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January 2, 2018

Khaliji refers to a style of dance and music from the Persian Gulf or Arabian Gulf region, the “Khalig,” including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.

Performed in large ornate gowns solo and in groups.

Taking a look at the area where is has develope...

December 20, 2017

Introduction to Baladi(also beledi or balady), means my country or of the people in Arabic. And Raqs or Raqsat is dance. This is a term used by villagers who emigrated from rural communities into Egyptian cities. They referred to their culture and music as the music fr...

December 20, 2017

Art Deco is the popular name for the design movement that flourished from the 1900s through the early 1940s. The style encompasses architecture, fashion, industrial design, fine and decorative art.

While the origins of Art Deco were primarily European, its impact spread...

December 16, 2017

Ancient Asyut

Is where we find the beginnings of this beautiful fabric from an ancient Egyptian city from which the name of the fabric is derived.

The early Egyptian Zawty  (late Egyptian, Səyáwt) adopted into the Coptic as Syowt , which means "Guardian" of the northern...

The Amizigah (Pronounced Am a zi) peoples are often called Berber or Maghreb.

The Berber were the first known people to settle in North Africa.

The Berbers live in scattered communities across Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Mali, Niger, and Mauritania.

They were...

Zills or Safat are a percussion instrument, a set of cymbals that are attached to the thumb and the forefinger. They are stuck together using different areas of

First impressions — the participants were amazingly friendly and encouraging. I am not usually accustomed to such comradery and excitement at the start of a class.

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