Starbelly School of Dance present Arab Musician & Folk Dancer Karim Nagi
Sept. 23rd (Sat.) 7:30-10:00 Show at the Sapphire Room –The Heart of Bellydance: The Starbelly Dancers present Arab Musician & Folk Dancer Karim Nagi!
Sept. 24th (Sun.) 11:00-1:00pm MAQAM and TAQSIM FOR DANCERS with Karim Nagi!
LIVE DRUM SOLO FOR DANCERS (movement class): Saturday Sept. 23rd 10:30am-12:30pm $55/$50 before Sept. 1st
* There is limited space in the workshops. Each workshop will have a maximum of 25 students, reserve your spot today! Register HERE!
Karim Nagi is a native Egyptian drummer, DJ, composer and folk dancer. He is the creator of Turbo Tabla, and has released four internationally distributed CDs of this unique brand of Arab House/Electronica using acoustic instruments. Karim has authored instructional DVDs for the Tabla/Doumbek, Riqq tambourine, Maqam & Taqsim, Drum Solo for Dance, and Arab Folk Dance. He is well versed in the ultra-traditional styles of music, and has lead the Sharq Arabic Music Ensemble since 1999. He promotes and fosters the study of Arab dance in the USA as the director of the Arab Dance Seminar. Karim performs and teaches Tahteeb Cane Dance, Dabka Line Dance, and Zikr Sufi Dance. He taught at the New England Conservatory of Music for 5 years, and has lectured and presented at Harvard, MIT, Yale, Bowdoin, Princeton, Stanford, William & Mary, Georgetown, and several Community Colleges. Additionally, Karim Nagi’s Arabiqa program has conducted over 300 school assemblies across America, exposing young audiences to Arab traditional arts. His performances boast a dynamic concoction of live drumming and dance, done in unison. Because of his proficiency in both music and dance, his workshops deliver students to a new physical understanding of the connection between these two disciplines. As a dance and drum teacher, Karim has taught in dozens of festivals in the United States, Asia, Europe and Cairo, as well as all major Arab Culture festivals in the USA. Karim Nagi is a true crossover artist, uniting the Cabaret and Tribal, Traditional and the Modern, the Ethnic and the Urban. http://www.karimnagi.com/
Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to learn from & dance with this amazing Arab Artist! with Register HERE Today!
The Heart of Bellydance: The Starbelly Dancers present Arab Musician & Folk Dancer Karim Nagi
During The Heart of Bellydance, you will be delighted by the exciting and beautiful dance stylings of the Arab world: from the joyful and emotional folkloric dances of Egypt to the glittering glamour of traditional bellydance. This evening will feature Karim Nagi, a renowned Egyptian-American musician and acclaimed folk dancer, as well as local dance artists Tracy Lay, Cecilia Rinn, and the Starbelly Dancers. For more information, please visit https://ceciliabellydance.com/karim/
Doors open at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
$15 general, $20 preferred ($20/$25 at the door) New ticket prices include fees!
Friday night Sept. 22nd 7-9pm at Starbelly School of Dance 208 E. 37th Street Suite #11, Garden City, ID 83714. Lets welcome Karim Nagi with a Hafla (dance party) and potluck. FREE to workshop Participants. bring some music (on ipod or phone) if you want to dance, and some food to share. (NO alcohol please-Starbelly is an alcohol and drug free school)
Arab Spiritual Folk Dance Workshop with Karim Nagi SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017, 2 – 4PM Boise Public Library – 1st Floor Hayes Auditorium. All ages
Derived from the ancient rituals of Sufi Mystics, Arabic Spiritual Folk Dance has become an art form of its own. This workshop will provide an educational basis on the history of this Dance and Islamic Sufi practice and serve as a practicum for the meditative motions and rhythms ingrained in this stirring dance. The workshop will focus specifically on Egyptian Sufi “Moulid” practice, which involves melodic chanting, rhythmic breathing and sweeping movements, including whirling.