ARABIZED
LIVE STAGE PERFORMANCE


ARABIZED is a mash of civilizations. This intense solo stage performance features Arab music, folk dance, and oration. Karim Nagi re-imagines the Arab tradition, performing acrobatic Sufi drumming, Saidi cane dances, and soulful buzuq taqasim, all within a greater story and narrative about identity and diaspora. But this is not just a simple cultural showcase.
Karim, through futuristic remixing, animated oration, and the mashing of Arab and famous Western songs, a unique theatrical experience is made. He performs his original works including the melodic "Flying Heavy for Egypt", the percussive opus "Riqq Taletashir", his dance choreography of "Al-Harb Ma' Al-Rouah", his bilingual hits "Everybody Yalla" & "Mozart Tabla Arabiyya", and his finger cymbal a cappella "Cymbalisms". Nagi sings traditional Egyptian immigration songs including "Salma ya Salama", and also perform songs from his newest CD ARABIZED which includes Arabic versions of anthemic songs from European, Latino and Asian traditions.
ARABIZED by KARIM NAGI
The Mash of Civilizations



ARAB MUSIC, DANCE, AND OUR EVOLVING IDENTITY
ARE INVOKED AND INCANTED WITH PASSION AND OPTIMISM
AS WE INTERACT AND PERFORM ON THE WORLD STAGE


NEW CD "ARABIZED"
AVAILABLE @ CDBABY, ITUNES, & AMAZON




The newest CD by Karim Nagi is as much a commentary as it is music. After 20 years of performing Arab and World music, Nagi confronts westernization, and offers an antidote. ARABIZED is an exploration into the East's ability to affect other music and culture. In "Spring Arabized", "Barber of Saudia", and "Mozart Tabla Arabiyya" Karim Nagi adds rhythms, new intonations, and performance dynamics to the European classics of Vivaldi, Rossini and Mozart. He creates a natural breed between Mexican and Arabic cockroaches in "MexicArab". He travels pan-Eastern for the Shanghai melody of "Raqs Yao". He adds extra slang and slink to "Low Rider" by War. He ignites the shoulders and shrills of a Bedouin-Bhangra wedding in "Nedda Nedda". And he offers the 7 part melodic homage to the Egyptian 2011 Revolution in "Flying Heavy for Egypt". ARABIZED uses transnational music to make a single message of tolerance and unity. This is not a conflict, this is the Mash of Civilizations !!