Here's what's crackalacking in Cairo this week
Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz St, Tel 2591 3391
Every Sunday, 8pm: 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, 8pm: 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 0361, box office 2739 0132/0144
Tue 26, 8pm: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil and his band.
Wed 27, 8pm: Arab Takht band, led by Yasser Moawad.
Thur 28, 8pm: Rehab Omar and her band.
Cairo Jazz Club
197, 26th July St, Agouza. Tel 3345 9939
Thur 21, 9.30pm: Glass Onion band.
Fri 22, 9.30pm: DJ Special K/ Aguizi and Fahim.
Sat 23, 9.30pm: Salalem band.
Sun 24, 9.30pm: Michelle Rounds and Friends.
Mon 25, 9.30pm: Shawky/Gawdat.
Tue 26, 9.30pm: Safi band followed by Nour Ashour band.
Wed 27, 9.30pm: The Project with DJ Ramy, Mizo, Nour Ashour.
Thur 28, 9.30pm: Munkee Bizness followed by The Cadillacs.
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Moaiz St with Al-Azhar, Tel 2514 7475 every Sat, Mon & Wed, (8pm, free admission)
Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.
1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878
Every Tuesday, 9pm (Doors open at 8.30pm): 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, 9pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab.
Thur 21, 9pm: LOOPERIA Project, LOOPERIA is a sound that comes from deep of Africa passing through North West Africa to Egypt.
Mixing the African flavor with Spiritual lyrics, Gnawa sense and Sufi beats, the project performs to deliver Sufi spirit depending on loops of rhythm besides music lines. It features Monia Salah(vocal),
Mohamed Amin(Oud), Hossam Ghaleb (bass guitar), Amr Al-Zanati (percussion) and Mohamed Kamal (guitar & goumbri).
El Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music
30 A El-Balaqsa St, Abdeen, Downtown. Tel 011 50995354
*Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts
Thur 21, 9pm:Mazamer Al Nile bandplaysfolk music from Upper Egypt on rababa (spike fiddle), the kawala (end-blown flute) and the arghul (double pipe, single-reed woodwind, an ancient instrument found depicted on the walls of Pharaonic tombs). Song texts deal with subjects ranging from love to the beauty of nature.
Salaheddin Citadel Complex
Salah Salem Rd, Tel 2512 1735
*Al-Mahka I Theatre
The 23rd Salaheddin Citadel Festival for Music and Singing
Tue 26, 8pm: Eskenderella band plays Sayed Darwish songs.
Wed 27, 8pm: Singer Ahmed Nazmi.
Thur 28, 8pm: Basata band.
*Al-Mahka II Theatre
Mon 25, 8pm: The festival opening ceremony features pianist Amr Selim.
Tue 26, 8pm: Singer Mohamed Mohsen.
Wed 27, 8pm: Singer Dina Al-Wadidi.
Thur 28, 8pm: Singer Nadia Mustafa.
El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Thur 21, 8.15pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya band, led by Amer Al-Toni in a repertoire of folk music and dances.
Fri 22, 7.30pm: Shawar3ana (our streets) band. Contemporary Egyptian songs by Shwayat Fan (a little bit of art) band, 8pm.
Sat 23, 8pm: Arab rock music by Egypt Code-Khayal.
Tue 26, 7.30pm: Hip hop and rap music.
Thur 28, 7.30pm: Hatem Mustafa celebrates the release of his new album.
Thur 21, 8pm: Karakeb band plays contemporary Egyptian music and songs.
Sat 23, 8pm: Arab music concert features Awtar (strings) band.
Sun 24, 7.30pm: Rasayal Masriya (Egyptian messages) band, led by Yasser Anwar plays classical Arab music.
Wed 27, 8pm: A classical Arab music concert features Ali Al-Haggar.
The 12th BA Summer Festival (6 August-2 September)
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Thur 21, 8pm: Egyptian Project band.
Sat 23, 6pm: Underground Music Nightpresents four underground bands: Soot Fel Za7ma, Nour Ashour Project, Wasla, Sama Al-Hady Project playing contemporary Egyptian music.
Sun 24, 8pm:Mazhar and Soul Masters band.
Mon 25, 8pm: Ganoub Al-Wadi troupe for Nubian and African dance.
Tue 26, 8pm:Karakeeb band.
Wed 27, 8pm: Contemporary Egyptian songs played byAl Masryeen band, led by accordionist Hani Shenouda.
Thur 28, 8pm: Vocalist Mohamed Mohsen.
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