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As usual, Cairo offers an endless list of music events, screenings, and performances that will keep you busy all weekend long. Check out this glimpse of what’s happening:
Thursday begins with a storytelling session entitled El Mkhawafateya at Gusour Cultural Centre, a spiritual night at El Dammah Theatre, courtesy of Darawish Abou El Gheit, and another at El Sawy Culturewheel where Syrian chanting group El Ekhwa Abou Sha’r take to the River Hall’s stage.
Elsewhere, Darb 1718 hosts another edition of MazzikaXElSat7 that sees local band Flute & Bow taking to the stage to play a variety of pieces that touches on various genres with a classical twist, while Saladin Citadel sees Palestinian band Ya Setty taking to the stage before Ahmed Gamal takes over, as part of Citadel Music Festival.
Local band Malaaz take to the stage at El Genaina Theatre for a round of Arabic rock songs, while Cadre 68 hosts a double screening of Cinema Paradiso, Giuseppe Tornatore’s drama that follows a man who reminisces about how he started to fall in love with Cinema.
When the night grows older DJ Armen V takes to decks at The Tap East, DJ Ramy Djunkie spins some boogie tunes at The Tap West, while Ayman Nageeb and Zalat play some deep tech and house tunes at Cairo Jazz Club 610. R&B and hip-hop lovers can head to The Tap Maadi, where DJ Fedde takes to the stage, while it’s all rock and funk at Cairo Jazz Club, where Screwdriver and Funk Off take to the stage.
As for Friday, Gallery Haifa hosts a double screening of August Rush, which follows a talented boy who is on a quest to find where his parents are, while Cadre 68 hosts a double screening of Whiplash that tells of the complicated relationship between a drummer and his mentor. When it comes to music events, the night sees local band Ila Fairouz taking to Darb 1718’s stage to cover some classics by the Lebanese diva, as another cover band, Paranoid Eyes head to the stage at ROOM Art Space for a round of Pink Floyd classics.
Meanwhile at El Sawy Culturewheel local poet Hesham El Gakh recites some of his works on the River Hall’s stage, while the Citadel Music Festival sees Emdan El Nour performing some Arabic contemporary numbers, before pop singer Nadia Mustafa takes over.
Elsewhere, it’s a hip-hop and R&B night at Cairo Jazz Club 610, courtesy of DJ A.K, and at The Tap West, where DJ Feedo is on the menu, while deep/tech-house is the name of the game at The Tap East, where DJ Ayman Nageeb hits the decks. EDM fans can head to Cairo Jazz Club, where Ouzo and Ashmawy are taking over, while rock fans should look no further than The Tap Maadi, whose rock night sees local band, Firehood, hitting the stage.
When Saturday comes, ROOM Art Space welcomes local band Encore Jazz Quartet to play various jazz tunes, El Genaina Theatre hosts a Nubian night, where local bands RT Nuba and AfroNubia hit the stage, while Arabic pop band Black Theama celebrates its 14th anniversary on the stage at El Sawy Culturewheel. Elsewhere, it’s an acoustic night; at The Tap East, where Shehab Kasseb and Hussein Gamal take to the stage; at The Tap Maadi, where Danny Malak hits the stage; and at The Tap West, courtesy of Agaty.
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.