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Live at the Gantries: ZIKRAYAT feat. SHARI KAMILAH

July 26, at 7:00 pm

Free

Zikrayat is an Arab music and dance ensemble dedicated to presenting together the classical music and the dance traditions of Egypt, Lebanon, and the greater Arab World, in vibrant stage productions evoking the theatrical atmosphere and dramatic depth of classic Egyptian musical cinema. Alternating vocal and instrumental numbers with solo and group dance numbers, Zikrayat’s mission is to highlight the diversity of Arab culture for mainstream Western audiences in an authentic, yet entertaining contemporary representation. Led by Arab violinist, vocalist, composer, and teacher Sami Abu Shumays and Egyptian-style dancer Robin “Dameshe” Shumays, Zikrayat also features a talented lineup of performers of diverse backgrounds brought together by their devotion to these rich art forms. This performance will feature belly dancing by Shari Kamilah, who will perform to several classic Egyptian songs.

Sami Abu Shumays, Violin & Vocals
Zafer Tawil, Oud & Vocals
John Murchison, Qanun
Rami ElAasser, percussion

Details

Date:
July 26
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Gantry Plaza State Park
4-09 Center Blvd
Long Island City, 11101 United States
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Phone:
718-793-8080
Website:
http://kupferbergcenter.org/live-at-the-gantries/