Don’t miss Al Nour Wal Amal Orchestra’sconcert at Tahrir Cultural Centre

Tuesday 14 Jan 2020

Al Nour Wal Amal Orchestra
Al Nour Wal Amal Orchestra

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Thurs 16, 8pm: Cromatex troupe for music and singing.

Fri 17, 8pm: Al-Hefni Groupconcert.

Sun 19, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensembleperforms Umm Kolthoum songs.


Beit Al-Seheimi
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

Main Hall

Thurs 16, 8pm: A concert features singer Ali Al-Haggar.

Sat 18, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestroLorenzo Tazzieri and featuring soprano Dalia Farouk, andpianist Andrea Bacchetti, celebrates "The Beethoven Year" performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerti II, L.v. Beethoven’s "Ah! Perfido", Op.65, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major, Op.19 as well as works by Rossini, Verdi, Puccini and Mascagni.

Sun 19 (8pm) and Mon 20 (11am & 8pm): The Talents Development Centre presents Peter and the Wolf show.

Wed 22, Thurs 23, Fri 24, 8pm: Balleto di Milano Company (Italy) presentsAnna Karenina ballet with choreography by Teet Kask,

Music by P.I. Tchaikovsky, sets design by Marco Pesta, costume design by Federico Veratti, and visuals by Marco Triaca.

Small Hall

Sun 19, 8pm: Harp recital by Manal Mohieddin.

Tues 21, 8pm:Mosaic Quintetconcert.  


Cairo Jazz Club

197, 26th July St, Agouza, Tel 02 3345 9939

Sun 19, 9.3pm: Vocalist Doaa El-Sebaii.

Tues 21, 9.30pm: DJs Zeyada Juno and Hatem El-Chiati.

Wed 22, 9.30pm: DJ Mai El-Sabi plays everything from tech house to hip hop and DJunkie.    


Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707

Fri 17, 8pm: A concert honours the memory composer Baligh Hamdy.    

Wed 22, 8pm: Heilongjiang Symphony Orchestra(China).

Thurs 23, 8pm: Religious chanting by Al-Enshad Al-Dinitroupe. 


Falaki Theatre

American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446

Thurs 16, Fri 17, Sat 18, 8pm: Fighting is a duet contemporary dance performance with musical accompaniment discussing what it means to fight. It is performed by Egyptian contemporary dancers Shaymaa Shoukry and Mohamed Fouad with music by experimental composer and sound artistAhmed Saleh.


Al-Ghouri Caravansary
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 SamehUmm 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

New Cairo

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.


El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448

River Hall

Fri 17, 7.30pm: Religious chanting by Munshid (religious chanter) Ali Al-Helbawi

Sat 18, 7pm: A concert features Cheen.  

Sun 19, 7.30pm: Singing recital by Arfan Abul-Magd.

Thurs 23, 7pm: Al-Mawlawiya Al-Masrya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni performs Sufi dances and songs. 

Wisdom Hall

Mon 20, 7.30pm: Tarkeba band.

Tues 21, 7.30pm: Kerdan concert, conducted by maestro Ali Al-Mansy.  

Wed 22,7.30pm: Singing recital by Ashraf Al-Balah.   

Thurs 23, 7.30pm: Bahgaga band.


Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)

AUC's Tahrir Campus

Ewart Hall

American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446

Sun 19, 7-10pm: Al Nour Wal Amal Orchestrain a gala concert.





Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)

Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106

Thurs 9, 8pm:Religious chanting byAl-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.


Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999

Main Hall

Fri 24, 7pm: Reviving the Art, a dance performance by the AUC Alumni Folklore Group.

Small Hall

Fri 24, 8pm: Singing recital by Kamilya Jubran.


*A version of this article appears in print in the 16 January 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly 

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