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Published in Al-Ahram Weekly on 17 - 05 - 2016

Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Fri 20, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company presents a concert.

Beit Al-Sehemi
Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2591 3391
Every Sunday, 8.30pm: TheNile 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, 8.30pm: “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public performance by clowns in Al-Muiz 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
Main Hall
Sat 21, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Gabriela Pezone,presents “Dvorak Festival IV” featuring Meehae Ryo onvioloncello, performing Dvorak's “Symphony No 9” and Scarlatti's “Italian Overture”, among other compositions.
Sun 22, 8pm: Piano recital by Moushira Issa.
Thurs 26 and Fri 27, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Ballet Company, together with theCairo Opera Orchestra, present the “Cinderella” ballet.
Open-Air Theatre
Fri 20, 8pm: Boughdadi band, led by Magdi Boughdadi on the stringed instrument known as qanun.
Small Hall
Thurs 19, 8pm: Violin recital by Mohamed Abu-Arab.
Fri 20, 8pm: Violin recital by Yasser Al-Serafi and harp recital by Mona Wassif.
Sun 22, 8pm: A Spanish singing recital.
Mon 23, 8pm: Violin recital by Hossam Shehata and harp recital by Manal Mohieddin.
Tues 24, 8pm: Chamber music concert with Mariam Al-Mamluk.
Thurs 26, 8pm: Chamber music concert withGhada Shaker.

Cairo Jazz Club
197, 26th July St, Agouza, Tel 02 3345 9939
Thurs 19, 10.30pm:The soulful voice of Hassan Ramzy starts off the night, followed by the Bluezophrenia band, delivering their blues with a little rock and roll to get you on your feet! And then, The Cadillacs will close the night on a rock and roll high.
Fri 20, 10pm: Mixing master Mohasseb takes control of our Friday fever with his irresistible, high-energy progressive house tunes.
Sun 22, 10.30pm: Saxophonist and composer Shady Al-Qasseer performs music rich in modern Jazz harmonies, organic sounds and ethnic percussion.
Tues 24, 10.30pm: Wust Al-Balad band delivers a full spectrum of sounds, with expressive lyrics that are bound to stir your thoughts and emotions.

Cairo Festival City
Cairo Festival City Mall, New Cairo, Tel 011 2585 7777
Thurs 19, 9pm: Renowned Algerian singer Souad Massi performs her combination of North African folk music with other music genres, including Spanish flamenco and American folk rock.

Falaki Theatre
American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 8872 1446
Tues 24, 8pm: Compagnia Tarantarte-Nuova Danza Popolare presents “Passo a Sud,” part of the Puglia Sounds Export Programme 2016. “Passo a Sud” is a fusion of dance and music inspired by the Pizzica and Tarantismo Salento. The show is inspired by the Nuova Danza Popolare, from the Tarantarte Compagnia, directed by Maristella Martella, and the musical research of Officina Zoè. The chorus and the expressive power of folk dance are presented through original and contemporary choreographic interpretation with a strong feminine accent. It is a ritual dance, with moments of great emotional intensity.

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 19, 8pm: The Modern Dance Theatre Company presents “Deeper Than It Seems”.
Sun 22, 8pm: The Syrian Abu-Shaar Brothers band performs Sufi and religious songs.
Mon 23, 8pm: A concert of folk singing from Greece.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Moaiz St and Al-Azhar St, Tel 02 2514 7475 every Sat, Mon and Wed (9.30pm, free admission)
Al-Tanourawhirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 02 2792 0878
Every Monday: (fixed event) Zikr and Sufi night.
Every Tuesday, 9pm (doors open at 8.30pm): Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta; Nubian Fadeka music and songs with Aragid, featuring Saleh Abbass and Farah Al-Masri; traditional Sudanese music and songs performed by Queen of Henna Settouna; Al-Jaafra music played by musicians from Aswan; Nass Makan (People from Makan) and Sanet perform traditional music from Eritrea.
Every Wednesday, 9pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab.

Al-Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music
30 A Al-Balaqsa St, Abdeen, Downtown. Tel 011 5099 5354
Al-Dammah Theatre for Free Arts
Thurs 19, 8pm:The Ismailia-based Waziri band, featuring Mohamed Al-Waziri, the “King of Simsimia”, in concert. 

Misr Opera House
Al-Motamayez District, next to Dar Al-Fouad Hospital, 6th of October City, Giza, Tel 010 9444 4273/4/5. For ticket reservations, call 16828
Thurs 26, 8pm: A recital by pop singer Angham performing a collection of her much-loved songs and new releases from her latest hit album.

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
River Hall
Thurs 19, 7pm:Al-Kawkab (Planets) Arab Rock Festival.
Fri 20, 7pm: A night of Nubian music and songs.
Sat 21, 5pm: “Africairo” concert featuring Ahmed Omar, the Senet band and Asia Madani in a programme of African music.
Thurs 26, 7pm: “Three Boys and Three Girls with Ali Qandil,” a stand-up comedy show by Ali Qandil.
Wisdom Hall
Thurs 19, 8pm: A classical Arab music concert featuring singers Eman Al-Esaily and Ibrahim Farouk.
Sun 22, 7.30pm: A classical Arab music concert by the Misr band, led by singer and oud player Said Andalib.
Wed 25, 9pm:Pop singer Ali Al-Haggar in a repertoire of classical Arab songs as well as a number of his much-loved songs.
Thurs 26, 8pm:Poetry recital by poet Amin Haddad, accompanied by the music of the Eskenderilla band, which also performs the songs of Sayed Darwish and Sheikh Imam.

Sound and Light Theatre
The Sphinx Sq, Al-Haram, Giza Pyramids
Fri 20, 7-9pm: Live at the great Pyramids of Giza, an elegant and luxurious night featuring an exclusive performance by the legendary Majida Al-Roumi. A night in support of Ahl Masr Burns Hospital, the first non-profit specialized hospital treating burn injuries in the Middle East and North Africa (for information call 16863).
Thurs 26, 8pm: A spectacular night with Chris de Burgh live at the Pyramids (tickets are available at 48 Al-Thawra St, Dokki; for information call 02 3338 1199).


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03 486 5106
Fri 20, 8pm: The Konoz Arab Music troupe, led by Mahmoud Darwish, in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Sat 21, 8pm: A concert featuring the Alexandria Opera Chamber Orchestra.
Wed 25, 8pm: A concert of folk singing from Greece.
Thurs 26, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 483 9999
Conference Centre Main Hall
Thurs 19, 8pm: Contemporary Egyptian songs by the Massar Egbari band.
Fri 20, 8pm: HOH Acoustic Project concert featuring Hany Adel, Ousso Lotfy and Hany Al-Dakkak.

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