Not to be missed: Cairo Cinema Days continue, Fouad and Mounib at Tahrir Cultural Centre

Ahram Online , Monday 22 May 2023

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (24-30 May) in Cairo.

Not to miss


Cairo Cinema Days
17 May - 10 June
Zawya Cinema, 15 Emad El-Deen Street, Cairo

Cairo Cinema Days is a film programme dedicated to the new Arab Cinema. Showing films which premiered at regional and international film festivals over the past year, the programme provides an opportunity to see the latest feature-length productions from the Arab world and its diaspora on the big screen.

In its 6th edition this year, the Cairo Cinema Days present a selection that includes 16 fiction and documentary titles from Egypt, Tunisia, Sudan, Palestine, Morocco, Iraq, Algeria and Lebanon.

Check the film guide here

The Little Mermaid in cinemas
Wednesday 24 May

The Little Mermaid is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to know more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric.
The film stars Melissa McCarthy, Halle Bailey, and Jonah Hauer-King

Knights of the Zodiac in cinemas
Thursday 25 May

When a goddess of war reincarnates in the body of a young girl, street orphan Seiya discovers that he is destined to protect her and save the world. But only if he can face his past and become a Knight of the Zodiac.

The film stars Sean Bean, Famke Janssen, Madison Iseman, and Mackenyu.

Fouad and Mounib
Thursday, 25 May, 8 pm
Tahrir Cultural Centre, AUC Tahrir campus, Cairo

The story of Fouad and Mounib goes back to 2015 when the two musicians met on Facebook and began sharing their music. After a few months, the duo performed in their first concert at Alexandria’s Creativity Centre. 

The duo’s popularity increased, taking them to numerous renowned halls, including the Cairo Opera House and Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Arts Centre, and tours to Morocco and Austria.

With time, the musicians started pursuing more ambitious creative endeavours, with Mounib creating arrangements for various ensembles and an orchestra.

Wala Fi El-Ahlam - musical theatre
Daily, Thursday 25 through Sunday 28 May, 8 pm
Kasr El-Nil Theatre, off Tahrir Square, Cairo Downtown

Premiering in February 2023, the play Wala Fi El-Ahlam had several runs until Ramadan and during the weeks after Eid Al-Fitr.

Directed by Hany Afifi, this romantic comedy takes place in the 1960s, when two brothers create a potion allowing them to escape reality and reach their wildest dreams.

Read the review of the play 

Noha Fekry
Friday 26 May, 9 pm
Room Art Space, 10 Etehaad Al-Mohamin, Garden City, Cairo

Noha Fekry is a well-established figure in the Egyptian jazz scene. Fekry sang with the Riff band from 2008-2016 before forming her own group, which performs regularly at local jazz venues. She constantly collaborates with local and international musicians, such as the renowned Lebanese composer Ziad Rahbany (at the closing concert of the Cairo International Jazz Festival); the Czech Jazz quartet Yacub Urban; Amr Salah Trio; and Swedish pianist Mattias Nilssan.

Read more about Noha Fekry here

Duets and arias from famous operas
Friday 26 May, 8.30 pm
Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

The famed duets, including songs from Menotti’s comic opera The Telephone, will be at the heart of the evening that features soloists from the Cairo Opera Company.

The concert includes mise-en-scene by Hisham El-Tally and Hazem Roushdy.

Joseph Tawadros
Saturday, 27 May, 8 pm
Tahrir Cultural Centre, AUC Tahrir campus, Cairo

Oud performer and composer Joseph Tawadros returns to Egypt to give a concert that captures decades of his career as a musician.

Tawadros was born in Egypt in 1983 and moved to Australia in 1986. Inspired by Egyptian greats like Sayed Darwish, Tawadros has taken the oud and created an eclectic style with his technique and unique performances.

Tawadros has so far released 15 albums and performed with various orchestras worldwide. He focuses on a variety of music genres, from jazz to classical.


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