KARiM NAGi
MUSICIAN . FOLK DANCER . DJ . ORATOR

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karim nagi karim nagi TAQSIM & DRUM SOLO MASTER CLASS
Saturday February 18, 2017
12noon-3pm : New York City

LIVE MELODIC TAQSIM and LIVE DRUM SOLO for DANCERS

This 3 hour movement class will help dancers prepare for
spontaneous improvisational duets with live Arab musicians


TAQSIM is when the melodic musician improvises, within the classic Arabic pattern, using a specific Maqam scale that bears an emotion and trajectory. Dancers will practice aligning their bodies with the ascending and descending scale, often aided by singing. The classic events within the Taqsim, such as pauses, modulation, connected vs broken notes, and the climax, will all be practiced with live music in class.

DRUM SOLO almost always requires pure improvisation. It is best explained by someone who is both a dancer and a drummer. It is a dynamic duet moment that can yield astounding excitement, or go painfully awry. The typical patterns and themes of the Arabic style will be practiced live. This includes the most regularly used rhythms, invented phrases, rolls for layered vibration, and how to signal & end together.

Ripley-Grier Studio 17th floor
520 8th ave. New York City


$70 - 3 hour class, only 14 students accepted,
(the price increased on January 20th)
no walk-ins, no refunds, is transferrable
KARIM NAGI is a native Egyptian musician, dancer & educator. He has taught & performed on 6 continents, in numerous dance festival, and universities.
He has authored several CDs & DVDs under his own name, and Turbo Tabla. His primary mission in life is to share Arab culture, through music & dance.