Austrian contemporary dance show Hydráos to be presented at the National Theater – Music and dance – Al-Ahram Weekly
Beit Al Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 7 p.m.: La Troupe du Nil for folk instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaaiperforms Upper Egyptian dances and songs on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday at 7 p.m.: “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), free public clown show in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and led by Nabil Bahgat.
Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Center, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, ticket office 02 2739 0132/0144
Fri 2, 8 p.m.: The Talent Development Center concert.
Sat 15, 8 p.m.: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Fri 2, 8 p.m.: Harp recital by Yasmine ElHarby.
Thursday 8, 8 p.m.: Racha Yehia and his band.
open air theater
Fri 9, 8 p.m.: Percussionist Nesma Abdel Aziz plays the marimba, accompanied by his orchestra.
Mohamed Abdou Street, near Al-Muaaz and Al-Azhar streets, tel. 02 2514 7475
Al Tanoura whirling dervishes perform for a living sufi music
(Performances every Saturday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.).
12 Al-Gumhouriya St., Abdin, tel. 02 2390 7707
Fri 9, 8 p.m.: The National Arabic music together in a repertoire of classic Arabic songs.
1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878
Every Tuesday, 9-10 p.m.: Mawawil presents singers Hend and Sarah in a repertoire of traditional music from the Nile delta, Al Jaafra music played by the Arab tribes of Aswan and Nass Makan bandaged.
Every Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.: zar music and songs by Mazaher together with Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.
Rawabet Art Space
3, rue Hussien El Meaamar ext. from Mahmoud Basiouny Street, Talaat Harb Square, Downtown
Fri 2 p.m., 7 p.m.: Live interactive comedy show from Omar El Gamal.
Sat 15, 8 p.m.: Consecutive musical performances by Ahmad Mustafa xpress and Mohammad Bonga. Start the evening with Ahmed X’s set, an experimental fusion of electronics and shaaby music inspired by the authentic sounds of the city. After Ahmed X, Bonga will express his journey through the genres of trip-hop, hip-hop and electronic music. End the evening in style, as the two musicians perform together for a final joint session.
Al-Qawmi Theater (the national theater)
Al Attaba Square, in front of Attab Post Office, Cairo, Tel, 02 25917783
Fri 2 and Sat 3, 7-8.30 p.m. (Free entrance): hammered rhythms, atmospheric piano compositions and expressive combinations – the Austrian contemporary dance performance ‘Hydráos’ takes us into a fantastic blue-green underwater world with its extraterrestrial water creatures.
They are alive. They breathe. There is moving. Deafened by water. Are they animals? Plants? Or are they human beings? Three dancers in tight-fitting full bodysuits crawl, roll, stand and wiggle across the stage. The avant-garde performance of the Austrian Editta Braun company is a lyrical fantasy about the history of evolution and illustrates the closeness of human beings to nature. This performance cannot be described in words, it can only be experienced. The show is presented on the occasion of the 29th edition of the Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theater (CIFET). Choreography, Artistic Direction, Stage: Editta Braun, Dance, Research: Martyna Lorenc, Sonia Borkowicz, Rosana RibeiroMembership by Thierry ZaboitzeffLightweight design by Thomas Hinterbergand
Dramaturgy by Gerda Poschmann-Reichenau.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel. 01000 068 159
Thursday 1, 9 p.m.: Amr Gahin and Amira Reda in a concert that includes oriental rhythms mixed with western rhythms like Reggae and Funk.
Fri 2 p.m., 9 p.m.: Best of Arabic cover covers, both contemporary and classic, performed by the singer Reem Ezzeldin.
Sat 3 p.m., 9 p.m.: Egyptian singer and composer Mosad Ozil performs its own original songs and some traditional Arabic songs with very unique and different musical arrangements.
Thursday 8, 9 p.m.: DarQubeis an Egyptian music group that pays tribute to the famous group imagine Dragons with their own musical style. Group members: miram hossam -Vocal, Akram Ali -Piano
Row Magdy – Bass guitar, Weam Hossam – Main guitar, Ahmed Elgharib – Acoustic guitar, and Mohammad Moksh – Drums.
The Spot Mall, in front of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Sat 3, 9 p.m.: Sticks stand-up comedy show.
Sun 4, 9 p.m.: The monthly Open mic night.
Monday 5, 9 p.m.: Rising Egyptian pop-star Yasser Ayoub will be on stage with Egyptian pop music with his breathtaking voice.
Tue 6, 9 p.m.: Rap night featuring upcoming artists from mcm records.
El-Sawy Culture Wheel
End of July 26th Street, under May 15th Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
(No entry without a mask and the room will be open at only 25% audience capacity)
Thursday 1st, 7 p.m.: Sufi songs and dances by El Mawlawiya El Masria troupe, led by a Sufi singer Amer El-Tony.
Fri 2, 7:30 p.m.: Fouad and Mounib concert.
Sun 4, 8 p.m.: Neveen Allouba Concert of the Vocal Academy.
Wed 7, 8 p.m.: Naghamat group, led by the artist Rushdy Badawy.
Thursday 8 p.m., 7 p.m.: A reggae concert by Meshwar X Usif.
hall of wisdom
Game 1, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theater The show brings to life the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her most beloved songs: Fakarony (remind me) and Ya Msharny (oh you wake me up).
Fri 2, 8 p.m.: A concert by Neveen Allouba Vocal Academy.
Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, tel. 01101153105
Thursday 1, 8 p.m.: Jordanian singer, songwriter and composer Aziz Maraka will perform his hits including Mafi Menik (no one is like you), Bethlawi (you become more beautiful), and Meen Gallek (who told you).
Fri 2, 8 p.m.: Amr Hassan in another poetic-musical concert.
Alexandria Opera (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad Street, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thursday 8, 8 p.m.: Alexandria Opera Company for Arabic music and singing.
*A version of this article appeared in the September 1, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.