INTERNATIONAL STUDENT HOUSE
1825 R STREET, NW
FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017 7:00pm
KARIM NAGI, Egyptian multi-instrumentalist & Friends
KYLIE HILALI: The Qanun Arabic zither harp
ABDERRAHIM AMTHGAL: The Nay Arabic bamboo flutes
Mr. Nagi has been an active performer and presented of Arab music & dance in the United States for the past two decades. He has represented Egypt at regional Arab festivals in Michigan, Milwaukee, Virginia, Massachusetts, and California. He is the founder of the Arab Dance Seminar, running 14 annual events around the USA. Mr. Nagi has also performed over 400 public school assemblies since 2001, introducing young audiences to Arab cultural arts, in a campaign against stereotyping and racism. Internationally, Mr. Nagi has performed Egyptian dance & music in prestigious venues such as Shanghai Oriental Theater, Theatre du la Ville in Paris, The National Theater in Verazdin Croatia plus venues in Colombia, Poland, Taiwan, Japan, and Indonesia, to name a few. He has also recorded 14 CDs, distributed internationally, and on iTunes. For the Embassy series, Mr. Nagi and his accompanists will perform Egyptian traditional and contemporary music on instruments that have ancestral equivalents in Ancient Egyptian times. Only $30/reception.