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Cairo Weekend Guide: Tania Saleh, Mustafa Rizk, Dalia Farid & More…

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Cairo Weekend Guide: Tania Saleh, Mustafa Rizk, Dalia Farid & More…
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Cairo 360

Here comes the weekend again. The weather is unbearably hot in the city, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t find any events to keep it cool. Here’s the deal:

Thursday sees two performances taking place; a doubleheader of Carmen and Tango ballets at Cairo Opera House’s Main Hall, and Shagaret El Durr at El Gomhoria Theatre, courtesy of Fursan El Sahrq Troupe.

Elsewhere, Italian composer and musician, Giovanni Caccamo, takes to the stage alongside Egyptian guitarist Ahmed Nazmi at El SawyCulturewheel, songstress Fatma Adel serves Egyptian folk numbers at ROOM Art Space Garden City, while local bands Khabt, and Matab are on Darb 1718’s sha3bi night, Trap Sha3bi.

When the night grows older, Armen V spins some pop tunes at The Tap East, Mobbz drops some hip-hop and R&B  at The Tap Maadi, while BlacRok hit the stage for some rock, blues, and funk songs at Cairo Jazz Club, before MESKA takes over for some EDM covers. A lineup of DJs, including Tommy, Bass Boss, Madkour, and Tamer Fouda, is set to take to the decks at 24K for a massive night of music called Revolt.

Mustafa Rizk is the star of Darb 1718’s Arabic jazz night this Friday
(Photo:Ismail Abdallah / Facebook )

As for Friday, Mustafa Rizk takes to the stage for a jazz night of music at Darb 1718, Malaaz play some Arabic rock at El SawyCulturewheel, while The Sinatras are on the menu at ROOM Art Space Garden City for a round of Frank Sinatra covers. Poetry lovers can head to Sufi, where Egyptian poet Reham Sha’ban takes to the stage to recite some of her works.

It’s house night at The Tap East, courtesy of Ayman Nageeb, a cheesy pop and funk music night at The Tap West, where Cheesballs features MotherFunkers, while The Tap Maadi’sRetro Elektro night sees Nakhla, as well as Ramsi Lehner heading to the decks. Aly Goede and Aguizi& Fahim seal the night with a round of house tunes at Cairo Jazz Club.

Saturday sees Dalia Farid taking to the stage at Darb 1718 for a round of Egyptian and Lebanese songs
(Photo: Dalia Farid / Facebook)

When Saturday comes, two screenings take place, one at DECA ADEF, which screens another episode of Black Mirror, while the other happens to be at Gusour Cultural Centre, screening The King’s Speech. Music begins with Asyad El Zar serving a folk musicnight at El Dammah Theater, Dalia Farid singing some Lebanese and Egyptian tunes at Darb 1718, and RolaZeyada taking to the stage at ROOM Art Space Garden City for an indie music night.

More music to come when DJ Teddy plays some pop at The Tap West, Rai-Na head to the stage at The Tap East for a raï music night, and The Funk Concerto serve some funky tunes at The Tap Maadi. Cairo Jazz Club’s Saturday L’Oriental sees a massive Arabic jazz night, courtesy of Nouran Aboutaleb, Tania Saleh, and Lina Neyberg.

Sunday sees our national football team facing Uganda as part of this year’s edition of AFCON, so many venues will be screening the big event, including ROOM Art Space, Gusour Cultural Centre, Sheraton Cairo Hotel’sZad Fan Zone, as well as Four Seasons Nile Plaza’s Upper Deck, and Pool Grill.

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.