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The 31st Arab Music Festival and Conference (October 20-November 3)

Arabic Music Institute

22 rue Ramsis, tel. 02 2574 3373

Thursday 3 p.m., 8 p.m.: Singers Taha Hussein, Ahmad Hassan, mohamed abdel hamid, Samah Abbas. Singer Ahmad Ibrahim gives a concert hosted by Omar Farahat.

Cairo Opera House

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

fountain theater

Thursday 3 p.m., 8 p.m.: The closing ceremony of the festival features the Syrian superstar Assala in a concert conducted by maestro Mustafa Helmy.


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)

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

Thursday 3 p.m., 8 p.m.: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble

presents singers mohamed hassan, Amira Ahmed, Reem Hamdi and Mahmoud Abdel Hamid. Super star Ali El-Haggar gives a concert conducted by maestro Ahmad Amer.

Manial Palace

1 Al-Saraya St, Manial, Cairo, Tel 02 23687495

Manial Palace Festival (November 2-9)

The garden

Thursday 3 p.m., 8 p.m.: A special evening in the garden features a world-renowned mezzo soprano Farrah El Dibany in a concert in two parts, accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestraled by maestro Ahmed Farrag.

Fri 4 p.m., 8 p.m.: Flamenco and Spanish guitar concert Asuncion PerezChoni(dance/choreography), Victor Bravo (Dance), David Bastidas (singer), and Juanma Torres (guitar). The second part of the concert presents Choni and Egyptian-Canadian guitarist and oud player Ali Omar El-Farouk.

Wed 9, 8 p.m.: A concert with a world-renowned pianist Ramzi Yassamusical advisor and artistic director of the Manial Palace Festival, in collaboration with an international mezzo soprano El Hadidi Gala.

The 14the Annual Cairo Jazz Festival (October 27 – November 4)

This year’s exciting annual International Jazz Festival takes place at several venues on the AUC’s Tahrir Square campus. Among the highlights of this action-packed program, a special environmental-themed show will feature unplugged jazz musicians playing a repertoire of classic and new melodies focused on the importance of a healthy and balanced relationship. with nature, one of the hallmarks of jazz music over the years.

Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC)

AUC Tahrir Campus, Downtown, 24 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo, Tel. 012 88721446

Ewart Memorial Hall

Thursday 3, 8 p.m.: Veronika Chi-Chi and Dmitry Galovanov and friends (Lithuania/Egypt). (9:30 p.m.) The Orchestra of the Egyptian Jazz Society with Joao Pedro Brandao Quartet (Egypt/Portugal).

Fri 4, 6:30 p.m.: Dave Meder Trio “Songs and Stories” (USA). (8 p.m.) Mary Chain and group (Germany). (9:30 p.m.) OLODUM (Brazil).

Fountain Scene

Fri 4, 2:30 p.m.: Jazzinino musicians showcase.

Cairo Jazz Club

197 July 26th Street, Agouza. Tel 02 3345 9939

Jazz beyond the stage

Thursday 3, 9:30 p.m.: Andy Ninvalle and the bad pharaohs (Holland/Egypt).

Sat 5, 9:30 p.m.: Eftekasat group (After Party).


Jesuit Cultural Center

298 Port Said St, Cleopatra, Sidi Gaber, Alexandria, Tel 01090958108

Thursday 38 p.m.: diver santa claus (Hungary).

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

main hall

Tue 8 and Wed 9, 8 p.m.: The Modern dance theater company present Scheherazade To display.

open air theater

Wed 9, 8 p.m.: The Cairo Opera group for chamber music Features Mahmoud Osman.

small room

Mon 7, 8 p.m.: A singing recital by Ahmad Abdel Satar.

Tuesday 8 p.m., 8 p.m.: Flute and harp recital by Reham Fayed and Mona Wassef.

Thursday 10, 8 p.m.: Rania Yehia and his band.

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 7:30 p.m.).


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

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.


New Cairo

Fri 4, 8 p.m.: Wegz‘s Experience is the first event of its kind that is hosted and produced by Wegz sharing and celebrating a milestone showcasing Wegz like he’s never been seen before.

The event is an immersive experience taking the audience into the spirit of Wegzsharing his musical journey through a carefully curated live performance using theatrical set design, concept-driven choreography, and high-tech CGI and light shows.

The Marquee-Cairo Festival City

New Cairo

Fri 4, 9 p.m.: Cairo steps group, led by an oud player Bassem Darwishbringing their rhythmic jazz sounds, associated with their diverse cultural origins.

Pyramids of Giza

Giza Plateau, Al-Haram

Fri 4 p.m., 7 p.m.: World-renowned classical/rock violinist daisy jopling in dynamic collaboration with Egyptian stars Hany Adel and Noha FekriEgyptian rock band Wust El Baladand AfriCairo Collective.

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

Fri 4, 8 p.m.: Open Mic evening.

Sat 5, 9 p.m.: JJ Quartet is an all-Egyptian band playing thrilling rearrangements of bop and post-bop era jazz standards.

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

Thursday 109 p.m.: Dark is an opeth tribute band that strives to bring the opeth experience to fans across Egypt. Bleak will be playing the entire “Damnation” album along with some other surprises, so get ready for one hell of a night.

Sat 5 p.m., 9 p.m.: A humorous evening by Sticks.

Sun 6, 9 p.m.: Downtown Comedy give a stand-up comedy show.

Mon 7, 9 p.m.: Egyptian oud singer and player Saad El Oud presents the authentic Egyptian heritage songs with a light and distinguished Egyptian character based on audience interaction and singing.

Tuesday 8, 9 p.m.: DarQube band is an Egyptian music group that pays tribute to the well-known group imagine Dragons with their own musical style.

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

Thursday 3 p.m., 6 p.m.: Singing recital by Amira El-Bialy.

Sun 6, 7 p.m.: Singing recital by Mustapha Ghanem.

Mon 7, 6:30 p.m.: Anghamna group, led by maestro Sharif Abbass.

Tue 20, 7 p.m.: Singing recital by Souzan Mokhtar.

Wed 9, 7 p.m.: El-Saqy religious singing troupe.

Thursday 10, 7 p.m.: Pop singer mohamed adawya.

hall of wisdom

Thu 3 and Fri 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theater The show brings Umm Kolthoum’s song concerts to life by performing two of her most beloved songs.

Fri 4, 7:30 p.m.: Violin and piano recital by Fouad and Mounib.

Sat 7, 7 p.m.: Metallica and Linkin Park tribute evening by VYRUS and FIGURE 09.

Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC)

AUC Tahrir Campus, Downtown, 24 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo, Tel. 012 88721446

Main garden

Wed 9, 8 p.m.: Trio Teryola is led by Hany El Badrythe founder and musical director of Teryola, and a leading Egyptian nay player who uses the instrument in new creative canons.


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)

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

Mon 7, 8 p.m.: Flamenco concert (Spain).

Alexandrina Library

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999

main hall

Thursday 10, 7 p.m. (open to the public): Kato Hafez Project concert.

*A version of this article appeared in the November 3, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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