In light of the recent Salon.com article, I thought I’d share a video about Karim Nagi - someone who I haven’t seen much mention of here.
From the video:
This is an Artist Profile produced by Ted Sikora. It is a candid documentary, interview and demonstration by Arab-American artist Karim Nagi. He is a native of Egypt who tours internationally, performing and teaching Arab music and dance. This documentary includes him discussing his background, his inspirations, his teaching mission, and several demonstrations of his Arab music instruments and dances including Buzuq (Arab lute), Sagat (finger cymbals), Duff (frame drum), Tabla (Egyptian goblet drum), Assaya (Egyptian canes for dance) and Riqq (Arab tambourine).
I posted a lecture of his almost a year ago so I will reblog that shortly. Tomorrow, I will talk about his Arab Dance Seminar, a weekend intensive that focuses on the origin of the dance and cultural context.
Egyptian Legend and Master Belly Dance Teacher Fifi Abdou Preforms as the BDC Gala dinner (by Belly Dance China)
Tito Seif Dances to a Darbuka drum solo by Issam Housham @ BDC closing gala (by Belly Dance China)