Introducing Karim Nagi

Karim Nagi 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 Egyptian rhythms by name, use the finger cymbals as a musical instrument and greatly improve your live drum solos. Workshop is for both dancers and musicians!!

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

In this intensive 4 hours seminar, Karim will cover two of his "Rhythm for Dancers" workshop series topics:

Segat (2 hrs): Using the techniques of the Egyptian Sufi Zikr, Karim will present the Zills as a classical instrument and not only a dance accessory. Karim has developed a comprehensive zill method that utilizes drum techniques. Students will learn the Arabic rhythms by name and how to play them with ambidexterity. Dancers will also learn to use the cymbals to communicate rhythms to a band and accent solo dancing. Dancers and percussionists of all levels are welcome. Karim promises to transform dancers into musicians with his finger cymbal teaching approach.

Dancer-Drummer Communication (2 hrs): Taught in conjunction with Hala, this workshop bridges the gap between the two disciplines. Students will learn how to interpret sound into movement by aligning body parts and motions with drum sounds and riffs. Once the movement-to-sound correspondence is established, students will dance to drum solos. Students will learn how to both lead and follow the drummer by maintaining the common language and dynamic. Improvisation skills will be encouraged. Drummers: don't forget your instruments!!

Date :
Saturday 4th December, 2004
Location :

Odd Fellows Dance Hall, 839 Main St, Redwood City, CA 94063

Schedule :
  • 10.30am - 11.00am : registration and shopping
  • 11.00am - 1:00pm : Segat class with Karim Nagi
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm : Dancer-Drummer Communication with Karim Nagi & Hala
  • 3:00pm: End of workshop
No refunds. Non-transferable. No video cameras
Admission :

Advance registration must be postmarked by November 24th, 2004

  • Advance : $35 for Saturday workshop (Option not available a this time)
    • Teachers special: Register 5 of your students and get the workshop free
  • At door : $45, space is still 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 buttons 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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