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Cairo Weekend Guide: Mazaher, Dokkan, Islam Chipsy & More…

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Cairo Weekend Guide: Mazaher, Dokkan, Islam Chipsy & More…
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Cairo 360

(Dokkan’s header image: courtesy of Fouad El Batrawi)


The week closes with the perfect package one can have, a long weekend and beautiful weather. This means that there will be no excuses for anyone in the city not to go out and enjoy any of the many events that Cairo has to offer. Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on during the weekend:

On Wednesday, El Dammah Theatre hosts a folk night, courtesy of Mazaher, El Sawy Culturewheel welcomes Armenian-Egyptian composer Georges Kazazian to the River Hall’s stage for a round of pieces, while the French Institute in Cairo hosts the screening of Robert Guédiguian’s La Villa.

When the night grows older, Cairo Jazz Club 610 hosts an electro-shaaby night, delivered by Figo, Islam Chipsy, and Sadat, Cairo Jazz Club sees Disco Masr taking to decks, while it’s all about tech house music at The Tap Maadi, courtesy of DJ Noubi, and DJ Fayek. Local band Gravity closes the night with a little bit of funk, pop, soul, and R&B at The Tap West.

This Thursday, Nouran Aboutaleb takes to the stage at Egypt’s Air Force House
(Photo: Nouran Aboutaleb / Facebook)

Thursday begins with Rania Shaalan taking to Small Hall’s stage at Cairo Opera House for a round of Egyptian songs on her guitar, Fursan El Sharq Heritage Company presents a performance entitled Shajaret El Durr on the stage at El Gomhoria Theatre, while Nouran Aboutaleb is set to sing various tunes at Egypt’s Air Force House.

 Elsewhere, Ali Kandil takes to River Hall’s stage for a Stand-up comedy show at El Sawy Culturewheel, while KaddalMerrill take to the stage at ADEF DECA for a round of tunes that are a blend of Egyptian and English folk.

Meanwhile, at Cairo Jazz Club 610, DJ Mohasseb spins some house tunes on decks, while The Woodpeckers play some classic rock covers at Cairo Jazz Club before Blitz take over for a round of rock and roll numbers. The Tap Maadi hosts another edition of Cheeseballs, The Tap West welcomes Ramy DJunkie, while DJ Nader Nelson is set to take to decks at Opia Cairo.

This Friday, Strawberry Swing take to El Sawy Culturewheel’s stage for a round of Coldplay covers
(Photo: Strawberry Swing / Facebook)

Friday brings a couple of tribute nights; at Darb 1718, where this weekend’s edition of MazzikaXElSat7 sees Paranoid Eyes covering some Pink Floyd classics, and at El Sawy Culturewheel as well, but with Coldplay’s cover band Strawberry Swing taking to River Hall’s stage.

Local band Sahab make debuts on ROOM Art Space’s stage, playing original numbers that meld various genres, Gusour Cultural Centre hosts two drum circles, where Mustafa Bakkar leads the beat, while Zawya screens Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander, as part of its Swedish filmmaker’s week, Ingmar Bergman Retrospective.

Elsewhere, Ramy DJunkie, A.K, and KaBoo are on the menu on Cairo Jazz Clubs 610’s hip-hop and R&B night, The Homies. The same genre is set to be delivered at The Tap West, by none other than DJ Feedo, and Kenny Mix, while Special K, and Aguizi & Fahim take to decks at Cairo Jazz Club for a round of tech house tunes. Ramsi Lehner will be spinning a round of old school disco and funk music on a night called RetroElektro, taking place at The Tap Maadi.

This Saturday, Dokkan plays some Arabic contemporary tunes at Cairo Jazz Club
(Photo: Dokkan / Facebook)

As for Saturday, Alrab3 hosts an open day, where numerous handmade products will be on sale, Mina Nader takes to the stage for a stand-up comedy show at El Sawy Culturewheel, while Rami Attallah Quartet plays some jazz tunes.

The Tap Maadi hosts a night called Hangout Playlist that features Jack, as well as Copitan, The Tap West sees DJ Teddy playing a round of pop tunes, while Cairo Jazz Club crowns the long weekend with another edition of Saturday L’Oriental, where local band Dokkan plays a round of contemporary Arabic tunes.

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.