​Jordan’s Jadal band performs at El Sawy Culturewheel and Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 1 Aug 2023



Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 8pm: The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday, 8pm: “Alaragouz 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

Open-Air Theatre

Fri 11, 8.30pm: Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe, led by Nour Nageh




Falaki Theatre

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

Falaki Mainstage Theatre

Wed 9 and Thurs 10, 8.30pm (Age group 14+): Double bill dance performances: How El Fann began (how art started), is choreographed by Mounir Saeed with music, narration script, and performing by Mounir Saeed, and Light design by Saber El-Sayed.
A unique performance exploring the personal point of view of the artist no. 249817 and his experience of the art scene, everything in this performance is only an idea created through the artist's reflections and inner thoughts. Nothing is choreographed by Ezzat Ismail and Nagahm Salah Othman, Light design by Saber El- Sayed, Music composer Bonga. Nothing is an extraordinary journey of uncovering the secrets of existence as we collectively strive to expand our horizons, evolve our philosophies, and ultimately lead lives imbued with purpose and fulfillment. Together, we can embark on a path toward unlocking life's value and beauty.




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, 8pm: 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, 8pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.



Rawabet Art Space

5 Hussien El-Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Bassiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown

Fri 4 to 30 Wed 30, 8.30pm: Zobaida Beyond the Horizon sensational musical production, born from a collective workshop, is back for the second time. Its a captivating journey that combines design and artistry to celebrate the choir project’s 13th anniversary. 

Mon 7, 8pm: Ahmad Ali El-Haggar’s performance showcases the essence of traditional Egyptian music fused with contemporary arrangements. 

Thurs 10, 8pm: Stand-up comedy show by Cairo Comedy Club



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

Thurs 3 August, 9pm: A concert by The Gypsy Jazz Project.

Fri 4, 9pm: A comedy night by WKND CMDY with lit lineup as always: Iron Tawfeek (Hosting), Halawa, Esraa El-Zarea, and

Sun 6, 9pm: Violinist, jazz and Arabic singer Rana Haggag’s performance combines classical Arabic music with jazz music. She is joined by a group of the most important musicians in Egypt.

Tues 8, 9pm: Karaoke night.  

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

Thurs 3, Wed 9, and Thurs 10 9pm: Karaoke night. 

Mon 7, 9pm: Cloud Party 2 features 7oda Eino - Egyptian artist. 

Tues 8, 9pm: The Sinatras features Karen Daniel in a charming night of your favorite Frank Sinatra songs and jazz tunes. 




El Sawy Culturewheel

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

River Hall

Thurs 3, 6.30pm and 8.30pm: El Sawy Culturewheel

Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs: Wa daret el ayam (and the days went by) and ana wa enta zlamna el hob (you and I wronged love). 

Fri 4, 8pm: A concert by Wael El-Fashny

Tues 8, 8pm: Arab rock band Jadal, led by Mahmoud Radaideh (Jordan).   

Wisdom Hall

Fri 4, 8pm: A concert by Abu Shaar Brothers, a Muslim Sunni Syrian chanting band. 

Sat 5, 8pm: Oud recital by Saad El-Oud

Thurs 10, 8pm: A concert of contemporary religious chanting by Mustafa El-Shafaay.  

Word Hall

Fri 4, 8pm: Stand-up comedy show. 






Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

The BA 20th International Summer Festival 

(3 August-1 September)

Open-Air Theatre

Thurs 3, 8.30pm: Massar Egbari band. 

Sat 5, 8.30pm: Tablet Elsitt band. 

Sun 6 and Mon 7, 8.30pm: Pianist Omar Khairat, accompanied by the BA Orchestra.

Tues 8, 8.30pm: A concert of jazz fusion by Ahmed Rabea.

Thurs 10, 8.30pm: Jadal band (Jordan).  

BA Conference Centre, Small Hall   

Wed 9, 8.30pm: Stand-up comedy show by Alaa El-Sheikh.  

* A version of this article appears in print in the 3 August, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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