Don’t miss Moroccan singer Gannat’s concert at the Citadel festival

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 24 Aug 2021


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 Taz Palace

27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Salebiya St, Al-Khalifa district, Tel 02 2514 2581

Thurs 26, 7pm: Amir Taz Palace choir, conducted by Heba Ramadan, features a galaxy of talents in a programme of classical Arab 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 26, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra in a gala concert.  

Fri 27, 8pm: A gala concert.

Sat 28, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra

Open-Air Theatre

Sun 29, 8pm: Umm Al-Nour Orchestra.


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.


Room Art Space & Café 

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

Thurs 26, 9pm: “Counter Improv” concert features Huda Asfour and Aly Eissa, two oud players and composers, meet just to improvise through the resonant and the dissonant trips. 

Sat 28, 9pm: A comedy night by Beit El Comedy

Thurs 2, 9pm: An acoustic night featuring songs written and composed by Shady Ahmed and played with a full band for the first time.

The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4

Sun 29, 9pm: Karaoke night. 

Mon 30, 9pm: Open Mic concert. 

Tues 31, 9pm: Hazem Ehab Saad and his band. 


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

Fri 27, 8pm: Singer Mohamed Hassan and his band. Moroccan singer Gannat and her band (10pm).    

Sat 28, 8pm: Tabla player Said Al-Artist and his band. Singer Nesma Mahgoub and her band (10pm). 

Sun 29, 8pm: Boghdady Big band. Singer Dina El-Wedidi and her band (10pm). 

Mon 30, 8pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz plays on marimba. Super star singer Medhat Saleh, accompanied by Amr Selim 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 26, 7.30pm: Singing recital by Abdel-Rahman Roshdy.

Fri 27, 7.30pm: Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe.   

Sat 28, 7.30pm: Arab rock by Malaaz band.   

Sun 29, 7.30pm: A classical Arab music concert by Al-Khan band. 

Mon 30, 8pm: Singing recital by singers Adham Assem, member of Ayamna Al Helwa band, and Reem Ezz Eldin

Tues 31, 6pm: A poetic-singing concert by Ali Khairy and Mohamed Abdel-Aal

Thurs 2, 4 and 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by Ali Qandil

Wisdom Hall

Sat 28, 8pm: Fabrica Musical Academy concert. 

Thurs 2, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts 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 26, 8pm: Jordanian singer Nedaa Sharara and her band. 


Al Masa New Alamein

New Alamein, North Coast

Fri 27, 10pm: Al Masa Alamein 3rd Singing Festival features super star Mohamed Hamaki in a live concert. 

Fri 3, 8pm: Cairokee band. 


Roman Theatre

Marina 2, North Coast 

Thurs 26, 10pm: Mehwar Music Festival features super star singer Mohamed Mounir and singer Ruby



*A version of this article appears in print in the 26 August, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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