Don’t miss the concerts of Flamenco dancer Choni and Marie Chain

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 1 Nov 2022

Santa Diver band, Marie Chain and Asuncion Perez  Choni
Santa Diver band, Marie Chain and Asuncion Perez Choni


The 31th Arab Music Festival and Conference (20 October-3 November) 


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Thurs 3, 8pm: Singers Taha Hussein, Ahmed Hassan, Mohamed Abdel-Hamid, Samah Abbass. Singer Ahmed Ibrahim gives a concert, led by Omar Farahat



Cairo Opera House

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

Fountain Theatre

Thurs 3, 8pm: The closing ceremony of the festival features Syrian superstar Assala in a concert, conducted by maestro Mustafa Helmy





Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 3, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble  

features singers Mohamed Hassan, Amira Ahmed, Reem Hamdy and Mahmoud Abdel-Hamid. Superstar Ali El-Haggar gives a concert, conducted by maestro Ahmed Ammer.



Manial Palace 

1 Al-Saraya St, Manial, Cairo, Tel 02 23687495

Manial Palace Festival (2-9 November) 

The Garden

Thurs 3, 8pm: A special night in the Garden features world-renowned mezzo soprano Farrah El-Dibany in a two-part concert, accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed Farrag

Fri 4, 8pm: Flamenco and Spanish guitar concert features Asuncion PerezChoni” (dance/choreography), Victor Bravo (dance), David Bastidas (singer), and Juanma Torres (guitar). The second part of the concert features Choni and Egyptian-Canadian guitarist and oud player Ali Omar El-Farouk.

Wed 9, 8pm: A concert features world-renowned pianist Ramzi Yassa, musical advisor and artistic director of the Manial Palace Festival, together with international mezzo soprano Gala El-Hadidi.  


The 14th Annual Cairo Jazz Festival (27 October- 4 November) 

This year’s exciting annual international jazz festival takes place at multiple venues on the AUC Tahrir Square campus. Amongst the highlights of the action-packed program will be a special environment-themed show featuring unplugged jazz musicians playing a repertoire of classic and new tunes focused on the importance of a healthy and balanced relationship with nature, one of the hallmarks of jazz music through the years. 

Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Downtown, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446

Ewart Memorial Hall

Thurs 3, 8pm: Veronika ChiChi and Dmitrij Galovanov and friends (Lithuania/Egypt). (9.30pm) The Jazz Society of Egypt Orchestra with Joao Pedro Brandao Quartet (Egypt/Portugal).

Fri 4, 6.30pm: Dave Meder "Songs and Stories" Trio (USA). (8pm) Marie Chain and band (Germany). (9.30pm) OLODUM (Brazil). 

Fountain Stage

Fri 4, 2.30pm: Jazzinino Bandmakers showcase. 



Cairo Jazz Club

197, 26th July St, Agouza. Tel 02 3345 9939 

Jazz Beyond Stage

Thurs 3, 9.30pm: Andy Ninvalle and The Bad Pharaohs (Holland/Egypt).  

Sat 5, 9.30pm: Eftekasat band (After Party).  




Jesuit Cultural Centre 

298 Port Said St, Cleopatra, Sidi Gaber, Alexandria, Tel 01090958108

Thurs 3, 8pm: Santa Diver (Hungary).



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

Main Hall

Tues 8 and Wed 9, 8pm: The Modern Dance Theatre Company presents Scheherazade show.  

Open-Air Theatre

Wed 9, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Group for Chamber Music features Mahmoud Osman

Small Hall

Mon 7, 8pm: A singing recital by Ahmed Abdel-Sattar.   

Tues 8, 8pm: Flute and harp recital by Reham Fayed and Mona Wassef

Thurs 10, 8pm: Rania Yehia and her 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).



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.




New Cairo

Fri 4, 8pm: Wegz’s Experience is the first of its kind event that is curated and produced by Wegz sharing and celebrating a milestone presenting Wegz like he has never been seen before. 

The Event is an immersive experience taking the audience into the mind of Wegz, sharing his musical journey through a carefully curated live performance utilizing theatrical stage design, concept driven choreography and hi-tech CGI and light shows.



The Marquee-Cairo Festival City 

New Cairo

Fri 4, 9pm: Cairo Steps band, led by oud player Bassem Darwish, bringing their rhythmic jazz sounds, coupled with their diverse cultural background.



Pyramids of Giza

Giza Plateau, Al-Haram

Fri 4, 7pm: World-renowned classical/rock violinist Daisy Jopling in vibrant collaboration with Egyptian stars Hany Adel and Noha Fekry, Egyptian rock band Wust El Balad, and AfriCairo Collective



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

Fri 4, 8pm: Open Mic night. 

Sat 5, 9pm: JJ Quartet is an all-Egyptian band playing exciting rearrangements of bop-era and post-bop era jazz standards.

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

Thurs 10, 9pm: Bleak is an Opeth tribute band that thrives to deliver the opeth experience to fans across Egypt. Bleak will be playing the entirety of the album "Damnation" plus other surprises, so ready up for one hell of a night. 

Sat 5, 9pm: A stand-up comedy night by Slapsticks

Sun 6, 9pm: Downtown comedy gives a stand-up comedy show.  

Mon 7, 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. 

Tues 8, 9pm: DarQube band is an Egyptian music band who's making a tribute for the well-known band Imagine Dragons with their own music style. 



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 3, 6pm: Singing recital by Amira El-Bialy

Sun 6, 7pm: Singing recital by Mustafa Ghanem.

Mon 7, 6.30pm: Anghamna band, conducted by maestro Sherif Abbass

Tues 8, 7pm: Singing recital by Souzan Mokhtar

Wed 9, 7pm: El-Saqy troupe for religious chanting. 

Thurs 10, 7pm: Pop singer Mohamed Adawya.  

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 3 and Fri 4, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of Umm Kolthoum songs performing two of her much-loved songs.

Fri 4, 7.30pm: Violin and piano recital by Fouad and Mounib

Sat 7, 7pm: Metallica and Linkin Park tribute night by VYRUS and FIGURE 09



Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Downtown, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446

Main Garden

Wed 9, 8pm: Teryola Trio is led by Hany El-Badry, the Teryola’s founder and music director, and a leading Egyptian nay player who uses the instrument within new creative canons. 






Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Mon 7, 8pm: Flamenco concert (Spain). 



Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Main Hall

Thurs 10, 7pm (open to the public): Kato Hafez Project concert. 

*A version of this article appears in print in the 3 November, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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