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Cairo Weekend Guide: Sufi Music, Comedy Open Mic Nights, Tannoura Photographs

Cairo Weekend Guide: Sufi Music, Comedy Open Mic Nights, Tannoura Photographs
written by
Cairo 360

If you thought there’s nothing to do this weekend, think again!

Thursday is a busy night full of live music, including big
names such as Wust El Balad at Beit El Harawi and Azza Balbaa at El Sawy
Culturewheel. Folk group Maghna Khan will
perform at Mahmoud Mukhtar Museum’s Culture Centre and Sufi musicians from
Algeria, Sudan and Pakistan will sing live at Al Ghouri Complex as part of the
Samaa Sufi Music Festival. Across the road, Habayebna Group will sing contemporary
Arabic music at Wekalet El Ghouri, while kanun player Saber Abdel Sattar will perform
at the atmospheric Beit El Suheimi and Manal Mohie El Din will play the harp at
Amir Taz Palace.

Tonight, not one but three talent shows will be held,
including Up on The Roof at Darb 17 18, Mashroo’ Al Mareekh at Makan in
Downtown Cairo and the ‘Close Up’ talent show at El Sawy Culturewheel.

On Friday, be sure to catch Algerian singer Karima Nayet and
Egyptian musician Fathy Salama
at El Genaina Theatre, while Wust El Balad take
over El Sawy Culturewheel and Salalem play live at Amir Taz Palace. Al Hezb El
Comedy Open Mic Night
is sure to be an entertaining night at Makan, where stand
up comedians and musical comedians will perform pre, raw humour. Funny duo High
on Body Fat will perform there too.

If you’re in the mood for a play, check out Laila Hassan
Soleiman’s Lessons in Revolting, a performance created by a group of Egyptian
activists who want to rewrite their recent history. The performance will be
held at Rawabet Theatre. El Aragoz We Khayal El Zel is a charming puppet play
that will be held at Beit El Suheimi for one night only.

On Saturday, TV host Moez Massoud will host a
seminar called ‘The Righteous Road’ at El Sawy Culturewheel, while Farida El
will perform live at Bikya in Nasr City. El Ghouri Tannoura
will perform at Wikalet El Ghouri as part of the Fawanees Festival,
while the Palestinian Embassy will hold a special Ramadan musical night at the
Cairo Opera House’s Open Air Theatre.

Feel like an art exhibition? Picasso Gallery hosts a
Ramadan-themed exhibition by calligraphy artist Khodeir. A similar calligraphy
is also being held at Al Ghouri Complex. Artists Hassan Nagaty and Ahmed
display their works of art at the Mahmoud Mukhtar Culture Centre, while
a group of artists have collaborated on ‘Om El Donia’, an exhibition at the
Fairmont Nile City, where proceeds go towards the Nebny Foundation. Last but not least, check out the Tannoura
Photography exhibition
by Noha Taha Abdel Maksoud at Wikalet El Ghouri.

Have a great weekend, Cairo!