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ARABIC MUSIC LEARNING SOURCES: Maqam World / Al Mashriq /
ARABIC MUSIC SHOPPING: Xauen / Rashid / Hollywood Music / Maqam /
GREAT DANCE TEACHERS WHO HAVE SPONSORED ME:
Yousry and Nourhan Sharif of the Egyptian Academy NYC / Rachel Kay Brookmeyer in DC / Fahtiem in LA / Hala in SF / Careesah in CT / Deniz in Ohio / Sevdiah in Tampa / Ranya in NYC / Kajira Djoumana of Tribal Fest. / Sonya of Arabesque Chicago / Seyyide in Boston / Jamileh in Maine / Tayyar and Artemis Folk Camp / Adina in CT / Myra in New Mexico / Amethyst in Pittsburgh / Sylvana in NC / Shoshanna in Arcata, CA / Astryd Farah in Eugene, OR / Helen in Seattle / Joette in Kalamazoo, MI / Tamalyn Dallal in Miami / Dr. Artemis from Revive, CT / Yasmina Ramzy in Toronto / Lara Armenta in Grand Rapids, MI / Naraya in NYC / Blue Lotus Tribe in Chicago / Habeeba in Columbus, OH / Raqia Hassan in Cairo, EG / Amira in Las Vagas / Faten Munger in Indianapolis / Yasmine in Charlotte, NC / Elaine & Monica in Saskatoon, Canada / Ocean in Colorado / Samira in Las Vegas / Elana in Santa Rosa, CA / Mishaal in Tokyo, Japan / Tania Luiz in Osaka Japan / Christine Du in Taiwan / Chellcy in Chicago, IL / MEDSOK in Louisville, KY / Andalee in Visalia CA /
MY FRIENDS WHO DANCE:
Kristina Melike in NYC / Helene Eriksen in Germany & USA / Dalia Carella in NYC / Meera in LA / Hannah Nour in NYC / Amel Tafsout in LONDON / Ansuya in Miami / Jeneviva in NYC / DeAnna in Boston / Shems in DC / Morocco in NYC / Sahra in LA / Lucy in DC / Mimi in NYC / Meiver in Boston / Helena Melone in NH / Baraka in NYC / Najmat in Boston / Darshan in NYC / Majdah in NM / Lilah in Portland, OR / Roula in Toronto / Mohamed Shahin in NYC / Vicky in SF / Romka in DC / Lola in New England / Aradia in Las Vegas / Nadia Moussa in NYC / Aubre in LA / Andrea in SF / Lauren-Michelle in LA / Jehan Kamal in NYC / Vashti, Jalila et al in Santa Cruz, CA / LaUra in NYC / Lilah Perry in Portland, OR / Sedona in Portland, OR / Dellilah in Seattle / Sedona in Portland, OR / Sarah Skinner in NYC / Ruric-Amari in Lousville / Dahab in Las Vegas / Nourah in Tokyo / Xiomara in Miami / Nashwa in Kentuckey / Navani in N. Carolina / Dahlia in Seattle / Sherena in Cleveland /
DANCE GROUPS I WORK WITH:
BellyQueen in NYC / Bellydance Superstars / BellyTwins in LA / Ultra Gypsy in SF / Zaitoun Dabka in Boston / Sahara Dance in DC / Bellydance Overdrive in Boston / The Calmes Triplets in DC /
DANCE IN CAIRO: Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival /
DANCE TOURS TO EGYPT & TURKEY: Middle East Camp / Helene Eriksen / Folk Tours / Casbah Dance Experience / Hala Dance /
ARAB MUSICIANS:
SHARQ Arabic Music Ensemble / Shusmo / Najeeb Shaheen / Simon Shaheen / el-Zafeer / Georges Lammam & Brothers / Souhail Kaspar / Naser Musa / MC Iron Sheik / Youm It Talaata / Issam Houshan / Zein Al-Jundi / Haytham Safia / Zikrayat / Amir ElSaffar / Sefer Simsek (Turkish) /
DJs I LIKE:
Cheb i Sabbah in SF / DJ Nader in SF / Said Mrad in Beirut / DJ Aykut in SF / Amr Ismail in Cairo / DJ Burak in Chicago / DJ Amar in SF /
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Andrew Swaine / Caroline Alarcon Loor / Sarah Skinner / Dale Langdon /
VIDEOGRAPHERS: Mike Handverger /

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TURBO TABLA is a solo performance that combines the spontaneity of a live drummer with the stylistic intensity of a DJ. The best description would be "Arabic Techno". Karim, a classically trained Egyptian percussionist, performs on his feet with and an amplified Tabla (goblet drum) that employs many of the effects and sounds of an electric guitar. Karim dances, spins, jumps and entertains while executing the most rapid and grooveworthy hand percussion possible. The accompaniments are always the remixes and recreations of traditional Arabic and World music, with techno and hip hop beats, created by Karim. Karim is an accomplished performer of traditional Arabic music with the highest calibre of authenticity. It is this classical expertise that allows Karim to make modern Oriental music while maintaining the discipline of his Arabic background.