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Karim Nagi: Arab Tradition Re-imagined
Davis Arts Center
Davis, CA
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Karim Nagi: Arab Tradition Re-imagined
Daleela Morad and Kanz Al Sahara are Proud to Present:
Karim Nagi - Arab Tradition Re-Imagined
Native Egyptian Dancer/Master Percussionist/Composer
Specialty Workshops and Gala Show
Davis Arts Center. See and for details. Visit Karim's website. Registration opens May 1st!

Two Fabulous Workshops (Studio E at Davis Arts Center)
1:00-2:30pm Musicality for Dancers
2:45-4:15pm Sagat/Finger Cymbals for Dancers

7 PM Gala Evening Show Featuring Karim Nagi TurboTabla
NOTE: Dance Spots are limited. Workshop participants will receive priority dance spots.

Workshop Descriptions:
MUSICALITY FOR DANCERS: Despite any mastery of technique and bodily dexterity, true dance expression requires musicality. The best dancers are those who emulate the music into their own movement. Karim will demystify Arab music for the dancer. Several recurring themes in Arab music will be identified (using recorded examples) and explained in emotive, non musical terms. The class will cover Taksim, Melodic Themes, Vocal vs Instrumental Songs, Rhythms & Rhythmic Changes, Melodic Modulation, Song Structure, Orchestration and Instrumentation. Karim will guide the students through several songs and lead them in dancing to each of these themes. This is a movement class that will help the dancer become the physical personification of the music.

SAGAT ("ZILL" FINGER CYMBALS): Karim has developed a comprehensive zill method that utilizes drum techniques, and an ambidextrous approach. He uses the Egyptian Sufi Zikr aesthetic with multiple sounds, open and closed, sizzle and rapid combinations. Students will learn the Arabic rhythms by name and how to play them while dancing! Dancers will learn to use the cymbals to communicate rhythms to a band and accent solo dancing and body movements. Dancers and percussionists of all levels are welcome. He will also teach dance combinations, solo patterns, train the dancer in musicality, and teach when-and-when-not to play within an Arabic song. Karim promises to transform dancers into musicians with his finger cymbal teaching approach.

ABOUT KARIM: Karim Nagi is a native Egyptian drummer, DJ, composer and folk dancer. Karim Nagi unites the Cabaret with the Tribal, Traditional with the Modern, the Ethnic with Urban. He taught at the New England Conservatory of Music for 5 years, and has lectured at Harvard, MIT, Yale, Bowdoin, Princeton and Stanford. 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 the United States, Asia, Europe and Cairo, as well as all major Arab Culture festivals in the USA./Sp



Davis Arts Center (View)
1919 F Street
Davis, CA 95616
United States

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Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Music > World

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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