Egyptian troupe Mawlawiya concert at Al-Gumhouriya theater is a must-see – Music and dance – Al-Ahram Weekly

The Ministry of Culture applies all precautionary and preventive measures with daily sterilization of the rooms in order to ensure the safety of the public, artists and workers.

Arab Music Institute
22 rue Ramsis, Tel 02 2574 3373
Fri 17, 8 p.m .: Oud recital by Hisham Essam.
Sun 19, 8 p.m .: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble performs songs by Umm Kolthoum.
Wed 22, 8 p.m .: Concert by the Talent Development Center.

Beit Al-Seheimi Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865 songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments. Every Friday at 7 pm: “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public clown show in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.

Cairo opera house
Gezira Exhibition Center, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, ticket office 02 2739 0132/0144
Fontaine Theater
Thursday 16, 8 p.m .: A concert honors the memory of composer Baligh Hamdy, conducted by maestro Selim Sahab and featuring singer Afaf Rady.
Wed 22 and Thursday 23, 8 p.m .: The Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra present Verdi’s opera Aida.
Main hall
Sat 18, 8 p.m .: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Mon 20 and Wed 22, 8 p.m .: Concert by the Talent Development Center.
Thursday 23, 8 p.m .: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Small room
Thursday 16, 8 p.m .: Concert by the Talent Development Center.
Sun 19, 8 p.m .: The Egyptian Opera Group for Chamber Music, conducted by Shady Hanna.

Al-Gumhouriya Theater
12 Al-Gumhouriya Street, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thursday 16, 8 p.m .: Concert of songs composed by the late composer Mohamed Al-Mogui.
Fri 17, 8 p.m .: Gawharet Al-Sharq (Gem of the Orient) troupe for music and vocals.
Thursday 23, 8 p.m .: Egyptian troupe Mawlawiya, led by Sufi singer Amer Al-Toni, performs Sufi dances and songs.

Caravansaire Al-Ghouri Rue Mohamed Abdou, off Al-Muaaz and Al-Azhar streets, Tel 02 2514 7475 The whirling dervishes of Al-Tanoura perform to Sufi music (shows every Saturday and Wednesday, 7 p.m.).

1 rue Saad Zaghloul, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel. 2792 0878
Every Tuesday, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m .: Mawawil presents the singers Hend and Sara in a repertoire of traditional music from the Nile Delta, music from Al Jaafra played by the Arab tribes of Aswan and the group Nass Makan.
Every Wednesday, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Zar music and songs by the Mazaher ensemble with Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.
Thursday 23, 8 p.m. and doors open at 7:30 p.m .: Downtown Comedy Night Vol. 3, an evening full of laughter and emotions.

Art Space & Café room
10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St, Garden City, Tel 01000 681539
Thursday 16, 9 p.m .: Open Mic concert.
Fri 17, 9 p.m .: Sweet Sound group playing a diverse selection of old and new melodies and songs.
Sat 18, 9 p.m .: AfriCairo Collective is a musical initiative that brings together different artists to give Egyptian and African performances.
Sun 19, 8 p.m .: Karaoke evening.
The Spot Shopping Center, across from AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Mon 20, 9pm: Acoustic band Strings and Kicks covers all your favorite songs with a twist.
Tuesday, 21, 9 p.m .: Bohemian Project and powerful voice Yara Shifu celebrate the life of Amy Winehouse and commemorate her death with her music and the music she loved.

El-Sawy Culturewheel End 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 room will be open to only 25% of its capacity)
River room
Thursday 16, 7:30 p.m .: Arab music concert with the group Al Mobhgeen.
Fri 17, 7:30 p.m .: Ayamna Al Helwa group.
Sun 19, 8 p.m .: Singing recital by Ahmed Halim.
Mon 20, 7 p.m .: The Kurdan troupe performs all types of music, especially oriental music. The group plays different covers from the 80s and 90s.
Tuesday 21, 7:30 p.m .: Voice band, conducted by maestro Ahmed Salem.
Thursday 23, 8 p.m .: A reggae evening by the Meshwar group.
Hall of Wisdom
Thursday 16, 7 p.m .: The El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theater show presents the songs of Mohamed Mounir.
Thursday 23, 8 p.m .: A concert of classical Arabic songs with singer Ahmed Shawky.

Zamalek Theater
The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105
Fri 17, 8 p.m .: A concert features Sanaa Nabil, the granddaughter of diva Umm Kolthoum performing This is My Night, one of her much loved songs.


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theater)
Rue Fouad, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Sat 18, 8 p.m .: String orchestra of the Alexandria Opera.
Thursday 23, 8 p.m .: Concert of the Alexandria Opera Company for Arabic music and singing.

* A version of this article is published in the September 16, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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