In these pages you will hopefully find interesting tips on how to take advantage of Cairo's many cultural opportunities, with particular attention to live events. Cairo Live Events Guide does not pretend to be exhaustive but will try to cover main events open to the public.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ramadan Evenings in El Geneina Theatre Thursday 11 to 26 August 2011

The Mawred-al-Thaqafy will present its Hayy Program from Thursday August 11, 2011 to Friday August 26, 2011 at the Geneina Theater at Al Azhar Park, 9:30 PM.

Thursday, August 11, 2011
Ara Musa Honra - Spain

A Spanish singer who started in 2008 with her band to perform a wide range of music that includes pop, reggae and flamenco. Throughout the years she has received high acclaim not only in Spain but in most European countries as well. Ara Musa is currently recording her first album. She has won prizes in many contests such as the the third Trebufestival of musicians -Trebujena, Cádiz -, Second in the national competition of the countryside –Guadalajara, and in the contest TRES AGUAS POP MUSIC.

Friday, August 12, 2011
Maryam Saleh - Egypt

An Egyptian independent singer, songwriter, and actor who was raised by her father, the renowned theatre writer/director Saleh Saad. Maryam started singing and acting at the age of seven, and later participated in and founded several music & theatre groups and bands, including "Sadah w Mazbout", "Gawaz Safar", "Shiekh Zein", "Habayebna", "Al Warsha Theatre Company", "AlTamye Theatre Group", and Baraka. Maryam has also acted and starred at independent film productions and she is working now on different new projects.

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Badiaa Bouhrizi (Neyssatou)- Tunisia

The career of Badiaa Bouhrizi has gone through different phases of music including jazz, rock and reggae, before creating her solo project, "Neyssatou", which represents the original essence of the North African spirit. Bouhrizi writes and composes her own work, fusing and developing musical genres to create her own atmosphere and distinctive style, through combining classical and electronic music. Badiaa won the production award from Al Mawred Al Thaqafy 2011.

Friday, August 19, 2011
Karima Nayt - Algeria
Accompanied by Fathy Salama

Born in Algeria, Karima Nayet began her artistic career as a contemporary dancer. In 1998 she moved to Cairo and met Fathy Salama then joined his group, Sharkiat.
In 2000 she recorded her first song "Jerusalem" and joined Fathy salama and his group in many music projects. Karima was chosen in 2008 as one of the best voices in Cairo, and has won a prize of the National Institute of Algeria.
Fathy Salama, the composer of all the songs in this concert, is a composer, music producer and pianist who is internationally renowned for his numerous musical projects and tours. He is the first artist in the Arab world to win a Grammy Award and the BBC award for his album "Egypt".

Thursday, August 25, 2011
Nai Barghouti – Palestine

Nai Barghouti is a composer, singer and flute player, who began her musical study at the age of fourteen. Nai won the first prize in the Palestine National Competition of Music in 2006 and 2008, and ranked second in 2010. Nai has composed six music pieces for the flute. In addition to playing flute and composing Nai, has her own distinctive voice as a singer. Nai participated in the ceremony of UNESCO in 2008, and the Parisian Jazz Festival in 2010 as part of the Maqamat Al Qods group.
The music material and training for this concert, "Monyati", is supervised by the Palestinian musician, Khaled Jubran.

Friday, August 26, 2011
Susheela Raman - India / UK
Born in Britain in 1973 of Indian parents, Susheela started her career through south Indian classical music and then moved toward blues music. In 1995 Susheela went to India, learned from one of the greatest singers of India, Shruti Sadolikar. Susheela has released four albums so far: Salt Rain 2001, Love Trap 2003, Music for Crocodiles 2005 and finally 331 / 3 in 2007. Her debut album Salt Rain has been nominated for the British Mercury Prize

1 comment:

  1. Confluence of great artists, Good to hear them alongside each other.