So we’re into the third week of Ramadan now, and there’s quite a lot of traditional music happening around Cairo. Here’s a few picks for some good stuff to check out. Unless otherwise noted, performances begin at 9.30 pm and are free.
Nile Troupe for Traditional Instruments performing folkloric songs and dances at Beit al-Souhaymi.
Aaber Sabil group, Nuits du Ramadan: performance that spans Egypt’s musical heritage, from Bedouin songs to Coptic Christian hymns. At the French Cultural Centre, Mounira.
Zikr and Sufi songs at Makan – melodic vocal performances of religious songs. 20 LE in advance, 30 LE on the door. Begins 9 pm.
Natacha Atlas – best known for her fusion of Arabic and Western Hip-Hop, and also influenced by genres such as Drum ‘n Bass and Reggae – performing at al-Azhar Park. Tickets 20 LE plus park entrance, 9.30 pm.
Note: Photo taken from flickr Creative Commons, and is by epredator.