The Musical Heart of Egypt 

Enjoy 5 Days of Dancing to Live Music in the Heart of Cairo

Immerse yourself in the Musical Heart of Egypt with Keti Sharif and Guests

Discover a unique cultural experience and immersion into authentic Egyptian musical artistry, in the heart of Cairo. This unique event is hosted by Keti Sharif (former co-ordinator of Sphinx Festivals and Mahmoud Reda/Farida Fahmy intensive study events) and features over 35 musicians.

Keti has guided hundreds of travellers throughout Egypt, and has organised many cultural events and arts festivals in Egypt since 1998. Her intimate knowledge of local dances, culture, artists and live musical traditions, blend with years of living in Egypt, and studying Islamic Art History. You will learn more about a deeply artistic and musically diverse Egypt which will benefit bellydancers and Egyptian arts enthusiasts. 

Suitable for all levels, sessions are designed to deepen your dance experience. Each session begins with somatic weight-sensing exercises for dancers to live rhythms, then focuses on a specific genre, and ends with optional performance time.

Plus her Percussion Ensemble!

Dance to Live Egyptian Music Every Day for 5 Days!

Improvise, jam, and work creatively with musicians, and dance to live music, with many opportunities to perform with the live band. Develop and fine-tune skills as you enhance your sense of musicality, lyricism and rhythm. Its a wonderful chance to get your dancing on film, get photos with the musicians and enjoy fun live musical memories that will last a lifetime! 

(Photo of Emiliy dancing at the last Nile Dinner Cruise)

Special Guests

Nesrin Bahaa

Principle dancer of the famed modern day Reda Troupe shows us some great Saiidi style stage combinations!

Vanessa Raqs

Popular and dynamic Cairo performance artist shares great tips for dancing to live percussion.

Hamdy ElHakim

Talented singer gives us a taste of the true baladi style and also treats us to Abdel Halim classics.


Om Kolthoum songs come to life with this talented singer renowned for her striking voice,

Music Program - Cairo: Saiidi, Baladi, Classical, Percussion, Shaabi.


Day 1 Percussion

6 Oct
Dancing to live Percussion with Vanessa & her talented Percussion Ensemble

*Optional Tour: Museum & Citadel


Day 2 Baladi Songs

7 Oct
Abdel Halim and Baladi Music
Baladi Progression and Taqsim

*Optional Tour: Pyramids & Sphinx


Day 3 Saiidi

8 Oct
Traditional Saiidi Sounds - Mizmar & Rababa, with guest teacher Nesrin

*Optional Tour: Coptic Cairo


Day 4 Classical

9 Oct
Beautiful Om Kolthoum classics with Nora, improvise to classical favourites 

*Optional Tour: Museum & Citadel


Day 5 Shaabi & Nile Gala Cruise Party

10 Oct
A Fun modern Shaabi class, then
Dance the night away on the Nile!
Performances welcome.


Cost: $650 USD

Includes all live music workshops (4 hours per day/ total 20 hours) plus Gala Nile Cruise and dinner.
Accom not included - see below.
Optional Tours may be organised in Cairo, at Egyptian rates.

Accommodation Special

Please note that accommodation is not included, so participants may choose where they wish to stay near the Zamalek area, depending on budget. Sofitel Gezirah in Zamalek has offered our participants a special discounted rate of $80 USD per night, per person in a twin share room, including a full buffet breakfast daily and all taxes. Rates are $150 single room, $160 double/twin room. Please email to organise this via the hotel manager. Airport transfers can be arranged at $25 USD with our driver, Sayed. Download the brochure for event details.

Download the tour itinerary and book below. Booking deadline is August 1st 2019. Booking is fully refundable until Sep 1st 2019.

You can book NOW - but hurry, as this exclusive event is limited to just 26 places! 

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