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Cairo Weekend Guide: Spring Festival, World Music & Shopping Bazaars

Cairo Weekend Guide: Spring Festival, World Music & Shopping Bazaars
    written by
    Cairo 360

    Hello Cairo!

    Things are heating up in the capital in
    every way and there’s no shortage of fun in the capital this weekend.

    The biggest in DJs in the country are out
    in full force this Thursday, starting with DJ Ivan de Rossi, who has taken a
    night off from his usual gig at Space at Sharm El Sheikh to make some noise at
    Yasso with DJ Lith K. Elsewhere, DJ Feedo shifts his urban tunes to Opium. In
    one of the more peculiar events of the weekend, Risas are hosting a night of
    drinks and politics as they screen a presidential debate

    Cairo Jazz Club will host another
    double-whammy of live performers as the Ka-ssettes kick the night off by
    covering everything from Florence + the Machine to Duffy, as well as their own
    material. They’ll be followed by Glass Onion; Cairo’s one-and-only Beatles
    cover band. Over the other side of the river, soul dive Michelle Rounds performs
    at Jazz Bar, while Salalem perform at After Eight.

    Thursday will also see the last night of
    the Spring Festival’s ‘Samar with the Revolution’ at Makan; a storytelling-play
    that has been conceived by three activists from Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain.

    If you can bear to pull youself out if bed
    before noon on Friday, the Sodic West Spring Fest features
    activities for all ages, great food and a pretty impressive raffle prize draw.

    Friday night sees the launch of O Bar’s
    newest concept night; House Arrest. Thumping beats can also be enjoyed at Cairo
    Jazz Club with DJ Migo’s electro-house beats and at Purple with DJ Feedo.

    Underground on Egypt is on the rise, and
    Jordanian Band Jadal will perform at Darb 17 18. Not only is this the group’s
    first performance in Egypt, but they’ll be joined by Egyptian musicians such as
    Baraka, Darwasha and more.

    The Spring Festival continues at Falaki
    Theatre, where American choreographer Dina Brigade performs ‘Cavewomen – The
    Next Incarnation!’
    . The performance brings together satiric verse, taiko
    drumming, martial arts and storytelling as a commentary on cultural effects of
    the U.S. and male dominance.

    Egyptian band Lel We Ain is performing at
    After Eight, while legendary Sudanese musician Sharhabeel Ahmed performs a
    unique combination of arias, ballads, reggae, jazz and traditional Sudanese music
    at El Sawy Culturewheel.

    Saturday ushers in a host of performances from
    international artists around Cairo, including Dutch jazz group Sharqi Blues’ performance at Darb 17 18;
    a band whose strong oriental influences have already made them a hit in the capital.
    Elsewhere, a trio of acts will perform as part of travelling festival AfriCairo
    at Cairo Jazz Club. The Spring Festival also continues at El Genaina Theatre
    with Iranian band Ajam.

    El Sawy Culturewheel is representing Egypt
    though, hosting performance from both Salalem and Bluenotes.

    Shopaholics will have a hell of a time in
    Zamalek, with Sufi holding a garage sale, Bazarna holding their summer
    aboard Le Pacha and Nūn Center hosting another of its popular
    farmers’ markets

    New art this week comes in the form of Xania
    Nikolskaya’s exhibition ‘Dust’ at Townhouse Gallery, while this weekend will be
    the last chance to see Nazli Madkour’s exhibition ‘Homage to Women’ at Safar
    Khan Gallery.

    There you go Cairo; happy weekend!