American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus
Malak Gabr Theatre
Mon 28, 7-9pm: The seven-piece Tarek Raouf Ensemble performs modern and oriental jazz and original compositions by trumpet player and composer Tarek Raouf. An evening of jazz fusion features Tarek Raouf (trumpet); Michael Laouis (trombone); Mina Nasha’t, and Mohamed Labib (saxophone); Sherif Elian (double bass); Hazem Abdel-Kader (drums); and Hany Bedair (percussion).
Wed 30 and Thurs 1 Dec, 7-9pm: A caPop Choir is a semi-acapella group devoted to live performances of popular music from many traditions. This semester they present Broadway, Baby!, a collection of songs from well-known musicals, such as Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserable, West Side Story and more. A caPop Choir was founded and directed by Nesma Mahgoub.
Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 24, 8pm: The Cairo Opera House Chamber Music groups feature Mohamed Ahmed and Salma Sorour.
Fri 25, 8pm: A concert of classical Arab songs.
Sun 27, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Thurs 1 Dec, 8pm: Wanas band, led by Tarek Abbass.
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 24, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by maestro Hazem El-Qasabgy, performs a collection of classical Arab songs composed by the likes of Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Farid El-Atrash, Baligh Hamdy and Mahmoud El-Sherif.
Sat 26, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Fri 25, 8pm: Oshaq Alnagham (melody lovers) band, led by Mohamed Abdel-Sattar performs classical Arab songs.
Fri 25, 8pm: Violin recital by Hassan Sharara, accompanied by piano recital.
Sat 26, 6pm: An evening with music of the Polish films.
Tues 29, 8pm: The Conservatoire concert.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 24, 8pm: Singer Ali El-Alfy and his band perform contemporary and old Egyptian songs.
Fri 25, 8pm: The Arab Takht Troupe for Arab Music and Singing performs classical Arab songs.
Thurs 1 Dec, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble performs 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, 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.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 24, 9pm: The Gypsy Jazz Project presents an extraordinary mixture of Up-swinging, Waltzy and sometimes quite tranquil and ballad-ish music that was first influenced by the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and their Gypsy Jazz tunes.
Fri 25, 9pm: Singer and songwriter Ahmad Ali El-Haggar performs music inspired by the tradition fused with Jazz and Neo-soul.
Sat 26, 9pm: Jazz concert by Egyptian singer and songwriter Noha Fekry.
Thurs 1, 9pm: Shady Al Qasseer jazz ensemble plays a crossover of modern, modal jazz and ethnic music adding a new dimension in jazz with rich harmonies and ethnic percussions to create a unique jazz experience.
The Spot mall, Infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Mon 28, 9pm: Ritmo band features six girls that are obsessed with their own touch of music and their English/Arabic mashups.
A night full of different cultures and genres of music. Egyptian, Lebanese, French, Moroccan, Kuwaiti, old and modern English songs.
Band members: Myrna Shalaby – Vocal, Ghadeer El Gamal – Keyboard, Nour Ahmed – Guitar, Reham Zidan - Bass guitar,
Hadeer El Gamal – Tabla, and Mimi Ayad – Drums.
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 1 and Fri 2 Dec, 7.30pm: The Elite Vol.8.
Thurs 1 Dec, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs: Aghdan Alkak (will I meet you tomorrow), and Amal Hayaty (hope of my life).
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 24, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company performs international musicals and Disney songs.
Fri 25, 8pm: Al-Hadra troupe for Sufi chanting.
Thurs 1 Dec, 8pm: Ala Mar Alagial (through generations) band.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Sat 26, 7pm (open to the public): BA Orchestra and BA Youth Orchestra will give a concert, conducted by maestro Shady Abdel-Salam.
Sat 26, 7pm: A stand-up comedy show by Elhezb Elcomedy.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 24 November, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.