Destination: Egypt

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Author: Mariam Nihal, [email protected]

Wednesday 17 August 2011

Not to miss!

Traditional Tanoura Dance. Alghory Palace Al-Azhar street, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Cairo. The Tanoura dance is performed by Sufi men. The dance is similar to the Sufi whirling (dance). In this version, the men wear long colorful skirts, where each color on the skirt represents one Sufi order.
 
Wust El Balad Live in Concert. Wust El Balad, an amazing blend of sounds, combining traditional Arabic music with a modern and western twist, is successful in making their music as accessible as possible, not just in Cairo, but beyond. Wust El Balad means real world music in the best sense of the word. Starting at 10 p.m at Sakia Sawi (Culture Wheel), 26th July Street Zamalek, Cairo.
 
Hossam Samir. Sakia’s Adult Choir led by Hossam Samir will be performing masterpieces of Kamal El Tawil at the Culture Wheel at 9:30 p.m. in Cairo.
 
Talta Talet. Wekalet El Ghouri Mohamed Abdo street, Azhar, Cairo at 8 p.m.
 
Resala Band will be performing at the Culture Wheel at 9:30 p.m. Buy Tickets at ticketsmarche.com.
 
Stand up Comedy Night. Stand up Comedy Night will be performed by Noha Kato,Adham Abdel Salam,High on Body Fat,Adham El Khorazaty and Others at the Culture Wheel at 9:30 p.m. At Sakia Sawi (Culture Wheel), 26th July Street Zamalek Cairo.
 
Sun Flower Choir. Wekalet El Ghouri. Mohamed Abdo Street Azhar, Cairo. Sun Flower Choir will be performing singing for Palestine at the Culture Wheel at 9:30 p.m.
 
Eftekasat at Cairo Opera House — Open air Theater, Opera Grounds — Gezira, Cairo. Event details at reverbnation.com
 
El Masreyeen Band-Hani Shnouda and Eman Younes. Starting at 9:30 p.m. El Masreyeen Band will be performing compositions of Hany Shnouda, Eman Younes, Fady and Noor at the Culture Wheel in Cairo.
 
Mounib’s Band led by Khaled Mounib. Mounib’s Band led by Khaled Mounib will be performing Nubian Songs at the Culture Wheel at 8:30 p.m. Ticketsmarche offers Mounib’s Band tickets.
 

AFRICAGIS 2011: Cairo International Convention & Exhibition Center. At Nasr Road Nasr City, Cairo. Visit their website at http://www.africagis2007.gov.bf/
 
Music Fest v.0: Video Ticketsmarche offers Musical Fest V.0 FT Alexandra Stan, Akcent, & DJ Niki Belucci tickets. From 8 p.m. at Golf Porto Marina, Al- Alamein, North Coast- Alexandria. For more information and tickets call +20108425387
 
Exile. At 5 p.m. will be held at Cairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th of July St. Agouza, Gizeh, GZ. Event details at reverbnation.com
 
The 1st Sharm El Sheikh Open Amateur Tournament. At the 5 Star Jolie Ville Golf & Resort, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.
Host of the European Professional Golfers Association Challenge & Seniors Tour Events. Format: the tournament will be played over 36 holes. Maximum handicap for men is 28 and ladies 36. For booking and information, please contact Jolie Ville Golf Club: Phone: +20 69 3600 635, E-mail: [email protected]
 
Abu Simbel Festival, Egypt. Abu Simbel Festival lets the environs of the old temple fill with crowd during the dawn, where they observe the shafts of light enlightening Ramses, Ra and Amun. This sensational sight occurs twice a year, in February (on his date of his ascension to the throne) and October (on his birthday). The history of the festival throws some light on the then King Ramses II who wanted his temple to be angled at Abu Simbel owing to his architectural egotism and fit of precision. As a result, inner sanctum would illuminate only twice a year — once on the anniversary of his rise to the throne, and once on his birthday. Astoundingly, it is the only sacred place that lights up rest the figurine of Ptah still continues to remain in sheer darkness.
 
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