Egyptian-Austrian composer Amr Okba’s concert of contemporary works is a must go

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 18 May 2021

 Egyptian-Austrian composer Amr Okba
Egyptian-Austrian composer Amr Okba

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 23, 8pm: The National Arab Music ensemble performs Abdel-Wahab songs. 

Thurs 27, 8pm: Awtar Quartet 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

Small Hall

Sun 23, 8pm: A chamber music concert by Yasser Alserafy

Mon 24, 8pm: “Danube meets Nile” is a contemporary musical journey where a distinguished ensemble, composed of seven musicians, will perform contemporary works by the award-winning Egyptian-Austrian composer Amr Okba and his students, Nader Nagui and Rosella Adel. Okba unites Orient and Occident with virtuosity in his widely acclaimed compositions. His works have been performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, amongst others. The Programme: Amr Okba: Trio for Flute, Arabic Oud and Cello, Rossella Adel: Balady Dance for Viola and Piano, Amr Okba: Release for Cello Solo, Nader Nagui: La Beuate for Clarinet, Cello and Narrator, 

Amr Okba: Trio for Flute, Viola and Cello, Amr Okba: F.B.I, Face Book Information for Piano Solo, Nader Nagui: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, Amr Okba: Release for Cello Solo, Rosella Adel: Egyptian Fugue for Piano Solo and Amr Okba: Resistance for Arabic Oud, Flute, Vibraphone, Violin, Viola and Cello. 

Thurs 27, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre 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, 8pm).


Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Sat 22, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert. 

Thurs 27, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious songs.


Italian Cultural Institute

Egyptian choreographer and contemporary dancer Hazem Headar is producing an original performance inspired by Federico Fellini and his masterpiece “Roma”. Through the vitality of Fellini’s imagination embodied by the city of Rome, a group of young Egyptian dancers, led by Headar will interpret during five performances the analogies that connect Rome to Cairo. The videos of the performances, shot in different locations, both indoor and outdoor, will investigate the importance of public spaces during the current pandemics and our day-to-day relation with the pulsing energy of the city. Videos will be available on the IIC social channels and website in May.

The collaboration with Makan (the Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts) continues online in May. Egyptian musicians will virtually meet Italian counterparts in order 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 

Mon 26, 9pm: Beit El-Comedy presents an unforgettable stand-up comedy night featuring your favorite comedians: Abdel-Rahman Magdy, Gamal Ramzy, Khaled Elshoky, Noha Kato, Reem Nabil, and Hossam Khaled.


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 27, 8pm: The Drummers band features the most skilled drummers in Egypt.  


Zamalek Theatre

The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105 

Thurs 27, 8pm: 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

Fri 21, 7pm: Solo piano recital by Amir Awad

Wed 26, 8pm: Sudanese folklore singing by Asia

Thurs 27, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

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