Performing Artist and Activist
Karim Nagi is a native Egyptian and Muslim immigrant to the U.S., uniting the Arab tradition with the global contemporary world. He has released fourteen CDs and several instructional DVDs for the Tabla/Doumbek, Riqq tambourine, Maqam & Taqsim, Drum Solo for Dance, and Arab Folk Dance. Karim’s Arabiqa program has conducted over 400 school assemblies across America, familiarizing young audiences with the Arab traditional arts. He has led the Sharq Arabic Music Ensemble since 1999, and fosters the study of Arab dance in the U.S. as the director of the Arab Dance Seminar.