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Published in Al-Ahram Weekly on 02 - 08 - 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 Jazz Club
197, 26th July St, Agouza, Tel 02 3345 9939
Thurs 4, 10.30pm: A new take on an old instrument; Nour Project takes the saxophone to a whole new level with their world music, influenced by the intertwining of western and oriental music in Egypt.
Fri 5, 10pm: Two of Cairo's finest Techno and Deep House DJs, promising a night that will not disappoint even the most die-hard electronic music fans.
Sat 6, 10.30pm: Originating from Upper Egypt,Basheer knows exactly how to utilize his deep cultural roots in creating a brilliant concoction of oriental sounds with modern fusions.
Sun 7, 10.30pm: The Wave Jazz band, paired with Adham Roshdy's powerful vocals successfully master your favourite jazz tunes and make them their own by adding a refreshing twist of funk.

Darb 1718
Kasr Al-Shamaa St, Al-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2741 2129
Wed 10, 8.30pm: Mazzika Fi Al-Sath (music on the roof) musical nights present singer Sherine Abdu.

ESCD Cultural Palace
Al Golf Area, Heliopolis
Sat 6, 7pm: Kathakali Dance, 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.

El Genaina Theatre
Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa, Tel 02 2362 5057
Sat 6, 7pm: Celebrating its first anniversary, Bahgaga band performs comic contemporary monologues and joyful songs accompanied by music played on cello, trumpet, saxophone, in addition to oud and percussions. The band features among others Asmaa Abu-Zeid, Raghda Galal, Samar Galal, Nehal Kamal.

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 4, 9pm: El Mastaba Center for Egyptian Folk Music invites you to attend a performance by El Tanbura next Thursday August. 4th, 2016 at El Dammah Theater at 09:00 PM
is Saturday, August 6th 2016, Asyad El Zar troupe will present its monthly performances, also at El Dammah Theatre (every first Saturday of the month), at 9:00 pm,
Thurs 11, 9pm: A night of Sudanese music and dance with Rango band.

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
Fri 5, 7.30pm: Religious chanting by Munshid (religious chanter) Ali Al-Helbawi.
Sat 6, 7pm:“Clash”, a stand-up comedy show.
Sun 7, 7pm: Black Theama band plays Nubian songs.
Wisdom Hall
Thurs 4 August, 6&8pm:El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatreshow revives the concerts of diva Um Kolthoum playing two of her much-loved songs.
Tues 9, 8pm: Contemporary Egyptian songs by Halawas band.
Wed 10, 8pm: Sufi chanting performed by Sultan Al-Arafeen band, conducted by Munshid Ahmed Suleiman.
Thurs 11, 78pm: A singing recital by Mohamed Al-Nahhas.

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 4, 8pm:Singing recital by pop singer Khaled Selim.
Fri 5, 8 pm: Tunisian singer Ghalia Benali, will be accompanied on stage by Doha Niazi band.
Sat 6, 8pm: Ala Mar Al-Agial (Over the Generations) band plays classical Arab music and songs featuring Mohamed Metwali, Mohamed Al-Kholi and Yasser Said.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
The BA's 14th annual International Summer Festival (29 July-8 September)
Open-Air Theatre
Fri 5, 8.30pm: Pop singer Hani Shaker (Egypt)in a repertoire of classical Arab songs as well as his much-loved songs.
Sun 7, 8.30pm: ‘Music from Here', a concert features Soot Fel Zahma and Wasla bands (Egypt), organised in cooperation with Goethe Institute in Alexandria.
Mon 8, 8.30pm: Les Compagnons band performs some oldies songs.
Tues 9, 8.30pm: Folkloric bands from Nubia and Sudan.
Wed 10, 8.30pm: Boghdadi band performs jazz music (Egypt).
Thurs 11, 8.30pm:Fouad and Mounib (Egypt).

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