Queens Library @ Ridgewood

20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385

Zikrayat: Arabic Music and Dance around the Mediterranean
Saturday, August 3rd, 2013, 2:30-3:30pm

Zikrayat

Photo Credit: Alison Domzalski

Zikrayat, Arabic for “memories”, performs music and dance from Egypt and the Greater Arab World, with a focus on the Egyptian musical cinema of the 1940’s-60’s. The performance traces the common thread of music across the Mediterranean region from Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Greece, to Tunisia, and beyond! 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. Performance includes a Q&A with the artists.

Suggested ages 7+up


Ensemble

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Bio

Zikrayat's master performers are among the finest Arab musicians and dancers in the United States, including Mariyah, Dameshe, Sami Abu Shumays, Faisal Zedan, Zafer Tawil, Rami ElAasser, and Apostolos Sideris. The ensemble has performed at Lincoln Center out-of-doors, Joe's Pub, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Lowell and American Folk Festivals, GlobalFEST, Alwan for the Arts, and many more. 

Find Out More

For more information about Zikrayat, please visit: http://www.zikrayatmusic.com

Seating Policy

Seating is on a first-come first-served basis. 

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