​Don’t miss Faia Younan’s concert at the Zamalek Theatre

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 13 Sep 2022

Faia Younan
Faia Younan


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Fri 16, 8pm: Nogoum Masriya (Egyptian stars) band, led by Mustafa Mahdy.  

Sun 18, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious chants.  

Thurs 22 and Thurs 29, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert. 



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



Cairo Opera House

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

Fountain Theatre

Wed 21, 8pm: Jazz concert features Yehia Khalil and his band. 

Main Hall

Fri 16, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble, conducted by maestro Ahmed Amer, will present a two-part concert. The first part features superstar singer Medhat Saleh, with the participation of pianist Amr Selim and the second part features the opera stars Rehab Metawaa, Amira Ahmed and Mo’amen Khalil

Sat 17, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra

Thurs 22 and Fri 23, 8pm: Gala concerts of the best international dances (France- Italy- Ukraine). 

Small Hall

Thurs 15, 8pm: Cairo Café band, led by Ali Sharaf

Fri 23, 8pm: Pianist Fathy Salama and his band. 



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).



Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Fri 16, 8pm: The Umm Kolthoum Arab Music ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs. 

Thurs 22 and Fri 23, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company




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

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.

Fri 16, 8pm: A stand-up comedy show features Mahmoud Konafa, Mohamed Farghaly, and Walid Khairy.


Rawabet Art Space

3 Hussien El Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown

Thurs 22, Fri 23 and Sat 24, 8pm: In this explosive dance performance, the talented Shaymaa Shoukry explores the dialogue between music and pelvic movement, and their influence on her perception of time and space. An intertwining of sound, light, and motion will put you in a trance and take you on a journey of inner reflection.



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

Thurs 15, 9pm: A concert by guitarist Rania Shaalan, passionate about singing, Shaalan writes, composes and sings most of her songs.

Fri 16, 9pm: The monthly Open Mic Night. 

Sat 17, 9pm: Bleak is an Opeth tribute band that strives to deliver the Opeth experience to fans across Egypt. Bleak will be playing the entirety of the album Damnation plus other surprises. It features Ammar Yasser (Drums), Abdallah Nasser (Keyboard/Vocals), Ahmed El-Sawalhy (Guitar), Samuil Emeil (Bass/Vocals), and Youssef Amarey (Guitar/Backing Vocals). 

Thurs 22, 9pm: A concert by Skeletøn Clique, a tribute band playing for twenty-one pilots that has been founded in late 2019. 

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

Sat 17, 9pm: A stand-up comedy show by Komedy Koshk bringing you a host of must-see sets performed by the hottest up-and-coming comedians right now. Lineup: Ahmed Hassan, Abdoul, Mohamed Farghaly, Salma Alnajar, Mark Fanous, and Paula Rizk

Mon 19, 9pm: Egyptian singer and oud player Saad El-Oud presents the songs of the authentic Egyptian heritage with a light and distinguished Egyptian character based on the interaction and singing of the audience. 



The 15th Samaa International Festival for Spiritual Music and Singing (17-24 September)


Al-Ghouri Dome

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

Religions Complex

Old Cairo

Amir Taz Palace

27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Salebiya St, Al-Khalifa district, Tel 02 2514 2581

Beit Al-Sinnari

Mongue Ally, Behind Al Saneya Secondary School, Al Sayeda Zeinab Square, Cairo, Tel 02 2390 9471

The North Wall Theatre in Historic Cairo



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 15, 7.30pm: Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe.  

Fri 16, 8pm: Shaaby song king Abdel-Basset Hammouda.  

Sat 17, 8pm: A singing recital by Muslim

Sun 18, 7.30pm: The Sinatra show features Gaby Bishara. 

Mon 19, 7.30pm: A concert of classical Arab songs, conducted by maestro Eman Genedy

Tues 20, 7pm: Alternative music night by Mahmoud Hazem, Rocksea and Taht Alsefr (under zero). 

Wed 21, 7.30pm: Singer and chanter Ali Elhelbawi will give a totally different new concert.

Thurs 22, 7.30pm: A singing recital by Ahmed Kamel.


Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077

Main Garden

Thurs 15, 8pm: Digging deep into our roots, enjoy an evening of traditional and folkloric tunes with The Nile Troupe for Folk Arts, Egypt’s oldest and most significant heritage troupe.


Zamalek Theatre

The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105

Thurs 15, 6pm: Find your way to striking vibes meeting the MAFIA
Wingii, Fl EX, Husayn and Lil Noboy in Magnolia 22 show. 

Fri 16, 8pm: Faia Younan gives a concert. 

Sat 17, 7pm: Moscow and E.Evil will rock the stage. 

Thurs 22, 8pm: With every Coldplay tone, Strawberry Swing band is celebrating its 6th anniversary. 



ZED Park 

El-Sheikh Zayed

Fri 16, 8pm: Renowned Egyptian singer Angham, and her orchestra, will put on a live concert performing a selection from her well-memorised repertoire.




Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Fri 16, 8pm: Singer and chanter Ali Elhelbawi performs a number of his highly-sought after songs. 



Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Main Hall

Thurs 15, 8pm: Religious chanting by Abu Shaar troupe from Syria. 

Thurs 22, 8pm: Andromida band. 

Small Hall

Fri 16, 8pm: 404 band. 

*A version of this article appears in print in the 15 September, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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