Karim Nagi is a native Egyptian who performs traditional Arab music and dance from several Arabic speaking countries. He has a very upbeat, dynamic style that is both sonic and visual. These joyous performances are highly engaging, and include verbal commentary and cultural explanation.
Karim performs a host of Arabic hand percussion, lute and voice, and several solo and group folk dances. In addition to proper adult and family concerts, Karim also has developed the Arabiqa program designed for schools and young audiences. His goal is to provide alternative impressions of the Middle East, and to diffuse the "clash of civilizations" between the Muslim World and the West through the arts.
Karim Nagi (a.k.a Karim Nagi-Mohammed) is an international recording artist with CDs and DVDs sold in major retail stores. He has performed in Sanders Theater, NEC's Jordan Hall, The National Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center in DC, as well as innumerable Middle School and High School assemblies. He is a NEFA Grant Recipient, and Fee support for ARABIQA by Karim Nagi may be available to nonprofit organizations through the New England States Touring (NEST) program of the New England Foundation for the Arts. Visit www.nefa.org for more information.