Don’t miss Tango Legends company concerts in Cairo and Alexandria – Music and dance – Al-Ahram Weekly

Arabic Music Institute

22 rue Ramsis, tel. 02 2574 3373

Sat 21, 8 p.m.: The National Arab Music Ensemble performs songs by the late singer and composer Mohamed Abdel-Wahab.

American University in Cairo

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall

New Cairo Campus, room 2175, tel. 02 2615 2694

Malak Gabr Arts Theater

Thursday 19, 6-8 p.m.: Enjoy classical Arabic music performed by the UAC Arab Music Ensemble and students from Arabic theory IIdirected by Wael El Mahallawy and Alaa Sabr. Registration link:
(Free entry, live stream and open to the public. Due to Covid-19 seating is limited and guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. AUC guests must pre-register and present ID and proof of vaccination (or recent negative antigen test) upon entry).

Beit Al Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 7 p.m.: La Troupe du Nil for folk instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaaiperforms Upper Egyptian dances and songs on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday at 7 p.m.: “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), free public clown show in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and led by Nabil Bahgat.

Cairo Opera House

Gezira Exhibition Center, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, ticket office 02 2739 0132/0144

fountain theater

Sun 22, 8 p.m.: the National Arabic music Whole in a repertoire of classical Arabic songs.

main hall

Thu 19 – Fri 20, 8 p.m.: legends of tango company (Argentina).

Sat 21, 8 p.m.: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.

small room

Thursday 19, 8 p.m.: A harp recital by Mona Wassif.

Fri 20, 8 p.m.: Violin and piano recital by Yasmine Samy Ibrahim.

Sat 21, 7 p.m.: Donizetti’s opera Lucia of Lammermoor is broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Mon 23, 8 p.m.: The Egyptian opera group for chamber music.

Thursday 26, 8 p.m.: Flute recital by Rania Omar.

Al-Gumhouriya Theater

12 Al-Gumhouriya St., Abdin, tel. 02 2390 7707

Thursday 19, 8 p.m.: Forsan Al-Sharq for Heritage Company carried out Shagaret Al-Dore dance show.

Fri 20, 8 p.m.: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious songs.

Sun 22, 8 p.m.: Singing recital by Yasmine Ali.

Mon 23, 8 p.m.: Made the band features a soprano Neven Allouba.

Thursday 26, 8 p.m.: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arabic Music ensemble performs classic Arabic songs.

Al-Ghouri Caravanserai
Mohamed Abdou Street, near Al-Muaaz and Al-Azhar streets, tel. 02 2514 7475
Al Tanoura whirling dervishes perform for a living sufi music
(Performances every Saturday and Wednesday at 7 p.m.).

Greek Campus

28 Falaki St, Bab Al-Louk, Cairo, Tel 010 90322400

Thursday 26, 8 p.m.: A humorous stand-up by Hashem El-Garhy, Ahmed El-Sharqawy, Kerolos, mohamed hassanand Ahmad Morgan.

Italian cultural institute

3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy Street, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791

Sun 22, 7 p.m.: On the occasion of the Italian cinema programitalian maestro mario margiotta gives the piano concert »Federico Fellini and Nino Rota” performing Rota’s music. The great Italian director Federico Fellini and the eminent Italian composer Nino Rota were longtime collaborators.


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

Every Tuesday, 9-10 p.m.: Mawawil presents singers Hend and Sarah in a repertoire of traditional music from the Nile delta, Al Jaafra music played by the Arab tribes of Aswan and Nass Makan bandaged.

Every Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.: zar music and songs by Mazaher together with Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.

Unmissable Opera

Al-Motamayez District, next to Dar Al Fouad Hospital, 6th of October City, Giza, Tel. 01094444273/4/5 – 16828

Fri 20, 8 p.m.: A concert with a super star singer Ali El-Haggar.

Rawabet Art Space

3, rue Hussien El Meaamar ext. from Mahmoud Basiouny Street, Talaat Harb Square, Downtown

Sat 21, 8 p.m.: Led by women, directed by women and performed by women, “Comedy Sett” is a group of extremely satirical comedians: Kato, Reem, Bernadette, Donya and Ghada, who present series of hilarious and ticklish comedies.

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

Thursday 19, 9 p.m.: “Life is a joke” presents the humorous stand-up a list of the best comedians: Tarek Salem, Hassan Hossam, Mahmoud Khashaba, Tawfik El-Menshawy, Muazand Esraa El-Zarea.

Fri 20, 9 p.m.: Said Talaat Wel Sohba The group performs soundtracks, film songs, a variety of jazz, Arabic and international music, personal compositions and a new vision of melodic variations. The project follows the technique of singing by the oud, accompanied by piano and a group of instruments, in addition to percussion. The group members : Said Talaat (oud), Ayman Mostafa (piano), mohamed hamdi (bass guitar), Ali Kotb (guitar), and Shady Fouad (Percussion).
Sat 21, 9 p.m.: Casino Badi3a bohemian project is a new eastern branch where you are taken through a time machine to sing and dance to early 20s Egyptian folk. The musicians: Mo’men (oriental flute), Abdullah El-Asabgy (low), Abdul Rahman (Percussion), and singers Mariam Salem and Rehab Khattab.

Thursday 26, 9 p.m.: Mosaad Ozil is an Egyptian singer, songwriter and music producer. It has its own original songs and some traditional Arabic songs with very unique and different musical arrangements.

The Spot Mall, in front of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo

Sat 21, 8:30 p.m.: Comedy stand-up show Comedy Bunker.

Mon 23, 9 p.m.: Luka Wel Batteekh is an independent folk band formed in 2021. The band’s influences include folk, latin jazz, neo jazz and gnawa.

Tue 24, 9 p.m.: Strawberry Swing are the first recognized Coldplay tribute band in the Middle East.

El-Sawy Culture Wheel
End of July 26th Street, under May 15th Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448

(No entry without a mask and the room will be open at only 25% audience capacity)

River Room

Sun 22, 7 p.m.: Cairo tunes band brings old classic songs to life.

Mon 23, 7:30 p.m.: A singing recital by Imane Hussein.

Thursday 26, 7 p.m.: GTS bandaged.

hall of wisdom

Thursday 19, 7:30 p.m.: For the first time Ziad Sahab and Lamiaa El-Ghandour together on stage.

Fri 20, 7:30 p.m.: Syrian Abo Shaar Brothers troupe performs religious songs.

Sat 21, 7:30 p.m.: Hakawi El Moulid musical evening.

Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC)

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

Ewart Memorial Hall

Thursday 19, 8-10 p.m.: Isis String Orchestra, Isis Oud Set and Awtar Quartetdriven by Khalid Saleh features a fusion of Western classical music with Eastern Arabic tunes and instruments. The concert is held in loving memory of Mona Latif-Ghattas (1946 – 2021).
(Free entry, live stream and open to the public. Due to Covid-19 seating is limited and guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Proof of vaccination is required upon entry).


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)

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

Thursday 19, 8 p.m.: A concert by Alexandria Opera Company for Arabic Music and Singing.

Sat 21, 8 p.m.: A concert of works by the late composer mohamed el mogui.

Sun 22, 8 p.m.: legends of tango company (Argentina).

Tuesday 24, 8 p.m.: A concert by Alexandria’s Talent Development Center.

Thursday 26, 8 p.m.: Ala Mar Al Agyal (across generations) band.

*A version of this article appeared in the May 19, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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