Don’t miss She Arts three-day international art and cultural festival

Reham El-Adawi , Monday 13 Sep 2021

Singer Nouran Abu Taleb
Singer Nouran Abu Taleb

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 9, 7pm: “Abdo Dagher, the Genius Talent and Professionalism of Creativity”, a salon and concert features oud player Modather Abul-Wafa and violinist Mohamed Zaheer


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Sun 12, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble performs Abdel-Wahab 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

Fri 10, 8pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz plays on marimba. 

Thurs 16, 8pm: A concert honors the memory of composer Baligh Hamdy, conducted by maestro Selim Sahab and features singer Afaf Rady

Main Hall

Fri 10, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs. 

Sat 11, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra

Sun 12, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Orchestra inaugural season’s concert.   

Small Hall

Thurs 16, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert. 


Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707 

Thurs 9, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious chants. 

Fri 10, 8pm: Hekayat (tales) troupe, led by Shady Moanis.  

Thurs 16, 8pm: A concert of songs composed by late composer Mohamed Al-Mogui


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-Ghouri Dome

111 Al-Azhar St, Al-Ghouriya, Tel 02 2506 0227

Thurs 9, 8pm: Reda Troupe for Folk Arts presents several dance performances inspired by the folk arts of Egypt's governorates.



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 9, 9pm: A Chilled Nostalgic Night with Rowan Maher

Fri 10, 9pm: Gravy Train is performing your favorite Pink Floyd tunes.

Sat 11, 9pm: “Mood of Oud” musical project tends to illustrate some situations, human feelings and mind states through the music.
Michael Onsy will present his own original compositions accompanied by percussions, bass guitar, and piano.

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

Fri 10, 9pm: Come enjoy a musical night by Dalia Farid and her band. Farid will be presenting a number of songs from her albums as well as fresh interpretations of famous western and Arabic tunes. 

Tues 14, 9pm: 404 and Jiggy bands will rock the stage. 404 is an Egyptian rock band plays classic rock anthems for famous bands such as Queen, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith and much more. Band Members: Habiba Anis (Vocals), Mostafa Younis (Guitar), Waleed Moussa (Keyboard), Eshraq Refaat (Bass Guitar), Kareem Refaat (Guitar), Seif Harfoush (Drums). Jiggy is an Egyptian funk rock band covers James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and more. It features 

Saad El-Fiky (Guitar), Amjad Abdel-Bari (Bass), Rami Ramadan (Vocals), Mohamed Rafaat (Keyboard), Seif Fawaz (Drums), Waleed Adel (Sax). 


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 9, 7.30pm: A stand-up comedy show by Salah Al-Daly

Fri 10, 7.30pm: Singer Ali Al-Helbawy

Sat 11, 7.30pm: Arab rap by Zap Tharwat and Sari Hany

Mon 13, 7.30pm: Mohamed El-Alayly performs old and new cover songs. 

Wed 15, 7.30pm: Classic Arab songs by Al-Khan band. 

Thurs 16, 7.30pm: Arab music concert features Al Mobhgeen band.  

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 9, 8pm: A concert features singer Wegdan performing songs of late singer Warda. 

Thurs 16, 7pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show presents Mohamed Mounir’s songs.


Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus

She Arts three-day international art and cultural festival features women in a diverse range of artistic creations that tell and share female stories and perspectives to the community. It incorporates various facets of arts by female artists from all around the world, or artists who portray women in music, performances, visual arts, poetry and other popular cultural activities.

Ewart Memorial Hall

Thurs 9, 7-8pm: Music concert by the Egyptian Harp Ensemble featuring Manal Mohie Eldeen, Mona Wassef and Amira Hamed (Egypt). (9.15 to 9.30pm) piano recital by Heba Soliman (Egypt). (9.30-10pm) a dance performance by AUC Alumni Folklore Group (Egypt). (5-6.30pm) Music competition for females. (6.30-8pm) Hip-Hop work shop and performance by Angélique Rochemont (France). 

Fri 10, 5-6.30pm: Music competition for females (8-8.30pm) electronic music by NABD, percussion by Sabrine El-Hossamy, DJ Shahir (Egypt). (8.30-9.30pm) a concert features singer/songwriter Banah (Palestine). 

Sat 11, 8.45- 9.30pm: Dance performance by La Ronde Quatuor / Yasmine Hugonnet (Switzerland).

Garden Stage 

Thurs 9, 8.15- 9.15pm: Musical concert by Portuguese singer, songwriter Susana Travassos (10.15 to11.15pm) a concert features singer Maryam Saleh (Egypt).

Fri 10, 6.30-8pm: Hip-Hop work shop and performance by Angélique Rochemont (France). (9.45 -10.45pm) a concert features singer Nesma Mahgoub (Egypt). (7.30-8.30pm) a concert by Fabrica band, founded by soprano Neven Allouba (Egypt).

Sat 11, 9.45 to 10.45pm: A musical concert by vocalist Nouran Abu Taleb (Egypt).


Zamalek Theatre

The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105

Thurs 9, 7pm: Arab rap by Abo El Anwar.  




Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 9, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble


*A version of this article appears in print in the 9 September, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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