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Cairo Weekend Guide: Social Media Summit, Paranoid Eyes, El Dor El Awal & More…

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Cairo Weekend Guide: Social Media Summit, Paranoid Eyes, El Dor El Awal & More…
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Cairo 360

Main image of WEGZ courtesy of Mostafa Abd El Aty.


Here comes the weekend again; if you are heading to Sahel, well, good for you. But if you are spending the upcoming days in the city, Cairo has what it takes to keep you entertained. Here’s the deal:

Thursday begins with a Nubian folk music night, where El Kaff El Aswany take to El Dammah Theater’s stage, a Pink Floyd tribute night at ROOM Art Space Garden City courtesy of Paranoid Eyes, while Om Kalthoum Returns bring a round of Oriental Classics at El SawyCulturewheel. This weekend, Maq’ad El Sultan Qaitbey –AKA MASQ- hosts a series of music nights that begins with El Dor El Awal taking to the stage for a round of contemporary Arabic tunes.

When the night grows older, DJ Kamel Mohsen serves some house numbers at The Tap East, DJ Doggy Dogg drops some hip-hop and R&B beats at The Tap Maadi, while it’s a disco night at The Tap West, where DJ Dou, as well as DJ ABD, hit the decks. Meanwhile at Cairo Jazz 610, DJ Malak Helmy plays a set that swings between various genres, followed by DJ Ahmed Samy, who takes to decks for a round of unique sounds.

Friday sees The GrEEK Campus hosting the very first day of the Social Media Day / Summit 2019, which will run until Sunday. The event will be home to a host of speakers sharing their expertise in the field. Among the speakers, is our very own Waseem El Tanahi (who will be speaking on Saturday), CEO of Media Republic, and founder of Cairo 360, and Cairo Gossip.

Asia Madani serves some Sudanese folk tunes at MASQ this Friday
(Photo: Asia Madani / Facebook)

Elsewhere, Reeham Sha’ban recites some of her poetry at Sufi, Ali El Helbawy sings some Arabic contemporary tunes at El Sawy Culturewheel, Asia Madani serves a round of Sudanese folk numbers at MASQ, while The Gypsy Jazz Project takes to the stage on ROOM Art Space’s jazz night. Speaking of ROOM Art Space, New Cairo’s branch at The Spot Mall hosts a night that sees Hany Must taking to the stage to sing various numbers from his solo album, while Wegdan covers classics by the late Algerian songstress Warda at Darb 1718.

On the other side of the musical spectrum come Ouzo, Hassan Abou Allam, and Omar El Sherif to take to the decks for a massive house night at Cairo Jazz Club, while DJ Feedo spins some hip-hop and R&B tunes at The Tap West. The Disc Jockeys are taking over at The Tap East to serve some Afro-infused Nu Disco beats, while DJ MESKA, as well as BubbleGumKollectiv, are on the menu at Cairo Jazz 610.

Saturday’s edition of MazzikaXElSat7 see rapper WEGZ hitting the stage at Darb 1718 (Photo: WEGZ / Facebook)

When Saturday comes, Alexandrian rapper, WEGZ takes to the stage at DArb 1718, Mood of Oud play around of Oriental tunes at ROOM Art Space Garden City, while Mazeek serve some Egyptian folk music at ROOM Art Space New Cairo.

Elsewhere, Shady Ahmed plays some acoustic songs at The Tap Maadi, Cocoon serve some jazz numbers at the Tap West, while Sukoon take to the stage at The Tap East for a number of jazz and indie tunes. This edition of Cairo Jazz Club’s Saturday L’Oriental hosts Nour Project, who take to the stage for a round of numbers from their debut album, The Album.

That’s not all, folks; check the Cairo 360 Events page for more things to do and places to go this weekend.