Lebanese singer Tania Saleh’s concert at the Citadel music festival

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 23 Aug 2022

Tania Saleh
Tania Saleh


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 25, 7pm: Kerdan band, conducted by maestro Ali El-Mansy in a repertoire of modern and classical Arab songs.  



Cairo Opera House

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

Fountain Theatre

Sun 28, 8pm: A gala concert by the Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Symphony Orchestra



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, 7.30pm).




1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878 

Every Tuesday, 9-10pm: 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, 9-10pm: 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 25, 9pm: New Folder band. 

Fri 26, 9pm: Tango night with Flute and Bow band. 

Sat 27, 9pm: Kayan band, led by Azmy, plays pop, R&p music. Band members are Azmy Magdy (violin), Shady Alaggar (Tabla), Ghadeer Algamal (Keyboard), Hadeer Algamal (Drums), and Emad Sedhom (Bass Guitar).

Thurs 1 Sept, 9pm: Amr Gahin and Amira Reda in a concert that includes oriental rhythm mixed with some western rhythm like Reggae and Funk.

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

Mon 29, 9pm: A concert by Egyptian fusion band Code Masr.  

Tues 30, 9pm: Bahaa El-Dahaby Quartet plays jazz fusion using a variety of elements such as rock, classic and Oriental music.



Salaheddin Citadel

Salah Salem Rd, Mokattam, Cairo, Tel 02 2512 1735

The 30th Citadel International Festival for Music and Singing (14-31 August)

Al-Mahka Theatre

Thurs 25, 8pm: A concert by the Talents Development Centre’s children and youth choir. Al-Nour wa Al-Amal Orchestra. Lebanese superstar Nawal Al-Zoghby and her band. 

Fri 26, 8pm: Singer Nadia Mustafa and her band. Superstar Hany Shaker and his band. 

Sat 27, 8pm: Nesma Mahgoub and her band. Hannan Mady and her band. 

Sun 28, 8pm: Singer Medhat Mamdouh and his band. Speed of Hearts band, led by Sherif Alian. Syrian-Armenian singer Lena Chamamyan and her band. 

Mon 29, 8pm: Lebanese singer Tania Saleh and her band. Black Theama band. 

Tues 30, 8pm: Rising star Noran Abu-Taleb and her band. The powerful voice Mohamed Mohsen and his band. 

Wed 31, 8pm: State of Harmony cello group. Pianist Omar Khairat and his orchestra. 




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

Sat 27, 7.30pm: Singer and chanter Ali El-Helbawi features a different new concert. 

Mon 29, 7.30pm: A concert of classical Arab songs by oud player Mario Said.   

Tues 30, 7.30pm: El-Khan band in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.  

Wed 31, 7.30pm: Waslet Samaa band performs classical Arab songs. 

Thurs 1 Sept, 7pm: Sufi chanting and dancing by El Mawlawiya El Masria troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Tony

Wisdom Hall

Sat 27, 7pm: Takht El-Selem and Border Line bands. 

Thurs 1 Sept, 6pm and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs: Fakarony (remind me) and Ya Msharny (oh you are waking me up). 

Zamalek Theatre

The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105

Thurs 1 Sept, 8pm: Jordanian singer, songwriter and composer Aziz Maraka will perform his hits including Mafi Menik (no one is like you), Bethlawi (you are becoming more beautiful), and Meen Gallek (who told you).





Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Sun 28, 8pm: Singer Nedaa Sharara, singer Mohamed El-Helw, accompanied by the musical band, conducted by Ehab Abdel-Hamid

Wed 31, 8pm: Super star Ali El-Haggar and his band. 



Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Conference Centre

Fri 26, 8.30pm (open to the public): Headstock band. 

Sat 27, 8.30pm (open to the public): Rana Haggag band. 

Mon 29, 8.30pm (open to the public): Sama3i band. 

Tues 30, 8.30pm (open to the public): A concert by Muslim

BA Main Hall

Sat 27, 8.30pm (open for public): A concert by Rand (Lebanon). 

Sun 28, 8.30pm (open for public): Pianist Mohamed Fouad and violinist Ahmed Mounib give a concert.  



New Alamein

North Coast

Fri 26, doors open 5pm: North Square Mall presents superstar Mohamed Ramadan to celebrate the success of his songs with his fans in the biggest concert in the North Coast. 

*A version of this article appears in print in the 25 August, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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