Don't miss harpist Manal Mohie Eldin's concert at Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 5 Dec 2023

Manal Mohieddin
Manal Mohieddin



Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373 

Thurs 7, 8pm: Nogoum Masriya band features Mustafa Mahdy.

Sun 10, 8pm: The National Arab Music ensemble performs Abdel-Wahab’s songs. 



American University in Cairo

New Cairo 

Malak Gabr Art Theater

Thurs 7, 7pm (Free and open to the public): Arab music night features the AUC’s Arab Music Ensemble and AUC Cairo Arab Choir in the AUC concert series. The concert is directed by Alaa Abdel-Salam and Wael El- Mahallawy.



Arkan Plaza

El-Sheikh Zayed, 6 October, Giza 

Theatro Arkan

Fri 8, 8pm: For the first time ever, Yahya Azzam takes the stage! Following his tremendous success on YouTube, this time, we're in for a live show: A Story You don't need to Hear. A special night filled with stories, diverse guests, and a special appearance by El Ousta Abdo El Balf.



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 7, 8pm: A concert of classical Arab songs by the Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble.

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

Sat 9, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed El-Saedi and A Cappella Choir, led by Maya Gvineria present “German Flair” concert. It features pianist Severin von Eckardstein, soprano Dalia Farouk, and mezzo soprano Amina Khairat performing works by Beethoven and Bartholdy. 

Mon 11 and Tues 12, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra features pianist Omar Khairat.   

Thurs 14, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra present a Christmas concert performs Oratorio de Noel by Camille Saint-Saens and Christmas Carols, conducted by Ahmed Farag.   

Small Hall

Thurs 14, 8pm: A classical music concert from Turkey. 

Fri 15, 8pm: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil.  



Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Thurs 7, 8pm: A concert of songs composed by the late Mohamed El-Mogui.

Fri 8, 8pm: Rajeev Raja jazz band from India.     

Thurs 14, 8pm: El-Enshad El-Dini (religious chanting) troupe performs religious chants.  



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.



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

Thurs 7, 8pm: Articaria is unique entertainment show that satisfies audience with tunes and laughs.

Fri 8, 8pm: A concert by Paranoid Eyes, an Egyptian progressive rock band with a great passion for covering the tunes of Pink Floyd. 

Sat 9, 8pm: Another stand-up comedy night by Mohamed Halawa, Kamatcho, Julia Sabry, Muaz Abdel-Salam, and Hatem El-Sokarry

Tues 12, 8pm: Karaoke night.

Thurs 14, 8pm: A concert by Shady El-Qasseer, a self-taught Egyptian saxophonist/composer, who formed his band in 2015 collaborating with Cairo's finest musicians. The group plays a crossover of modern and modal jazz, in addition to, ethnic music by merging rich jazz harmonies and a small brass section creating unique sounds enriching jazz music.  

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

Thurs 7 and Thurs 14, 9pm: Karaoke night.

Sat 9, 9pm: Start your week with a showcase of comedy, Komedy Koshk is back bringing you a host of must-see sets performed by the hottest up-and-coming comedians right now. 

Wed 13, 8pm: Karaoke night. 



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 8, 8pm: A concert by singer Hany El-Shebany

Thurs 14, 7pm: A concert by Anti-Heroes

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 7, 6 and 8pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show

revives the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much- loved songs Amal hayaty (hope of my life) and Lel sabr hdod (I lost patience).





Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 7, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and singing, conducted by maestro Moheb Fouad performs songs composed by the likes of Mohamed El-Mogui, Baligh Hamdy, Kamal El-Taweel and Mohamed Abdel-Wahab. 

Fri 8, 8pm: A concert by Ala Mar Alagyal (over generations) band.  

Thurs 14, 8pm: The National Arab Music ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.  



Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Conference Centre Main Hall

Sat 9, 7pm: A concert by BA Orchestra, conducted by Shady Abdel-Salam.  

Conference Centre Small Hall

Fri 15, 7pm: Manal Mohie Eldin performs on harp, accompanied by her band. 

* A version of this article appears in print in the 7 December, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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