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Cairo Weekend Guide: Natacha Atlas Live!

Cairo Weekend Guide: Natacha Atlas Live!
    written by
    Cairo 360

    With one weekend left before the end of Ramadan and the Eid
    holiday, Cairo’s
    line-up of concerts, festivals and Ramadan menus are pulling out all the stops.

    El Sawy Culturewheel has a full schedule of
    concerts, from Thursday’s jazz
    and live storytelling by
    Mourad Maher to a show of traditional acoustic music by artist Sodfa.

    Also this Thursday, the Cairo Opera House will feature a live piano recital by Rasha Yehya. The Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre will host a show
    of tannoura dancing, while Tunisian
    vocalist Emel Mathlouthy promotes
    her upcoming album release with a concert at El Genaina Theatre.

    Friday brings exciting international
    talent to Cairo, with a much-anticipated concert by singer Natacha Atlas for a grand finale on El Genaina’s Ramadan stage. DC
    Comics Legend Jim Lee will also be
    in Cairo for the weekend, hosting a booksigning session and artist’s talk at Maadi’s Kotob
    Khan bookshop.

    Head to Sawy Culturewheel again on Friday
    evening, where local jazz favourites Eftekesat will perform. Across town, Beit
    El Suheimi hosts an evening of folkloric tunes by El Nil Group. For a night of
    food and entertainment, drop by Fairmont Heliopolis’ Meshmeshaya tent for the
    finale of their Golden Nights
    evening entertainment, where singer Diab
    will perform live. Darb 1718 is also wrapping up its Mawaweel series this Friday, with performance by
    local musician Beshir and a last
    chance to drop by the arts and crafts
    that has been running for the month of Ramadan.

    Take Saturday to relax, with a few helpful tips from Cairo 360 on how to keep yourself
    entertained before fetar
    . Everyone says that no one does Ramadan quite like Cairo; so take
    the weekend to tour your favourite tents, fetars and sohours and the company of
    good friends.