Don’t miss AUC’s Lions of Cairo ensemble concert

Reham El-Adawi , Monday 12 Apr 2021

The Lions of Cairo
The Lions of Cairo

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

Sun 18, 9pm: The Talents Development Centre’s concert. 

Thurs 22, 9pm: Sayyed Darwish Heritage Ensemble performs the best songs of late singer and composer Sayyed Darwish. 



American University in Cairo

Wed 21, 9pm: The Lions of Cairo chamber ensemble is dedicated to the 

creative reconstruction of early Western music and explore how it parallels and synchronizes with the repertory of classical Arab music and Byzantine chant. 

This programme travels from Bach and Geminiani back into the earliest known 

reaches of written Western music. It features soprano Amira Reda, oboist Ahmed Farag, cellist Shady Hanna, and director John Baboukis, with other guests.
The livestreaming and the programme links will be posted on the event Facebook page:



Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 9pm: 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, 9pm: “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

Ramadan Nights 2021

Fountain theatre

Wed 21, 9pm: The Talents Development Centre’s concert, Al-Leila Al-Kebira show, military music is performed inside and outside the theatre. 

Thurs 22, 9pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz performs on marimba, accompanied by her band. 

Fri 23, 9pm: Dina Al-Wedidi and her band.   

Sun 25, 9pm: The king Mohamed Mounir and his band. 

Thurs 29, 9pm: Al-Hadra troupe for Sufi chanting. 

Small Hall

Mon 19, 9pm: The Talents Development Centre’s concert.  



Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Sat 17 and Sun 18, 9pm: Umm Al-Nour Choir, conducted by maestro Saad Ibrahim celebrates the Easter.  

Thurs 22, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe in a repertoire of Ramadan religious songs. 



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).



Italian Cultural Institute

Sun 25, 7pm (Online): To celebrate Italy’s Liberation Day on 25 April, the institute offers a special jazz concert through its YouTube channel. Roberto Gatto, famous Italian drummer who has collaborated with the greatest jazz players in the world, will play together with Alfonso Santimone and Pierpaolo Ranieri in a perfect trio under the banner of jazz as the music of freedom.

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.



Room Art Space & Café 

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

Thurs 15, 9pm: Do'souqa, one of Egypt’s coolest and most trending underground bands, performs a chill mix of acoustic/folk with a groovy swing vibe. 

Fri 16, 9pm: Mixtape band.  

Thurs 22, 9pm: Rami Attallah Acoustic Trio. 

Fri 23, 9pm: The Gypsy Jazz Project presents an extraordinary mixture of up-swinging, waltzy and sometimes quite tranquil and ballad-ish music. 

New Cairo, The Spot Mall

Fri 16, 9pm: Enjoy a special oriental singing and oud night. 

Sat 17, 9pm: Violin night with Amr Darwish

Sun 18, 9pm: The comedy open mic event Comedy Monster.  

Mon 19, 9pm: Gaby Bishara returns to pay tribute to the one and only, Frank Sinatra. 

Tues 20, 9pm: Singer Shahira Kamal



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

Sat 17, 9pm: Nour Al-Naby troupe for religious chanting features Ramadan’s first concerts. 

Tues 20, 9pm: “Ostor Ya Rab” a stand-up comedy show. 

Wed 21, 9pm: Al Hour group for religious chanting.

Thurs 22, 9pm: Singer and chanter Ali El-Helbawi in a different concert. 



Zamalek Theatre

The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105 

Thurs 15, 9.30pm: Trip hop and psych rock by Egyptian singer and songwriter Mariam Saleh



Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Sun 2 May, 9pm: Tunisian singer and song writer Ghalia Benali and her band. 


*A version of this article appears in print in the 15 April, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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