Mezzo soprano Farrah El-Dibany's concert at Bibliotheca Alexandrina is not to be missed

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 16 Apr 2024

Farrah El-Dibany
Farrah El-Dibany


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373 

Fri 19, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs. 



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 20, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed El-Saedi, performs international classics. 

Tues 23 and Wed 24, 8pm: Pianist Omar Khairat and his orchestra. 

Thurs 25, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs. 

Open-Air Theatre

Fri 19, 8pm: Glass Onion band. 

Thurs 25, 8pm: Singer Marco Mamdouh.  

Small Hall

Thurs 18, 8pm: Singer Hazem Shaheen and his band.

Fri 19, 8pm: Sharara Sextet. 

Sun 21, 8pm: The Opera Group for Chamber music, led by Mahmoud Osman.   

Tues 23, 8pm: Mosaic for Arts concert, led by Mohamed Sharara



Giza Pyramids

Giza Plateau, Al-Haram St

Fri 19,7pm: For their very first time, renowned German electronic music group Keinemusik will perform in Egypt. The famous Keinemusik Kloud will have spanned an expansive global tour, including Bali and Melbourne, to finally land underneath the pyramids of Giza. The electronic trio, composed of DJ and producers &ME, Rampa and Adam Port, has become a global sensation, sweeping the world with their irresistible blend of melodic techno and infectious remixes. 



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 19, 8pm: A concert of musicals by Neveen Allouba

Sun 21, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert. 

Thurs 25 and Fri 26, 8pm: Forsan Al Sharq (The Knights of the Orient) dance company performs Raya wa Skena dance show, directed by Karima Bedair




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.



Nile University

El-Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October City

Fri 19, 8pm: Super star Maher Zain live concert on 

El Sawy Culturewheel stage in Nile University.



Rawabet Art Space

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

Thurs 25, 8pm: Acclaimed musicians Tamsin Elliott and Tarek Elazhary explore the parallels and celebrating the idiosyncrasies of both Egyptian and English folk traditions. 



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

Fri 19, 9pm: Wanas is a musical band with a unique twist on classic Egyptian and Arabic songs from legends such as Abdel-Halim, Umm Kolthoum, Abdel-Wahab, Fayrouz. Their music captures the essence of these iconic artists while infusing modern and western arrangements creating a fresh and captivating sound. 

Sat 20, 9pm: Stand-up comedy light show.    

Tues 23, 9pm: Karaoke night. 

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

Thurs 18 and Thurs 25, 9pm: Karaoke night.

Mon 22 , 9pm: Silk N' Smoke/ The Cigarettes after sex tribute is performing in a romantic, affectionate night.

Tues 23, 9pm: Cairota band. 

Wed 24, 9pm: 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 25, 8pm: Embark on a captivating and soul-stirring musical journey with an album featuring seven original compositions, along with unreleased songs with The People's Music band. It features the emotional voice Sahar El-Zoghby, accompanied by percussionist Hossam Helal, and bass guitarist Ahmed El-Mustafa.  

Wisdom Hall 

Thurs 18, 8pm: Religious chanting by the Syrian troupe Abu Shaar Brothers

Sat 20, 7.30pm: Egypsana band, led by Ahmed Mansour

Thurs 25, 7.30pm: Singing recital by Adham Soliman

Fri 26, 7.30pm: Sufi chanting by El-Hadra troupe.  

Word Hall

Thurs 25, 8pm: Stand-up comedy show KONAFA CN. 



Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077


Thurs 18, 8pm: Massar Egbari band features AUC Tahrir CultureFest.  






Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 18, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab music and singing, conducted by maestro Alaa Abdel-Salam, honours the memory of late poets Abdel-Rahman El-Abnoudy and Salah Jahin. 

Sat 20, 8pm: Pianist Amr Selim's concert.  

Tues 23 and Wed 24, 7pm: The Talents Development Centre's concert celebrates Sinai Liberation Feast.  

Fri 26, 8pm: A concert features Alexandria Opera Strings Orchestra. 



Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Main Hall

Thurs 18, 7pm: A concert features international mezzo soprano Farrah El-Dibany, accompanied by the BA Youth Orchestra, DSBA Choir and Orchestra, artistically directed by Harlad Simon.  

Fri19, 7pm: Ballet performance by the BA Arts School,  

under the supervision of Mary Zakary.

* A version of this article appears in print in the 18 April, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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