Not to be missed: World Music Day in Cairo, Alexandria; topped with Wegz concert, Sanctuary exhibition

Ahram Online , Wednesday 21 Jun 2023

Check out these must-see events this week (21-27 June) in Cairo and Alexandria, as recommended by Ahram Online.

Not to miss

Exhibition Sanctuary
Daily until Sunday 25 June
Lamasatt Art Gallery, Villa 14, El-Atebba street, Dokki

The exhibition features photography works by Egyptian women artists, such as Nora Koloyan, Dina Gamal, Nour Farid, Walaa Ibrahim, Samah Mostafa, among others.

World Music Day
21 June

Amira Selim at the National Egyptian Museum of Civilization (NMEC)
Black Theama at Falaki Theatre, Cairo
Mazaher ensemble (Zar) at the Egyptian Center For Culture & Arts - Makan
Hany Shenouda at the Alexandria Opera House 

Read more here 

Grün Fête de la Musique
World Music Days at Al Azhar Park
Thursday 22, Friday 23, Saturday 24 June
The three-day event includes performances by Walad band, Samar Tarik, Ziad Zaza, Asia Madani, Dina El-Wedidi, DuOud & Mahmoud Goma band, BalQeis, and more.

Check the full programme here 

Noha Fekry
Thursday 22 June, 8pm
El-Sawy Culturewheel, Zamalek, Cairo

Noha Fekry is an established figure in Egypt's jazz scene, having sung with Riff band from 2008-2016 before forming her own group. She regularly performs at local jazz venues and collaborates with local and international musicians, including renowned Lebanese composer Ziad Rahbany, Czech Jazz quartet Yacub Urban, Amr Salah Trio, and Swedish pianist Mattias Nilssan.

Read more about Noha Fekry here  

Ahmed Ali El Haggar
Thursday 22 June, 9pm
Room Art Space, 10 Etehaad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Cairo

The concert will feature compositions by Ahmed Ali El-Haggar, an Egyptian singer/songwriter and Berklee College of Music alumnus. He blends classical Egyptian songs with Jazz and Neo-soul influences and has performed with the likes of Carole King, Jason Mraz, and Melissa Etheridge.

In a Lonely Place (1950)
Friday 23 June, 5pm
Heliopolis Library‎, 42 El Orouba Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, and Frank Lovejoy, this black-and-white film follows a screenwriter who is a murder suspect. His neighbour clears him, but as the story progresses, she begins to doubt his innocence.

Oriental Jazz Night by Mina Erian
Saturday 24 June, 9pm
Room Art Space, 10 Etehaad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Cairo

Mina Erian (vocals and piano) and Cherif Ramez (bass guitar) will perform Arab oldies and underground songs with oriental jazz arrangements. 

Wegz live concert
Friday 23 June, 9pm
ZED East by Ora, 5th Settlement, New Cairo

Wegz is one of the top Egyptian rappers dominating Spotify's most-listened-to-Arab region charts

BA Orchestra, Soloists Gala Concert
Saturday 24 June, 10pm
Bibliotheca Alexandrina- Arts Center, Conference Centre, Small Theatre, Alexandria

The Biblitoheca Alexandrina Orchestra, led by Mohamed Saad Basha, will be joined by guitarist Rowies Aziz, flautist Safaa El Gendy, and harpist Amira Hamed. The concert will showcase pieces by Mozart, Vivaldi, C.P.E. Bach, and J. G. Albrechtsberge.

Read more here

The Treasures of Crimea (2021)
Sunday 25 June, 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, 1, Dr. Mahmoud Azmi Street Zamalek, Cairo 

The Treasures of Crimea is a documentary directed by Oeke Hoogendijk.

The film reveals that the exhibition "Crimea - Gold and Treasures of the Black Sea" is being held hostage in the cellars of the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam due to the annexation of Crimea by Putin, leaving the art collection stateless. The collection has become a pawn in the power struggle between the museums in Crimea and the government in Ukraine, both claiming ownership as part of their identity. The Netherlands is now faced with the dilemma of which party should receive the treasures.


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