The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe performs Sufi chants at El Sawy Culturewheel

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 11 Jun 2024



Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Sun 23, 8.30pm: Abdel-Wahab songs performed by the National Arab Music ensemble.
Thurs 27, 8.30pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious chants.
Sun 30, 8.30pm: 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
Thurs 13, 8.30pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble.
Sat 15, 8.30pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed El-Saedi, performs G. Rossini's Stabat Mater for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra featuring sopranos Mona Rafla, mezzo soprano Jolie Faizy, and tenor Amr Medhat, and bass Reda El-Wakil.   
Sat 22, 8.30pm: The annual concert of the Supreme Institute of Ballet.
Thurs 27 and Fri 28, 8.30pm: The Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra perform Giselle ballet with choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Abdel-Moneim Kamel, and, directed by Erminia Kamel.        
Small Hall
Fri 14, 8.30pm: The Cairo Opera Company concert.
Fri 21 and Sat 29, 8.30pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
Tues 25, 8.30pm: A chamber music concert by Mohamed Sharara.

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
Wed 26 and Thurs 27, 8.30pm: Forsan Al-Sharq for Heritage Company performs Shagaret Al-Dorr show.  
Fri 28, 8.30pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble.

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 13, 8pm: Open Mic night.
Sat 15, 8pm: Andrew Milad Trio is a newborn band made up of young talented musicians. The trio recorded, and are currently preparing to release, their debut album entitled 'Sultan' which consists entirely of original compositions fusing rich soul of Egyptian heritage and mahraganat with electrifying modern jazz fusion.
Tues 18, 9pm: Karaoke night.
Thurs 20, 8pm: Invaders are back with another live show performing Iron Maiden Hit tunes.
Fri 21, 8pm: Paranoid Eyes is an Egyptian progressive rock band with a great passion for covering the tunes of Pink Floyd and the solo projects released by the legendary David Gilmour and Roger Waters.
Sun 23, 8pm: Jazzerna is embracing the old soul with timeless jazzed up songs flickering memories and sentiment. One of the few crooners that can swing through the velvet moods of the 50’s and 60’s of the golden era of jazz. Started professionally singing in 2020 covering the most iconic jazz singers.
The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Thurs 13 and Thurs 20, 9pm: Karaoke night.
Tues 18, 9pm: "Castle of Rock" event features two bands: 1984 - Grunge Rock, Eternal Rest - Avenged Sevenfold Tribute.
Wed 19, 9pm: 90's band will sing all the songs of the nineties that touch everyone's hearts and memories.
Sat 22, 9pm: Hilarity Heights is presenting a stand-up comedy show.


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 14, 7.30pm: Sufi chanting by El-Hadra troupe.
Mon 17, 8pm: Singing recital by Wegdan.
Thurs 20, 8pm: Top shaaby singer Abdel-Baset Hammouda.
Fri 21, 8pm: Tablet Elsitt band.
Wed 26, 8pm: Arab music concert by superstar singer Ali El-Haggar.
Thurs 27 and Fri 28, 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by Ali Qandil.
Sat 29, 8pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Touni, performs Sufi chants and dances.   
Wisdom Hall
Fri 28, 8pm: Singing recital by Ali El-Helbawy.


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 13, 8.30pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble.
Fri 21 and Fri 28, 8.30pm: A concert by Alexandria Opera Strings Orchestra.
Tues 25, 8.30pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and singing.

* A version of this article appears in print in the 13 June, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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