Tablet Elsitt band’s concert at El Sawy Culturewheel is not to be missed

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 14 Mar 2023

Tablet Elsitt
Tablet Elsitt


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Thurs 16, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble performs Umm Kolthoum songs. 


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

Sat 18, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed El-Saedi, together with A Cappella Choir, led by Maya Gvineria, perform works of S. Rachmaninov celebrating his 150th birth anniversary. The concert features pianist Mohamed Shams, soprano Dalia Farouk, tenor Amr Medhat and baritone Reda El-Wakil.  

Wed 22, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre celebrates Mother’s Day.  

Small Hall

Thurs 16, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.

Fri 17, 8pm: Chamber music concert features Sherif Salah Eldeen.  

Sun 19, 8pm: A concert by Sharara Sextet




Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Thurs 16, 8pm: Umm Al-Nour Orchestra, led by Hanaa Tanious, performs Coptic songs and hymns. 

Fri 17, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs. 

Sat 18 and Sun 19, 8pm: A musical by the Cairo Opera Company



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, 8-10pm: 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, 8-10pm: 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 16, 9pm: Paranoid Eyes is an Egyptian progressive rock band with a great passion for covering the tunes of Pink Floyd and the solo projects released by the legendary David Gilmour and Roger Waters.

Fri 17, 9pm: Bleak is an Opeth tribute band that strives to deliver the Opeth live experience to fans across Egypt. 

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

Mon 20, 9pm: Rocksea underground rock band plays different genres of rock.

Tues 21, 9pm: Egyptian singer, composer and music Mosad Ozil performs his own original songs and some Arabic traditional songs. 

Thurs 23, 8pm: A Karaoke night (To reserve your spot pass by the branch or through this link
For more details call 01000681539). 



Rawabet Art Space

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

Sun 19, 8.30pm: “Fortune Tellers”, a stand-up comedy show by Hamza and Bahaa



El Sawy Culturewheel

End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448 

River Hall

Fri 17, 7.30pm: Tablet Elsitt band.

Sat 18, 8pm: Super star singer Ali El-Haggar.  

Thurs 23, 8pm: Religious chanting by Mahmoud El-Tohamy

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 16, 8pm: Singing recital by Wael El-Fashny.   

Sun 19, 8pm: A singing concert features Mohamed El-Nahhas and Hany Qaseem.  



Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

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

Ewart Memorial Hall 

Sun 19, 8pm (Free entry): “An American in Egypt” a concert of American music for orchestra, conducted by John Baboukis and featuring pianist Mirette Hanna. The programme includes compositions by Thomas Juneau, Scott Joplin, and John Baboukis.  

Mon 20, 8pm: “Make Some Noise”, a stand-up comedy show by 

Ahmed Ahmed, who returned to Egypt with a brand-new show featuring Brian Aylward and Hashem El Garhy and hosted by Mohamed Salem





Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Fri 17, 8pm: A concert by Al-Nour Wa Amal Orchestra.

Wed 22, 8pm: Alexandria’s Talents Development Centre concert. 



Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Conference Centre Main Hall

Fri 17, 7pm: “An American in Egypt” a concert of American music for orchestra, conducted by John Baboukis and featuring pianist Mirette Hanna. The programme includes compositions by Thomas Juneau, Scott Joplin, and John Baboukis.   

Mon 20, 7pm: The Arts School Ballet performance, supervised by Claire Rezkallah.  

Conference Centre Small Hall 

Thurs 16, 7pm: Kayan band features Azmy

Sat 18, 7pm: A stand-up comedy show by Mohamed Helmy

* A version of this article appears in print in the 16 March, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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