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La Traviata
Published in Al-Ahram Weekly on 19 - 10 - 2017

Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St. Tel 02 2574 3373
Fri 20, 8pm: Yasser Soliman and his troupe Soiree perform classical Arab music and songs.
Sat 21, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert features tabla master Said Al-Artist on percussion performing classical Arab and shaaby compositions.
Sun 22, 8pm: Arab music concert features Asrar Al Gamal band.
Thurs 26, 8pm: Al Khan band conducted by its founder Fadi Al-Maghrabi performing classical Arab songs.

Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2591 3391
Every Sunday, 8.30pm: The Nile 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-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.

Amir Bashtak Palace
Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187
Thurs 19, 8pm: Rawaee Al Nagham (wonderful tunes) band performs classical Arab songs featuring vocalist Reem Kamal.
Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Main Hall
Thurs 19, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble performs selected songs in memory of Mohamed Fawzy, Mounir Mourad and Kamal Al-Taweel.
Fri 20, 8pm: Le Petits Chats performs in memory of Great Man & Artist Wagdi Francis With Orchestra conductor and arrangements by Nayer Nagui.
Sat 21, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Istvan Denes, celebrates Hungarian Flair performing Ferenc Erkel's “Hunyadi Laszlo” Overture, Franz Doppler's “Concerto for Two Flutes and Orchestra Hungarian Fantasy for Flute and Orchestra” Laszlo Lajtha's “Symphony No. 7” and featuring Ines Abdel Daim (flute), Peter Olah (flute).
Mon 23 and Tues 24, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by Italian maestro David Crescenzi performs Verdi's "La Traviata". On the first night Narcisa Brumar (Romania) portrays Violetta, Florin Estefan (Romania) portrays Germont.
Open-Air Theatre
Thurs 19, 8pm: Salsabil Al Nagham troupe, conducted by Ahmed Abdallah performs religious songs.
Sun 22, 8pm: Fonon Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by Mohamed Al-Naggar and featuring an array of young talents, performs classical Arab songs.
Small Hall
Thurs 26, 8pm: Yehia Khalil and his band perform selections of his Jazz arrangements and authentic eastern sounds compositions of his own.

Cairo Jazz Club
197, 26th July St, Agouza. Tel 02 3345 9939
Thurs 19, 10.30pm: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil and his band.
Sun 22, 10.30pm: Cocoon band led by Hesham Galal performs lively Latin Jazz.
Mon 23, 10.30pm: Ali Goede and Hisham Zahran two of Egypt's top DJs spin amazing House music.
Tues 24, 10.30pm: Wust El Balad band perform their famous songs and world blended Egyptian music.
French Cultural Centre
Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800
Thurs 19, 7pm-12.30am (Free entry): Dalidays is a celebration of the music icon and diva Dalida, hosted by The French Institute, Cairo Scene and Zawya Cinema. (7-8pm) Comemoration of Dalida led by musical director Hesham Galal (piano) features Lily Farid (mezzo soprano) Dalia Farid (soprano), Tarek Nassar (baritone), Samer George (bass guitar), Dimitar Mitko (trumpet) and Marwan Zaki (drums)
(8-9pm) Magnolia band performs a tribute to Dalida's songs. (9pm-12.30am) DJ Dina Al-Gharib performs international music.
Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 19, 8pm: The Arab Takht Ensemble, conducted by Yasser Moawad performs classical Arab music.
Fri 20, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe, conducted by maestro Alaa Abdel-Salam in a repertoire of religious songs and hymns.
Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Tel 02 2514 7475
Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music
(Performances every Sat, Mon and Wed, 8pm, free admission).
SaadZaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 02 2792 0878
Every Monday: (fixed event) Zikr and Sufi night.
Every Tuesday, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm and reservations is canceled at 7.30pm): 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, 8pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab.
Sun 22, 6pm: Nass Makan brings together the greatest musicians of Egypt on stage in a new sound.
In this formation famous custodians of the legacy of musical tradition, such as Zar performers together with unique musicians: arghoul, kawla, saxophone, trumpet, bass guiter, percussion, accordion, gypsies singer and Nubian singer (Free entry, Limited seats, Doors open at 5.30 pm and Reservations are canceled at 5.30 pm).

Manasterly Palace
Umm Kolthoum Museum,1 Al-Malek Al-Saleh St, Al-Roda Island, Manial, Tel 02 2363 1467
Thurs 26, 8pm: Sharee Al Fan (Art Street) troupe performs classical Arab songs.
El-Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music
30 A El-Balaqsa St, Abdeen, Downtown. Tel 011 50995354
Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts
Thurs 19, 8pm: Egyptian-Sudanese band Rango.
Thurs 26, 8pm: Mazamer El Nil band performs folk music from Upper Egypt.

Room Art Space
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Fri 20, 9 pm: Paranoid Eyes band performs songs of Pink Floyd.
Sat 21, 9pm: The quartet of guitarist Maurizio Abate featuring Maurice Louca (Keyboards/Rythms) Raed Yasine (Laptop/Keys/Voice/Fx) and Paed Conca (Clarinet/Fx) perform a set of improvised music.
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 20, 7pm: Black Theama, a trio perform a blend of reggae, rap, jazz, blues, rap, funk, and Nubian music and songs.
Thurs 26, 7.30pm: Afronubia and High Dam bands perform together songs of Aswan, Nubia and Africa through lyrics and music.
Wisdom Hall
Thurs 19, 7pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of the late singer Abdel Halim Hafiz performing a number of his much-loved songs.
Wed 25, 9pm: Ali El Haggar performs selections of his amazing songs.
Thurs 26, 7pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the glamour of Louis Armstrong, The Beatles and ABBA in three consecutive concerts performing number of their famous songs.

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Fri 20, 8pm: Alexandria Opera House String Orchestra, conducted by clarinist Mohamed Hamdy performs Mozart's "A Little Serenade" and "Symphony No.25" and Stamitz "Concerto No.3".
Sun 22 and Mon 23, 8pm: “Alamut Castle” show is performed by the Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre Company, choreographed by Monadel Antar and Sally Ahmed and directed by Monadel Antar.
Tue 24, 6pm: Alexandria Opera House Children Choir.
Thurs 26, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Ensemble for Music and Arab Singing honours the memory of late singer Mohamed Fawzy perform selections of his best.

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