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Lebanese singer Tania Saleh at the Opera House's Ramadan nights
Published in Al-Ahram Weekly on 16 - 05 - 2019

Ramadan Highlights
Amir Bashtak Palace
Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187
Sat 18, 9.30pm: The Arab Singing Youth concert features a group of the golden voices, conducted by maestro Medhat Abdel-Samiaa.
Thurs 23, 9.30pm: Classical music by Al-Nour wa Al-Amal Orchestra.
Amir Taz Palace
27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Salebiya St, Al-Khalifa district, Tel 02 2514 2581
Sat 18, 9.30pm: The Children Troupe for Al-Enshad Al-Dini (religious chanting).
Tues 21, 9.30pm: The Girls Troupe for Religious Chanting.
Wed 22, 9.30pm: The National Troupe for Folk Music concert.
Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 16, 9.30pm: Religious chanting by Sheikh Ehab Younis.
Fri 17, 9.30pm: Singer Noran Abu-Taleb.
Sun 19, 9.30pm: The National Arab Music Esnemble performs Abdel-Wahab songs.
Beit Al-Seheimi Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865 Every Sunday, 9.30pm: 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, 9.30pm: “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.
Thurs 16, 9.30pm: A concert features the National Centre for Theatre troupe.
Mon 20, Tues 21, Wed 22, 9.30pm: Al-Sira Al-Hilaliya (Al-Hilaliya saga) by Sheikh Zein Mahmoud.
Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Main Hall
Thurs 23, 9.30pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab music ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Open-Air Theatre
Thurs 16, 9.30pm: Munshid (religious chanter) Gawad Al-Shari from Morocco.
Fri 17, 9.30pm: Lebanese singer Tania Saleh.
Sat 18, 9.30pm: Singer Aida Al-Ayoubi and her band in a programme of religious songs.
Sun 19, 9.30pm: Egyptian piano and violin duo Fouad and Mounib.
Mon 20, 9.30pm: Munshid (religious chanter) Ali Al-Helbawi and his troupe perform religious chants.
Tues 21, 9.30pm: Singer Dina Al-Wadidi and her band.
Wed 22, 9.30pm: Nour Al-Naby (light of the Prophet) troupe for religious chanting.
Thurs 23, 9.30pm: Singer Khaled Selim and his band.
Small Hall
Mon 20, 9.30pm: Rawda Abdullah group from Tunisia.
Tues 21, 9.30pm: Maayouf Almagly troupe form Kuwait.
Wed 22, 9.30pm: Al-Mohamadiya troupe form Morocco.
Cairo North Fence
Bab Al-Nasr
Fri 17, 9pm: Al-Sebaaia troupe for religious chanting. Al-Ismailia Folk Arts troupe.
Sat 18, 9pm: A performance by Abu-Qeer troupe for Arab Music. The New Valley troupe performs folk dances and songs.
Sun 19, 9pm: Performances by Qena and Al-Sharqia troupes for Arab Music.
Mon 20, 9pm: A performance by the Cultural Palaces troupe for youth songs. A performance by Malawi troupe for folk arts.
Tues 21, 9pm: A performance by Toshka troupe. Al-Arish Folk Arts troupe.
Wed 22, 9pm: Sohag troupe for Arab Music. Al-Gharbiya Folk Arts troupe.
Thurs 23, 9pm: A performance by Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes. Aswan Folk Arts troupe.
Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre
1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo, Tel 02 2364 3103
Thurs 16, 9.30pm: Religious chanting by Sheikh Mahmoud Al-Tohami.
Fri 17, 9.30pm: The Arab Oud House Orchestra.
Sat 18, 9.30pm: Samaa concert, conducted by artist Entesar Abdel-Fattah.
Sun 19, 9.30pm: The National Troupe for Folk Music concert.

The Child Creativity Centre (Beit Al-Aini)
Al Azhar district, behind Al Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2514 2990
Thurs 23, 9.30pm: A concert features Beit Al-Aini Choir.
Darb 1718
Kasr El Shamaa St, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2741 3053/ 0109 3766188
Thurs 16, 9.30pm: Acacia folk band from Luxor performs folkloric song about Upper Egypt with their own fresh vision mixing them with different genres as rock, reggae, oriental and pop.
Fri 17, 9.30pm: Religious chanting by Sheikh Mahmoud Zein.
Sat 18, 9.30pm: Taksir Sharqi band presents works combining Egyptian folkloric music, such as zar and mawwal, with contemporary music.
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, 9.30pm).
Sun 19, 9.30pm: The Nubian Drums and Folk Instruments troupe, together with Hasaballah troupe in the same concert.
Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Fri 17, 9.30pm: The Cairo Opera Choir features pianist Pascale Rozier.
Sun 19, 9.30pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini (religious chanting) troupe.

Al-Hanager Arts Centre
Cairo Opera Complex, Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek,
Tel 02 2735 6861
Al-Saha Theatre
Thurs 16, 9.30pm: Classical music by Al-Nour wa Al-Amal Orchestra.
Fri 17, 9.30pm: A musical-poetic evening features poet Mohamed Bahgat, accompanied by Mohamed Baher band.
Sat 18, 9.30pm: An artistic performance by members of Al-Hefni Centre for People with special abilities.
Sun 19, 9.30pm: Reda Troupe for Folk Arts and Shows.
Mon 20, 9.30pm: The National Troupe for Folk Arts concert.
Tues 21, 9.30pm: The National Troupe for Folk Music in a concert of religious chanting.
Thurs 23, 9.30pm: A performance by the children of Upper Egypt Society for Education and Development.
Makan Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 02 2792 0878 Every Monday, 7pm: (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.
Manasterly Palace
The International Music Centre,1 Al-Malek Al-Saleh St, Al-Roda Island, Manial, Tel 02 2363 1467
Thurs 23, 9.30pm: Oud duet Ghassan Al-Youssef and Dina Abdel-Hamid.
El Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music
30 A El-Balaqsa St, Abdeen, Downtown, Tel 011 50995354
Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts
Thurs 16, 9pm: El-Suhbagiyya band performs folk dances and songs from Ismailia.
Every Saturday, 9pm: (fixed event) Asyad Al-Zar (The Zar Masters) band. The Zar Masters band is comprised of some of the few remaining Egyptian and Sudanese Zar performers playing Tanbura, Toza
(small 2 sides percussion) Mangour, (a wide belt of goat hooves worn around the hips), Marakesh (hand-held rattles) and the tambourine.
El-Sawy Culturewheel End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Wisdom Hall
Thurs 16, 9.30pm: Fabrica band revives Al-Leila Al-Kebira Puppet Theatre Show presenting the show with humans instead of the puppets.
Fri 17, 9.30pm: Contemporary Egyptian songs by Nagham Masry band.
Sat 18, 9.30pm: A stand-up comedy show by Ali Qandil.
Thurs 23, 9.30pm: Talents Kids band, led by violinist Islam Gad.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Main Hall
Fri 17, 9.30pm: American composers The Cairo Choral Society, the Cairo Celebration Chorus, and the Cairo Festival Orchestra L. Bernstein, J. Baboukis, M. Sedek, Leonard Bernstein: Serenade for Strings (after Plato's Symposium) Martin Sedek: The Four Seasons for Chorus and Strings John Baboukis: Requiem Mass for G.K. Chesterton Conductors: Nayer Nagui and John Baboukis.
Sat 18, 9.30pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiyah troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni performs Sufi dances and songs.
Small Hall
Sat 18, 8pm: Richard Wagner's Die Walküre opera Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
French Cultural Institute
30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952
Sun 19, 9pm: “A'sa Al-Nil” (Stick of the Nile) show, directed by Hassan Al-Gretly, revives the art of stick dancing.

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