Enjoy a concert of Sufi chanting by Wael Al-Fashny and SheikhIhab Younis

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 21 Jul 2020

Wael Al-Fashny and Sheikh Ihab Younis
Wael Al-Fashny and Sheikh Ihab Younis

The cultural activities have started gradually to reopenin the country.The reopening has included theatres, museums, galleries, national circus, which operate under the culture ministry. In its first stage, the resumption of activities will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity across all venues

The Cairo Opera House, headed by Magdy Saber, announced the opening of the electronic reservation for July’s performances starting 9 July on (https://ticketsmall.com/customer/events/list/) on its theatres in Cairo and Alexandria (Fountain, Open-Air, Sayed Darwish in Alexandria)


Cairo Opera House

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736  0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144

Fountain Theatre

Thurs 23, 8pm: Marking the 23 July Revolution memory, a concert will be given featuring singer Riham Abdel-Hakim, and conducted by Mohamed Al-Mogui.

Fri 24, 8pm: Excerpts of Disney musicals performed by the Cairo Opera Company, accompanied by the piano.  

Sat 25, 8pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz performs on marimba, accompanied by her band.

Open-Air Theatre

Sun 26, 8pm:An evening of Sufi chanting features munshid (religious chanter) Wael Al-Fashny and SheikhIhab Younis.


Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre

The Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre (CCDC) has decided to offer free online classes to encourage everyone to stay active at home. Classes vary between Contemporary Dance, Barre, Floor Barre, Yoga, Breakdance, Movement and Exercise, Pilates, Ballet, and nutrition advises. You can find all the classes on the CCDC’s YouTube channel.


Al-Hanager Arts Centre

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 6861

The Square Theatre

The Art House for Folk and Performing Arts presents shows by Reda Folk Arts troupe and the National troupe for Folk Art, along with the shows of the National Circus launched at the beginning of this month.


Goethe Institute

Although the cultural sector is among those most affected by the corona pandemic, this crisis has unquestionably proven the importance of cultural activities in our lives. In order to reach the public interested in cultural events, and to provide support to artists around the world, Goethe Institute launched the Kulturama.digital platform to provide live or recorded performances and upload them to the site for free.

In a safe and interactive manner, the platform also allows the public to make a financial contribution to the artists should they wish to do so. Kulturama brings international culture into your living room. Enter your events, find dates and support artists.

You can reach the site through the following link: https://kulturama.goethe.de/


The Italian Cultural Institute

“Italian-Style Summer Festival (21 July- 28 August)”, an exclusive tour that in 10 weeks presents to the international public some shows of the 2020 billboard of the Italian festivals.click here to view the programme https://www.esteri.it/mae/it/politica_estera/promozione-integrata-del-sistema/estate-all-italiana.html

All you need is an internet connection to attend 21 events of 11 Italian festivals, the international audience can access over two months of high-quality shows, available online (live stream and on demand) for free on ITALIAFESTIVAL.TV


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

(No entry without a mask and the hall will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity)

Thurs 23,8.30pm: Pop and alternative rock music by Strawberry Swing band.

Fri 24, 6 and 8.30pm: A concert featuresviolinist Azmy.  

Sat 25, 8.30pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni in a concert of Sufi chanting.

Sun 26, 7pm: Free Biano, an Egyptian musical band that explains the free and different type of music they play by changing letter P to B in the word piano.

Tues 28, 6 and 8.30pm: Abu-Shaar Brothers troupe for religious chanting. 

Wed 29, 7pm: Classical Arab music concert features singerIsmail Sadek.


*A version of this article appears in print in the 23 July, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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