Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 20, 8pm: Alharamlektroupe features singer Marwa Amr.
Fri 21, 8pm: Singer Reem Kamaland her band.
Sun 23, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble.
Thurs 27 and Fri 28, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Companyin a gala concert performing Disney songs.
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.
Thurs 6, 7.30pm: Sayed Darwish Music Heritage troupe, conducted by maestro Mohamed Hassan Sayed Darwish in a repertoire of songs by late composer and singer Sayed Darwish.
Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Thurs 20 (matinée and Soiree), Fri 21, 8pm:TheRoyal National Ballet of Georgia’sperformances, artistically directed byGela Potskhishvili andMaia Kiknadze.
Sat 22, 8pm: Celebrating “The Beethoven Year”,the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Hisham Gabr and featuringNikolai Orininskiy (violin), Ion Storojenco (violin cello), Hemma Tuppy (piano) performs L.v. Beethoven’s The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op.43, Triple Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, J.Sibelius’s Symphony No.3 in C major, Op.52.
Tues 25, Wed 26, Thurs 27 (matinée and Soiree), Fri 28, Sat 29, 8pm: Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet is performed by The Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui and the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, directed byErminia Kamel.
Thurs 20, 8pm: Piano recital by people with special abilities (Japan).
Fri 21, 8pm: A singing recital by Tahiya Shams El-Din commemorating the memory of artist Ali Osman Al-Hajj.
Sun 23, 8pm: Bassoon and piano recital by Tamer Fahmy.
Thurs 27, 8pm: “Sufism Versus Modernism”, a concert features Sheikh Yassin Al-Tohamy and pianist Fathi Salama.
Kasr Al-Sham’ St, Fustat, Old Cairo, behind the Hanging Church & Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, next to Mar Girgis metro station, Tel 012 2192449/ 2361 0511
Fri 21, 8pm: Sheikh Zein Mahmoud.
Thurs 27, 8pm: The Egyptian Project in a concert mixes the sounds of the Nile delta and Cairo with the ambiances of trip-hop, electro, hip-hop and even classical music.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 20, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble performs classical Arab music and songs.
Sat 22, 8pm: A concert of songs by late composer Baligh Hamdy.
Mon 24, 8pm: The Talents Development Centreconcert.
Thurs 27, 8pm: Religious chanting by Al-Enshad Al-Dinitroupe.
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.
Al-Manara International Convention Centre
Fri 28, 5pm:Superstar singer Amr Diab’s first concert in 2020.
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 20, 8pm: Pianist Omar Khairat and his orchestra.
Fri 21, 7pm: Al-Mawlawiya Al-Masreya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni.
Sun 23, 7.30pm: Banat Cairota band.
Thurs 20, pm: “The Joker”, a stand-up comedy show by Walid Abul-Magd.
Sun 21, 8pm: Religious chanting by Wael Alfashny.
Mon 22, 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatreshow performs the King Mohamed Mounirsongs.
Sun 23, 7pm: Sharmoofersband.
Wed 26, 7pm: Singing recital by Ahmed Mustafa and Ahmed Magdy.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 20, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Sat 22, 8pm: Soundtrack band features Mohamed Barakat.
Tues 25, 8pm:Alexandria Opera Children Choirconcert.
Thurs 27, 8pm: Oriental jazz byYehia Khalil.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 20 February, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.