Not to be missed: Many exhibitions topped with Massar Egbari, Teryola, Mazaher, Al-Hadra bands

Ahram Online , Monday 3 Apr 2023

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (5-11 April) in Egypt

Not to miss


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Adam Henein Prize for sculpture exhibition
Until 5 April
Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Cairo

The exhibition displays 40 sculptural works that took part in the annual Adam Henein Prize for Sculpture competition. Through its annual competition, the Adam Henein Foundation aims to motivate and encourage artists under 40 from Egypt and the Arab world by offering them an opportunity to highlight their creations and win monetary prizes.

The first edition of the competition was launched on 15 September 2016 and prizes were awarded to the winners on 31 March 2017.

Caveman exhibition
Until 11 April
Ubuntu Art Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Caveman is a solo exhibition of paintings by Doaa Fakher. The exhibition opened on 15 March and continues until 11 April. Doaa Fakher’s body of work is communicated within an ethereal and eerie context of which her signature creatures are presented. She gathers most of her inspiration from nature, whereby the figures within her paintings are directly referenced from trees, and the faces she finds and assembles within the tree trunks, adding more depth to her intricate, unworldly work.

Engrams of a Lunar Calendar exhibition
Until 30 April
Gallery Takhshinai, Goethe-Institut, Downtown Cairo

A solo exhibition by Rana El-Nemr, a transdisciplinary artist, whose work is anchored in questioning what it means to experience place and time. In this exhibition, she uses different materials, combined with various projections and printing techniques. She traces forms, patterns and sources of knowledge and invites visitors to reflect on the processes of absorbing them individually and collaboratively.

Laylat Al-Zikr
Wednesday 5 April, 9pm
Rawabet Art Space, 5 Hussein Basha Al-Meamari, Marouf, Cairo

The Abu al-Gheit Ensemble presents a repertoire of zikr music from the Delta of Egypt. Sufism and zar traditions merged together in Abu al-Gheit village (Qalyubiyya) and Delta of Egypt through the activity of sufi Tariqa Ahmadiyya Gitaniyya, founded by the dervish Hassan Abu al-Gheit in the 19th century.

Hawas band
Thursday 6 April, 9pm
Amir Taz Palace, Seyoufia Street off Saliba Street, Khalifa District, Old Cairo

Formed in Cairo in 2014, Hawas’ alternative sound developed through the years as they performed multiple live events and took part in numerous events and festivals. Members of the band include Mahmoud Khateeb (lead vocal), Marwan Fawzi (accordion), Amir Rasmy (keyboards), Hisham Anas (oud), Al-Moataz Bellah Moussa (lead guitar), Mahmoud Waly (bass guitar), Ahmed Tito (drums) and Bouda Abu El-Yazeed (percussions).

Massar Egbari Special Tribute
Thursday 6 April, 8.30pm
Arkan Plaza - Sheikh Zayed City

Massar Egbari Acoustic
Friday 7 April, 9pm
Cairo Opera House, Cairo

Egypt’s popular band Masar Egbari will perform a special Ramadan night, featuring the audience-favorites, topped with new and exclusive Enshad and Sufi accents for the soul.

Casino Badi3a
Friday 7 April, 9pm
Egyptian Center For Culture & Arts - Makan, 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, Cairo

Casino Badi3a calls itself a “Bohemian Project”. It is a new Oriental formation that takes the audience through a time machine to sing and dance in music coming from the Egyptian folkloric repertoire. 

Al-Mawlawiya Al-Masreya and Amer El-tony

Saturday 8 April, 9.30pm
MUST Opera, 6th of October

The evening presents Sufi chanting and dancing by Al-Mawlawiya Al-Masreya, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Tony.

Working Title - exhibition opening
Saturday 8 April, 8pm
Access art space, 10 Al-Nabrawi Street, Off Champollion Street, (former Townhouse), Downtown Cairo

The exhibition features works by Agnes Michalczyk and Fatma Abo Doma. Opening on 8 April, the exhibition continues Saturday-Wednesday (12-4pm and 8-11pm) until 7 May.

Al-Hadra Troupe
Sunday 9 April, 9pm
Cairo Opera House, Cairo

Al-Hadra Troupe for Islamic Sufi chanting was founded in 2015 by Nour Nageh who gathers together Sufi devotees performing their renditions of classical standard Arabic Sufi poems, accompanied by  percussions and instrumentalists.

Teryola concert
Sunday 9 April, 9pm
El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

The Teryola trio will present original compositions created by El-Badry topped with some arrangements. The trio’s line up includes Hany El-Badry on nay, Mohamed Essam on piano and Mohamed Arafa on percussion.

Mazaher Ensemble
Tuesday 11 April, 9pm
French Institute, 1 Madrasset El Huquq El Frenseya Street,off of Kasr El Eini Street, Mounira Cairo

The Mazaher Ensemble presents a special Ramadan performance based on Sufi scripts related to Zar Abu El-Gheit, named after Sheikh Hassan Abu El- Gheit. The ensemble will perform various roles, from prophetic praises to stories of Sufi leaders such as El-Sayed El-Badawi and Abd El-Kader El-Gilani.

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