Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 9, 8pm: A classical Arab music concert features Mohamed Al-Tohky.
Fri 10, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble.
Sun 12, 8pm: A concert of works by late composer Baligh Hamdy.
Thurs 16, 8pm: Cromatex troupe for music and singing.
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 7.30pm: The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday, 7.30pm: “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public performance by clowns in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.
Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Thurs 9, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Sat 11, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra concert.
Sun 12 and Mon 13, 8pm: Piano recital by Omar Khairat and his orchestra.
Thurs 9, 8pm: Spanish flamenco by Mona Burkhardt and Las Encantadoras Melodias Orquesta.
Sat 11, 8pm: Alban Berg’s opera Wozzeck Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Tel 02 2514 7475
Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music
(Performances every Sat, Mon, and Wed, 7.30pm).
Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 02 2792 0878
Every Monday, 9pm: (fixed event) Zikr and Sufi night.
Every Tuesday, 9pm (doors open at 8.30pm and reservations is canceled at 7.30pm): Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta; Nubian Fadeka music and songs with Aragid, featuring Saleh Abbass and Farah Al-Masri; traditional Sudanese music and songs performed by Queen of Henna Settouna; Al-Jaafra music played by musicians from Aswan; Nass Makan (People from Makan) and Sanet perform traditional music from Eritrea.
Every Wednesday, 8pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab.
El Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music
30 A El-Balaqsa St, Abdeen, Downtown, Tel 011 50995354
Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts
Every Saturday, 8pm: (fixed event) Asyad Al-Zar (The Zar Masters) band. The Zar Masters band is comprised of some of the few remaining Egyptian and Sudanese Zar performers playing Tanbura, Toza
(small 2 sides percussion) Mangour, (a wide belt of goat hooves worn around the hips), Marakesh (hand-held rattles) and the tambourine.
Room Art Space
The new branch of Room Art Space hosts live music shows on a daily basis. Room’s new branch is located in The Spot mall in front of AUC gate on 4,370 square metres with indoor and outdoor areas where live music events and concerts are featured on a daily bases, hosting up to 400 guests per event, and its open from 9am till after midnight.
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Thurs 9, 7pm: An evening of poetry and singing by Trio band.
Fri 10, 7.30pm: Singing recital by Yasmine Elwany.
Tues 14, 7.30pm: Singing recital by Reda Goweida.
Thurs 9, 7.30pm: A concert features singer Mohamed Bakr and Raga band.
Thurs 9 and Fri 10, 8pm: Oud recital by Nasseer Shamma.
El-Sheikh Zayed district, Six October
Middle East Music Event 2020 is showcasing the very best of the region’s unstoppable alternative talent and cutting-edge emerging artists, all on the same line up. Non-stop music over two stages and three days.
Thurs 9, 4pm: A concert features Balqeis, Hawas, Tarab, Akher Zapheer, Autostrad and Massar Egbari bands.
Fri 10, 2pm: Do’souqa, Lekhfa, Wust El Balad, Ayloul, Jadal, Marwan Pablo, Sharmoofers bands.
Sat 11, 2pm: High Dam, Almena, vocalist Dina El-Wedidi, Kahareb
Aziz Maraka, ShabJdeed & Al Nather and Cairokee bands.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 9, 8pm: Religious chanting by Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe.
Sun 12, 8pm: The Alexandria Talents Development Centre concert.
Thurs 16, 8pm: The Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Fri 10, 7pm: A gala concert by BA Orchestra, conducted by Ahmed Farag featuring Manal Mohieddin (Harp), Reham Mahmoud (Viola), Alaa Abdallah (Cello), Amir Awad (Piano).
Sat 11, 7.55pm: Alban Berg’s opera Wozzeck Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 9 January, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.