Dance to 100% LIVE Egyptian music in Cairo
Musicality: Saiidi, Baladi, Classical & Percussion
Its only happening ONCE this year
Dancers are welcome to join us in Cairo for a powerful immersion into live Egyptian music. Enjoy workshops with our talented and experienced musicians, who have played for our Sphinx festivals and cultural events for over 10 years. You will develop musical aptitude, improve interpretive dance skills, and improvise with more freedom, confidence and ease. Participants have a chance to perform with the live ensemble! We aim to create a safe and welcoming space for your dance development.
A guest seminar by Farida Fahmy is one of the highlights of this event!
Cairo, Egypt – Dates: November 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2018 $750 USD (20 hours live music & workshops)
Book with just a $450 deposit and pay the $300 when you arrive! Event is open to anyone interested in developing their dancing,
and particularly imrpovisational skills to live Egyptian music!
Download the Musical Heart of Egypt event flier
Dancers are welcome to join us in Cairo for a powerful immersion into live Egyptian music.
The Musical Heart of Egypt - Daily Schedule
Day 1 Sunday 4 Nov - Traditional Saiidi Music 3pm Registration for participants
4-6pm Traditional Saiidi music with Nesrin Bahaa
7-8pm Saiidi Mizmar and Rababa band
Day 2 Monday 5 Nov - Baladi Music & Rhythms 1-3pm Live Percussion – Egyptian Rhythms with Vanessa
4-6pm Improvising to Live Baladi Music
7-8pm Participant Performances with live band (Baladi)
Day 3 Tuesday 6 Nov - Classical Music with Lyrics 1-3pm Abdel Halim Hafez Songs with guest singer
4-6pm Om Kolthoum Songs with Noura
7-8pm Participant Performances with live band (Raqs Sharqi)
Day 4 Wednesday 7 Nov - Maqamat & Classical Compositions 1-3pm Musical Maqamat - core Maqams
4-6pm Improvising to Classical Raqs Sharqi Compositions
7pm Zaar night - Traditional Trance Music
Day 5 Thursday 8 Nov Farida Fahmy Seminar, Gala Night on Nile 11am-1pm Discussion for teachers with guest Farida Fahmy
7-11pm Gala Cruise, Night on the Nile - Boat Cruise
Participants may choose to continue to Haram St for dance shows!
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Note: Participants must organize their own travel and accommodation near Zamalek or Dokki. We suggest Golden Tulip Flamenco in Zamalek. Most of our group will be there. You can book individually via booking.com or directly with the Golden Tulip hotel. Be sure to book early!
Price includes all live music workshops (20 hours) and Gala Cruise evening.
Meals are not included, but available to purchase all day at venue.
Live music venue details provided on booking.
Airport pick ups can be arranged with Sayed for $25.
Kindly note we DO have a strict limit of participants.
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Note: Magharita (Soul Dance) is offering some great pay-as you go tour day trips.
Cairo Sightseeing Menu (USD)
Nov 5. Egyptian Museum $45
Nov 6. Citadel/Mohamed Ali & Sultan Hassan Mosques $45
Nov 8 Cabaret (after Gala Cruise) $50
Nov 9. Pyramids (Camel Riding & Photo Op on the Giza Plateaux,
AIR Meditation, Lunch, The Sphinx, The Pyramids) $95
Nov 9. (Evening) Navigating Khan El Khalili $20
Nov 10. (Evening) Tanoura Folkloric Show $35
Nov 10. (Evening) Footsteps of Saladin – El Muiz St. + Dinner $35
Nov 11. Ghawazee's Revenge – Walking Tour Mohamad Ali St to Bab Zuweyla $20
Nile Cruise Dinner/Dance Show (Any night) $55
Magharita is also running a beautiful Soul of Egypt Tour that includes temple tours,
a Nile cruise, Nubian village and Upper Egypt, plus a session with Kharia Mazzin.
You have the option of blending our two events!