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.

This is a private, independent, nonprofit endeavour. This blog was started in August 2008 by Cairowanderer who has been running it solo up to May 2011. Since then Cairene Beat contributes as well to the blog. If you have any comment, tip, or information you think might be relevant for the blog, please write to cairowanderer@gmail.com or cairenebeat@gmail.com.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

"SOUND FROM THE HALLWAYS" Cairo Premiere


Seen Films, in cooperation with the Ministry of Antiquities and the Egyptian Museum, The Danish Embassy, Darb 1718 and Cimatheque presents the Cairo Premiere of " SOUND FROM THE HALLWAYS", a short film by Lasse Lau, with sounds by Maurice Louca. The Film is produced by Kran Film Collective and Seen Films.
The schedule of the screenings is as follows:

The Egyptian Museum
Tahrir Square
Friday 27th of July 2012, 9:00PM

Cimatheque
5th Floor, 19A Adly St, Downtown
Saturday 28th of July 2012, 9:00PM

Darb 1718
Kasr El Shame' St, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo
Sunday 29th of July 2012, 9:00PM

All screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Lasse Lau and Maurice Louca.
Free Admission



Thursday, July 26, 2012

"Dear Mr. President" at the Cairo Atelier


With the support of Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, Swiss artist Jean-Luc Marchina sends an open letter to the new president of Egypt, Dr. Mohamed Morsi. "Dear Mr. President" is the title of his multimedia project that will be exhibited at the Cairo Atelier (2 Sharia Karim al-Dawla, Downtown, Phone 2 2574 6730) from Sunday July 29 to Friday August 3, 2012 daily from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM.

The art work consists of a publication and a series of video interviews, presenting portraits of young Egyptian men and women in their daily life. They talk about their thoughts on elections, their wishes for the future, and expectations from their new elected president.
Since the start of the Egyptian revolution in 2011, the young generation has expressed an unavoidable desire for change to a better and fairer life. They are believed to represent the hope and the future of Egypt. "On my previous residency in Cairo in 2007, I made short films on people working and living in the streets. This year, after Egypt has experienced some regionally influential events, I have carried out my artistic work on the important topic of the youth who represent nearly a quarter of the Egyptian population”, says Marchina.

In addition, Marchina will present “Mobile Art School”, a project that was a result of visual art workshops designed for deprived children, and have been conducted in the Roma and Egyptian communities in Albania and Kosovo from 2010 to 2011 with the support of ARSIS and "Terre des hommes". 


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

RANGO at El Dammah Theater for Free Arts


Catch the great band RANGO tomorrow Thursday July 26, 2012.
Enjoy a night of mystical and healing sounds of Zar from Egypt and Sudan at El Dammah Theater for Free Arts (former El Tanbura Hall).
The concert starts at 9:30 PM.
Tickets are available at the entrance for 30 EGP


For more info about RANGO check:
El Mastaba Center - Rango group
30IPS - Rango group

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cimatheque movie screenings from Saturday July 28, 2012

Ramadan Kareem all. I will be off and away on Ramadan travels but back to update you in around two weeks' time. Have a happy and healthy Ramadan! I leave you with these movie updates! 
Cairenebeat

Cimatheque is celebrating Ramadan with some screenings of films by emerging independent filmmakers.
The screenings are scheduled to begin on the 2nd weekend in Ramadan and will keep happening until the end of the month.
July Screenings: - 

1. Saturday, July 28th - 9:00PM: 

Screening of the film Sound From The Hallways - written & directed by Lasse Lau & produced by Kran Film Collective and Seen Films. (Q&A with director)

Sound From The Hallways is a short film of dialogue between sounds of Maurice Louca and images of Lasse Lau where they revisit history at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and challenges concepts of historicism and museology from a time of the early 20th century when history was still seen as universal, and man believed in its abundant truth, to times where several histories challenge each other for the semblance of reality. The film premiered in Portugal's Lumiar Cite gallery and was also screened in Brussels' Bozar. 

2. Sunday, July 29th - 9:00PM:

Screening of 7 short films by emerging young filmmakers in Egypt from the Jesuit Cinema School of Cairo
Jesuit directors of the night are: Sarah Ibrahim, Sarah Abdallah, Jennifer Lee Peterson, Nada Zatouna, Tamer Fathy, Marwan Fahmy and Dina Ezz El Din.

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Cimatheque contact info.:

Address: 19a Adly Street, 
       5th Floor, Apt. 29, 
       Downtown, 
       Cairo, Egypt

Tel.: Nadia: 01008756477  

Sunday, July 22, 2012

MAWAWEEL 2012 Festival at Darb 1718


Darb 1718 in partnership with Cairo Jazz Club Agency will bring us this year as well the lovely MAWAWEEL Ramadan Festival.
If you have been there before you know what I am talking about. If you have never been, do not miss an opportunity to enjoy music, theatrical performances, assorted bazaars, interactive arts and crafts, and tasty food in a wonderful open air environment. And if you have children, bring them along, they will have the evening of their life.
This year's program is as follows:

Thursday July 26, 2012
9.30pm - 1.30am: Bazaar, Art Exhibition, Craft Workshops
10.30pm - 11.30pm: Concert - Massar Egbari
12am - 1am: Mawalaweya - Transcendence Ritual

Thursday August 2, 2012
9.30pm - 1.30am: Bazaar, Art Exhibition, Craft Workshops
10.30pm - 11.30pm: Concert - Basheer
12am - 1am: Mawalaweya - Sufi Jazz

Thursday August 9;2012
9.30pm - 1.30am: Bazaar, Art Exhibition, Craft Workshops
10pm - 11pm: Storytelling with Abeer Soliman ‘Shehrazad's Last Night’
11pm – 12am: Concert - Ashara Gharbi
12am - 1am: Mawalaweya - Tannoura

The festival takes place in the grounds of Darb 1718 Egyptian Contemporary Art and Culture Center (click here for instructions on how to get there) , Kasr El Sham3 Street - Al Fakhareen Old Cairo

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Abou El Gheit Dervishes at El Dhamma Theatre for Free Arts


El Mastaba Center for Egyptian Folk Music will host a night of spiritual music with the Sufi group Abou El Gheit Dervishes on Thursday July 19, 2012 in El Dhamma Theatre for Free Arts (former El Tanbura Hall) at 9:00 PM. Entry tickets available at the entrance (30 EGP) .

The Story of the Dervishes of Abou El Gheit
Abou El Gheit is the name of an island near Qaliyubia where a queen called Anja once lived. She used to enslave people to work for her on her enormous property for next to nothing.
Sheikh Hassan Ebeid was a religious man, who had given up on any greed or material aspirations, and did not approve of Anja's behavior. He was called Hassan Al Ghitani, which means the one who always resides in the 'gheit' or field.
Hassan would help the poor, mistreated farmers and workers of queen Anja, and in the remaining time would pray in the fields. One night he found a dead body floating in a canal near a field where he had spent the night praying to God. He buried it carefully and fell asleep. During his sleep he was touched by a soft whisper of a messenger of God, who promised him that God would care for him and protect him.
Queen Anja tried to kill Hassan several times, but never succeeded as he was protected by God's mercy.
People began calling him Sheikh Abul Gheit, and coming from all over the country to enjoy his presence and witness his miracles.
Sheikh Abul Gheit died in 1830 and his son Sheik Attallah Abul Gheit followed in his footsteps. He had many devoted admirers and was known for the Sufi "zikr" rituals he would perform all over Egypt.
One night, Sheikh Attallah Abul Gheit was in an area called Arab Al Mohamadi, known for its Sudanese community and frequent zar performances. The leader of this area was a tough man named Mohamed Morgan, who wouldn't allow anyone to have entertainment or conduct a zikr without his permission. During a confrontation with him, Sheikh Abul Gheit prayed that God would purify Morgan's soul, and overnight Morgan had became Abul Gheit's most devoted follower. Morgan joined him in every journey after that and lead the zikr nights after Abul Gheit's death.
Morgan was the link between Arab Al Mohamadi and Abul Gheit and the distinct styles of Egyptian and Sudanese Zar. Through him, his sons and his followers, a new and unique kind of music came to life. Through constant traveling and experimenting, Abul Gheit's dervishes created an exceptional fusion, a new kind of zar that did not believe in 'ghosts' or 'spirits', but was in fact a tool to awaken the spirit and touch the deepest levels of the soul.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

WEEKLY AGENDA MUSIC July 14-20, 2012


Saturday, July 14, 2012

- Fayrouz Karawya in the Open Air Theatre of Cairo Opera House, 8:00 PM
- Bashir (Nubian Fusion) at the Cairo Jazz Club, 9:00 PM
- Salalem (Blues/Funk/Rock) at After Eight, 9:00 PM
- Al-Ghouri Tannoura Dance Group at the Ghouri Caravansaray, 7:30 PM
- Eftekasat (Oriental Jazz) at the Genaina Theatre at Azhar Park, 8:30 PM

Sunday, July 15, 2012

- Ahmad Haddad, Eman Younis, and Dalia El-Guindy at "Allah Mahhabah" (Poetry & Singing) event in the Wisdom Hall of El Sawi Cultural Centre in Zamalek, 8:00 PM
- Soot El Share3 (Egyptian Rap) in the River Hall of El Sawi Cultural Centre in Zamalek, 8:00 PM
- Eleonora Iannotta (Jazz vocals) at the Cairo Jazz Club, 9:00 PM
- Bashir (Nubian Fusion) at After Eight, 9:00 PM
- Samaa’ Band led by Intesar Abdel-Fattah at the Ghouri Palace, 8:00 PM
- El-Nil Troupe for folk instruments (Folk music and songs) at Beit Al-Suheimi, 7:30 PM

Monday, July 16, 2012

- The Whiffenpoofs (A Cappella) in the Open Air Theatre of Cairo Opera House, 8:00 PM
- Abdel Fatah el Greny in the Wisdom Hall of El Sawi Cultural Centre in Zamalek, 8:00 PM
- DJ MMohasseb (House) at the Cairo Jazz Club, 9:00 PM
- Al-Ghouri Tannoura Dance Group at the Ghouri Caravansaray, 7:30 PM

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

- Ahmed Rabie Band (Jazz) in the Open Air Theatre of Cairo Opera House, 8:00 PM
- DJ Ouzo (Progressive House) at the Cairo Jazz Club, 9:00 PM
- DJ Dina El Ghareeb at the After Eight Club, 9:00 PM
- Michelle Rounds at Nile Kempinsky's Jazz Bar, 9:30 PM update

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

- Arabic Music Ensemble in the Open Air Theatre of Cairo Opera House, 8:00 PM
- Shady Ahmed (Acoustic Rock) at Al Kotob Khan Booktore, 8:00 PM
- DJ Ramy feat. Ahmed Bahaa (Boogie) at the Cairo Jazz Club, 9:00 PM
- Al-Ghouri Tannoura Dance Group at the Ghouri Caravansaray, 8:30
- Ahwa Sada at After Eight, 9:00 PM
- Michelle Rounds at Nile Kempinsky's Jazz Bar, 9:30 PM update

Thursday, July 19, 2012


- Maghna Khan (Alexandria, Arabic Folk) in the River Hall of El Sawi Cultural Centre in Zamalek, 8:00 PM
- DJ Misty and DJ Ahmed Hafez at the Cairo Jazz Club, 9:00 PM
- Salalem (Blues/Funk/Rock) at After Eight, 9:00 PM
- Michelle Rounds at Nile Kempinsky's Jazz Bar, 9:30 PM update

Friday, July 20, 2012

- Leil we Ein at After Eight, 9:00 PM

Ramadan Hayy Program at Genaina, July 26 to Aug 10, 2012

Following their yearly tradition, the Mawred Al Thaqafy will present Ramadan evenings of entertainment with talented and independent women artists from the Middle East. The Hayy Program will take place every weekend from Thursday July 26, 2012 to Friday August 10, 2012 at the Genaina Theatre in Azhar Park.

All concerts start at 9:30 PM 

 Thursday July 26 and Friday July 27
Oumeima El Khalil - Lebanon
 
A Lebanese singer born in Al-Fakiha village near Baalbak, she lived in an art-loving family, and this helped her to start her artistic career at an early age. Indeed, she started singing at the age of 12 years old. She met the great artist Marcel khalifa who discovered her great talent and introduced her to the public through his "Al Mayadeen" band, and that was a good occasion for Oumeima to venture into the world of singing as it gave her the opportunity to sing as a solo in "Al Mayadeen" band where she showed a high level of professionalism in the domain.. In another phase of her musical career, Oumeima has collaborated with her husband, the musician "Hani Siblini". As she wanted to go far more from her past, Oumeima released two albums entitled after her name. In these albums, the music varied from being oriental Tarab with a dancing flavor, and melodies mixed with a taste of oriental, blues and jazz, which is reflected in her greatest hits: "Elakh", "Daret El-Kahwa", "Olt Bakteblak", and "Asfour". "Ya Seidy" is her first song in Egyptian dialect

Thursday, August 2
 Rim Banna - Palestine

A Palestinian singer and composer, studied music and vocals in n the High Institute for Music in Moscow and specialized in modern singing and conducting singing ensembles, under the tutorship of the famous artist and composer Vladimer Karobka. She participated with her husband “Lionid” in different Palestinian, Arabic and International concerts and Festivals, where she presented the Palestinian Voice and the Palestinian song in all her participation. Rim has produced several albums expressing the courage and steadfastness of the Palestinian People. She also has produced a several albums of children's songs for which she wrote the words and the tunes. Banna has participated in numerous local and international concerts and music festivals of human rights and the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. What mostly distinguish her singing style is her Palestinian ethnic vocal. In 2000 she was granted the Palestine Award for Music. In 2010 she released  "A Time to Cry",
her latest album

Friday, August 3
Dina El Wedidi - Egypt
 
An Egyptian artist, discovered her passion to music when she joined “El Warsha Theater Troupe”, where she learned how to sing all kinds of traditional music, and "El Sira el Hilalayia" with Madih singers from Upper Egypt, Sheikh Zain. Dina trained herself on songs from the Egyptian-Arabic ethnic singing, and has performed more than 28 shows in Egypt, Arab world, and some European countries. Dina joined “Habayebna band” where she performed El Sheikh Imam songs and other folkloric songs, and participated also in many musical workshops with the Egyptian musician “Fathy Salama”. In 2008, Dina composed her first piece for her song El Haram, she was part of an international project called “Playing for change”. After several experiences with bands like “Massar Egbari” and “Wust El-Balad”, Dina formed her own band in 2011

Thursday August 9 and Friday August 10
Yasmine Hamdan - Lebanon
 
Writer, Composer and singer, Yasmine Hamdan was born in Beirut. She formed the indie electro-duo group “Soapkills” along with Zeid Hamdan in 1998. Between 1998 and 2005, Soapkills released 4 albums including a Live recording.. Her encounter in 2005 with Mirwais Ahmadza├», the electronic music producer who composed Madonna’s album “Music”, results in the birth of Y.A.S. In 2009 she released her album “Arabology” by Universal Music

In September 2011, Marc Collin and Yasmine met in Marc’s studio, Yasmine brought along some songs she’d written and some of her favorite rare Arabic classics. Their collaboration goes beyond the mere idea of making a remix, not a tribute nor a modernization, but rather a remote memory of a melody


Information taken from Facebook page for event
Al Azhar Park - Salah Salem rd. - Darassa
Tickets: 20 EGP (Excluding Park admission)
For more info please visit: www.mawred.org
or call: 02 23637081

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Songs of Tahrir Square, a webdocumentary


If you love Cairo and its music, this is a very nice webdocumentary from FRANCE 24 (click here for direct access), full of interesting stuff.
Take time to scroll through its content, there is more than it appears at first.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

WEEKLY AGENDA MUSIC July 7 - 13, 2012


Saturday, July 7, 2012

- El Fann Midan festival at Abdin Square, 5:00 PM
- Cairo Opera Ballet Company presents one act from "Zorba" Ballet & "El Leila El Kebira" at the Main Hall of Cairo Opera House, 8:00 PM
- Nesma Abdel Aziz (Marimba) at Cairo Opera Summer Fest at the Open Air Theatre at the Cairo Opera House, 8:00 PM
- Kalcook Band (Jesse Cook cover music) in the River Hall of El Sawi Cultural Centre in Zamalek, 8:00 PM
- Malaleem band at the Cairo Jazz Club, 9:00 PM
- Al-Ghouri Tannoura Dance Group at the Ghouri Caravansaray, 7:30 PM

Sunday, July 8, 2012

- Music for Peace event (Facebook page), Two Sudans, Saad Zaghloul Center, 8:00 PM  
- Cairo Opera Ballet Company presents one act from "Zorba" Ballet & "El Leila El Kebira" at the Main Hall of Cairo Opera House, 8:00 PM
- Amsal Ref'at (Singing concert) Opera Summer Fest at the Open Air Theatre at the Cairo Opera House, 8:00 PM-
- Fayrouz Karawya in the Wisdom Hall of El Sawi Cultural Centre in Zamalek, 8:00 PM
- Adam Miller Group (Jazz) ft. Dawan Muhammad at the Cairo Jazz Club, 9:00 PM
- Bashir (Nubian Fusion) at After Eight, 9:00 PM
- Samaa’ Band led by Intesar Abdel-Fattah at the Ghouri Palace, 8:00 PM
- El-Nil Troupe for folk instruments (Folk music and songs) at Beit Al-Suheimi, 7:30 PM

Monday, July 9, 2012

- Cairo Opera Ballet Company presents one act from "Zorba" Ballet & "El Leila El Kebira" at the Main Hall of Cairo Opera House, 8:00 PM
- Indonesian Jazz Ensemble at Opera Summer Fest, Open Air Theatre at Cairo Opera House, 8:00 PM
- Ta7abeesh band in the Wisdom Hall of El Sawi Cultural Centre in Zamalek, 8:00 PM
- ZeroKhamseen (050) (Rock) in the River Hall of El Sawi Cultural Centre in Zamalek, 8:00 PM
- DJ Amr Hosny (Deep, Tech, Vocal House) at the Cairo Jazz Club, 9:00 PM
- Al-Ghouri Tannoura Dance Group at the Ghouri Caravansaray, 7:30 PM
- City Band (Rock) at After Eight, 9:00 PM


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

- Manal Mohie El-Din (Harp) at Summer Fest, Open Air Theatre at the Cairo Opera House, 8:00 PM
- 3lama band (Rock, Oriental) in the River Hall of El Sawi Cultural Centre in Zamalek, 8:00 PM
- Abo Mariam Band & Salalem (Blues/Funk/Rock) at the Cairo Jazz Club, 9:00 PM
- DJ Dina El Ghareeb at the After Eight Club, 9:00 PM
- Mawawil & Baladi Songs at Fawanees Festival at Makan, 9:00 PM update
- Michelle Rounds at Nile Kempinsky's Jazz Bar, 9:30 PM update

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

- Omar Khairat (Piano) at the Main Hall of Cairo Opera House, 8:00 PM
- Eftekasat (Oriental Contemporary Jazz) at the Open Air Theatre at the Cairo Opera House, 8:00 PM
- Sandoo2 Khashab Band (Egyptian Songs) in the Wisdom Hall of El Sawi Cultural Centre in Zamalek, 8:00 PM
- CJC 11th Anniversary at the Cairo Jazz Club, 9:00 PM- Al-Ghouri Tannoura Dance Group at the Ghouri Caravansaray, 8:30
- Mazaher Ensemble at the Makan, 9:00  update
- Ahwa Sada City Band (Rock) at After Eight, 9:00 PM  update
- Michelle Rounds at Nile Kempinsky's Jazz Bar, 9:30 PM update

Thursday, July 12, 2012

- Omar Khairat (Piano) at the Main Hall of Cairo Opera House, 8:00 PM
- Konouz Ensemble for Arab Music with Mahmoud Darwish at the Open Air Theatre at the Cairo Opera House, 8:00 PM
- Giggin' It with High on Body Fat, Yeehas (Debut), and Election (Debut) at the Cairo Jazz Club, 9:00 PM
- Sahra Band (Rai music) at After Eight, 9:00 PM
- Rango (Sudanese music) at El Tanboura Hall, 8:30 PM
- Hamza Namira (Oriental, Soft Rock) at the MUST Opera House, 7:00 PM update
- Hip Hop Night at Genaina Theatre (feat. Asphalt, Arabian Knightz, EgyUnits & others) at the Azhar Park, 8:30 PM update
- Salalem (Blues/Funk/Rock) at After Eight, 9:00 PM update
- Michelle Rounds at Nile Kempinsky's Jazz Bar, 9:30 PM update

Friday, July 13, 2012

- Sweet Sound Band with Mounir Nasreldin at the Open Air Theatre at the Cairo Opera House, 8:00 PM
- Andromida (Rock) in the Wisdom Hall of El Sawi Cultural Centre in Zamalek, 8:30 PM
- Ramy Essam in the River Hall of El Sawi Cultural Centre in Zamalek, 7:00 PM
- DJ Baher Eid & DJ Moneim (Tech, Groovy, Funk, Vocal House) at the Cairo Jazz Club, 9:00 PM
- Salalem (Blues/Funk/Rock) at After Eight, 9:00 PM update
- Soot Fel Zahma (Egyptian) at the Genaina Theatre at Azhar Park, 8:30 PM
- Leil we Ein at After Eight, 9:00 PM update
- Michelle Rounds at Nile Kempinsky's Jazz Bar, 9:30 PM update

Friday, July 6, 2012

OMNIA KHALIL's "Urban Cairo Exhibition"


Different social classes in Cairo are living within the same areas and by looking over the urban map of Cairo, we can see that it is composed of formal and informal districts. Informal districts, with little urban planning represent the majority of the population in Cairo. Lately, the government and certain classes, predominantly the middle class, think that these informal communities or districts should be moved out of the city and be replaced by proper buildings and urban planning.  Moreover, they consider the people of these communities as criminals and treat them accordingly.

These areas inspired Omnia Khalil to present real facts about the communities through an exhibition where she presents videos about people from these districts.

'That's why I want to defend the existence of the informal areas. The solution is through community action planning. We are not the only country in the world where little urban planning is everywhere, we don't need to create solutions' says Omnia.

The exhibition opens on Saturday July 7 at 7:00 PM and will go on till Thursday July 19, 2012 at the Awan Contemporary Art Space - 4 Huda Sha'arawi Street (off Talaat Harb St.) - Downtown

Beachside 'Wake & Bake: Sandstock' on Friday July 6, 2012

Sorry to have been missing in action. Please expect updates to be pouring in now!
 
DISCORD Magazine presents Wake & Bake: Sandstock -  a beachside music event on Friday July 6, 2012 at BIANCHI Sidi Abdel Rahman starting noon 12:00 PM.

Based on the Egyptian version of Woodstock, Sandstock was originally a regular festival that used to be held in Agamy in the 60s - 70's. It used to be a platform for Egypt's rock bands at the time. Featuring a few electro-rockers, Wake & Bake will play off Sandstock’s hippie dance fest along beaches on the North Coast.


Due to limited number of attendees your name must be sent to Tazkarty.net (by booking through the new Tazkarty APP, dialing +2 3749 6162, or through their website) to gain access to the event.

Ticket: LE 200 (includes 2 beers)

Bouchon: LE 250

VIP Bracelet for access to El Villa's Friday night party, featuring DJ Lyon and Toyboys for no extra charge: LE 350 (min age 25+)

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LINE UP (In order of appearance)
DJ MINUS T - Much like the voyagers before his time, T trekked through diverse musical terrains; rock, rap, reggae, techno, house and electronica. Minus T will again rip old school rock tracks, and indie favorites like The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Beatles, Arctic Monkeys, alongside some beachside electronica to kick off the noon session of Sandstock.


VENT - Is a three-piece electronica band, they sound somewhere between synth pop, trip-hop and electronica. The band was formed in 2009 when Nader and Zuli decided to get together and "vent" trying to blend their different influences (Radiohead, Massive Attack, Apex twin, Soulwax and Depeche Mode) Asem Tag later joined in as the lead vocalist. Vent now are in the process of mixing and mastering their double EP "Comfort Zone I & II".


NEOBYRD – After the success of his debut album, “Transbyrd”, local DJ Neobyrd has been taking the dance floors by storm with his original compositions and wicked mixes. His sun-soaked, up-beat tracks and ability to move a crowd are certain to pick up the pace for the midday session of Sandstock. Neobyrd will be playing debut tracks off his upcoming album, giving Wake & Bakers a sneak peak on this young artists funky new direction.


BOSAINA ♥ WETROBOTS - One of Cairo's music original sound combinations, this electronic duo and dynamic vocalist take many of their cues from LCD Soundsystem, Peaches, and Cut Copy, but with a distinctly pop sensibility that draws on 80s pop singles with elements of electroclash, vintage disco and synth pop. For Wake & Bake, they will DJ their particular brand of indie/electro pop, and performing tracks from their debut EP. We are certain the lead singer, Bosaina will have the crowd bouncing on the sand with her high-energy, glam-rock stage presence.

DJ TITO + DJ ALY B – The DJ duo most notably known for their killer dance fests at Nacelle events, DJ Aly B and Tito are certain to set the stage on fire with their sunset performance at Sandstock! Tito, the mastermind behind Cairo’s hottest electronic dance music events (Nacelle) joins us in a guest appearance – mixing his smooth, up-beat tracks infused with soul-shaking funk sounds. DJ Aly B will be dropping synth-sounds, 80s break-beats and more to bring Wake & Bake into full culmination! 


More information available at the Facebook page for the event. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

SAHARA Band at El Genaina Theatre

Sahara Band will open the July program of Al Genaina Theatre in Al Azhar Park tomorrow Friday July 6, 2012 at 8:30 PM. Tickets 10 EGP.


Monday, July 2, 2012

EL TANBURA and EGY LIONS FAMILY at El Dammah Theater for Free Arts


El Dammah Theater for Free Arts (former El Tanbura Hall) will reopen after the election spell on Thursday July 5, 2012 with a concert by El Tanbura group which will present their classic repertoire with a focus on El Dammah songs (a special kind of spiritual songs from the Canal zone).

For the occasion, El Tanbura group has invited to this concert the rap music group Egy Lions Family, from Tanta. The group participated in the 25th January revolution in Tahrir square and in many other events.

Address of Al Dammah Theatre: 30 Al Balaqsa St. Abdin, Cairo
Doors open at 8:30 PM, the concert starts at 9:00 PM
Tickets at the door: 30 LE
Reserved tickets: 20 LE (No reservations after 8:30 PM of performance night)

To reserve tickets and for general information please call 02 23926768 or 011 50 99 5354
info@elmastaba.org
www.elmastaba.org

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Michelle Rounds at Nile Kempinski's Jazz Bar


The wonderful voice of jazz singer Michelle Rounds (click here to know more) will grace the evenings of the Jazz Bar at the Kempinski Nile Hotel in Garden City every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM.

She will be accompanied by one of the best Egyptian jazz pianist, Akram El Sharkawy, and by Ahmed Awis on acoustic bass.