Don’t miss Austrian indie rock duo Cari Cari’s three gigs in Cairo and Alexandria

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 20 Sep 2022

Cari Cari
Cari Cari

Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 22 and Thurs 29, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.

American University in Cairo
New Cairo
Malak Gabr Theatre
Thurs 22, 1-2pm (Free and open to the public): Teryola trio featuring Hany El-Badry, nay; Mohamed Essam, piano; and Mohamed Arafa, percussion perform Arab-Western fusion original compositions.

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
Tues 27-Fri 30, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra present Verdi’s Aida opera.
Main Hall
Thurs 22 and Fri 23, 8pm: Gala concerts of the best international dances (France- Italy- Ukraine); the programme includes a collection of the most famous scenes of classical and modern ballet duets, including Zorba by Mikis Theodorakis, Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov, Swan Lake by Peter Tchaikovsky, and Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus.
Sat 24, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Thurs 29, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Open-Air Theatre
Fri 23, 8pm: Hussein Moheb and his band from Yemen.
Small Hall
Fri 23, 8pm: Pianist Fathy Salama and his band.
Sun 25, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Groups for chamber music. Tues 27, 8pm: Egyptian songs by guitarist Rania Shaalan.

Cairo Jazz Club
197, 26th July St, Agouza. Tel 02 3345 9939
Tues 27, 9pm: The Austrian indie rock duo Cari Cari performs Groovy rock and country beats spiced up with nostalgic vintage sounds – this is Cari Cari whose live performances enthrall audiences around the globe. What to expect from their Egypt premiere? Three gigs taking you along a mesmerizing musical journey.


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
Thurs 22 and Fri 23, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company.
Sat 24, 8pm: The Arab Takht troupe for Arab music and singing.  
Sun 25, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble.
Thurs 29, 8pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Toni performs Sufi dances.  

Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development El Salam City, Cairo
Mon 26, 2.30pm: The Austrian indie rock duo Cari Cari performs Groovy rock and country beats spiced up with nostalgic vintage sounds. (Free of charge, no registration required).  
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: Womb, in this explosive dance performance, 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.
Sun 25 and Mon 26, 8pm: Through Ambraro striking contemporary dance by Nagham Salah and her fellow dancers, they will attempt to break free from the molds that society has placed us in.

Room Art Space & Café 10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 22, 9pm: A concert by Skeletøn Clique, a tribute band playing for twenty-one pilots that has been founded in late 2019.
Fri 23, 8pm: Beit El-Comedy open mic night.  
Sat 24, 9pm: Casino badi3a is a new Oriental branch where we take you through a time machine to sing and dance in early folkloric Egyptian 1920s.
Thurs 29, 9pm: The vibes of singer, poet, and music composer Mustafa Hussein’s songs offer a variety of classic, modern, folklore and underground genres.
The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Sun 25, 9pm: The Comedy Bunch’s stand-up comedy open-mic night.
Tues 27, 9pm: A concert by Game On band that performs games and anime soundtracks and songs in a new style for all the fans. They perform songs from animes like Naruto, Hunter X Hunter, Pokemon, Digimon Tamers and Arcane.

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 (The Coptic Museum)
Old Cairo
Thurs 22, 8pm: “Here We Pray Together” concert, led by founder of the festival Entesar Abdel-Fattah, will gather all the participating troupes in this year’s round.
The North Wall Theatre in Historic Cairo
Al-Nasr Gate
Sat 24, 8.30pm: The closing ceremony, designed by Entesar Abdel-Fattah, features all the participating troupes.  

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 22, 7.30pm: A singing recital by Ahmed Kamel.
Fri 23, 7.30pm: Rouh El-Sharq choir.  
Sat 24, 7.30pm: A singing recital by Abdel-Rahman Roshdy and Moataz Mady.
Sun 25, 7.30pm: A concert features Retro band and poet Ahmed Haddad.
Thurs 29, 7pm: Stand-up comedy show by Waleed Abu El-Magd.
Wisdom Hall
Thurs 29, 7pm: Religious chanting by Abo Shaar Brothers, a Muslim Sunni
Syrian band.
  Zamalek Theatre
The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105
‎Thurs 22, 8pm: With every Coldplay tone, Strawberry Swing band is celebrating its 6th anniversary.
Fri 23, 8pm: Be prepared for one of the most sensational musical experiences ever when authenticity and spirituality meet in one man’s voice, Wael El-Fashny. Sat 24, 7pm: Retrograde: three rappers Dizzy, Nubi and L5VAV.

ZED Park
El-Sheikh Zayed
Fri 23, 8pm: Renowned Egyptian pianist Omar Khairat and his orchestra.


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Fri 23, 8pm: Jazz music by Yehia Khalil and his band.
Sun 25, 8pm: Gala concerts of the best international dances (France- Italy- Ukraine).
Wed 28, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Strings Orchestra.
Thurs 29, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Children Choir.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Main Hall
Thurs 22, 8pm: Andromida band.
Sat 24, 8pm: Accordionist Hany Shenouda and singer Mona Aziz will give a concert, accompanied by the BA Orchestra and the BA Youth Orchestra featuring Ashraf Sharara (Cello), and Shady Abdel-Salam (Violin), conducted by Mahmoud Bayoumi.

Jesuit Cultural Centre
298 Port Said St, Cleopatra, Sidi Gaber, Alexandria, Tel 01090958108
Sat 24, 7pm: The Austrian indie rock duo Cari Cari performs Groovy rock and country beats spiced up with nostalgic vintage sounds.
Tickets are free of charge but registration required via this Facebook page

   *A version of this article appears in print in the 22 September, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.


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