Jordanian singer Aziz Maraka's concert at El Sawy Culturewheel's Nile University branch is not to be missed

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 27 Feb 2024

Jordanian singer Aziz Maraka
Jordanian singer Aziz Maraka


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373 

Thurs 29, 8pm: Isis ensemble, conducted by maestro Maged Sorour

Fri 1 March, 8pm: Cello and piano recital by Iman Ragab

Sat 2, 8pm: Umm Kolthoum songs perfomed by the Abdel-Noweira Arab Music ensemble. 

Mon 4, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.   



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

Sat 2, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed El-Saedi, performs international classics by Mozart and Schumann. 

Wed 6 and Fri 8, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nader Abbassi with choreography by Erminia Kamel performs Bizet's Carmen opera, directed by Hazem Tayel.  

Thurs 7, 8pm: Arab music concert presents songs of the late singer Abdel-Halim Hahez.  

Small Hall

Tues 5, 8pm: Singing concert features Mohamed Adel



Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Thurs 29, 8pm: A concert of songs composed by late composer Kamal El-Taweel.

Fri 1 March, 8pm: Umm Al-Nour Orchestra, led by Hanaa Tanyous

Sun 3, 8pm: The National Arab Music ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

Wed 6 and Thurs 7, 8pm: The Modern Dance Theatre Company performs Shady Abdel-Salam's Desert show.   



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

Thurs 29, 8pm: Get ready for a night full of rap with 3ab3z, Begad and Mostafa Elnesr

Fri 1, 8pm: "El Khatba" first interactive comedy show by Al Mothalas



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

Thurs 29, 8pm: A memorable night of acoustic and more upbeat hits by Blue Iris ensemble. 

Fri 1, 8pm: A concert by Egyptian indie rock band Stigma. 

Sat 2, 8pm: A collaboration between the live looping duo 30 North and Layla delivering some smooth beats and harmonies between the neo soul, chill and pop genres. 

Tues 4, 8pm: Karaoke night.

Thurs 7, 8pm: Don't miss Silk N' Smoke's concert. 

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

Thurs 29 and Thurs 7, 8pm: Karaoke night. 

Sun , 9pm: Giggle Terminal stand-up comedy show with a lineup of comedians that will keep you laughing all night long.
Mon 4, 9pm: Salma Hisham has emerged as a true sensation, ready to transport audiences back to the vibrant era of the 1920s. With an enchanting voice, she has captivated audiences far and wide, infusing the spirit of the 1920s top hits up until 2023 for every performance. 

Tues 5, 9pm: Strawberry Swing, the first acknowledged Coldplay tribute band in the Middle East, gives a concert. 

Wed 6, 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

Thurs 29, 7.30pm: An evening of poetry and music features poet Fares Qatrya

Fri 1 March, 6pm: A concert by Jordanian singer Aziz Maraka at El Sawy Culturewheel's Nile University branch in El-Sheikh Zayed, Six October

Sun 3, 7pm: Acapella Masrya troupe gives a concert, conducted by maestro Mazen Deraz 

Thurs 7, 7.30pm: Egyptian Project concert. 

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 29, 8pm: Singing recital by Ali El-Helbawy

Thurs 7, 6 and 8pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concert of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs.   






Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 29 and Thurs 1 March, 8pm: A concert by Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.



Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Main Hall 

Thurs 7, 7pm: Nubiat concert. 

Small Hall 

Fri 1, 7pm: Donietna band for Arab music. 

* A version of this article appears in print in the 29 February, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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