Don’t miss Noha Fekry Quartet’s concert at the Cairo Jazz Festival

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 26 Oct 2021

Austrian jazz trio Edi Nulz
Austrian jazz trio Edi Nulz

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.

The 30 Arab Music Festival and Conference (1-15 November)

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Thurs 4, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble, conducted by Farouk Al-Bably features the opera singers such as Ahmed Ibrahim and Radwa Said



Cairo Opera House

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144

Fountain Theatre 

Mon 1, 8pm: This year’s edition of the festival honors the memory of musicians Abdo Dagher and Gamal Salama. The orchestra, conducted by maestro Hany Farahat, performs works by Abdo Dagher and Gamal Salama featuring director of the opera flautist Ines Abdel-Dayem, accompanied by violinist Hassan Sharara, singer Riham Abdel-HakimAhmed Ibrahim and Yasser Soliman.   

Tues 2, 8pm: Singing recitals by super star Samira Said (Morocco) and Ziad Borgy (Lebanon).  

Wed 3, 8pm: Opera singers Sara SahabMaye Farouk (Egypt), singer Abad Al-Gohar (Saudi Arabia) in a concert, conducted by maestro Selim Sahab.  

Thurs 4, 8pm: Singing recitals by Noha HafezRehab OmarWalid Heidar. Super star Medhat Saleh, accompanied by pianist Amr Selim.   




Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Mon 1, 8pm: Singing recitals by singers Nehad FathyHossam HosnyNeveen RagabAssy Al-Helany (Lebanon), accompanied by Al-Hefny group, conducted by Ahmed Amer.   

Thurs 4, 8pm: The Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing, conducted by Abdel-Hamid Abdel-Ghaffar, features singers Afaf RadyYasser SaidShrouk Sherif and many more. 


The 11th Hakawy International Festival for Children Arts (2-9 November)

Falaki Theatre

American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446

Tues 2, 10:30am, Wed 3 (9:30am), Thurs 4 (9:30am), Fri 5 (3pm): Gimme Please! Paper boats, The University of Texas at Austin, Alliance Theater & AFCA (USA-Egypt). Sharing is friendship’s main fundamental. Big gimme and little gimme explores the meaning of friendship and what does it take to be a good friend. Gimme Please! Created by Megan AlrutzandSamantha Provenzno, Egyptian re-mount directed by Mohamed Elghawy and Samantha Provenzano. 

(Age Group: 10 months + Language: Non- verbal, Genre: Object and physical theatre).

Wed 3, 11am & 12pm, Thurs 4, 11:30am & 5pm: Archipel by ACTA (France). Before speaking children create rhythm out of sounds, gestures, and movements. We explore the musicality of early childhood in an interactive performance where both the child and the artist create music off each other (Age Group: 10 months +Language: non-verbal Genre: Object Theater, Music).   


Goethe Institute

5 El-Bustan Street, Downtown, Tel 02 2575 9877/ 219, Tel 01288711134 

Tues 2, 9:30am & 12pm, Wed 3, 9:30am & 11:30am, Thurs 4, 11:30am & 5pm: Chamber of Secrets by AFCA & KIdzstein (Egypt). How to utilize the magic of science to solve the mysteries inside the chamber of secrets at Hogwarts school of magic? Time is not on your side. Don’t be scared, but beware! (Age Group: 7 years old + Language: Arabic, Genre: Science & Magic).  


Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Mohamed Mahmoud St

Garden Stage 

Tues 2, 9:30am & 12pm, Wed 3, 10:30am & 12pm, Thurs 4, 9:30am, 11:30am, 4pm: Stories on 4 Wheels by Misr El-Kheir Foundation 

(Egypt). MEK’s Mobile Library “Stories on 4 wheels” travels across borders and takes the youth along the way for a journey full of tales and games through storytelling sessions in the open air (Age Group: 6 years old+ Language: Arabic, Genre: Storytelling).  

Marriott Hall

Thurs 4, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm: Bamboozle & AFCA (The UK- Egypt), a 

theatre experience for autistic children. (Age Group: 3 years old+

Language: non-verbal, Genre: Interactive & Object theatre). 

The 13th Cairo Jazz Festival (28 October- 5 November)

Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Mohamed Mahmoud St

Ewart Hall

Thurs 28, 8pm: Noha Fekry Quartet (Egypt). (9.30pm) ICX Jazz Ensemble (USA). 

Fri 29, 8.45pm: Starke & Gorter (Germany).  

Sat 30, 6:15pm: Dock in Absolute (Luxembourg). (8.45pm) Mads Matthias Quartet (Denmark). 

Sun 31, 9.30pm: Tarek Raouf Ensemble (Egypt). 

Mon 1, 9pm: Mohamed Abo Zekry sextet (Egypt). 
Tue 2, 9.30pm: Austrian jazz trio Edi Nulz performs their jazz music fueled by rock elements! Siegmar Brecher (bass clarinet), Julian Adam Pajzs (guitar), and Valentin Schuster (drums).

Wed 3, 8pm: Viktor Toth Tercet (Hungary). 

Thurs 4, 8pm: Nuno Campos Quartet (Portugal). (9.30pm) Agnes Gosling Quartet (NL/EG).  

Fountain Stage

Fri 29, 3.30pm & Sat 30, 1.30pm: Jazzinino (Jazz for Kids).

Garden Stage

Fri 29, 5pm: Djaima (Bulgaria/France/Egypt). (7.30pm) AJOYO (USA). (10pm) El Dor El Awal band (Egypt). 

Sat 30, 5pm: Bahaa El-Dahaby Quintet (Egypt). (7.30pm) Samer George Quartet features Doaa El-Sebai (Egypt). (10pm) KruidKoek (The Netherlands).

Oriental Hall

Sun 31, 8pm: Ayman Fanous & Frances – Marie Uitti (USA).  


Room Art Space & Café 

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

Wed 3, 9pm: Part of the Cairo Jazz Festival 2021, the mesmerizing Austrian jazz trio Edi Nulz performs their jazz music fueled by rock elements! Siegmar Brecher (bass clarinet), Julian Adam Pajzs (guitar), and Valentin Schuster (drums). 



Jesuit Cultural Centre

298 Port Said Street, Sidi Gaber, Alexandria
Thurs 4, 7pm (Free Entry, registration required): Austrian jazz trio Edi Nulz performs their jazz music fueled by rock elements! Siegmar Brecher (bass clarinet), Julian Adam Pajzs (guitar), and Valentin Schuster (drums).


Abdeen Palace 

Al-Gumhouriya Square, Tel 02 23916909 

Fri 29 and Sat 30, 8.30pm: Celebrating 125 years of movies greatest hits, “The Sound of Movies” concert brings Egypt’s movie songs to life through a grand re-orchestration. The concert presents the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui featuring the Arab singing stars Medhat Saleh and Riham Abdel-Hakim   


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Thurs 28, 8pm: Toqous (rites) concert features Nahla Matar.  

Fri 29, 8pm: A concert of Modather Abul-Wafa’s compositions.   


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

Main Hall

Thurs 28, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs. 

Sat 30, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra features Italian cellist Victoria Kapralova, who will perform Nino Rota’s Cello concerto n.2 within a selection of several music pieces. 

Sun 31, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre’s concert.  

Open-Air Theatre

Thurs 28, 8pm: Oshaq Al-Nagham band, led by Mohamed Abdel-Sattar

Fri 29, 8pm: A concert of compositions by Hisham Kharma

Small Hall

Thurs 28, 8pm: A chamber music concert features Mahmoud Osman

Sat 30 and Sun 31, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company


Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Thurs 28, 8pm: The Arab Takht troupe for Arab music and singing, led by Yasser Moawad

Sat 30, 8pm: The Orient Melodies musical troupe, conducted by Manal Afifi in a repertoire of classical Arab 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).



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.


Al-Manara Arena

New Cairo

Fri 29, (doors open 3pm) 5pm: Live Vol.2 concert brings WegzAfrotoAlmasEl Grande Toto together on same stage. 


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  

Fri 29, 4 and 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by Ali Qandil

Sat 30, 7pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni, performs Sufi dances and songs. 

Sun 31, 7pm: El Hayah Orchestra revives the old classical songs, as well as new ones featuring a number of talented voices. 

Wisdom Hall    

Thurs 28, 8pm: A singing recital by Helmy Abdel-Baqy


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 28, 8pm: A concert features Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.

*A version of this article appears in print in the 28 October, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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