We’re counting the days down till the long Eid holiday, but in the meantime, Cairo has plenty to offer; live music, festivals, screenings and a whole lot more. Here’s the best of the best.
sees Cairo Jazz Club welcome a double-header of entertainment, as music comedy duo, High on Body Fat
return, followed by energetic funk-rockers Buzzz
More local talent is in the spotlight, with award-winning Alexandrian band, Massar Egbari
, performing at Sufi in Zamalek, while Balady Band
fuse the old with the new at El Dammah Theater in Downtown Cairo. Eftekasat
– one of Cairo’s most enduring bands of the last decade – perform at Cairo Opera House. That’s not all at Cairo Opera House though; three-act ballet, ‘Le Corsaire’
, is also on show.
performs the first of three shows this weekend at the Kempinski Nile Hotel’s Jazz Bar, while north along the river, Tamarai hosts Thriller Night
; an evening dedicated to the King of Pop, with Earnest Valentino – one of the world’s leading MJ impersonators.
Despite being blighted with cancellations and postponement throughout, the CirCairo International Circus Festival
continues this evening with entertainment at El Genaina Theatre, courtesy of performers from Egypt, Switzerland and the UK.
has thrown up some interesting events, not least ‘Made in Egypt’ at 100Copies Music Space. The project, spearheaded by artist Kareem Osman
, fuses dance, film, music and art.
Meanwhile, genre-bashing group, Like Jelly
, perform at Photopia in Heliopolis, the guitar-loving brothers of Double Barrel
perform at the Nasr City branch of Bikya and Darb 17 18 hosts an evening of French Gypsy Jazz and folk courtesy of Romano Bebop
and DJ Baher Eid
bring Friday’s music a little closer to home at Cairo Jazz Club, as they unleash Cairo’s adopted musical genre: house. In saying that, jazz in Cairo has been surging ever so slightly in recent times, as can be seen tonight. Michelle Rounds
continues to impress at Jazz Bar and while Ahmed Harfoush
takes his weekly spot at the Fairmont Nile City’s Saigon Restaurant & Lounge, while Zamalek’s Jazz Mate welcomes Ashraf Haabashi
and Rami Atalla
for a night of upbeat, funky jazz fusion – their words, not ours.
The 100Copies Music Space continues to champion local, underground talent on Saturday
, with hip-hop artist, Abyusif
, performing. That cool-cat, Ahmed Harfoush
, performs again, this time at Bar D’O, while local groups, City Band
and Ashara Gharby
perform at Cairo Jazz Club.
Art lovers will be pleased too, with a host of new exhibitions this week. ‘IRL’
at Townhouse Gallery is a clinical look at the dichotomy of the virtual world and the physical world, while young, Egyptian artist Shayma Kamel presents her latest collection of work, ‘Roh’
at Tache Art Gallery.
There’s plenty more where that came from; check out the Cairo 360 events
calendar for more.
Have a great weekend!