Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 10, 8pm: “Welcome Ramadan” concert features Al-Hadra troupe for Sufi chanting.
Fri 11, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira ensemble performs Umm Kolthoum songs.
Thurs 17, 8pm: The National Arab Music ensemble performs Abdel-Wahab songs.
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
Thurs 10, 8pm: A Yemeni Heritage troupe gives a concert, accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestra.
Sat 12, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Sun 13, 8pm: A musical and singing concert, conducted by maestro Selim Sahab.
Tues 15, 8pm: The Higher Institute of Ballet concert.
Thurs 17, 8pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz plays on marimba, accompanied by her band.
Thurs 10, 8pm: Hazem Shahine and his band perform Oriental music.
Fri 11, 8pm: Blue Nile Orchestra features Samy Ibrahim.
Sat 12, 8pm: R. Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos opera aired live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Sun 13, 8pm: Cello and piano recital by Amany Ghoneim and Naghamaya Safwat.
Mon 14, 8pm: A concert features Sharara Sextet.
Wed 16, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 10 and Fri 11, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company.
Sun 12, 8pm: A concert of songs composed by the late Baligh Hamdy.
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 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 10, 8.30pm: 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.
Sat 12, 8.30pm: Beit El Comedy open mic night is a chance to try and improve your talent.
Thurs 17, 8.30pm: Egyptian singer/songwriter Ahmad Ali El Haggar performs music inspired by tradition fused with jazz and neo-soul. Line up: Ahmad Ali El Haggar (Vocals and Keys), Ahmed Kamary (Qanun), Sika (Bass), Azeema (drums/percussion).
The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Fri 11, 8.30pm: Yara Tarek will be singing some of her favorite songs joined by a group of extremely gifted musicians; guitarist Ahmed Hossam, Mustafa Mansour on the keyboard, bassist Youssef Hassan and Kareem Krash on the drums.
Mon 14, 8.30pm: A very special night of Frank Sinatra by The Sinatras band featuring the amazing Youssef Gabriel. Line up:
Youssef Gabriel - vocal (special guest), Mohanad Arrab - bass guitar, vocal, Hossam Fouda – saxophone, Mustafa Mansour – piano, and Seif Nasser – drums.
Tues 15, 8.30pm: Bahaa El-Dahaby Quintet performs jazz fusion using a variety of elements such as rock, classic and oriental music.
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)
Thurs 10, 8pm: Super star shaaby singer Abdel-Basset Hammouda for the first time at El Sawy Culturewheel.
Fri 11, 4 and 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by Ali Qandil.
Sat 12, 3 and 7pm: Egyptian poet Amr Hassan in a different musical poetry concert. He will perform new poems, accompanied by a musical band.
Sun 13, 8pm: Classical Arab music concert by Ramy Aboul-Fotouh.
Mon 14, 7pm: Creative band performs Classical Arab songs.
Tues 15, 7.30pm: Accordionella band performs Egyptian and international hit songs.
Wed 16, 7.30pm: Acappella band, led by maestro Yasser Mustafa, performs Arab music.
Thurs 17, 8pm: El Dor El Awal band.
Thurs 10, 7pm: Waslet Samaa band for religious chanting.
Fri 11, 7pm: 404 and Rai-نا” bands will perform rock and rai music.
Wed 16, 7pm: Kurdan band plays different cover songs from the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Rawabet Art Space
3 Hussien El Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown
Tues 15, 8pm: A live stand-up comedy show by The Comedy Bunch featuring Ahmed Marzouk, Ahmed El-Sharkawy, Reem Nabil, Mina Selim, Mohamed Gamal Eldeen, and Ahmed El-Hareedy.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 10, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.
Fri 11, 8pm: Little Fingers Orchestra.
Thurs 17, 8pm: Hazem Shahine and his band perform Oriental music.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Thurs 10, 8pm: “The Sound of Movies” concert brings Egypt’s movie songs to life through a grand re-orchestration celebrating 125 years of movies greatest hits. Songs will be played by the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui and featuring the star singers Medhat Saleh and Reham Abdel-Hakim.
Sat 12, 7pm: BA Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui, performs dramatical works by composer Rageh Dawoud.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 10 March, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.