Not to be missed: Tales of popular Egyptian folk sayings, Irtigalia performance, Hazem Shaheen in concert

Ahram Online , Wednesday 12 Apr 2023

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (12-18 April) in Egypt

Not to miss


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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.

Shubbak El Fann
The Stories of the Origamist, a performance for children - 8pm
Mesk band - 10pm
Goethe-Institut Kairo, Dokki Mesaha, Cairo
Thursday 13 April

The Origami performance provides a trip into the paper world with OzOz-Ossama Helmy and his bird friend. The performance follows adventure of the origamist and his magical powers in folding paper into shapes and transforming them into characters of his stories. The play is produced by the Arab Origami Center, performed by: OzOz, Bora and Nesma Abd El-Aziz

Founded by Ahmed Mesk, Mesk band is a contemporary fusion between Western harmonies and Oriental tunes to lyrics resonating with all people, and touching on love, compassion, happiness, etc.

Hazem Shaheen
Friday 14 April, 9pm
Rawabet Art Space, 5 Hussein Basha Al-Meamari, Marouf, Cairo

Hazem Shaheen was born in Alexandria and graduated from the Higher Institute for Arabic Music in 1999. He then became one of the first graduates of the Arabic Oud House, founded by Iraqi composer Naseer Shamma.

He is best known for his works with Eskenderella band, which he co-founded in 2005. Shaheen released his first music album Al Aysh Wal Malh in 2006 with Masar band, while his first solo album, Things That I Miss, came out in 2009.

Friday 14 April, 9pm
El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

The band will perform a concert themed Nights Of Wonder featuring repertoire by Pink Floyd. Andromida is one of the oldest Egyptian bands performing alternative rock since its founding in the 1980s until now. 

Storytelling Evening: Tales of Popular Egyptian Folk Sayings
Saturday 15 April, 9pm
MASQ - Maq‘ad of Sultan Qaitbey, Darb El-Sakiya St., City of the Dead, Cairo

Have you ever wondered about the stories behind famous Egyptian folk sayings? Do you remember your grandmother’s stories and jokes full of rare and funny sayings? Have you wondered where all of this intangible heritage came from? Nesma Medhat will guide the audience through this heritage in a very unique storytelling evening.

Sunday 16 April, 9pm
ROOM Art Space & Cafe, New Cairo

Irtigalia is a live improvised and interactive comedy theatre performance, directed by Ramzi Lehner, with no script or preparation. All sketches are decided by the audience during the show and in some sketches, the audience is encouraged to join the performers on stage.

Saad El-Oud
Monday 17 April, 9pm
Room Art Space, New Cairo

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


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