Feast your senses on those music & dance events in Egypt this week

Published June 15th, 2014 - 06:13 GMT
Great performances will take place at Cairo's Opera House this week. (Image: Facebook)
Great performances will take place at Cairo's Opera House this week. (Image: Facebook)

Here are the music and dance events you can feast your senses on this week in Egypt!

Beit Al-Sehemi

Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz St, Tel 2591 3391

Every Sunday, 7.30pm: The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmartabla and other traditional musical instruments.

Every Friday, 7pm: 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 

*Main Hall

Sun 15, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by Salah Ghoubashi in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.   

Mon 16, 8pm: Waiting for Joy, a musical performance features Iraqi oud player Nasseer Shamma, accompanied by flautist Ines Abdel-Dayem.

Thur 19, 8pm: Gala opera by the Cairo opera Company and Orchestra

*Small Hall

Mon 16, 6pm: The Opera Children Choir.

Wed 18 & Thur 19, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.


Al-Ghouri Caravansary

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.


Al-Ghouri Dome

111 Al-Azhar St, Al-Ghouriya, Tel 2506 0227

Sun 15, 8pm: The Nubian Drums and Traditional Instruments troupe concert.


Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 2390 7707

Mon 16 & Tue 17, 8pm: The Modern Dance Theatre Company presents Asham Iblis ( a proverbial expression referring to Satan hoping he will go to heaven) show, directed byMonadel Antar.


The International Music Centre

Manasterly Palace,1 Al-Malek Al-Saleh St, Al-Roda Island, Manial, Tel 2363 1467

*The Royal Hall

Sun 15, 8pm: Boughdadi band orchestra.



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 Sawy Culturewheel

End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448

*River Hall

Mon 16, 7.30pm:The beginning of registration at the Culturewheel 10thPantomime Festival.  


Talaat Harb Cultural Centre

1 Al-Sayeda Nafisa St, Zeinhom, infront of Fathi Sorour Compound, Tel 2362 2647/ 2362 8174

Tue 17, 7pm: The Shadow Puppet & Qarakoz show.

Wed 18, 7pm: Gamila Gamil band.


Umm Kulthoum Museum

1 Al Malek Al Saleh St, Manial Al-Roda, Tel 2363 1467

Wed 18, 8pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz plays on marimba.



Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)

Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106

Thur 19, 8pm: The Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.

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