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Arabiqa with Karim Nagi
June 16 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Karim Nagi is a native Egyptian and performs on multiple percussion and string instruments from around the Arab world. He describes the history of each instrument, shares how they are made, and writes out the names in Arabic script. In the program, Karim involves the virtual audience with rhythmic clapping, word pronunciation, line dancing, and spontaneous questions.
With humor, acrobatics, articulation, and masterful audience incorporation, Karim makes a point with his percussion. His goal is to give audiences an uplifting impression of Arab and Muslim culture, beyond the news headlines of terror and uprising. As an Arab-American, Karim bridges the East-West cultural gap in the most profound yet entertaining way.