It’s that time of week again that we at Cairo 360 love so much, and of course by ‘love’ we are not referring to the two days of sleeping in, heavens no, we are obviously pertaining to our favourite office activity, the Cairo Weekend Guide. So here it comes.
kicks the weekend off with a performance by multi-talented Screwdriver
who belt out a medley of covers on the Cairo Jazz Club stage. Local indie-pop, Salalem
, are back for their weekly performance at After Eight, and contemporary band Camera
will be playing their unique brand of socially and politically concious music at El Sawy Culturewheel.
El Sawy Culturewheel will also host El Masriyeen Band
, who reminisce about their childhood in Cairo through classical Egyptian songs. For a longer walk down memory lane, you can catch the Abdel Halim Nowera Ensemble
at El Gomhouria Theatre for the commemoration of Riad El Sonbaty, while another tribute night honours Sayed Darwish
with an evening of poetry at Beit El Suheimi. If you want to go back even further in time, Wikalet El Ghouri have a special performance by the Descendants of the Pharaohs
who make use of traditional Ancient Egyptian instruments.
A more laid back musical performance takes place in newly opened Jazz Mate with Shady Ahmed and Rashad Fahim
oozing some sultry jazz tunes. For more jazz music, musical veteran Yehia Khalil
will be at Cairo Opera House, which will also be hosting classic opera ‘Aida
’ in its Main Hall.
Cairo Opera House has more to offer with their resident Children’s Choir
performing in the Open Air Theatre, while El Genaina Theatre welcomes Palestinian musician Tamer Abu Ghazaleh
for an acoustic evening.
It’s International Day of Peace this weekend and Darb 1718 is hosting Peace One Day
that will have social initiatives, stand up comedians High on Body Fat as well as live music by Like Jelly, The Kasettes, Shady Ahmed and more. Join the cause and spread the peace!
Chilean Culture Week continues at Cervantes Institute where this is your last chance to catch Diego Araya
in an open discussion on the parallels of arts and culture in Chile and Egypt. If you’re feeling more on the lazy, chillaxing side, head to Sufi for the screening of ‘Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About his Father
’ which is the filmmaker’s memorial to a murdered friend.
is fun-packed and music-filled with Soot Fel Za7ma and Mariam Saleh
taking over Cairo Jazz Club, where the former will be performing there for the very first time. Syrian singer Khater Dawa
offers a repertoire of Arabic songs from styles that span from Egypt to the Levant, while tango and salsa performers, Sweet Sound Band
, will be at Cairo Opera House.
If you’re needing more art in your weekend, fresh exhibitions should tickle your fancy. Shakhabeet: Children’s Exhibition
at Darb 1718 kicks off on Thursday and will last till the end of the month, where a collection of work showcases and celebrates the innocence, inhibition and imagination of the youth. Abdel Wahab Abdel Mohsen Exhibition
at Chocolate Lounge only started this week and is curated under the theme of ‘mirrors’; the collection reflects spirituality of man and nature’s relationship. ‘The Taste of Things
‘ by Ahmed Shebeyta is photography exhibition that captures moments of domestic life, showing in El Sawy Culturewheel.
So there you have it Cairo, a weekend bursting with music, art, culture and fun. What more could one ask for?