Don’t miss Wust El-Balad band’s concert at the Citadel festival

Reham El-Adawi , Saturday 14 Aug 2021

Wust El-Balad
Wust El-Balad

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.

Beit Al-Seheimi

Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 7pm: 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

Fountain Theatre

Thurs 12, 8pm: A concert features Belquis, accompanied by Alfan Orchestra.  

Thurs 19, 8pm The Cairo Opera singers honor the memory of singer and composer Mohamed Fawzy performing a number of his much-loved 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, 7pm).

Manasterly Palace 

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

The International Music Centre

Fri 13, 8pm: Sweet Sound band, conducted by Mounir Nasr Eddin, performs old and new international and Arab songs by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presly, Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Dalida and Farid Al-Atrash.  

Al-Manara International Conference Centre

New Cairo

Al-Manara Arena

Thurs 12, 6pm (doors open at 4pm): Egypt’s mega-successful band Cairokee will give an unforgettable concert at Al Manara Arena.

Room Art Space & Café 

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

Thurs 12, 9pm: J.J Quartet band plays exciting rearrangements of bop-era and post-bop-era jazz standards.

Fri 13, 9pm: Janobian band from our roots in Egypt, depends on folklore tunes with new words using our south accent from the deep heart of Upper Egypt.  

Sat 14, 9pm: The Gypsy Jazz Project presents an extraordinary mixture of Up-swinging, Waltzy and sometimes quite tranquil and ballad-ish music.

Sun 15, 9pm: Karaoke Night. 

Wed 18, 9pm: A stand-up comedy show by The Comedy Bunch. 

Thurs 19, 9pm: Rocksea is an underground rock band that plays different genres of rock. 

New Cairo, The Spot Mall

Fri 13, 8pm: Dabbet Namla and Rocksea bands in a night filled with pop and rock. 

Sat 14, 9pm: A special oriental singing and oud night. 

Sun 15, 9pm: A comedy night with Beit El Comedy. It’ll be a night full of laughs and giggles with the most hilarious jokes from the funniest comedians in Egypt. 

Mon 16, 9pm: Hardcase, Cairo’s hottest blues/rock band will be playing an exciting variety of songs.

Tues 17, 9pm: Gravy Train is back to the stage with another Pink Floyd tribute night. 

Salaheddin Citadel

Salah Salem Rd, Mokattam, Cairo, Tel 02 2512 1735

The 29 Citadel Festival for Music and Singing (15-30 August)

Al-Mahka Theatre

Sun 15, 8pm: The opening ceremony features the Opera Group for Chamber Music. The Cairo Opera Festive Orchestra, accompanied by Fouad and Mounib band and the festival guest of honour artist Medhat Mamdouh, in a concert conducted by George Kolta (10pm). 

Mon 16, 8pm: Wust El-Balad band. Singing recital by Maye Farouk, artist Ahmed Effat and the musical troupe, conducted by maestro Emad Ashour (10pm). 

Tues 17, 8pm: Cairo Café band. A concert features children of The Talents Development Centre (9pm). Singer Ahmed Gamal and his band (10pm). 

Wed 18, 8pm: Artist Yasser Suleiman and Gawharet Al-Sharq (gem of the orient) band, conducted by Ayman Mohie Eddin. Sheikh Yassin Al-Tohamy (10pm).

Thurs 19, 8pm: Cairo Opera Company soloists with ballet performances. Singer Ali Al-Haggar and his band (10pm).  

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 12, 7.30pm: Stand-up comedy show by The Elite. It’s not allowed for kids under 6 years to attend any concerts unless concerts for kids. 

Fri 13, 4pm and 8pm: A poetic-musical evening with poet Amr Hassan

Sat 14, 8pm: Singing recital by Ahmed Kamel.  

Sun 15, 7.30pm: Religious chanting by Nour Al-Nabi troupe.  

Mon 16, 8pm: El Nafikha brass quintet’s repertoire includes musical medleys and songs arranged for the ensemble.

Wed 18, 8pm: A classical Arab music concert, conducted by maestro Eman Genedy and featuring a group of talented voices. 

Thurs 19, 8pm: Hawas band performs a mix of progressive music and lyrics revolving around the suffering of the human being and his memories.   

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 19, 7pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of the late Abdel-Halim Hafez performing his much-loved songs. 

Zamalek Theatre

The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105
Fri 13, 8pm: A singing recital by Maryam Saleh.  

Sat 14, 7pm: Strawberry Swing band.

Thurs 19, 8pm: Arabic rap by Afroto



Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 12, 8pm: Singer Khaled Selim and his band. 

Sun 15, 8pm: Singer Carmen Suleiman and his band. 

Al Masa New Alamein 

North Coast, Alexandria

Al Masa Music Arena

Fri 13, 9pm: The long-awaited concert by super star Amr Diab

New Alamein 

North Coast, Alexandria

Thurs 12, 9.30pm: Rich the Kid, Marwan Moussa and El Joker in one concert. Savvy independent rapper Rich the Kid will be preforming live for the first time in Egypt. With a platinum studio album, three singles, seven mixtapes, and eleven+ collaborative mixtapes, he’s ready to rock the stage in New Alamein. In 2016, he officially formed his own label called Rich Forever Music. He signed his first artist Famous Dex and producer TheLabCook.

*A version of this article appears in print in the 12 August, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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