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Tunisian singer Ghalia Benali at the Cairo Opera House
Published in Al-Ahram Weekly on 16 - 05 - 2019

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Amir Bashtak Palace
Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187
Thurs 23, 9.30pm: Classical music by Al-Nour wa Al-Amal Orchestra.
Sat 25, 9.30pm: The Arab Singing Youth concert features a group of the golden voices, conducted by maestro Medhat Abdel-Samiaa.

Amir Taz Palace
27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Salebiya St, Al-Khalifa district, Tel 02 2514 2581
Sat 25, 9.30pm: Al-Basira Troupe for Al-Enshad Al-Dini (religious chanting).

Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Fri 24 and Sat 25, 9.30pm: A gala concert by the Cairo Opera Company.
Sun 26, 9.30pm: The Arab Music Heritage Esnemble.
Thurs 30, 9.30pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble performs Umm Kolthoum 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.

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.
Fri 24, 9.30pm: Piano recital by Moushira Eissa.
Sat 25, 9.30pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Hisham Gabr, performs C. Nielsen's Aladdin Suite, Op. 34
and N. Rimsky-Korsakov's "Schehrazade" Symphonic Suite, Op.35.
Open-Air Theatre
Thurs 23, 9.30pm: Singer Khaled Selim and his band.
Fri 24, 9.30pm: Singer Nesma Mahgoub and her band.
Sat 25, 9.30pm: Religious chanting by Sheikh Yassin Al-Tohami.
Sun 26, 9.30pm: Tunisian artist Ghalia Benali and her band.
Mon 27, 9.30pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni, performs Sufi dances and songs.
Small Hall
Sat 25, 9.30pm: Fahd Al-Abdallah troupe (Lebanon Embassy).
Thurs 30, 9.30pm: Film music gala concert by the Cairo Opera Company.

Cairo North Fence
Bab Al-Nasr
Thurs 23, 9pm: A performance by Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes. Aswan Folk Arts troupe.
Fri 24, 9pm: Port-Said troupe for Arab Music. Assiut Folk Arts troupe.
Sat 25, 9pm: Almasriya troupe for Arab Music. Qena Folk Arts troupe.
Sun 26, 9pm: Mohamed Abdel-Wahab troupe for Arab Music. Al-Horriya Folk Arts troupe.
Mon 27, 9pm: The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments.
Tues 28, 9pm: A performance by Mustafa Kamel troupe for Arab Music. Port-Said Folk Arts troupe.

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 23, 9.30pm: El Dor El Awal band.
Fri 24, 9.30pm: Vocalist Basheer and his star band collect the heritage of Upper Egypt and incorporate these traditional Oriental sounds with modern western instruments.
Sat 25, 9.30pm: Egyptian vocalist Nouran and her band. She sings a mixture of Arabic jazz and pop songs from different eras as well as original songs composed by Samer George and Nouran.
Thurs 30, 9.30pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab.

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).

Goethe Institute
17 Hussein Wassif St, Mesaha Sq, Dokki, Tel 02 2575 9877
Thurs 23, 9pm: "Ya Sim", a contemporary Egyptian dance show performed by Sherine Hegazi, Nagham Salah, Nermine Habib, lighting designed by Saber Al-Sayed, choreographed and directed by Sherine Hegazi.
Thurs 30, 9pm: Taksir Sharqi band presents works combining Egyptian folkloric music, such as zar and mawwal, with contemporary music.

Al-Hanager Arts Centre
Cairo Opera Complex, Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek,
Tel 02 2735 6861
Al-Saha Theatre
Thurs 23, 9.30pm: A performance by the children of Upper Egypt Society for Education and Development.
Fri 24, 9.30pm: A performance by Angham Al-Shabab band. The National Circus shows.
Thurs 25, 9.30pm: The closing ceremony of the activities is featured by artist Fatema Mohamed Ali. The National Circus shows.

Makan
Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 02 2792 0878
Every Monday, 9pm: (fixed event) Zikr and Sufi night.
Every Tuesday, 9pm (doors open at 9.30pm 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.
Sat 25, 9.30pm: Al-Borda troupe.
Sun 26, 9.30pm: Anwar Al-Habib (Lights of the Lover) troupe performs songs in praise of Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H), directed by Hamdy Abul-Aala.
El Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music
30 A El-Balaqsa St, Abdeen, Downtown, Tel 011 50995354
Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts
Thurs 23, 9pm: Mazamer El Nil band, comprised of talented musicians and singers from Upper Egypt, performs folk songs.
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 23, 9.30pm: Talents Kids band, led by violinist Islam Gad.
Sat 25, 9.30pm: Arab rock music by Al Safy band.
Wed 29, 9.30pm: Singer Ali Al-Haggar.
Thurs 30, 9.30pm: Bahgaga band performs joyful songs as well as old and contemporary monologues.
Word Hall
Fri 24, 9.30pm: American singer and composer Kin String Folio performs indie rock.

Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
AUC's Tahrir Campus
Falaki Theatre
American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446
Thurs 23, 9pm: Singing recital by Hanan Mady.
Sat 25, 9pm: Oud recital by Georges Kazazian.


ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 30, 9.30pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Small Hall
Fri 24, 9.30pm: Classical Egyptian music and songs by Black and White group.


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