Sufi Dancing and Tannoura Show

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Sufi Dancing and Tannoura Show Cairo Reviews

menas menas
3 reviews
Tannoura Show Aug 22, 2012
The show is divided into 3 parts. First, a group of performers with an array of instruments from the tabla drums to the oud and ney flute perform a few solos, followed by a vocalist whose appearance signals the end of the first part, or musical interlude. This specific vocalist, officially known as the Muezzin, sings of spirituality, not related to religion only.

The second part of the performance, the Sufi Tannoura Dance (Al Darawish) is derived from the dance performed as a part of a Sufi ritual. The third part incorporates a more spectacular dance, based on showing skills and costume design. Egyptian dancers developed the original sufi dance to make something not related to religion, adding colors and smiles. In Sufi dancing, the dancer must be spinning in a certain direction related to the direction of the sun. One hand must be pointed to the sky and the other to the earth. The atmosphere is different for the two sections of the performance.

At the conclusion of the show you will have a little time to look around the Wekalet and browse the gift shop (if it is open).

The performance is on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights only. Photographs are permitted.

You will need to arrive early to make sure you have a seat as it is a free ticket. At least to get a front seat to really enjoy the show. Get you camera ready and fully charged and a lot of free memory space. You will want to take a lot of pictures. Videos are strictly prohibited.

There are clean bathrooms so you can use them. Local traditional Egyptian bakery is located right in front of the outer door. You might want to get a snack.
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EhabHamed EhabHamed
3 reviews
Sufi Dancing And Tannoura Show Nov 16, 2010
Are you interested in a different nightlife style, musical/cultural/dancing show? Are you a Photographer? If you're one of those, absolutely it's yours...

In the heart of Islamic Cairo; where is the famous old market "Khan El Khalili" and the most two famous mosques in Cairo, El Hussein and El Azhar mosques; the cultural development fund (under supervision of ministry of culture) organize Sufi Dancing and Tannoura Show in one of wonderful old architecture building called "Wikalet El Ghoury" or "El Ghoury agency"...



Every Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday.

Door Open: 7:00 PM

Winter times:

- Program Start: 8:00 PM

- Program End: 9:30 PM

Summer times:

- Program Start: 8:30 PM

- Program End: 10:00 PM

However in high seasons you should attend in front of the door before 6:30 PM to make sure finding a seat because it's limited.

This show represented by the Tannoura band for art heritage. It consist of mainly four sections



Popular musical track introducing some important Egyptian's instruments such as "Rababa", "Oboe", and "Alsajat"...



Sufi dancing combined with kind of singing as to pray to God and praise of the Prophet Mohamed.

Part 3:


One of the wonderful musical parts which represent musical arts in upper Egypt as well as dress code for people living there.

Part 4:


The best ever part of the whole show which is the colorful Tannoura "Skirt" dancing.

****** Note: Video is not allowed *****

You may feel that you're in a studio because of lot of Professional Cameras and Photographers around the place EVERY TIME you go. Everybody like to attend for at least two times, the first to enjoy the event, then followed by many other times to get photos from each corner available with multiple lenses.

So Does your Camera fully charged and ready for your turn... ;)
Part 4 Tannoura Show
The Stage
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EhabHamed says:
with no doubt lili, It's included in our CS list, and I doubt if travel agencies even heard well about it.. It's one of our competitive advantages in CS :D
Posted on: Dec 08, 2010
LilianaMolina says:
hey hey! i will definitely want to do this!!! i can't wait to see it!! =)
Posted on: Dec 08, 2010
EhabHamed says:
Yea indeed, we already put this event on the top list of Cairo visits and used to take our Couchsurfing friends attending in this wonderful show followed by a walk in the Islamic Cairo area :)
I have been there personally for more than 10 times and can't stop shooting pics every time
You're welcome Burma :)
Posted on: Nov 21, 2010

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