Don’t miss Roberto Gatto’s concert on the Italian Institute YouTube channel

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 20 Apr 2021

Gatto, Santimone and Ranieri
Gatto, Santimone and Ranieri

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

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

Sun 25, 9pm: The Talents Development Centre’s concert. 



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

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. 

Fri 30, 9pm: Singer Noran Abu-Taleb and her band. 

Sat 1 May, 9pm: Sufi chanting by Sheikh Yassin El-Tohamy

Sun 2 May, 9pm: Singer Medhat Saleh and his band. 

Tues 4 May, 9pm: Tunisian singer and song writer Ghalia Benali and her band.

Small Hall

Sat 24, 9pm: Pakistan embassy presents a Ramadan concert. 

Fri 30, 9pm: The embassy of Indonesia celebrates Ramadan. 

Sun 2 May, 9pm: The embassy of Palestine presents a Ramadan evening.

Tues 4 May, 9pm: Philippine’s embassy presents a Ramadan evening.

 Wed 5 May, 9pm: The Talents Development Centre’s concert. 



Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

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

Sat 24, 9pm: The Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra gives a concert. 



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 from 21 April to 8 May, 9pm).



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.

On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the death of Giuseppe Verdi, a concert for cello, accordion and string orchestra is presented online by the Nuova Consonanza Association. The concert is now available and through the month of April at the following link:



Room Art Space & Café 

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

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. 

Thurs 29, 9pm: kArkAdAn band presents a Cat Stevens tribute. 

New Cairo, The Spot Mall

Fri 23, 9pm: Enjoy a special oriental singing and oud night. 

Sat 24, 9pm: Violin night with Amr Darwish

Sun 25, 9pm: A stand-up comedy show by Beit El Comedy.  

Mon 26, 9pm: A night of rock ballad hit songs with Vyrus covering bands such as Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses, Def Leppard, Metallica, Scorpions. 



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

Fri 23, 9pm: Singer Wael Al-Fashny performs ballads and folk Egyptian songs.  

Sun 25, 9pm: A classical Arab music concert by Al-Khan band. 

Mon 26, 9pm: Kurdan band, conducted by Ali Al-Mansy, plays all types of music, especially the oriental as well as different cover songs from the eighties and nineties. 

Tues 27, 9pm: Voice band, conducted by maestro Islam Ezzat, performs different types of music.



Zamalek Theatre

The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105 

Thurs 22, 9.30pm: Authentic Ramadan night with Saad El-Oud and his beautiful Ramadanian Tunes.

Sat 24, 9.30pm: A Ramadan night with religious chanter Sheikh Zein Mahmoud

Fri 7 May,
9.30pm: Tunisian singer Ghalia Benali will perform a tribute to Umm Kolthoum as a loyal granddaughter singing her grandmother in her own rendition of the renowned music that captured her music style, spirituality and her Tunisian essence.

Sat 1 May, 9.30pm: A Ramadan night with Almarashli ensemble performing religious chants and invocations in love of Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H).   

Sat 8 May, 9.30pm: Endlessly talented Dina El-Wedidi, an icon in Egyptian contemporary music, will astonish us with her beautifully powerful voice. 




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. 

Mon 5 May, 9pm: Al-Hadra troupe for Sufi chanting. 


*A version of this article appears in print in the 22 April, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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