Featured image for Mood of Oud courtesy of Butheina Shalan (Michael Onsy – Facebook)
After a long, rainy week, the weather should be a little kinder over the weekend. Let’s hope it’s true, as Cairo has a long list of events that need to be explored. Check what’s going on during the upcoming few days.
Thursday begins with several Arab music events; Egyptian Project take to the stage at Darb 1718 for a round of fusion numbers, Mood of Oud perform the same genre at ROOM Art Space, while Darawish Abul Gheit serve a host of folk numbers at El Dammah Theater.
Religious Music Ensemble are on stage at El Gohoria Theatre for a round of Sufi chants, while Cairo Opera House’s take on a Sufi night Sufi Music and Modernism comes with a twist; Egyptian jazz musician and composer Fathy Salama takes to the stage alongside chanter, Mahmoud El Tohamy.
When the night grows older DJ A.K spins some hip-hop and R&B on the decks at The Tap Maadi, and Oriol Kalvo and DJ Shawky serve some electronic tunes at Cairo Jazz Club 610. Elsewhere, The Tap West sees Amro & the Big Bang Boogie play some covers and originals before Armen V takes charge of the music; The Tap East welcomes Double Trouble for a round of acoustic tunes, followed by Lyon Avakian. As for Cairo Jazz Club, The Woodpeckers and The One Four Five take to the stage for a rock and blues night.
When Friday comes, Amr Diab sings some of his all-time favourite classics at Al Manara International International Convention Center, Mawlay deliver some Sufi chants on the stage at Alrab3, while Tahrir Cultural Centre’s night, A Magical Musical Journey sees composer Hany Shenouda conducting the orchestra to play some of his classic movie soundtracks.
Friday night sees a couple of R&B and hip-hop nights across the city; Abyusif, Mobbz, and Doggy Dogg take to the stage at The Tap West, while Cairo Jazz Club 610’s Block Party is courtesy of DJ Feedo. Mohsen Kamel serves some house tunes at The Tap East, while it’s a Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute night at The Tap Maadi.
As for Saturday, Cairo Opera House presents Tchaikovsky’s ballet masterpiece, Swan Lake, on stage in the Main Hall, Islam Chipsy spins some Sha’bi tunes at Cairo Jazz Club, while the Hesham Galal Trio takes to the stage at The Tap West for a jazz night. Lastly, Shehab Kasseb and Hussein Gamal close the night, and the weekend, at The Tap East with a round of acoustic tunes.
Check out the whole lot on the Cairo 360 Events page.