Belgian-Egyptian singer Tamino gives a concert at Tahrir Cultural Centre

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 19 Sep 2023



Awladna Foundation’s 7th forum of Arts for Children with Special Abilities (22-29 September)

Al-Azhar Park
Salah Salem Road, Darassa, Tel 02 2362 5057
Sat 23, 4pm: Awladna Foundation’s 7th forum of Arts for Children with Special Abilities features music performances by Jingdezhen Girls Porcelain band (China), as well as troupes from Yemen and India.
Alfy Square
Tues 26, 4pm: Dance performances by Vezuleazwi Arts Foundation (Zimbabwe), Soleil D’or of Algerai (Algeria), and The Mali Gorzowiacy (Poland).

Gezira Youth Centre
Saraya Al Gezira St, El Gabalaya, Zamalek, Tel 02 37125110/02 27352026
Mon 25, 4pm: El-Geddawy group (Morocco), Syrian Folkloric Group (Syria), and singer Diana Weheba (Russia).   

Al-Fustat Centre for Ceramic
Old Cairo district, Tel 0111 8575573
Wed 27, 4pm: Dance performances by Vezuleazwi Arts Foundation (Zimbabwe), Mentally Challenged Friends Association of Bany Ghazy troupe (Libya), and Azimetna group (Jordan).  

Al-Hanager Arts Centre
Cairo Opera Complex, Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek, Tel
Tel 02 2735 6861
Hanager Outdoor Stage
Thurs 28, 7pm: Mentally Challenged Friends Association of Bany Ghazy troupe (Libya), The Ranranga Dance Academy (Sri Lanka), Asumi Komada (Japan), and Belarus Folk Art group.

Al-Muiz St
Old Cairo   
Sun 24, 4pm: Syrian Folkloric Group (Syria), Banin band (Cameroon), Mentally Challenged Friends Association of Bany Ghazy troupe (Libya), singer Diana Weheba (Russia).  


Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 21, 8.30pm: Singer Reem Ezzedddin performs songs by the likes of Fayrouz, Mohamed Mounir, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Sayyed Mekkawi, Hamed El-Shaary, Laila Mourad, Abdel-Halim Hafez, as well as her own songs. She will be accompanied by a band of the best musicians, Ahmed Hassan (violin), Ahmed Owais (counter bass), Mohamed Abdallah (piano), and Mohamed Arafa (percussion).
Fri 22, 8.30pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
Sun 24, 8.30pm: Abdel-Wahab songs.

Arkan Plaza
El-Sheikh Zayed, Six of October, Giza
Thurs 21, 8.30pm: Star of stand-up comedy in Egypt and the Arab world, Ali Qandil, in his 574th performance. An Egyptian stand-up comedy night, original and unparalleled. Events and adventures about travel, Egypt, silly romantic relationships, and other captivating situations.

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
Main Hall
Thurs 21, 8.30pm: The National Arab Music ensemble.
Fri 22, 8.30pm: The opening ceremony of the 7th forum of Awladna (our children) Foundation for the Arts of People with Special Abilities.
Sat 23, 8.30pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.  
Tues 26, 8.30pm: The Cairo Opera House celebrates Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H)’s birthday anniversary.  
Thurs 28 and Fri 29, 8.30pm: The Cairo Opera Orchestra and the Cairo Opera Orchestra present The Magic Flute opera.   
Open-Air Theatre
Sat 23 - Fri 29, 8.30pm: Activities of Awladna Foundation’s 7th forum of Arts for Children with Special Abilities.
Small Hall
Fri 22, 8.30pm: The harp group concert.
Sat 23, 8.30pm: Musician Amr Selim concert.  

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
Fri 22, 8.30pm: A classical Arab music concert presents the works of late composer Baligh Hamdy.
Thurs 28 and Fri 29, 8.30pm: The Modern Egyptian Theatre Dance Company.   

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.

Room Art Space & Café 10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 21, 8pm: Rashad Fahim Trio: Rashad Fahim on piano, Youssef Hadi on bass guitar, Fadi Lewis on drums, and special guest Hossam Mohy on guitar, will perform a variety of styles including Swing, Latin, Original and standard tunes.
Fri 22, 8pm: Seattle is a grunge city cover band established in 2018, they cover most of the grunge heroes such as Pearl Jam Alice in Chains and also foo fighters. 
Tues 26, 8pm: Karaoke night.
Thurs 28, 8pm: Original Egyptian Songs by singer Haitham Adel.
The Spot Mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Thurs 21 and Thurs 28, 9pm: Karaoke night.
Sun 24, 9pm: A comedy night by Comedy Therapy.  
Mon 25, 8pm: Rokn band is known for their professional and high-energy musical performances, and they will deliver an incredible blend of songs, melodies, and captivating rhythms that will engage and enthrall the audience.

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 21, 8pm: El-Jokers in a stand-up comedy show.
Fri 22, 8pm: Enjoy a different concert by singer Wael El-Fashny.
Wed 27, 8pm: Religious chanting by Nazra (glance) troupe.
Thurs 28, 8pm: Skeleton Clique and Strawberry Swings.  
Wisdom Hall
Thurs 21, 8pm: Sound Track Orchestra.
Thurs 28, 8pm: Ahmad Ali El-Haggar and his band.

Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077
Main Garden
Fri 22 and Sat 23, 8pm: Belgian-Egyptian singer Tamino Amir Muharram Fouad brings his unique blend of indie rock, folk and Middle Eastern influences to life. Tamino, a name inspired by the character of Prince Tamino from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute, is the grandson of the renowned Egyptian singer Muharram Fouad. Tamino plays the oud that links him to his cultural past which he also uses to understand and express his emotional present while honoring his artistic past.
Ewart Memorial Hall “She Arts” Performing Arts Festival (28 October-1 October) is an international art and cultural festival featuring women in diverse artistic creations that tell and share female stories and perspectives with the community. It incorporates various facets of art by female artists from all around the world or artists who portray women in music, performances, visual arts, poetry, and other popular cultural activities.
Thurs 28, 7-9pm: The opening performance by She Arts Orchestra features mezzo soprano Gala El- Hadidy (Egypt / Germany).
Main Garden
Thurs 28, 9.15-10.15pm: A concert by Las Migas (Spain).



Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 21, 8.30pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.
Sat 23, 8.30pm: Sayed Darwish Heritage ensemble performs a number of Sayed Darwish songs.   
Thurs 28, 8.30pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

* A version of this article appears in print in the 21 September, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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