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KARIM NAGI is a native Egyptian who performs Arabic music and folk dance. He came to America for Middle School through College, and has continued to connect the two Arab and Western worlds for himself, and now his audiences. A master drummer, He was a faculty member of the New England Conservatory for 5 year, and now tours North & South America, Asia and Europe as a teacher and performer. He specializes in hand percussion, drumming, lutes, as well as dances of Arab speaking countries. He has released 13 internationally distributed CDs and has authored 6 instructional DVDs on Arabic drumming, music for dance, and folk dances. Karim Nagi has presented his Arabiqa school program, exposing young audiences to the performing arts and culture of the Arab world, to over 300 school assemblies across America.

Karim has also lectured and performed in many prestigious Universities across America, including Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Bowdoin, NYU, and William & Mary college. He still maintains a presence in the Arab world, and has performed on Egyptian television multiple times. He has many periodic projects that help educated Americans about the art and culture of the Arab world, from a modern perspective. He co-wrote ReOrientalism a multi-media performance based on the works of Edward Said. He made 53 concerts of Arabesque Mondays for the famous folk music establishment Club Passim. And he is the director of 13 sessions of the consistently sold-out Arab Dance Seminar, a weekend of dance master classes. The Boston Globe writes "Karim is a stylish ambassador for Arabic Music."