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Café Riche Recital - Egyptian Music & Dance

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Event description

Taking you back to a time when music and dance were intertwined in Egyptian culture, Café Riche Recital is part of the Big Egyptian Day Out Live Music Intensive.

Amera’s Palace will be transformed into an old-style Egyptian cafe, complete with traditional decor and seating arrangements, providing a cozy and intimate atmosphere for you to enjoy music and dance. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Cairo as you sip on wine, tea or coffee and soak up the sounds of the musicians.
Cafe Ríche will also include a fun “live music shuffle challenge” where BEDO participants can choose to take part.

The Café Riche Band are:
Mohammed Lelo: Qanun & Oud
Emad Nosir - Violin
Stuart Vandergraff - Ney and Saxophone

Atif Badria - Percussion / Vocals
Ali Higson - Percussion

Jrisi Jusakos - Sydney
Virginia Masri - Melbourne
Cynthia: Sydney
Keeva: Melbourne
and participants of the Big Egyptian Day Out

Background story of the name Café Riche........

Café Riche was a cozy cafe where political figures, poets, intellectual and artists gathered in clusters in the early 1900’s. It hosted some of Egypt’s greatest thinkers and sweetest songbirds for over a century. It has always been this way, select, alluring, enigmatic. Café Riche was known as one of Cairo’s most infamous spots. We have taken the nostalgic and romantic essence of era’s past to embrace into our current world. 

We hope to bring Egypt to the heart of Marrickville through dance and music.

Guest Information

Doors open 6.30pm

Show commences 6.45pm without intermission running for approximately 60-70mins.

A complimentary grazing table is there for our guests, however this is not dinner + show. 

Seating is "cafe style", table and 4 chairs. No reservation required. First in best dressed. There will be some cushion for children to sit as well as some couches.

You are welcome to bring in outside food to consume, however we must ask to take rubbish with you.

There are various delicious food choices on Marrickville & Illawarra Rd (Greek and Vietnamese across the road from the Palace) or you can choose to eat afterwards. 

We suggest making dinner reservations as most kitchens close at 9pm on Sunday.Sparkling wine, red wine, juice and soft drink will be available to purchase at the bar. You are most welcome to bring your own water bottles.

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