2/10 :: Karim Nagi presents ARABIZED

Karim Nagi presents ARABIZED 
February 10th, 2012
at the YMCA Cambridge Theater
820 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
Tickets are NOW on sale, click HERE.
$20 Adults
$10 Students
Arabized is a mash of civilizations, featuring Arab music, folk dance, and oration. Karim Nagi re-imagines the Arab tradition, performing acrobatic sufi drumming, Saidi cane dances, and soulful buzuq taqasim, all within a greater story. But this is not a simple cultural showcase. Karim, through futuristic remixing, animated oration, and the mashing of Arab and famous Western songs, a unique theatrical experience is made. He will perform his original works including the melodic “Flying Heavy for Egypt”, the percussive opus “Ya Haggar”, his dance choreography of “Al-Harb Ma’ Al-Rouah” and his finger cymbal a cappella “Cymbalisms”. Nagi will also perform songs from his newest CD “ARABIZED” which includes Arabic versions of famous songs by Mozart, Rossini, and Latino and Asian traditions.
Drummer, Composer, Folk Dancer and Orator Karim Nagi makes his return to Boston after 5 years of world touring. This native Egyptian produced nearly 100 events in Boston from 1995 to 2006, including half a decade of Arabesque Mondays at Club Passim, The 2006 Fundraiser for the Lebanon Red Cross, and the Arab Dance Seminar. In the past 5 years Karim’s own performance career has accelerated, and he has since performed in great prestigious venues all over the world, including The Smithsonian in Washington DC, Al-Sawy Theater in Cairo, Theatre de la Ville in Paris, and Tainan University in Taiwan, to same a fractional few. He has released 5 instructional DVDs in Arab music and dance, and 10 music CDs, including his latest “Arabizedwhich will be released for this February 10th concert.

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