Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Sun 3, 9.30pm: The Coptic hymns troupe, conducted by Diaa Sabry.
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 31, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra perform Puccini’s opera La Bohème.
Thurs 7, 9.30pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble.
Fri 1, 8pm: Drummers team concert.
Thurs 7, 9.30pm: A concert by the psalmist Marco Mamdouh.
Thurs 31, 8pm: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil and his band.
3 Alsanatery alley, off Al-Muaaz St, Al-Gamalya District
Fri 1, 7.30pm: Nazra troupe for religious and Sufi chanting praising Prophet Mohammed (P.B.U.H).
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 31, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious songs.
Fri 8 April, 9.30pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
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.
Rawabet Art Space
3 Hussien El Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown
Thurs 31, 8pm: Squadra are back for another stand-up comedy featuring Abdel-Rahman Mohamed, Fekry Tarek, Gamal Ramzy, Islam Amin, Paula Samuel among others.
Fri 8, 9.30pm: Nancy Mounir’s Nozhet El Nofous is a transcendent audiovisual exploration of musical freedom through the lens of century-old archival recordings. The concert features Youssra El-Hawary (accordion), Nadia Safwat (trumpet), Ahmed Amin (double bass), Mounir Maher (piano), Felipe Simonsen (trombone) and Nancy Mounir (violin & theremin) featuring Mounira El Mahdeya, Hayat Sabry, Fatma Serry, Saleh Abdel Hay, and Abdel Latif El Banna.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 31, 8.30pm: The Sinatras in a charming night of your favorite Frank Sinatra songs and jazz tunes featuring the amazing Yara Tarek.
Fri 1, 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.
The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Mon 4, 9pm: Egyptian singer and composer Mosad Ozil has his own original songs and some Arabic traditional songs with very unique and different music arrangements
Tues 5, 9pm: Singer Meganio Samir features a concert of Magda El-Roumi’s songs, conducted by Youssef Moanis.
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 31, 8pm: Reggae concert by Meshwar band.
Thurs 31, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs.
Thurs 7, 9pm: Religious chanting by Abo Shaar Brothers band from Syria.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 7, 9.30pm: A concert by Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 31 March, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.