​Enjoy a Ramadan concert with singer Lena Chamamyan

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 19 Apr 2022

Chamamyan
Chamamyan

Amir Bashtak Palace

Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187

Fri 22, 9pm: Al-Khan band, led by artist Fady Maghraby, performs classical Arab songs.

 

 

Amir Taz Palace

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

Fri 22, 9pm: The House of Oud Orchestra performs classical Arab songs and compositions by the likes of Mohamed Abdel-Wahab and Nasseer Shamma. 

 

 

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Sun 24, 9.30pm: Umm Kolthoum songs performed by the Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble. 

Fri 29, 9.30pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble.  

 

 

Beit Al-Sinnari

Mongue Ally, Behind Al Saneya Secondary School, Al Sayeda Zeinab Square, Cairo, Tel 02 2390 9471

Thurs 21, 9pm: The Spiritual Nights of the Shrines begin, designed by artist Entisar Abdel-Fattah. It features Samaa International Ensemble for Chanting and Spiritual Music, Bannat Al-Hoor Ensemble, the Girls of Samaa group, budding chanters of the Samaa school for chanting, the Syrian Tawashih Ensemble, chanter Adnan Al-Sassah, in addition to the Nubian Drums and Folk Instruments Ensemble, Sesameya troupe from Suez, the Sharara Sextet features artist Hassan Sharara, Palestine troupe, Tablet El Set group, Port Said’s Little Fingers orchestra, and the Indonesia band. Flutist Rania Yahia, along with authentic Arab singing by Dalia Abdel-Wahab and her band, and harpist Manal Mohie El-Din and her band.

 

 

 

Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 9pm: 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, 9pm: “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

Sat 23, 9.30pm: A Ramadan evening features super star singer Medhat Saleh, accompanied by Amr Selim band. 

Main Hall

Thurs 21, 9.30pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble performs classical Arab songs. 

Open-Air Theatre

Fri 22, 9.30pm: A Ramadan evening features Syrian-Armenian singer Lena Chamamyan and her band. 

Sat 23, 9.30pm: A Ramadan evening. 

Small Hall

Thurs 21, 9.30pm: An Arab and Islamic Ramadan evening. 

 

 

 

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Fri 22, 9.30pm: A concert of songs composed by late composer Mohamed El-Moguie.  

Thurs 28, 9.30pm: Religious chanting by Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe.   

 

 

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).

Fri 22, 9pm: Religious chanting by Nour Al-Naby (The light of Prophet Mohamed) troupe.  

 

Al-Ghouri Dome

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

Thurs 21, 9pm: Al-Mawlawiya dervishes troupe. 

 

 

Makan

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

Every Tuesday, 9-10pm: 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, 9-10pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.

 

 

Al-Qubbah Palace

203 Teraat Al Gabal, Al Zaytoun Al Qebleyah, Hada'iq Al Qubbah, Cairo Governorate

Sat 23 to Wed 27, 5.30pm: After the end of the monarchy, and until the present time, Al-Qubbah Palace has not witnessed a major event like “The Palace tent in Ramadan 2022”. The Palace tent in Ramadan 2022 is a tent like no other! The tent is held in one of the famous royal palaces, which was built during the reign of Khedive Ismail, with unique royal architectural. You can have your iftar or sohour in a wonderful atmosphere that includes music and art. 

 

 

Rawabet Art Space

3 Hussien El Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown

Thurs 21, 10pm: A stand-up comedy show by The Comedy Bunch who are back for an after iftar treat! Only this time, they come with a whole new line-up. 

 

 

Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159

Thurs 21, 9pm: Luka Wel Batteekh is an indie folk band formed in 2021 by several members of the band formerly known as Do3souqa, alongside new members. The band’s influences include folk, Latin jazz, neo jazz and gnawa. 

Fri 22, 9pm: An original instrumental music project led by composer and oud player Aly Eissa. Featuring his diverse musical influences, Eissa’s compositions create versatile and twisted meditative atmospheres throughout the musical experience. Lineup: Sohieb El-Naggar (Keys),
Andrew Nasser (Violin), and Aly Eissa (oud and composition). 

Sat 23, 9pm: Rashad Fahim jazz trio will perform a mixture of jazz standards and original tunes in a variety of styles including swing Latin and funk jazz. Rashad Fahim trio: Rashad Fahim (Piano), Andre Segone (Bass), Amir Attalah (Drums). 

Thurs 28, 9pm: Khaltabeta band is a collaboration between music producer Peter Malak and vocalist Sarah Sherif. The team works on presenting a mixture of different musical styles between eastern and western, hence the name Khaltabeta. The band shares positivity through original and cover songs.

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

Tues 26, 9pm: Flamenca band presents a musical instrumental project that focuses on fusion between Spanish music, flamenco and Latin.  

 

 

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)

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 21, 9pm: Religious chanting by Wael El-Fashny.  

Sat 23, 9pm: Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe. 

Wed 27, 9pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Tony, performs Sufi chants and dances. 

 

 

Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077

Thurs 28, 9 -11pm: The renowned Al-Tanboura folklore troupe from Port Said will be performing in tandem with the AUC Folklore troupe on a Ramadan evening to be remembered. Heritage and fusion will reign as the Semsemeya joins the dancers in an unparalleled mood 

(Free admission; open to the public, register to guarantee a seat).   

 

 

 

ALEXANDRIA 

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 21, 9.30pm: A concert by Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing


*A version of this article appears in print in the 21 April, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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