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Cairo Weekend Guide: Dina El Wedidi, Salib Sufi, Massar Egbari & More…

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Cairo Weekend Guide: Dina El Wedidi, Salib Sufi, Massar Egbari & More…
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Cairo 360

Sparing you the usual yada yada about the joyful return of the weekend, we will jump straight into the real deal; here’s what:

Thursday begins with Dina El Wedidi taking to the Open Air Theatre’s stage at Cairo Opera House for an Oriental fusion night, Darb 1718’s MazzikaXElSat7 sees Basheer heading to the stage to play various Nubian-inspired contemporary numbers, while local troupe, Fabrica, perform various classics from Salah Jaheen’s musical, El Leila El Kebeira, at El SawyCulturewheel’s Wisdom Hall.

Elsewhere, ney player, Mohammed Antar plays some Oriental tunes alongside oud player, Youssef El A’shy, at ROOM Art Space, alternative rock band, Irtjal, head to Photopia’s stage for an acoustic night, while Mustafa Ibrahim covers classics by Abdel Halim Hafiz and Umm Kalthoum, on the stage of Yellow Umbrella. 

This Thursday, Massar Egbari serve some Arabic contemporary tunes at Galleria 40’s 3al Tawla  (Photo: Massar Egbari / Facebook)

As for the tents, Mahmoud El Esseily is the star of Eat & Barrel’s Hakawy El Nil, Nour Project is on the menu at The Tap East, while local band, Massar Egbari, serve some Arabic contemporary numbers at Galleria 40’s 3al Tawla.

Alternatively, illusionist Moustapha Berjaoui plays some tricks on the stage of Bedayat, Goethe Institute’s music night, Shubbak El Fann, features local project, Salib Sufi, who take to the stage for a round of spiritual tunes, while the French Institute in Cairo hosts Ya Leil Ya Ein; a play that is inspired by Lamia Zeyada’s illustrated book of the same title. 

On Friday, Amer El Touni leads El Mawlaweya El Masreya for a Sufi night at Dandy Mall’s the Golden Theatre, El Harda head to River Hall’s stage at El SawyCulturewheel, while starlet, Dalia Younis, sings praises of Prophet Mohammed on the stage of the French Institute in Cairo, on the last day of Les Nuits du Ramadan.

This Friday, Basata take to the stage of Cairo Opera House’s Open Air Theatre (photo: Basata / Facebook)

More music comes along; El Genaina Theatre’s Hayy Festival sees Hageen playing various reggae tunes, before Mazeek takeover with their unique blend of Oriental and African beats, local band, Basata, serve some Arabic contemporary tunes on the stage of Cairo Opera House’s Open Air Theatre, while Noha Fekry jazzes the night up at Darb 1718.

When it comes to tents, Sheraton Cairo Hotel’s Fatafeet El Sokar sees a performance by Poussy, Mall of Egypt Nights sees father and son, Ahmed and Mohammed Adaweyya, taking to the stage for a sha’by night, while Eat & Barrel’s Hakawy El Nil welcomes Mostafa Haggag to the stage.

When Saturday comes, Darb 1718 hosts the first round of El Hezb Al Comedy’s sift through a 100 aspiring comedians,to find new members for the gang, while El SawyCulturewheel welcomes local comedian, Ali Kandil, to take to the stage for a performance entitled High Copy.

As for Sufi nights, El Mawlaweya EL Masreya take to the Open Air Theatre’s stage at Cairo Opera House, while EL Tanoura Folk Troupe perform the renowned spiritual dance at El Ghoury Dome.

Bal Qeis takes to ROOM Art Space’s Stage for an Oriental fusion night this Saturday (Photo: Bal Qeis / Facebook)

Last but not least, local songstress, Bal Qeis, takes to the stage at ROOM Art Space for an Oriental fusion night, Estabena take to the stage at Gramophone for a special night that celebrates Moroccan and Algerian hits only, while Mai Abdel Aziz, sings some tunes on the stage at Bedayat.

That’s not all, check the Cairo 360 Events Calendar for more things to do and more places to go.