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Cairo Weekend Guide: Ali Qandil, Mazaher, Hawas, and More…

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Cairo Weekend Guide: Ali Qandil, Mazaher, Hawas, and More…
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Cairo 360

(Main image of Hawas: Courtesy of CNL Music)



There comes the weekend, bringing the highly-anticipated sport event, 2019 African Cup of Nations, which will keep all the football fans out there hanging on the edge of their seats until its very end. If you are not that into the game, no worries, Cairo still has what it takes to keep you entertained.

Thursday starts with two stand-up comedy shows; one at El SawyCulturewheel courtesy of Ali Qandil, while the other happens to be at Darb 1718, where Al Hezb El Comedy takes over, on a night that also sees an open-mic session.

When it comes to music, Al Azhar Park hosts the French Institute in Cairo’s Fête de la musique au Caire, which gathers a lineup that includesEl Dor El Awal, El Kontessa, and Mazaher, who are set to take to stage to pay tribute to the late Algerian raÏ musician Rachid Taha, who passed away last year.

This Thursday, Nesma Mahgoub takes to the stage at Cairo Opera House for a round of tunes
(Photo: Nesma Mahgoub / Facebook)

Elsewhere, NesmaMahgooub takes to Cairo Opera House’s Open-Air Theatre for a round of pop tunes, Al Safy play some Arabic rock numbers at ROOM Art Space Garden City, while it’s a folk music night at El Dammah Theater, where El Sohbageyya take to the stage.

But it’s a hip-hop and R&B night The Tap Maadi, where DJ Soul M takes to the decks; a classic rock and jazz night at Cairo Jazz Club, where The Wood Peckers Trio, as well as Amro& The Big Bang Boogie; a pop night at The Tap East, with Crash Boom Bang, and DJ Teddy are on the menu. 

On Friday, the AFCON games begin, you can catch them at various places around the city. When it comes to music, DJ Feedo spins some R&B and hip-hop beats at The Tap West, DJ Sebzz and DJ Ouzo take to decks to play back-to-back at Cairo Jazz Club, while The Tap Maadi hosts another edition of Cheeseballs, where a list of guilty-pleasure songs are set to be played.

This Saturday, Hawas take to the stage for an Arabic world music night at Darb 1718
(Photo: Hawas / Facebook)

When Saturday comes, El Hadra take to the stage at 3elbt Alwan for a round of religious songs, Do’souka serve some Arabic contemporary numbers at ROOM Art Space Garden City, while Hawas hit Darb 1718’s stage for an Arabicworld music night.

More Arabic contemporary tunesto come with Dokkan taking to the stage at Cairo Jazz Club, andNouran Aboutaleb heading to the stage at The Tap East. The Gypsy Jazz Project seals the weekend with a round of jazz tunes at The Tap West.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, check the Cairo 360 Events page for more things to do and places to go this weekend.