Arabic Music Institute
22 rue Ramsis, tel. 02 2574 3373
Sun 10, 9.30 p.m.: The Set of Arab musical heritage in a repertoire of classical Arabic songs.
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
Thursday 7, 9.30 p.m.: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble.
Sat 9, 9:30 p.m.: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Wed 13, 9:30 p.m.: A Ramadan evening with the artist Tarek Al-Araby Tarkan and his sons.
open air theater
Thursday 7, 9:30 p.m.: A concert by the psalmist Marco Mamdouh.
Tue 12, 9:30 p.m.: A Ramadan evening hosted by brass sound bandaged. The second part of the concert presents Al Hadra Sufi singing troupe.
Thursday 14, 9.30 p.m.: Percussionist Nesma Abdel Aziz and his band.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St., Abdin, tel. 02 2390 7707
Fri 8, 9:30 p.m.: the National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arabic songs.
Thursday 14, 9:30 p.m.: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe sings religious songs.
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 p.m.).
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.
Al Qubbah Palace
203 Teraat Al Gabal, Al Zaytoun Al Qebleyah, Hada’iq Al Qubbah, Cairo Governorate
Thursday 7 to Tuesday 12, 9:30 p.m.: After the end of the monarchy, and until today, Al-Qubbah Palace has not experienced a major event like “The Palace Tent during Ramadan 2022 “. The Palace in Ramadan 2022 tent is a tent like no other! The tent stands in one of the famous royal palaces, which was built during the reign of Khedive Ismail, with unique royal architecture. You can have your iftar Where Sohour in a wonderful atmosphere that includes music and art.
Rawabet Art Space
3, rue Hussien El Meaamar ext. from Mahmoud Basiouny Street, Talaat Harb Square, Downtown
Fri 8, 9:30 p.m.: Nancy MounierNozhet El Nofous de is a transcendent audiovisual exploration of musical freedom through the prism of century-old archival recordings. The characteristics of the concert Youssra El-Hawary (accordion), Nadia Safwat (trumpet), Ahmad Amine (bass), Mounir Maher (piano), Philip Simonsen (trombone) and Nancy Mounir (violin and theremin) with Mounira El Mahdeya, Hayat Sabry, Fatma Serry, Saleh Abdel Hay and Abdel Latif El Banna.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel. 01000 068 159
Fri 8, 9:30 p.m.: The Beyond Creation concert presents a a lot of chill music
fusions with different electronic instruments and a few guests to spice up the set differently with each of them.
Sat 9, 9 p.m.: Live the atmosphere of Ramadan with Takht El Sellem band in their first live performance at Room Art Space. Enjoy their original tracks and fusion mashups in a completely unique setting #TakhtElSellem Ramadan style!
Thursday 2, 9 p.m.: Tarek Raouf The ensemble presents jazz standards and original compositions by Egyptian trumpeter and composer Tarek Raouf.
The Spot Mall, in front of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Sat 9, 9 p.m.: the comedy group presents the 10th Make’em Laugh: Ramadan Edition.
Mon 11, 9 p.m.: Mashro3 rooh.
Tue 12, 9 p.m.: Kayan group, founded by Azmy, interprets English and oriental music. The group members are Azmy (violinist), Hamdoon (percussion), Elagar (array), Hadder Elgamal (Drums), Ghadir Elgamal (Keyboardist), emad (bass guitar) and pianist Mary Aziz.
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)
hall of wisdom
Thursday 7 p.m., 9 p.m.: Religious songs by Abo Shaar Brothers strip of Syria.
Fri 8 and Sat 21, 9 p.m.: Stand-up comedy show by Ali Qandil.
Sun 10, 9 p.m.: Cairo tunes The band brings old classic songs and new ones to life with their talented vocals.
Mon 11, 9 p.m.: Waslet Samaa orchestra of religious songs.
Tue 12, 9 p.m.: A journey of Sufism in the love of God by mawlana bandaged.
Wed 13, 9 p.m.: Cairo Mix Music concert.
Thursday 14, 9 p.m.: A concert with the singer Hamo Ismail.
Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC)
AUC Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, near Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077
Ewart Memorial Hall and Main Garden
Sat 9, 9-11 p.m.: The marvelous musicians of Makan to know Mazaher The ensemble consisting of Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah will perform Zar music and songs that they have been recreating for local and global audiences for years. That night they will fill the garden with spiritual songs and much more. A screening of the short film Tales of Mazaher on the troupe’s history will also take place in parallel at the Ewart Memorial Hall (Free entry; open to the public. Register to guarantee a spot).
Wed 13, 8:30-10:30 p.m.: Concert “Flute and Obelisk Quartet: Classical masterpieces” with flautist Houda Abdel Azim. (Due to Covid 19 places are limited and entry is on a first come, first served basis. Proof of vaccination is required upon entry).
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad Street, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thursday 7, 9.30 p.m.: A concert by Alexandria Opera Company for Arabic Music and Singing.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Thursday 2, 9 p.m.: Teryola bandaged.
French Cultural Institute
30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952
Thursday 7, 9 p.m.-10.30 p.m. (free admission): The Salon de l’Institut Ramadan nights opens this year the program in Alexandria with the Khaltabeta group. The group will perform songs from the rich and vast repertoire of classical Arabic music, between tradition and modernity.
Thursday 14, 9-10.30 p.m. (free entry): Tablet El Set group is made up of female percussionists and singers. They use percussion instruments like the tambourine and the darbouka to accompany their Egyptian melodies.
*A version of this article appeared in the April 7, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.