Don't miss Yehia Khalil's jazz concerts at the Cairo Opera House

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 28 Jan 2020

Yehia Khalil
Yehia Khalil

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Sun 2, 8pm: Umm Kolthoum songs performed by the Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble.

Thurs 6, 8pm: Basmat Alandalusband. 


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 30, 8pm: The Modern Dance Theatre Companypresents Akhenaten... Dust of the Light performance.

Fri 31, 8pm: A classical Arab music concert, conducted by maestro Selim Sahab.

Sat 1 Feb, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra

Tues 4 to Fri 7, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by David Crescenzi and theCairo Opera Company perform Puccini’s opera Tosca, Set Design by Mohamed Abdel-Razek, Lighting Design by Yasser Shaalan, Choir Masters by Pascale Rozier, Dalia Hassanein,

Vocal Coaching by Davide Dellisanti, Greig Martin and directed by

Hisham El-Tally.

Small Hall

Thurs 30 and Fri 31, 8pm: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil and his band. Sat 1 Feb, 8pm: Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess opera live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Sun 2, 8pm: The percussion group concert features Nesma Darwish.  

Thurs 6, 8pm: Egyptian songs by guitarist Rania Shaalan.


Cairo Jazz Club

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

Thurs 30, 9.30pm: Egyptian Project, known for their captivating and mystical performances, on stage with Karavan Sarai

Fri 31, 9.30pm: Progressive house by DJ Mohasseb.

Sat 1 Feb, 9.3pm: Vocalist Shahira Kamal.  


Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Thurs 30, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemblein a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

Fri 31, 8pm: Al-Hadratroupe for Sufi singing.

Sat 1 Feb, 8pm: Alahlamtroupe features singer Ahlam Ahmed.

Wed 5, 8pm: World Hindi Day.

Thurs 6, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.


Falaki Theatre

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

Thurs 30, 7pm: Choreographer Amala Dianor presents his solo show Man Rec in dialogue with Egyptian dancers.


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

Thurs 30, 8pm: Bedouin Jerry-Can band is coming all the way from Sinai to meet its Cairo audience with their show of distinctive singing and dancing.

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

Thurs 30, 7.30pm: Folk Egyptian songs performed by singer Rabab Nagy.

Fri 31, 7.30pm: SingerMohamed Marsal presents “From the Heart of Egypt” concert.

Sat 1 Feb, 7pm: “Confused”, a stand-up comedy show.

Sun 2, 7.30pm: Charisma band.  

Tues 4, 7.30pm: Singing recital by Wegdan.

Thurs 6, 7.30pm: Roh Project concert.

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 30, 8pm:A concert features singer and songwriterYoussef Ismail.

Fri 31, 7pm: A stand-up comedy show by Ali Qandil.

Sat 1 Feb, 8pm: Iron Maiden Tribute by Invaders band.

Sun 2, 7.30pm: Oud and mandolin recital.

Thurs 6, 7.30pm:El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatreshow revives the concerts of legendary singer Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs.  





Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)

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

Thurs 6, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.


Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999

Main Hall

Thurs 30, 7pm: Singing recital by Ali Al-Haggar.

Fri 31, 7pm: BA Orchestra, conducted by maestroAhmed Farag and featuring Raymond Fawzy (Clarinet) celebrates Mozart anniversary.


*A version of this article appears in print in the 30 January, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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