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APTLI Friday Feature: Arab Music, a Glimpse into the Soul of a Culture with Musician Karim Nagi (Lecture & Musical Performance)

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This lecture is offered as part of the Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Institute (APTLI) and is open to to students and the public.

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Folk dancer and teaching artist Karim Nagi will demonstrate various musical instruments from around the Arab world. Through each instrument, and explanation of its creation & function, audiences observe a different aspect of Arab culture. This interactive performance includes language & geographical background, that helps illuminate the commonalities & shared culture, along with the variety & diversity found around the Arab world.


Karim Nagi

Karim Nagi is a native Egyptian and American citizen. For the past 30 years he had been touring the globe to teach and perform Arab music & folk dance. He has authored dozens of instructional videos, conducted workshops and given lectures. His TEDx Talk “The Tambourine, My Partner in Diplomacy & Disruption” illustrates how he uses music to advocate for his culture and counter xenophobia.