Don’t miss the Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe’s concert at El-Sawy Culturewheel

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 22 Feb 2022

The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Toni
The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Toni

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

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

Thurs 3 March, 8pm: Singing recital by Wael Al-Fashny



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

Thurs 24, 7pm: Al-Fan Al-Sadeq (authentic art) troupe features singer Ismail Sadeq in a programme of classical Arab songs. 




Cairo Opera House

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

Main Hall

Thurs 24, 8pm: Russia’s Moscow on Ice company performs Cinderella and The Swan Lake ballets. 

Fri 25, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble performs classical Arab songs. 

Sat 26, 8pm: Arab Perspectives Festival features the Cairo Symphony Orchestra in a concert conducted by maestro Mohamed Saad Basha performing works for full orchestra by composers: Alaa Eddin Mustafa, Qoutayba Al-Neaimi, Sabry Hmida, Haitham Sokkarya, Amr Okba, from Egypt, Jordan and Iraq, accompanied by soprano Julie Gebhart.

Tues 1- Fri 4 March, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Ballet Company, supervised by Erminia Kamel and the Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed Farag, perform The Fountain of Bakhchisarai ballet.  

Small Hall

Thurs 24, 8pm: Chamber music by Doaa Saber

Fri 25, 8pm: Singing recital by soprano Tahiya Shams Eddin

Tues 28, 8pm: Oboe and strings recital by Wessam Amin

Tues 1, 8pm: Arab Perspectives Festival features the Cairo Symphony Orchestra in a concert conducted by maestro Ahmed El-Saedi performing works for chamber Orchestra by composers Ahmed Madkour, Khaled Shoukry, Ramez Sabry, and Ahmed El-Saedi.  

Thurs 3, 8pm: Harp recital by Mona Wassef



Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Thurs 24 and Thurs 3 March, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious chants. 

Fri 25, 8pm: The Opera Children Choir for Arab music. 

Sun 27 and Tues 28, 8pm: The Messages show, an adaptation of The Land of Fear, is performed by the Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre Company.



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).



Al-Ghouri Dome

111 Al-Azhar St, Al-Ghouriya, Tel 02 2506 0227

Thurs 24, 8pm: Reda Troupe for Folk Arts performs a number of dance shows representing Egypt’s rich cultural heritage. 

Fri 25, 8pm: Nour Al-Naby troupe performs religious chants celebrating Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H)'s ascension to heaven journey.  




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 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159

Thurs 24, 8.30pm: Luka Wel Batteekh is an indie folk band formed in 2021 by several members of the band formerly known as Do3souqa, alongside new members. The band’s influences include folk, Latin jazz, neo jazz and gnawa. Members: Luka - Vocals/Guitar, Dongol - Lead Guitar, Rasta – Bass, Khaled El Demerdash – Drums, Tarek El Azhary – Oud, Sohieb – Keyboard, Nadia – Trumpet, Andreas Felipe – Trombone. 

Fri 25, 8.30pm: 404 rock band. 

Sat 26, 8.30pm: A charming night of your favorite Frank Sinatra songs and jazz tunes by The Sinatras and featuring the amazing Hana Abaza

Sun 27, 8pm: Karaoke Night.

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

Mon 28, 8.30pm: Takht El Sellem is an Egyptian band that was formed in 2020 with a unique fusion music style.

Tues 1 March, 8.30pm: An event inviting people to relive their childhood memories through Disney songs filled with magic and wonder for people of all ages performed by Tala Radwan.



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 24, 7.30pm: Ali El-Helbawy performs religious chants and folk songs.

Fri 25 and Sat 26, 7.30pm: The Elite Vol 7 inn a stand-up comedy show. 

Sun 27, 8pm: Oud and singing recital by Mario Said.   

Mon 28, 7pm: “From Earth to Heaven” a Sufi show by Mawlana band.  

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 24, 7pm: Sufi chanting by the Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Toni

Fri 25, 7pm: Al-Hadra troupe performs Sufi chanting. 





Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 24, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing

Fri 25, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company performs Valentine’s Day songs. 

Thurs 3 March, 8pm: Singer Radwa Said performs classical Arab songs. 



Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Conference Centre Main Hall

Thurs 24, 7pm: High Dam band. 

Conference Centre Small Hall 

Fri 25, 7pm: Oud recital by Saad El-Oud

*A version of this article appears in print in the 24 February, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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