Introducing Karim Nagi

Karim Nagi drummers workshop schedule

Hala Dance Company is proud to present Master Egyptian percussionist and founder of Turbo Tabla, Karim Nagi of Egypt & Boston, MA. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn Arabic drumming from one of the masters!

** Volunteers are needed, if you are interested, please contact Hala Dance

Saidi, Sudasi and Saudi
Arabic drum lesson with Karim Nagi

Students may bring their Arabic Tabla, Dumbek, Darabuka, Riqq, Duff, Muzhar or Frame drum. Karim will teach these three dynamic rhythms, emphasizing the Arabic technique of double off-hand taks and running method. Students will learn how these rhythms propel specific dance styles from around the Arab world. Karim engages all levels from advanced beginner (someone with basic skills) to advanced intermediate. Every level will be adequately challenged and will benefit from the ensemble approach.

SAIDI (Southern Egyptian): used for cane dance, ghawazee, pop and folk music. Karim will teach a four part Saidi with emphasis on the empty first beat, and slow yet bubbling tempo.

SUDASI (Lebanese and Palestinian): used for Dabka unisex line dance. Karim will teach this unique yet common 6/4 rhythm with variations to accent stomp choreographies.

SAUDI (Arabian Peninsula): used for Khaliji urban and popular folk music. Karim will teach the polyrhythmic multipart version that illustrates the Afro-Indo influence.

KARIM NAGI is a native Egyptian living in Boston who specializes in traditional Arabic percussion (Tabla, Riqq, Duff and Segat). He teaches at the New England Conservatory of music and leads the Sharq Arabic Music Ensemble, Turbo Tabla, and the Zaitoun Dabka Troupe. Karim travels the country presenting various education programs including "Arabic Music Dance and Culture" for schools and colleges, and "Rhythm for Dancers" for the Bellydance community.

Date :
Sunday 15th May, 2005
Location :

Core Fitness Studio, 1070 Lincoln Ave, CA 95125

Schedule :
  • 12.30am - 1.00am : registration and shopping
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm : Drumming workshop with Karim Nagi
  • 3:00pm: End of workshop
No refunds. Non-transferable. No video cameras
Admission :

Advance registration must be postmarked by May 6th, 2005

  • Advance : $30 for Sunday workshop
    • Teachers special: Register 5 of your students and get the workshop free
  • At door : $40 if space is available!!
Registration :

Places are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.
There are 3 easy options to register for this exciting event ...

  • Online : Please use the PayPal button above to pay by credit card
  • Email : email for an email pre-registration form
  • Mail : print out the workshop flyer, fill it in and mail it to Hala Dance with your check
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