Don’t miss Nesma Abdel-Aziz concerts at Cairo and Alexandria Opera houses

Reham El-Adawi , Wednesday 1 Sep 2021

Nesma Abdel-Aziz
Nesma Abdel-Aziz

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 5, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

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

Fri 10, 8pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz plays on marimba. 

Main Hall

Sat 4, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra

Open-Air Theatre

Thurs 2, 8pm: Bahgaga band. 

Wed 8, 8pm: Mona Burkhardt y Orquesta de Andalucia. 

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Thurs 2, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble performs classical Arab songs. 

Fri 3, 8pm: Artist Maged Oraby in a programme of old Arab songs. Thurs 9, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious chants.

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).


1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878 

Every Tuesday, 8-10pm: Mawawil features vocalists Hend and Sara in a repertoire of traditional music of the Nile Delta, Al Jaafra music played by Arab Tribes from Aswan and Nass Makan band.

Every Wednesday, 8-10pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.

Room Art Space & Café 

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

Thurs 2, 9pm: An acoustic night featuring songs written and composed by Shady Ahmed and played with a full band for the first time.

Sat 4, 9pm: The Sinatras features Rana Haggag

Sun 5, 9pm: Karaoke night. 

Thurs 9, 9pm: A Chilled Nostalgic Night with Rowan Maher

The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo

Mon 6, 9pm: Najm band tells stories, from the vast history of our country to the intricacies of the human soul and everything in between.

It tries to blur the lines between time and space through experimenting with psychedelic, folklore and rock music

Tues 7, 9pm: The Gypsy Jazz Project presents an extraordinary mixture of Up-swinging, Waltzy and sometimes quite tranquil and ballad-ish music that was first influenced by the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and their Gypsy Jazz tunes.

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 2, 4 and 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by Ali Qandil.

Fri 3, 4 and 8pm: Massar Egbari band. 

Sat 4, 4 and 8pm: Massar Egbari band.  

Mon 6, 7.30pm: Anghamna band, conducted by maestro Sherif Abbass, performs all kinds of transformed, rap, patriotic songs, sketches, monologues, children’s songs, both old and new

Tues 7, 8pm: Singing recital by Rana Samaha

Wed 8, 7.30pm: Cairota Girls band. 

Thurs 9, 7.30pm: A stand-up comedy show by Salah Al-Daly

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 2, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs.

Thurs 9, 8pm: A concert features singer Wegdan performing songs of late singer Warda.  

 Zamalek Theatre

The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105

Fri 3, 7pm: Arab rap by Shahin

Thurs 9, 7pm: Arab rap by Abo El Anwar


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 2, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab music and singing. 

Fri 3, 8pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz plays on marimba.

Thurs 9, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble.

Al Masa New Alamein

New Alamein, North Coast

Fri 3, 8pm: Cairokee band.

Roman Theatre

Marina 2, North Coast 

Thurs 2, 10pm: The Mehwar Music Festival presents super star singers 

Nancy Agram and Bahaa Sultan


*A version of this article appears in print in the 2 September, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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