Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Sat 28, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble performs songs of late singer and composer Mohamed Abdel-Wahab.
American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus
Fri 3 June, 7pm: After a two-year break, AUC’s Student Union concerts are making a comeback stronger than ever. Prepare for a unique out of time experience with the performance of the iconic Tamer Hosny, the top artist in Africa and the Middle East, and the rising rap scene with the upbeat Afroto.
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
Fri 27, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by maestro Selim Sahab, in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Sat 28, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Tues 31, 8pm: The Conservatoire concert.
Thurs 26, 8pm: Flute recital by Rania Omar.
Mon 30, 5pm: The Korean Cultural Week 2022 (22-30 May) presents a Korean musical concert by Ensemble SU. The Korean band will perform a fusion music that blends Korean traditional instruments with western instruments. Since being founded in 2015, Ensemble SU has been touring around the world to bring their blend of music to the ears of the masses.
The Child Museum
34 Abou Bakr El-Sedeek, El-Bostan, Heliopolis, Cairo, Tel 02 27714915 / 02 27715246
Thurs 26, 5pm (free of charge): On the occasion of the EU Month in Egypt, the Austrian Cultural Forum will host a reception for the winners of this year's ‘Battle of the Bands 2022’. Each year, the Battle of the Bands brings together musicians from all over Egypt. The 2022 battle was held on 18 March and participating bands competed in five different categories: Rock Bands, Big Bands, Choir, Independent Bands and Go Original. The winners of all categories will perform live at the Child Museum in Heliopolis.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 26, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble performs classical Arab songs.
Fri 27, 8pm: The Arabic Takht troupe, conducted by Yasser Moawad.
Sun 29, 8pm: A concert of songs composed by the late Baligh Hamdy.
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).
28 Falaki St, Bab Al-Louk, Cairo, Tel 010 90322400
Thurs 26, 8pm: A stand-up comedy show features Hashem El-Garhy, Ahmed El-Sharqawy, Kerolos Azer, Mohamed Hassan, and Ahmed Morgan.
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.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 26, 9pm: Mosad Ozil is an Egyptian singer, composer and music producer. He has his own original songs and some Arabic traditional songs with very unique and different music arrangements.
Fri 27, 9pm: The Gypsy Jazz Project presents an extraordinary mixture of Up-swinging, Waltzy and sometimes quite tranquil and ballad-ish music that was first influenced by the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and their Gypsy Jazz tunes.
Sat 28, 9pm: Mangabeys band is back featuring Ahmed Rayan
(lead/rhythm guitarist & backing Vocals), Hussein El-Attar (lead/rhythm guitarist), Ibrahim El-Attar (bassist), Mohamed Abaza (drummer and backing vocals), Youssef Rayan (Main Vocals).
Thurs 2 June, 9pm:
The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Mon 30, 9pm: Come vibe with us and sing your hearts as loud as you can with a night full of dancing and cool music only at “Let’s Vibe with Ria” concert.
Tues 31, 9pm: Egyptian singer Ahmad Ali El-Haggar and his band perform music inspired by that tradition fused with Jazz and Neo-soul.
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 26, 7pm: STG band.
Fri 27, 7.30pm: A pure spiritual mood with El-Hadra troupe performing Sufi chants.
Sat 28, 7pm: Sufi chanting and dancing by Al-Mawlawiya Al-Masreya, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Tony.
Sun 29, 7pm: A singing recital by Dina El-Masry, for the first time at El Sawy Culturewheel.
Fri 27, 7.30pm: Pappillon band, led by Ahmed Gouda.
Tues 31, 7pm: Nevine Allouba Academy presents a concert of international musicals performed by the academy’s talented children.
Thurs 2 June, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of diva Umm Kolthoum performing Amal Hayati (hope of my life) and Awedt Einy (my eyes get used to see you) 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: Ala Mar Al Agyal (through the generations) band.
Sun 29, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Children Choir concert.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 26 May, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.