Arabic Music Institute
22 rue Ramsis, tel. 02 2574 3373
Sat 28, 8 p.m.: The National Arab Music Ensemble performs songs by the late singer and composer Mohamed Abdel-Wahab.
American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus
Fri, June 3, 7 p.m.: After a two-year hiatus, AUC Student Union concerts are making a comeback stronger than ever. Get ready for a unique timeless experience with the performance of the iconic Tamer Hosnythe best artist in Africa and the Middle East, and the rising rap scene with the optimism Afroto.
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 27, 8 p.m.: the National Arabic music Wholeled by maestro Selim Sahabin a repertoire of classical Arabic songs.
Sat 28, 8 p.m.: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Tuesday 31, 8 p.m.: Conservatory concert.
Thursday 26, 8 p.m.: Flute recital by Rania Omar.
Mon 30, 5 p.m.: Korean Cultural Week 2022 (May 22-30) features a Korean music concert by US set. The Korean group will perform fusion music that mixes traditional Korean instruments with Western instruments. Since its inception in 2015, Ensemble SU has toured the world bringing its mix of music to the ears of the masses.
The Children’s Museum
34 Abu Bakr El-Sedeek, El-Bostan, Heliopolis, Cairo, Tel 02 27714915 / 02 27715246
Thursday 26, 5 p.m. (free): On the occasion of the month of the EU in Egypt, the Austrian Cultural Forum will host a reception for the winners of this year’s “Battle of the Bands 2022”. Each year, the Battle of the Bands brings together musicians from all over Egypt. Battle 2022 took place on March 18, and participating bands competed in five different categories: Rock Bands, Big Bands, Chorus, Indie Bands, and Go Original. The winners of all categories will perform live at the Children’s Museum in Heliopolis.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St., Abdin, tel. 02 2390 7707
Thursday 26, 8 p.m.: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arabic Music ensemble performs classic Arabic songs.
Fri 27, 8 p.m.: The Arabic Takht troop led by Yasser Moawad.
Sun 29, 8 p.m.: A concert of songs composed by the late Baligh Hamdy.
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.).
28 Falaki St, Bab Al-Louk, Cairo, Tel 010 90322400
Thursday 26, 8 p.m.: A humorous stand-up presents Hashem El-Garhy, Ahmed El-Sharqawy, Kerolos Azer, mohamed hassanand Ahmad Morgan.
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.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel. 01000 068 159
Thursday 26, 9 p.m.: Mosad Ozil is an Egyptian singer, songwriter and music producer. It has its own original songs and some traditional Arabic songs with very unique and different musical arrangements.
Fri 27, 9 p.m.: The Gypsy jazz project presents an extraordinary mixture of up-swinging, waltzing and sometimes quite quiet and ballad music which was first influenced by the music of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli and their gypsy jazz tunes.
Sat 28, 9 p.m.: mangabeys the group is back with Ahmed Rayan
(lead/rhythm guitarist & backing vocals), Hussein Al-Attar (lead/rhythm guitarist), Ibrahim El Attar (bass player), mohamed abaza (drums and backing vocals), Youssef Rayane (Lead vocals).
Thursday, June 2, 9 p.m.:
The Spot Mall, in front of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Mon 30, 9pm: Come rock with us and sing your heart out as loud as you can with a night full of dancing and cool music only at “Concert “Let’s live with Ria”.
Tue 31, 9 p.m.: egyptian singer Ahmad Ali El-Haggar and his group perform music inspired by this tradition fused with jazz and neo-soul.
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 26, 7 p.m.: GTS bandaged.
Fri 27, 7:30 p.m.: A pure spiritual atmosphere with El Hadra troupe performing Sufi songs.
Sat 28, 7 p.m.: Sufi songs and dances by Al-Mawlawiya Al-Masreyaled by a Sufi cantor Amer El-Tony.
Sun 29, 7 p.m.: A singing recital by Dina El Masryfor the first time at El Sawy Culturewheel.
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Fri 27, 7:30 p.m.: Butterfly group, led by Ahmed Gouda.
Tue 31, 7 p.m.: Nevine Allouba Academy presents a concert of international musicals performed by the talented children of the academy.
Thu June 2, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theater the show revives the concerts of the diva Umm Kolthoum Amal Hayati (the hope of my life) and Awedt Einy (my eyes are getting used to seeing you) two of his favorite songs.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad Street, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thursday 26, 8 p.m.: Ala Mar Al Agyal (across generations) band.
Sun 29, 8 p.m.: Alexandria Opera Children’s Choir concert.
* A version of this article appeared in the May 26, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.