Events in Cairo Week Beginning 9th January 2011

Events, What's New — By Pharaonick on January 9, 2011 at 7:34 pm

There’s some interesting music and dance in Cairo this week. Here’s a suggestion of what to do each evening. For fuller listings, check out (also available on your mobile), the Cairo Live Events Guide, and

Jazz and World Music fusion band Eftekasat playing at the Cairo Jazz Club. 10:30pm – free.

The Gaza Monologues at the Rawabet Space for Performing Arts, next to the Townhouse Gallery – children from Gaza have been given drama training, and perform stories of how the war in Gaza has affected their lives. 8:00pm – free.

The Bedouin Jerry Can Band playing at Beit al-Souhaymi – collective of musicians, poets and storytellers from North Sinai, performing indigenous songs and dances, garnished with coffee lore. 8:00pm – free.

Mazaher Ensemble performing at Makan – ritual healing music, heavy on the arrhythmic percussion, known as Zar. 9:00 pm – 20 LE advance and 30 LE on the door.

The Hungarian Szeged Contemporary Dance Company performing Carmina Burana ballet at the Cairo Opera House. 8:00pm.

Shams el-Sheta at al-Sawy Culture Wheel – collaboration between poet Ahmed Haddad and oud player Hazem Shahin. 8:00pm – 15LE.

Sufi dancing show at Wikalet al-Ghouri. 8:30pm – free. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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

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