Arab Folk Dance Workshop with Karim Nagi

7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 

The Annex @ AANM


AANM is pleased to offer a FREE concise, open-level workshop for the local community on the various styles of folkloric dance from around the Arab World, including Egypt, North Africa, the Near East and the Gulf. This all-ages workshop will be conducted by Karim Nagi and the instructors of the 14th touring Arab Dance Seminar.  

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. Nagi 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 led the Sharq Arabic Music Ensemble since 1999. He promotes and fosters the study of Arab dance in the U.S.A. as the director of the Arab Dance Seminar. Nagi performs and teaches Tahteeb Cane Dance, Dabka Line Dance and Zikr Sufi Dance. He taught at the New England Conservatory of Music for five years and has lectured and presented at Harvard, MIT, Yale, Bowdoin, Princeton, Stanford, William & Mary, Georgetown and several community colleges.

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