Don’t miss Syrian-Armenian singer Lena Chamamyan at the Citadel festival

Reham El-Adawi , Saturday 21 Aug 2021

Lena Chamamyan
Lena Chamamyan

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.


Amir Bashtak Palace

Al-Moez St, Tel 02 2787 9187

Thurs 19, 7pm: Singer Mohamed Al-Aalayly and his band.


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 19, 8pm The Cairo Opera singers honor the memory of singer and composer Mohamed Fawzy performing a number of his much-loved songs. 

Fri 20, 8pm: Wust El-Balad band.

Sat 21, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Hisham Gabr, performs music of late director Youssef Chahine’s films. 

Thurs 26, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra in a gala concert.  


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).



1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878 

Every Tuesday, 8-10pm: 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, 8-10pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.

Thurs 19, 7pm: It has been 10 years since Makan started its journey of organising stand-up comedy shows in Egypt. Celebrating our its10 year anniversary it presents a concert featuring all the comedians that have been performing in Makan for the past decade such as Al Hezb El-Comedy


Room Art Space & Café 

10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St, Garden City, Tel 01000 681539 

Thurs 19, 9pm: Rocksea is an underground rock band that plays different genres of rock. 

Sun 22, 9pm: Karaoke Night. 


Salaheddin Citadel

Salah Salem Rd, Mokattam, Cairo, Tel 02 2512 1735

The 29 Citadel Festival for Music and Singing (15-30 August)

Al-Mahka Theatre

Thurs 19, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company soloists with ballet performances. Singer Ali Al-Haggar and his band (10pm). 

Fri 20, 8pm: Singer Nadia Mustafa and her band. Singer Mohamed Al-Helw and the musical troupe, conducted by Mohamed Abdel-Sattar (10pm). 

Sat 21, 8pm: Singer Wael Al-Fashny and his band. Syrian-Armenian singer Lena Chamamyan and her band (10pm). 

Sun 22, 8pm: Singer Hala Roushdi and her band. Artist Tarek Al-Arabi Tarkan and his children (10pm). 

Mon 23, 8pm: Singer Hazem Shahin and his troupe. Singer Carmen Suleiman and her band (10pm). 

Tues 24, 8pm: Singer Nedaa Sharara and the musical troupe, conducted by Ehab Abdel-Hamid. Singer Hany Shaker and the musical troupe, conducted by Mustafa Helmy (10pm). 

Wed 25, 8pm: Singer Nouran Abu-Taleb and her band. Singer Hisham Abbass and his band (10pm).

Thurs 26, 8pm: Speed of Hearts band, led by Sherif Elian. Singer Mohamed Mohsen and his band (10pm).


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 19, 8pm: Hawas band performs a mix of progressive music and lyrics revolving around the suffering of the human being and his memories. 

Sat 21, 7pm: The Egyptian Al-Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Toni, performs Sufi chants and dances.  

Sun 22, 7pm: Grama Fann band.   

Mon 23, 8pm: Fabrica Academy concert. 

Tues 24, 7pm: Sufi chanting by Mawlay band. 

Wed 25, 7.30pm: A classical Arab music concert by Babiun band, conducted by maestro Ahmed Gouda.

Thurs 26, 7.30pm: Singing recital by Abdel-Rahman Roshdy. 

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 19, 7pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of the late Abdel-Halim Hafez performing his much-loved songs. 


Zamalek Theatre

The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105
Thurs 19, 8pm: Arabic rap by Afroto



Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Fri 20, 8pm: Sound Track band, led by Mohamed Barakat

Sun 22, 8pm: Singer Ali Al-Haggar and his band. 

Thurs 26, 8pm: Singer Nedaa Sharara and her band. 


Roman Theatre

North Coast 

Thurs 19, 10pm: Mehwar Music Festival features super star singer 

Tamer Hosny.  


*A version of this article appears in print in the 19 August, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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