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Cairo Weekend Guide: Sufi Music, Comedy Open Mic Nights, Tannoura Photographs
Cairo Weekend Guide: Sufi Music, Comedy Open Mic Nights, Tannoura Photographs
Published On: 18/08/2011

If you thought there's nothing to do this weekend, think again!

Thursday is a busy night full of live music, including big names such as Wust El Balad at Beit El Harawi and Azza Balbaa at El Sawy Culturewheel. Folk group Maghna Khan will perform at Mahmoud Mukhtar Museum’s Culture Centre and Sufi musicians from Algeria, Sudan and Pakistan will sing live at Al Ghouri Complex as part of the Samaa Sufi Music Festival. Across the road, Habayebna Group will sing contemporary Arabic music at Wekalet El Ghouri, while kanun player Saber Abdel Sattar will perform at the atmospheric Beit El Suheimi and Manal Mohie El Din will play the harp at Amir Taz Palace.

Tonight, not one but three talent shows will be held, including Up on The Roof at Darb 17 18, Mashroo’ Al Mareekh at Makan in Downtown Cairo and the ‘Close Up’ talent show at El Sawy Culturewheel.

On Friday, be sure to catch Algerian singer Karima Nayet and Egyptian musician Fathy Salama at El Genaina Theatre, while Wust El Balad take over El Sawy Culturewheel and Salalem play live at Amir Taz Palace. Al Hezb El Comedy Open Mic Night is sure to be an entertaining night at Makan, where stand up comedians and musical comedians will perform pre, raw humour. Funny duo High on Body Fat will perform there too.

If you’re in the mood for a play, check out Laila Hassan Soleiman’s Lessons in Revolting, a performance created by a group of Egyptian activists who want to rewrite their recent history. The performance will be held at Rawabet Theatre. El Aragoz We Khayal El Zel is a charming puppet play that will be held at Beit El Suheimi for one night only.

On Saturday, TV host Moez Massoud will host a seminar called ‘The Righteous Road’ at El Sawy Culturewheel, while Farida El Gueretly will perform live at Bikya in Nasr City. El Ghouri Tannoura Dancers will perform at Wikalet El Ghouri as part of the Fawanees Festival, while the Palestinian Embassy will hold a special Ramadan musical night at the Cairo Opera House’s Open Air Theatre.

Feel like an art exhibition? Picasso Gallery hosts a Ramadan-themed exhibition by calligraphy artist Khodeir. A similar calligraphy exhibition is also being held at Al Ghouri Complex. Artists Hassan Nagaty and Ahmed Refaat display their works of art at the Mahmoud Mukhtar Culture Centre, while a group of artists have collaborated on ‘Om El Donia’, an exhibition at the Fairmont Nile City, where proceeds go towards the Nebny Foundation. Last but not least, check out the Tannoura Photography exhibition by Noha Taha Abdel Maksoud at Wikalet El Ghouri.

Have a great weekend, Cairo!

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