​Don’t miss the Russian Culture Days’ artistic activities at the Russian Centre in Dokki

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 18 Jan 2022

Radost band for Russian folk dance
Radost band for Russian folk dance

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Sun 23, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble performs Umm Kolthoum songs. 

Tues 25, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Children Choir for classical Arab music. 

Fri 28, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble.



Cairo Opera House

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

Main Hall

Fri 21, 8pm: A concert, conducted by maestro Mohamed El-Mogui, honors the memory of composer and singer Mounir Murad performing a selection of his much-loved songs.  

Sat 22, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Italian maestro Giovanni Pompeo, will give a concert of music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Ravel.

Thurs 27, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra in a gala concert performing arias and duets from the international operas.  

Small Hall

Fri 21, 8pm: Jazz music concert by Yehia Khalil and his band. 

Sun 23, 8pm: A chamber music concert by Mahmoud Osman

Thurs 27, 8pm: Flute and harp recitals by Reham Fayed and Mona Wassif respectively. 




Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Thurs 20, 8pm: Zafir show performed by the Modern Dance Theatre Company

Fri 21, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe in a repertoire of religious chants. 

Sun 23, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.  

Thurs 27, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble performs classical Arab songs by the late Mohamed Abdel-Wahab.  




Russian Cultural Centre

127 Tahrir St, Dokki Metro Station, Giza, Tel 02 3760 6371

Programme of the Russian Culture Days, within the framework of the year of humanitarian cooperation between Egypt and Russia


Thurs 20, 7pm: A concert by the Radost band for folk dance.

(8pm) The concert of Vecherki group for folk songs.

Sat 22, 5:30pm: At the Cat Vorkut play, presented by the Nyagansky Theatre for Children (for children from 1-5 years). (7pm) The Big Secret play performed by the Nyagansky Theatre for Children (for children from 6-10 years).

Sun 23, 6pm: The Elephant and the Bird play presented by the Nyagansky Theatre for Children (for children 3-10 years old).

(7pm): Malina band concert. (8pm) Folk dance performances by Spring, Otrada and Tor Nai bands.

Mon 24, 6pm: Exhibition entitled "The North in Tobol" organised by the Museum of Nature and Man. (7pm) An exhibition of paintings and art workshops organised by the House of Popular Creativity.

Thurs 27, 7pm: A concert features the duet of the world champions in playing accordion Renat Valiev and Peter Mazurik. (8pm) The Belina Orchestra for Russian folk music.




Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159

Thurs 20, 9pm: Live with a full band, playing an expansive set list of songs from the new album Magnolia Mountain as well as some old and brand-new original songs.

Fri 21, 9pm: Guitarist Ali Omar El-Farouk invites the lovely operatic voice Nadine El-Seragy to perform together a beautiful selection of Arabic songs from the 20th century, starting from the 20s all the way to the 80s. Their repertoire includes songs by great figures such as Sayed Darwish, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Abdel-Halim Hafez, Asmahan, Umm Kolthoum, Fairuz, and others.

Sun 23, 8pm: Karaoke night. 

Thurs 27, 9pm: Paranoid Eyes is an Egyptian progressive rock band with a great passion for covering the tunes of Pink Floyd and the solo projects released by the legendary David Gilmour and Roger Waters.

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

Fri 21, 9pm: Paranoid Eyes band performs Egyptian progressive rock.  

Sat 22, 9pm: “High on Pain” a stand-up comedy show by Alaa El Sheikh. 

Sun 23, 9pm: A stand-up comedy show by The Elite

Mon 24, 9pm: Luka Wel Battekh, an Indie Folk band influenced by Folk, Latin Jazz, Neo Jazz and Genawa and led by Luka singer/song writer. Other band members are Khaled Demerdash (Drums), Dongol (Bass), Rasta (Lead guitar), Tarek Elazhary (Oud), Sohieb (Keyboard), Nadia (Trumpet), Philipe (Trombone). 

Tues 25, 9pm: The Mangabeys will be performing your favorite Artic Monkeys songs. 



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 20, 7pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Toni performs Sufi chanting and dances. 

Sat 22, 7.30pm: Singer Wael Al-Fashny.  

Sun 23, 7.30pm: Mousaad Nour performs classical Arab songs on oud.  

Wed 26, 6.30pm: Kurdan band plays all types of music, especially the oriental music. The band plays different cover songs from the eighties and nineties. 

Thurs 27, 7pm: A concert features singer and chanter Ali El-Helbawi

Wisdom Hall    

Thurs 20, 7pm: A singing recital by Rana Ateek




Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 20, 8pm: Jazz music concert by Yehia Khalil and his band. 

Fri 21, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Strings Orchestra.

Sun 23, 8pm: Alexandria Talents Development Centre’s concert. 

Mon 24, 8pm: Singer Wael Al-Fashny

Thurs 27, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.

*A version of this article appears in print in the 20 January, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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