Last night, I went back to the Culture Wheel for Umm Kulthoum Puppet Theater. It was an unusually entertaining experience for puppets pretending to play music while a recording of Umm Kulthoum played over speakers.
And for a more authentic feel, as recommended by my friend Dina, pictures of the night in black and white:
This guy was my favorite. He was fixated on Umm Kulthoum the whole show, looking very dazed while playing the oud.
As promised, here's video from the night:
Watch how my glasses guy shakes his fist at the end. He did that after every song.