall.

Dubbed Great Symphonies, the evening will feature Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 in G minor op. 88 as well as Fauré’s Requiem in D Minor, Op. 48. Cairo Symphony Orchestra and A Cappella choir will be conducted by Ahmed El Saedi with choir master Maya Gvineria. The soloists of the evening are Iman Moustafa (soprano) and Khaled Samir (baritone).


Concert by JJ Quartet
Saturday 5 November, 9pm

Room Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamein Street, Garden City

JJ Quartet plays rearrangements of bop-era and post bop-era jazz standards. The quartet features saxophonist Amr Wagih, pianist Rashad Fahim, double bass player Andrew Safwat and drummer Motaz El-Araby.


Saad El-Oud Concert
Monday 7 November, 9pm
Room Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamein Street, Garden City

Saad El-Oud plays songs representing authentic Egyptian heritage in his remarkable way of interacting with the audience.


Antigone Theatre Play
Tuesday 8 November, 8pm

Malak Gabr Arts Theatre, American University in Cairo, New Cairo campus

Prepared by AUC students, the play will premiere on 8 November and the performances will continue daily until 10 November at AUC New Cairo. Then, the play will be shown at Tahrir Cultural Centre, between 15 and 19 November.

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