Musical Performance & Dance: Zikrayat: An Evening of Tarab and Dance

Fri, March 9, 2018 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts presents an evening of Tarab and Dance with Zikrayat.

Zikrayat returns to Alwan with their signature mix of classical Egyptian and Syrian tarab, and exciting raqs sharqi tunes, drawing on rarities from the Golden Age of Egyptian musical cinema of the 1940s-1960s.

The first half of the program will feature a mix of vocal and instrumental tarab repertory, featuring the vocals of Zafer Tawil and Sami Abu Shumays. The second set will feature performances by some of the top Bellydancers in New York City.

Tickets available at the door or online.

$20 General Admission l $15 Students and Seniors

Doors open at 7:30 pm

Zikrayat features:

Sami Abu Shumays | violin, vocals

Zafer Tawil | qanun, vocals

Brian Prunka | 'oud

John Murchison | bass

Rami ElAasser | percussion

Nezih Antakli | percussion

Johnny Farraj | percussion


Yowalka, Sherine, Mariyah & Layla Isis


Alwan for the Arts is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Last updated: 2018-03-09 00:16:54

Dancers perform Zikrayat
Dancers perform Zikrayat

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