Arabiqa - Arab Dance and Arab Music program for school cultural arts assemblies - Young Audiences



Artist: Karim Nagi
Type: Performance|Remote
Art Form: Dance|Music|Exploring Cultures
Grade Level: K-12
Scheduling Request

Egyptian-American Karim Nagi helps to introduce students to Arab dance and Arab music in a high-energy performance featuring exciting traditional dances, and soulful folk music played on a variety of traditional instruments. In this uplifting and stereotype-breaking program, Karim uses authentic costumes, maps, Arabic language, lots of audience participation, and humor, as he enlightens his audience about a captivating world beyond the headlines.  Students will clap unique rhythms, dance, and celebrate as they learn about these ancient and contemporary cultural traditions. A former faculty member of the New England Conservatory of Music, Karim now performs nationwide to great acclaim with the SHARQ Arabic Music Ensemble. He is a master percussionist and Arab dancer who likes to have fun with his audience.

Program available in person, live online, or as a pre recorded video including one virtual artist visit.

Length: 45-60 Minutes
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Arab Dance, Music and Culture

Single Performance: $700
Additional Performances: $560
Travel: $75 per day
Video Program (one week access+ one virtual artist visit): $600
Additional Artist Visit (30 min): $150
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Remote (live online)
School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.

Remote (pre recorded)
School has access to the video for one week unless otherwise stated in contract. Do not distribute video link outside of the agreed upon parties. Downloads are prohibited. Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.



  • 1 reserved parking space
  • 1 small table
  • 1 armless chair
  • Large whiteboard or flip chart and markers
  • 2 microphones on stands
  • 1 wireless microphone (if available)
  • Water for 1 person
  • Auditorium or classroom is fine, provided artist and all students fit comfortably and artist has ample space to move around.

Arrival time before first performance: 20 minutes

Strike time: 10 minutes

Time needed between performances: 10 minutes.

Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.

Visiting artist, in-person availability May 6-10, 2024. This program is available online year-round.