Don’t miss AfroNoubia band concert at Darb 1718

Reham El-Adawi , Monday 2 Aug 2021

AfroNoubia band
AfroNoubia band

The Culture Ministry applies all precautionary and preventive measures with daily sterilization of the theatres in order to ensure the safety of the public, artists and workers.

Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 29, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble performs songs.   

Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 7pm: The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday, 7pm: “Al-Aragouz 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
Fountain Theatre
Thurs 29, 8pm: Pop singer Ali Al-Haggar.
Fri 30, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Hisham Gabr, performs Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.
Sun 1, 8pm: Singer Hany Shaker.
Mon 2, 8pm: Musician and composer Hisham Kharma.  
Thurs 5, 8pm: Singer Mohamed Mohsen.
Open-Air Theatre
Thurs 29, 8pm: Celebrating the 23 July Revolution, the Talents Development Centre performs patriotic songs.

Darb 1718
Kasr El Shamaa St, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2741 3053/ 0109 3766188
Thurs 29, 8pm: Sheikh Zain Mahmoud and his troupe perform religious chants and folk songs.
Fri 30, 8pm: AfroNoubia band performs African and Nubian songs.  

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, 7pm).

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 29 and Fri 30, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company gives a gala concert featuring the youngest Egyptian opera singer in Vienna Opera Mariam Tahoun, who will perform Disney songs.
Sat 31, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre’s concert.

Italian Cultural Institute
Egyptian choreographer and contemporary dancer Hazem Headar is producing an original performance inspired by Federico Fellini and his masterpiece “Roma”. Through the vitality of Fellini’s imagination embodied by the city of Rome, a group of young Egyptian dancers, led by Headar will interpret during five performances the analogies that connect Rome to Cairo. The videos of the performances, shot in different locations, both indoor and outdoor, will investigate the importance of public spaces during the current pandemics and our day-to-day relation with the pulsing energy of the city. Videos will be available on the IIC social channels and website in July.
The collaboration with Makan (the Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts) continues online in July. Egyptian musicians will virtually meet Italian counterparts in order to create synergies in the field of traditional and folk music.

Manasterly Palace
1 Al-Malek Al-Saleh St, Al-Roda Island, Manial, Tel 02 2363 1467
The International Music Centre
Thurs 29, 8pm: Awtar Quartet in a concert of Russian dances.

Room Art Space & Café
10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St, Garden City, Tel 01000 681539
Thurs 29, 9pm: The Gypsy Jazz Project.  
Sat 31, 9pm: Tablet Elsitt band plays traditional percussion instruments performing Egyptian folklore music.
Thurs 5, 8.30pm: A jazz night with Wadie Naim and The Tonic Quartet.
New Cairo, The Spot Mall
Fri 30, 8pm: Violin night with Amr Darwish.
Sat 31, 8pm: Enjoy a special oriental singing and oud night.
Sun 1 August, 9pm: New comedy night with the Comedy Crew.
Tues 3, 9pm: Enjoy Jazz in its most glorious syncopations during Bohemian Project’s newest show, “LADIES AND GENTS”
performing songs of the most famous entertainers in the 1940s to the 1960s.

El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
(No entry without a mask and the hall will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity)
River Hall
Thurs 29, 7pm: Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe.
Fri 30, 4pm and 8pm: Disco Misr band revives the nostalgic emotions in their fans aiming to restore the lost gems of the Egyptian pop culture.     
Mon 2 August, 7pm: A rap concert features Mustafa Alnesr.  
Wed 4, 7.30pm: A singing recital by Fakhr Loqman.
Thurs 5, 4pm and 8pm: A stand-up comedy show features Ali Qandil.
Wisdom Hall
Thurs 5, 6pm and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of late diva Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs.

Zamalek Theatre
The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105 
Fri 30, 5pm: The Rock Festival of this year features Lagham, Rocksea, Taht ElSefr, Ka3b Dayer, and Bthtakhrebi bands.
Wed 4, 7pm: A concert features High Dam and The Port bands.
Thurs 5, 7pm: The Egyptian Project Acoustic.

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106  
Thurs 29, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and singing in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
BA’s 19th International Summer Festival
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Arts Centre opened the 19th edition of its International Summer Festival on 8 July with two successive concerts for Egyptian famous indie band Massar Egbari.
The one-month programme, continuing until 7 August at various halls of the prestigious coastal venue of Alexandria, will host a variety of music concerts, theatrical performances, film screenings, as well as workshops and seminars among other activities.
Thurs 29, 8pm: Pop singer Hisham Abbass.
Fri 30, 8pm: Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe.  
Sat 31, 8pm: Musician and composer Hisham Kharma.  
Sun 1 August, 8pm: BA Orchestra in a concert featuring singer Nouran Abu Taleb.
Mon 2, 8pm: Al Tanboura troupe from Port Said performs the folk songs and dances of the Suez Canal cities.  
Tues 3, 8pm: Andromida band
Thurs 5, 8pm: BA Youth Orchestra and Fabrica band.

New Alamein
North Coast, Alexandria
Music Arena
Fri 30, 6.30pm: Back Beats, generating a new edition in the rap and hip- hop scene, featuring WEGZ and six rappers all performing on one stage.

 *A version of this article appears in print in the 29 July, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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