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Published in Al-Ahram Weekly on 27 - 07 - 2016

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
The Opera House Summer Festival (15 July-31 August)
Open-Air Theatre
Tues 3, 8pm: For the first time in Egypt, Syrian singer Faia Younan sings a number of her much-loved songs.

Cairo Jazz Club
197, 26th July St, Agouza, Tel 02 3345 9939
Thurs 28, 10.30pm: Rock and roll by Bluezophrenia band. With over 15 years of performing under their belt, Screwdriver show us how it's done, covering a wide range of music genres from the 1970's funk to today's top chart pop hits.
Fri 29, 10pm: These 3 ladies are at the forefront of redefining CJC's DJ scene and prove that there is no party worth attending without a touch of female mixing power: Deerailed (Deep/Commercial House), FairouzT (Vocal House / Nu Disco) andMayounah (Nu Disco / Tech).
Sat 30, 10.30pm: Eftekasat band, is one of the very few Egyptian independent music groups that have managed to establish themselves on the music scene in such little time. Their original compositions can be classified as oriental jazz/fusion/jazz rock and sometimes world music, in so far as they attempt to find a new, unorthodox dimension for oriental musical themes through fusion with other musical styles, such as jazz, rock, and Latin.
Sun 31, 10.30pm: Cairo's finest jazz band Cocoon, grace our stage with a dazzling Latin and Cuban performance that will keep you on your feet.

Darb 1718
Kasr Al-Shamaa St, Al-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2741 2129
Wed 3 August, 8.30pm: Mazzika Fi Al-Sath (music on the roof) musical nights present Dokkan band from Egypt.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Tel 02 2514 7475
Al-Tanourawhirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music
(Performances every Sat, Mon and Wed, 8pm, free admission).

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
30A Al-Balaqsa St, Abdeen, Downtown, Tel 011 5099 5354
Al-Dammah Theatre for Free Arts
Thurs 28, 9pm: Zar and Sufi music and singing presented by the exceptional Abul Gheit Darawish (dervishes) band, provides an unusual evening and a spiritual experience, with Al-Tanoura dance (Egyptian version of the whirling dervishes), an exciting fusion of Egyptian folk art.

Al-Muaaz Street
Al-Mansour Qalawun Complex, for information and ticket reservations call 010 0488 8479/011 5876 7774
Sat 30, 7.15pm: “Unusual Egypt”, Al-Muaaz Street Night Carnival.

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 28, 7pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi singer Amer Al-Toni performs Sufi dances and songs.
Fri 29, 5pm: Celebrating the International Day of Nubia, a Nubian concert is presented.
Mon 1 August, 6.30pm: The First Opportunity concert features budding talents.
Tues 2 August, 8pm: The Band concert.
Wed 3 August, 7pm: Nubian songs performed by Mounib band.
Wisdom Hall
Thurs 28, 7.30pm: A singing recital by Omnia Hassan.
Sat 30, 9pm: Rock and heavy metal played by Head Stock band, founded by Hesham Zaki and featuring Hesham Zaki (Vocals), Ali Salem (Guitars & Backing Vocals), Mustafa Mito (Bass & Vocals), Tamer Essam (Drums) and Amr Hassan (Keyboards & Vocals).
Sun 31, 7pm: Religious chanting by Waslat Samaa band.
Tues 2 August, 8pm: A music concert features guitarist Shaker Abdel-Rahman.
Wed 3 August, 9pm: A singing recital by Rami Abul-Fotoh.
Thurs 4 August, 6&8pm:El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatreshow revives the concerts of diva Um Kolthoum playing two of her much-loved songs.
Word Hall
Sat 30, 7pm: Artistic evening with Sound of the Street band, accompanied by poetry recital by poets: Abdel-Tawab Al-Refaai, Sayed Arabi, Sobhi Beshai, Mahmoud Yehia, Ola Kandil among others.


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 28, 8pm: Singing recital by Iman Al-Bahr Darwish.
Fri 29, 8 pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz plays on marimba, accompanied by her band.
Sat 30, 8pm: Emdan Al-Nour (pillars of light) band.
Sun 31, 8pm: Abu-Shaar Brothers band from Syria performs Sufi songs.
Tues 2 August, 8pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi singer Amer Al-Toni performs Sufi dances and songs.
Wed 3 August, 8pm: Emerging singer Mohamed Mohsen in a repertoire of classical Arab songs by the likes of late singer and composer Sayed Darwish.
Thurs 4 August, 8pm:Singing recital by pop singer Khaled Selim.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
The BA's 14th annual International Summer Festival (29 July-8 September)
Main Hall
Fri 29, 8.30pm: Singer and oud player Marcel Khalife (Lebanon).
Open-Air Theatre
Sat 30, 8.30pm: Basataband (Egypt).
Sun31, 8.30pm:Al Nafeekha band, a wind instrument quintet (Egypt).
Mon 1, 8.30pm:KathakaliDance, is a nine member dance, one of the classical dances of India, led by Rajumohan Padinharey Kizhikkilode. It is a complex art, which is a combination of many different forms of art. It includes dance, drama, literature, music both vocal and instrumental, and plastic form of art, such as painting and sculpture. The perfect and balanced combination of all these fine arts makes Kathakali a unique and at the same time very complicated art form.
Tues 2, 8.30pm:Samaai band (Egypt).
Wed 3, 8.30pm:Eftekasat band (Egypt).
Thurs 4, 8.30pm:Syrian singer Faia Younan sings her much-loved songs.

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