Djam NYC Arabic Night with Live Music + Belly Dance

Sun Jun 30 2024 at 07:00 pm to 09:30 pm UTC-04:00

Secret Room NYC | New York

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Djam NYC Arabic Night with Live Music + Belly Dance
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Djam NYC Arabic Night with Live Music + Belly Dance
About this Event

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us for a feast for the senses, as we showcase the artistry of talented musicians and dancers who will take you on a journey through the music and dance traditions of the Middle East. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the sounds and movements of ancient cultures that have been passed down through generations.

FEATURED MUSICIANS

  • Maurice Chedid - Oud + Vocals
  • Nabawy - Accordion
  • Zafer Tawil - Tabla
  • Said Fahmy - Riq

FEATURED DANCERS

  • TBA

SOLOISTS

  • TBA
    GROUPS
  • TBA

WHERE

Secret Room New York, 707 8th Ave, downstairs, New York, NY 10036
(between 44th and 45th Streets)

SCHEDULE:

6:30-7:00pm Doors Open
7:00-9:30pm Show

SHOW COST

$20 / $25 at the Door / $30 VIP Seat at a Front Row Table

Plus 1 drink or food item if seated at the bar, or 2 drinks or food items if seated at a table

* Drinks and food are NOT included in the ticket price

Tickets are non-refundable

TABLE RESERVATIONS

Text TBA with your name, ticket tier and number of people you want seated at your table

MENU

https://www.secretroomnyc.com/Menu

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DETAILED BIOGRAPHIES (Listed Alphabetically)

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MAURICE CHEDID: A native of Beirut, Lebanon, Mr Chedid studied at the Lebanese Conservatory of Middle Eastern Music, where he received a Diploma in the traditional Mouashahat, Oud Playing and Folk Singing. As a member of the Lebanese Folkloric Group, he toured internationally for four years as lead singer and oud player with the ensemble, and was a popular entertainer in nightclubs throughout Lebanon. Emigrating to the United States in the 1988, he soon became a popular singer/musician at weddings, festivals, and cultural events all over the US. He has been a headliner in Arabic nightclubs, and has performed in many prestigious venues, including the United Nations, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. As a member of Atzilut, a ten-piece band which features Arabic and Jewish music, he travels to Europe every year to play in distinguished theaters such as the Royal Opera Theater in Denmark, and in many famous music and cultural festivals throughout Europe in the Concerts for Peace program. A prolific composer, he has composed and recorded many songs and dance compositions as well as the original musical score for the story-theater production of Banat el Emir or The Dancing Princesses. Mr. Chedid’s theatrical credits as musician also include Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves for Lincoln Center. He is also the musical director and featured musician for Mosaic Dance Theater Company.

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NABAWY grew up immersed in the Egyptian popular and classical music emanating from Mohamed Ali street, the Cairo neighborhood celebrated for its professional musicians, dancers and music stores. Nabawy has performed with superstar Egyptian dancers including Nagwa Fouad, Soheir Zaki, Lucy and Fifi Abdou. After immigrating to the U.S. in 1990, he became a well-known figure in the New York City Arab music scene, performing regularly at venues such as "Cleopatra" and "Cedars of Lebanon".

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SAID FAHMY: Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Said has been playing percussion for more than thirty-five years. He has played with dancer Aida Nour and with singers such as Mohamed El Helwa, Ali Haggar, and Iman Darwish, the grandson of the great composer Said Darwish. He has toured with Kazem El Saher, and plays in clubs and on stages from Cairo to New York City. In addition to Tabla, Said is an expert at the Riq, Tabl Baladi, Dof and Sagat. You can find him playing at New York hot spots for Arabic music such as Layaly, the Nile restaurant in NJ and now at the Engine Room in midtown.

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ZAFER TAWIL: Jerusalem-born Zafer Tawil is an accomplished Palestinian musician whose areas of expertise include the oud, violin, qanun, and Arab percussion. Zafer performs across the US and in the Middle East and holds workshops in oud technique and Arabic music theory. He was part of the Spirit of Fez U.S. Tour 2006 and has performed with some of the most celebrated world music artists, including violinist and oud master Simon Shaheen and Rai singer Cheb Mami. Zafer is continuously exploring the boundaries of Arab music, and has worked collaboratively on many concerts involving classical Indian and Persian music, as well as Jazz fusion. You can catch Zafer playing one of his many instruments at extravagant private celebrations near his Brooklyn neighborhood, and at cultural centers such as Alwan for the Arts in Manhattan.


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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Secret Room NYC, West 45th Street, New York, United States

Tickets

USD 20.00 to USD 30.00

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