Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 6, 8pm: The new year and Christmas gala concert will feature the Cairo Opera Company, accompanied by pianist Greig Martin, in a concert of international songs. The concert features opera singers Iman Mustafa, Reda Al-Wakeel, Tahia Shamseddin, Emad Adel, Nesreen Roushdy, and is directed by Mahdy El-Sayyed.
Sun 9, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
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
Sat 8, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Sun 9, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble performs Umm Kolthoum songs.
Wed 12 (8pm), Thurs 13 and Fri 14, (11am and 8pm): The Royal National Ballet of Georgia company presents Fire of Georgia dance show.
Mon 10, 8pm: Viola and piano recitals by Suzanne Saber and Mohamed Shams respectively.
KM 26 Cairo / Suez Road, North of Family Park, Al Rehab City, 2nd Entrance, New Cairo City, 11841
Fri 7, doors open at 2pm, Event starts at 5pm: Wegz, Legacy and DizzyTooSkinny.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Sat 8, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Thurs 13, 8pm: Cairo Café band features Ali Sharaf.
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 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 6, 9pm: BLITZ is a RHCP Tribute band, their funk rock music is known to have lots of energy and some serious bass playing.
Fri 7, 9pm: 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.
Sat 8, 9pm: Mishwaar (journey/walk) is a storytelling show by the Palestinian poet, Lulu Rafat. It evokes the traumas we collectively face, in our own bodies, homes and streets, only to leave us in a bare world, fighting to reconstruct the love, safety and compassion we never received. Come join us in this Mishwaar with Lulu, and Ahmed Ali (percussions), to create the safe space we need, for our souls to grow lovingly into their purpose.
Sun 9, 8pm: Karaoke night.
Thurs 13, 9pm: The Gypsy Jazz Project presents an extraordinary mixture of Up-swinging, Waltzy and sometimes quite tranquil and ballad-ish music.
The Spot mall, Infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Fri 7, 9pm: Egyptian progressive rock band Paranoid Eyes covers the tunes of Pink Floyd and the solo projects released by the
legendary David Gilmour and Roger Waters.
Tues 11, 9.30pm: Flamenca band performs Spanish and oriental music.
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)
Thurs 6, 7.30pm: A singing recital by Radwa El-Awady.
Fri 7, 8pm: Sufi chanting by Sheikh Mahmoud El-Tohamy.
Sat 8, 6pm: Rockers Night features Tafaqum, Riverwood, and Zaer bands.
Sun 9, 6pm: Live concert by Grama Fann band.
Mon 10, 7.30pm: Tempo band, led by Ezzat Bassiouny, presents a concert of oriental percussion.
Wed 12, 7pm: A singing recital by Mohamed Nomeir.
Thurs 13, 7.30pm: The Sinatra Show by Gaby Bishara.
Thurs 6, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives Umm Kolthoum songs performing two of her much-loved songs.
The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105
Thurs 6, 7pm: Emsallam, Raptor and Evil in a live concert.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 6 and Thurs 13, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.
Fri 7, 8pm: Gawharet Al-Sharq (gem of the orient) for Arab music and singing, conducted by Ayman Mohie Eddin.
Sat 8, (11am and 8pm): Artist Tarek Alarabi Tourgane band.
v*A version of this article appears in print in the 6 January, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.