Karim Nagi believes that "the best antidote for the clash of cultures is music." His solo concert is uplifting, joyous, highly entertaining and interactive: Karim performs on multiple drums, performs stomping and sticking folk dances, and offers several melodic stories. He invokes Arab culture with acrobatic rhythms and percussive movement, connecting ancient and modern worlds through sound and dance. The performance includes an introduction to instruments such as the duff, tabla and mijwiz and to several traditional dances.
Karim uses the universal language of music to both demystify and humanize Arab culture, leaving his audience with an appreciation of the depth and beauty of its ancient traditions and its current cultural dynamism.
Join us for a community concert Thursday, November 10, at the Medallion Opera House, Gorham, and our partners, the White Mountain School, for a free concert presented as part of their Cultural Events series Friday, November 11. See details -- and purchase tickets -- below.
Karim's artist residency, which includes several school programs, is coordinated by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and supported in part by the New England States Touring Program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies, including the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. All are welcome regardless of their ability to pay. All programs will be held at sites that are accessible to those in wheelchairs. If you require additional accommodations, please contact us as soon as possible.