Shake up your week with a bit of music and dance in Egypt!
Music and Dance Ramadan programme 2014
Amir Bashtak Palace
Al-Muiz St, Tel 2787 9187
Sun 20, 9pm: Sharara Sextet plays classical Arab music.
Thur 24, 9pm: A classical Arab music concert featuresAbdou Dagher.
Mohamed Abdu St, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 2510 4174
Sun 20 , 9pm: A concert features the duo Ghassan Al-Youssef and Dina Abdel-Hamid.
Wed 23, 9pm: Solo oud (flute) recital by Hazem Shahine.
Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz St, Tel 2591 3391
Every Sunday, 9pm: 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, 9pm: A performance by clowns in Al Muiz Street, entitled; Al Aragouz Wa Khayal Al Zel (The Shadow Puppet & Qarakoz show) We Will Come Right to the Audience…Free Theatre." The show is presented by Wamda groupfor Shadow Puppets and Qarakoz, directed by Nabil Bahgat.
Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 2737 0602/2736
Sun 20, 9.30pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz and her band.
Wed 23, 9.30pm: Eskenderella band plays late composer and singer Sayed Darwish's songs.
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Moaiz St with Al-Azhar, Tel 2514 7475 every Sat, Mon & Wed, (9pm, free admission)
Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.
Tue 22, 9pm: Khaled Shams and his band.
111 Al-Azhar St, Al-Ghouriya, Tel 2506 0227
Sun 20, 9pm: The Nubian Drums troupe, together with Hassaballah troupe on stage.
Tue 22, 9pm: Samaaband for Spiritual Music and Chanting, Indonesia troupe for religious chanting, together with Samaa troupe for Sufi dancing.
1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878
Every Tuesday, 8pm: Mawawil features vocalists Hend and Sara in a repertoire of traditional music of the Nile Delta, Al Jaafra music played by Arab Tribes from Aswan and Nass Makan band.
Every Wednesday, 8pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh,Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.
El Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music
30 A El-Balaqsa St, Abdeen, Downtown. Tel 011 50995354
*Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts
Thur 24, 9.30pm: A mix of Sufi folk traditions related to zar music with unique rhythms presented by Abul Gheit Dervishes. present
A mix of Sufi folk traditions related with unique rhythms..
El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Sun 20,9.45pm: A singing recital by Sherif Qassem.
Mon 21, 9.30pm:A classical Arab music concert.
Tue 22,9.30pm:Rap and hip hop by Nehayat Al-Massar(End of the March)band.
Sun 20, 9.30pm: A classical Arab music concert features Sayed Darwish Heritage troupe, conducted by Sayed Darwish Al-Bahr.
Tue 22, 9pm: A classical Arab music concert.
Wed 23, 9.30pm: Al-Masryeen band, led by Hani Shenouda.
Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
1 Al-Sayeda Nafisa St, Zeinhom, infront of Fathi Sorour Compound, Tel 2362 2647/ 2362 8174
Sun 20, 9pm: Talaat Harb Centre Choir.
Thur 24, 9pm: Konoz band, conducted by Mahmoud Darwish.
Umm Kulthoum Museum
1 Al Malek Al Saleh St, Manial Al Rouda, Tel 23631467
Thur 24, 9pm: A concert features artist Aya Abdullah.
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