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Taksir Sharqi band
Published in Al-Ahram Weekly on 31 - 01 - 2018


Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St. Tel 02 2574 3373
Fri 26, 8pm: Fan Ensemble features a concert of Arab singing.
Sun 28, 8pm: The Arab Music Institute Ensemble presents “Wahabiat” concert performing the best of Mohamed Abdel-Wahab.
Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2591 3391
Every Sunday, 7.30pm: 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, 7.30pm: “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.
Cairo Jazz Club
197, 26th July St, Agouza, Tel 02 3345 9939
Thurs 25, 10.30pm: Massar Egbari band live performance.
Fri 26, 10.30 pm: DJ mix with Mohasseb.
Sat 27, 10.30pm: Code Masr band and Sorour live music fusions performances.
Sun 28, 10.30pm: Cairo Big band live performance. Mon 29, 10.30pm: DJ mix with Ezz, Hafez and Misty.
Tues 30, 10.30pm: Dokkan band live performance.
Wed 31, 10.30pm: DJ mixes with Ramsi Lehner and Nakhla.
Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Main Hall
Thurs 25, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
Sat 27, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra performs hits from American movies featuring Hossam Shehata (violin), Amina Khairat (mezzo soprano).
Tues 30 and Wed 31, 8pm: Pianist Omar Khairat, accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestra performs a collection of his much-loved compositions.
Small Hall
Fri 26, 8pm: Eman Shaker and Friends concert.
Sat 27, 8pm: Puccini's opera Tosca is aired live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Sun 28, 8pm: George Kazazian music concert.
Mon 29, 8pm: A chamber music concert features Khaled Al-Showeikh.
Tues 30, 8pm: Piano recital by Alaa Yassin.
Wed 31, 8pm: Percussionist Nessma Abdel-Aziz plays on marimba.
Thurs 1, 8pm: Violin and piano recital by Yasmin Sami. Darb 1718
Kasr El Sham3 St, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2361 0511/ 0109 3766188 Thurs 25, 7pm: Singing and music concert by Paranoid Eyes band.
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, 7.30pm, free admission). Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 25 and Fri 26, 8pm: Ahmose performance by the Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre Company choreographed and directed by Mahmoud Moustafa.
Sun 28, 8pm: Religious singing and chanting Ensemble.
Tues 30 and Wed 31, 8pm: Al-Hilaly dance show is performed by Forsan Al-Sharq Heritage Company.
Italian Cultural Institute
3 Sheikh Al-Marsafi, Zamalek, Cairo, Tel 02 2735 5423/ 2735 8791
Sun 28, 7pm: A concert of Italian melodies performed by the Mediterranean Quartet featuring Luca Marziali and Edoardo De Angelis (violin), Roberto Molinelli (viola) and Roberto Trainini (violin cello).
Makan
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.
Tues 30, 8pm: Taksir Sharqi Arabic singing 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
Thurs 25, 7pm: A repertoire of Sufi songs and dances by Al-Mawlawiya Al-Masriya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni.
Fri 26, 7pm: Egyptian Project presents alternative Sufi singing and music.
Sat 27, 7pm: Wust Al-Balad band.
Sun 28, 7pm: Mido Beshir Southern singing concert.
Wed 31, 8pm: Mazeek project performing African fusion music and singing.
Thurs 1, 7.30pm: Abo Sha'r Brothers troupe from Syria performs Sufi and religious chants.
Wisdom Hall
Thurs 25, 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.
Fri 26, 7.30pm: Pop Arab singing concert by Arabish.
Sun 28, 7pm: Sary Omar and Nas band perform Arabic singing concert.
Tues 30, 7pm: Classical Arab music and songs by Al-Fan Al-Sadik troupe.
Wed 31, 7.30pm: Nagham Al-Canal music concert conducted by Hossam Hafez.
Thurs 1, 6pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of diva Umm Kolthoum performing two of her celebrated songs.
Umm Kolthoum Museum
1 Al Malek Al Saleh St, Manial Al-Roda, Tel 02 2363 1467
Sat 27, 8pm: "In Love for Egypt", an evening of singing and poetry features a galaxy of poets such as Abdel-Aziz Gweida and Abdallah Hassan, accompanied by The Orient Melodies musical troupe, conducted by Manal Afifi performing a number of national songs.
ALEXANDRIA
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Fri 26, 8pm: The Oriental Percussions Ensemble conducted by Said Al-Artist.
Sat 27, 8pm: India's Republic Day concert.
Thurs 1, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing commemorates the late diva Umm Kolthoum by performing numberof her songs.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Main Hall
Fri 26, 7pm: Bibliotheca Alexandrina Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro George Qalta commemorates Mozart's birth by performing a number of his compositions.
Small Hall
Fri 26, 7pm: Aqsa Al-Wasat band concert.
Sat 27, 7.55pm: Puccini's opera Tosca is aired live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.


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