Cairo Events Week Beginning 29th August 2010

Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New — By Pharaonick on August 29, 2010 at 3:08 pm

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.

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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.

Acclaimed Sufi chanter Sheikh Yasinal-Tuhami performing at the Fustat Traditional Crafts Centre in Old Cairo, behind Amr Ibn al-Aas Mosque.

Zikr and Sufi songs at Makan – melodic vocal performances of religious songs. 20 LE in advance, 30 LE on the door. Begins 9 pm.

Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthy performing at al-Azhar Park, with a sound that blends Oriental, electro and Afro-Rock styles. 10 LE plus park entrance. 9.30 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.

Port Said folk collective El Tanbura performing at Prince Taz palace.

Note: Photo taken from flickr Creative Commons, and is by epredator.

Tags: al-Azhar Park, Amr Ibn al-Aas Mosque, Beit al-Souhaymi, chanting, folk, going out, Hip-Hop, Makan, music, Ramadan, religion, Sufi