Don’t miss the concerts of Autostrad band at El-Sawy Culturewheel

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 23 Mar 2021

Autostrad band
Autostrad band

The Culture Ministry applies all precautionary and preventive measures with daily sterilization of the theatres in order to ensure the safety of the public, artists and workers.


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Fri 26, 8pm: “Welcome Ramadan” concert features Nour Alnaby Ensemble for religious chanting.  

Sun 28, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs. 


American University in Cairo

Wed 31, 8pm (Livestream): Two of Egypt’s most dynamic classical guitarists Pawel Kuzma and Taha El-Mansy perform The Lineage - a diverse selection of the most enduring pieces in the classical guitar canon. Livestream link:
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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, 7pm: “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 25, 8pm: A concert honors composer Mohamed Ali Suleiman and poet Gamal Bekheit

Sat 27 and Sun 28, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.

Wed 31, 8pm: Sout Masr Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed Atef

Open-Air Theatre

Thurs 25, 8pm: Oriental piano recital by Karim Gohar

Fri 26, 8pm: Strawberry Swing band.

Wed 31, 8pm: Brass Sound band for wind and percussion instruments. 

Small Hall

Fri 26, 8pm: Violin, cello and piano recital. 

Sun 28, 8pm: Blue Nile Orchestra, led by Samy Ibrahim

Mon 29, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Orchestra

Tues 30, 8pm: The Conservatoire concert. 


Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Fri 26, 8pm: Dance and music concert from Philippines. 

Sun 28, 8pm: The Coptic Praise group, led by Diaa Sabry

Mon 29, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious and Sufi chants celebrating the mid of the holy month of Shaaban. 


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 and Wed, 7.30pm).


Al-Ghouri Dome

111 Al-Azhar St, Al-Ghouriya, Tel 02 2506 0227

Thurs 25, 7pm: Dance performances by Reda Troupe for Folk Arts


Italian Cultural Institute

The pianist Enrico Pieranunzi is back in streaming from 1 to 28 March 2021 with a series of unpublished concerts entitled “Art of the Duo”. The concerts are visible on demand on the websites and

The collaboration with Makan - Egyptian Centre for Culture and Arts continues online from March until May 2021. Egyptian musicians will virtually meet Italian counterparts to create synergies in the field of traditional and folk music.


Manasterly Palace 

1 Al-Malek Al-Saleh St, Al-Roda Island, Manial, Tel 02 2363 1467

The International Music Centre

Fri 26, 8pm: Singer Rehab Omar performs Umm Kolthoum songs.  


Room Art Space & Café 

10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St, Garden City, Tel 01000 681539 

Thurs 25, 9pm: A concert features singer Miral Elhusseiny and guitarist Ehab Samy

New Cairo, The Spot Mall

Fri 26, 8.30pm: Violin night with Amr Darwish

Sat 27, 8pm: Enjoy a special oriental singing and oud night. 


El-Sawy Culturewheel

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

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

River Hall

Thurs 25, 4 & 8pm and Fri 26, 2.30pm: A concert features Autostrad Jordanian indie band from Amman, Jordan.

Fri 26, 7.30pm: Ali El-Helbawy performs religious chants.  

Sun 28, 7pm: Kurdan band plays all types of music, especially the oriental music. The band plays different cover songs from the eighties and nineties.

Tues 30, 7.30pm: A concert features oud duet Dina Abdel-Hamid and the Syrian Ghassan Al-Youssef.   

Wed 31, 8pm: Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe. 



Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 25, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing. 

Sat 27, 8pm: A concert of Umm Kolthoum songs. 


*A version of this article appears in print in the 25 March, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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