Don’t miss Hamza Namira album release concerts in Cairo and Alexandria

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 6 Feb 2024




Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 8, 8pm: Maestro Iman Genedy company.
Fri 9, 8pm: A concert of Umm Kolthoum songs.
Thurs 15, 8pm: A classical Arab music night features Mohamed El-Tokhy.

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
Wed 14, 8pm: “100 Years of Singing” concert series celebrates Valentine’s Day features mega star Ali El-Haggar.  
Thurs 15, 8pm: A Valentine’s gala by the Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed Farrag.
Small Hall
Thurs 8, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
Fri 9, 8pm: Violin recital by Rasha Yehia and her band.
Mon 12, 8pm: Flute and harp recital.
Tues 13, 8pm: A chamber music concert by Mohamed Sharara.

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 8, 8pm: Celebrating the memory of Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H) ascension to heaven, El-Enshad El-Dini (religious chanting) troupe performs religious chants.
Fri 9, 8pm: Awtar ensemble features Marwa Amr Abdel-Moneim.
Sat 10, 8pm: Cairo Café, led by Ali Sharaf.
Sun 11, 8pm: A classical Arab Music concert by the Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble.
Wed 14, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert (Valentine’s Day Celebration).

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).

Goethe Institute
17 Hussein Wassif St, Mesaha Sq, Dokki, Tel 02 2575 9877
Wed 14, 7-10pm: Uncontrolled Gestures - third edition features
six solo dance performances. The works developed by the participating choreographers during the first residency of the “Movements Without Control - Third Edition” project
Akka Hamdan (Jordan), Islam Al-Arabi (Egypt), Jamal Suleiman (Jordan), Mohamed Bariri (Morocco), Nagham Salah Othman (Sudan), and Safaa Al-Balushi (Oman) are working on their solo works on the theme of memory and heritage, during a residency A four-week training session in Cairo. They ask: “How do we insert ourselves into our heritage and how do we pass it on”?

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 8, 8pm: To all the original experimental/indie music listeners and discoverers in Egypt, Amrist and his band will give a concert.
Fri 9, 8pm: Let the smoky melodies of jazz weave a spell of romance this Valentine's Day. Immerse yourselves in an evening of velvet vocals, rhythmic piano licks, and toe-tapping basslines with David ElGhannam and Jazzerna as we celebrate love in all its forms.
Sat 10, 8pm: Sing for peace with Maye Abdel-Aziz and her band, Abdel-Aziz is a singer songwriter, who believes in the power of music to touch hearts and unite souls.
The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Thurs 8 and Thurs 15, 8pm: Karaoke night.
Wed 14, 8pm: Karaoke night.
Sat 10, 9pm: Comedy Stuff, a stand-up comedy show.
Sun 11, 9pm: A stand-up comedy show by The Comedy Bunch.
Mon 12, 9pm: Accordionella band and Reem Ezzeldin together on stage.
Tues 13, 9pm: With Ritmo band, a group of five girls obsessed with their own unique taste of music, you'll be listening to a mix of genres that combines our passion for music and its relation to different cultures.    
Thurs 15, 8pm:

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 8 and Fri 9, 7pm: A stand-up comedy show by Ali Qadil.
Tues 13, 7pm: A concert by Ala Ma Tofrag choir, conducted by maestro Ahmed Ayman.
Wed 14, 8pm: Shaabi singer Abdel-Basset Hammouda celebrates Valentine’s Day.
Thurs 15, 7pm: Tareeq (road) and Ghenwtna (our song) bands.
Wisdom Hall
Thurs 8, 7.30pm: Abu Shaar Brothers troupe performs religious chanting.
Fri 9, 8pm: Al Dor Al Awal band.
Thurs 15, 7.30pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show celebrates Valentine’s Day performing a number of love songs by Egypt’s much-loved old singers.  

Theatro Arkan
Arkan Plaza, El-Sheikh Zayed, Giza Governorate
Thurs 8, 8pm: The all-female Egyptian band Tablet Elsitt.
Thurs 15, 8pm: A cozy night of a combination of passionate dreamy music features singer Nouran Abu Taleb.

ZED Park
El-Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October
Fri 9, 8pm: Egyptian indie star Hamza Namira album release concert.   


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 8, 8pm: Bint Al-Balad band, led by Afaf Shoukry.
Fri 9, 8pm: Celebrating the memory of Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H) ascension to heaven, El-Enshad El-Dini (religious chanting) troupe performs religious chants.   
Mon 12, 7pm: The Talents Development Centre concert (Valentine’s Day Celebration).
Wed 14, 8pm: Alexandria Opera String Orchestra (Valentine’s Day Celebration).
Thurs 15, 8pm: A concert by Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Main Hall
Thurs 8, 8pm: Album release concert Rayeq (relaxed) features Egyptian indie star Hamza Namira.   
Fri 9, 7pm: A concert by the all-female Egyptian band Tablet Elsitt.
Sat 10, 7pm: Composer Rageh Dawoud’s dramatic works will be performed by BA Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui.
Wed 14, 7pm: Valentine’s Day concert by singer Michelle Rounds, accompanied by BA Choir soloists, and BA Youth Orchestra, conducted by maestro Shady Abdel-Salam.
Small Hall
Fri 9, 7pm: Teatro Amal concert.
Thurs15, 7pm: Oud recital by Saad Eloud.


* A version of this article appears in print in the 8 February, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly



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