Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Sun 29, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire 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
Thurs 19, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Sat 21, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nader Abbassi featuring violinist Salma Sorour, together with A Cappella Choir, performs F. Liszt’s Dante Symphonie and D. Shostakovich’s concerto No.1 for violin and orchestra.
Sun 22, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui, performs composer Rageh Dawoud’s compositions.
Mon 23, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
Wed 25, Thurs 26, Fri 27, 8pm: Balletto di Milano ballet company (Italy) performs Carmen and Tango ballets.
Thurs 19, 8pm: A show of Spanish and Latin dances performed by Mona Burkhard.
Fri 20, 8pm: Violin recital by Samy Ibrahim.
Thurs 26, 8pm: Singing recital by Hannan Mady.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 19 and Fri 20, 8pm: A gala concert by the Cairo Opera Company performs songs of Sinatra and Bocelli.
Sun 22, 8pm: A concert of late composer Baligh Hamdy’s compositions.
Thurs 26 and Fri 27, 8pm: A contemporary dance show by the Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre company.
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, 7.30pm).
1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878
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.
Rawabet Art Space
3 Hussien El Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown
Thurs 19, 8pm: A concert features singer, poet and composer Mustafa Hussein. The vibes of his songs offer a variety of classic, modern, folklore and underground genres. Whereas, his lyrics are a mix of social, romantic, satirical, and others motifs. He combines oriental and western music forms in harmony, and this is echoed in his redistribution of some old songs with a modern touch.
Sat 21, 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by The Comedy Bunch.
Room Art Space & Café 10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 19, 9pm: Estabena (an Egyptian word borrowed from the Italian language which means "we agree") band performs folk music from the Mediterranean countries: Morocco, Egypt, Italy, Greece, Algeria, and France. Fri 20, 9pm: A concert by Andrew Milad Trio (a newborn band made up of young musicians, all of which, are less than 18 years old) features saxophonist Amr Wagih.
Sat 21, 9pm: First live performance by singer Shahira Kamal in 2023. Her music contains a diverse combination of Arabic original songs with an indie pop feel, offering different tastes and moods yet unifying a unique collective sound that presents a strong identity, her lyrics swing from romance to philosophy to social sarcasm.
Thurs 26, 9pm: Teryola band is bringing you a unique concert titled “Meditation”. While enjoying the trio’s original compositions, the audience will embrace inner peace, away from the negative energies surrounding us in daily life.
The Spot mall, Infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Sat 21, 9pm: Stand-up comedy show by Giggle Terminal.
Sun 22, 9pm: A stand-up comedy show by The Comedy Bunch.
Mon 23, 9pm: Ritmo, Cairo’s premier girl band in Egypt, performs their unique blends of Oriental, disco, rock, old English and top trending songs from across the world.
Tues 24, 9pm: Blues Rock Night by Foxxy – 404.
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)
Thurs 19, 7pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Tony, performs Sufi chants and dances.
Fri 20, 8pm: Ayamna El-Helwa band, led by maestro Mohamed Osman, celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Sun 22, 7pm: Arab music concert features singer Ismail Sadek.
Mon 23, 7pm: Kurdan band, led by singer and oud player Ali El-Mansi, performs all types of music as well as different cover songs from the eighties and nineties by a group of talented singers.
Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe.
Tues 24, 7pm: El-Maestro troupe, conducted by maestro Iman El-Guindy, performs classical Arab songs.
Wed 25, 7pm: “Fayrouz Night” concert singer Mariam Talaat.
Thurs 26, 8pm: “A Night for the Love of Ahmed El-Haggar” concert honors the memory of singer and oud player Ahmed El-Haggar features his brother superstar singer Ali El-Haggar and his son singer Ahmed Ali El-Haggar.
Thurs 19, 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by Comedy Mix featuring among others Badr Nour, Hamza Bahaa, and Hossam Edris.
Fri 20, 7pm: A concert by the Sound of Games.
Thurs 26, 8pm: A concert features singer Ali El-Helbawi.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 19, 8pm: Alexandria Opera House Company for Arab music and singing.
Fri 20, 8pm: Oriental jazz concert by Yehia Khalil and his band.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Sat 28, 7pm: The BA Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui
performs Rageh Dawoud’s dramatical works.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 19 January, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.