Arab Dance Workshops with Karim Nagi

Folk Dance Workshops by Karim Nagi

Date:  Sunday, September 22, 2013

Dabke workshop:  11am- 1pm

Saidi workshop:  1:30 pm- 3:30 pm

Tickets:  $20/ workshop

Location: Center for Arabic Culture, 191 Highland Avenue, 6B,  Somerville, MA

To order tickets for either of these workshops, please click HERE.

The Arab Folk Dance Workshop will present:

-DABKE, meaning “Stomp” in Arabic, is a group line and circle dance for women and men. It is found in the Eastern Arab countries, at events ranging from weddings to social protests.

SAIDI, refers to the South of Egypt, and the Saidi dance is typical for women and men. It uses sticks and canes, spinning and flipping, to replicate acts of village life and self-defense.

Karim Nagi is a native Egyptian drummer, DJ, composer, folk dancer and the creator of Turbo Tabla. He has recorded 11 CDs and performed on 5 continents. His Arabiqa program has been performed in hundreds of schools across America.


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