Live Arabic Music & Dance Event Mar 31, Apr 1 & 2, 2023 with guest Master Musicians

  • Four 'Element' Themed Egyptian Dance Workshops - Air, Fire, Water & Earth - with Keti & Live 5 piece Band -  visiting Guest musicians from Sydney 
  • Egyptian Drumming classes with Sam & guest Jamal Zraika
  • Special Guests - Master Musicians! Enjoy live music evening events; a Classical Musical Recital & Fun Evening Party Event! Guest workshops with Virginia Rizkallah.
  • Egyptian Elements Artists:
    Emad Nosir - Egyptian Violin Master / Composer
    Mohummed Lelo - Qanoon & Oud, Maqamaat Specialist
    Jamal Zraika - Darbuka Extraordinaire!
    Kamal Alema - Piano
    Sam Nascimento - Darbuka, Dof & Doholla
    Keti Sharif - Egyptian Dance Arts & Worksop Teacher
    Virginia Rizkallah - Guest Workshops and Perfirmance

Master Arabic Musicians, Live Egyptian Music & Dance Workshops & Evening Events

  • SENSING, FEELING & FLOWING WITH LIVE ARABIC MUSIC: KEMENGEH, QANOON, OUD, ACCORDION, NAY, DARBUKA, RIQQ, DOF.

    Welcome back to another exciting LIVE MUSIC weekend event @ Blue Lotus Room Mar 31 and April 1 & 2 2023.  Explore the subtleties of Egyptian music & maqamaat through the lens of the FOUR ELEMENTS - Air, Water, Fire & Earth. Enjoy fun drum & dance workshops, an evening recital & a party night celebrating Egyptian music & dance arts.
  • Master musicians Emad Nosir (violin), Mohumed Lelo (Qanoon) & Kamal (piano) play for you daily, plus Egyptian dance workshops to the full band with Keti Sharif, plus drum workshops with Sam & Darbuka maestro Jamal Zraika plus guests from Perth.
  • LIVE Event, interstate attendance welcome! Produced & Sponsored by Keti Sharif & Sam Nascimento, Blue Lotus Room, WA.

Egyptian Elements Program - BOOK into LIVE EVENT Mar 31, Apr 1 & 2 2023

Blue Lotus Room, Studio 2/23 Rudloc Rd, Morley
Live workshop bookings open now! 
Click on the Dates below to see the FULL program for that day.

2pm – 4pm
( 2 hours )

'EGYPTIAN ELEMENTS'
Dance Technique Workshop
(Virginia)

Learn the art of Egyptian technique for dancers with Virginia - including, posture, movement and body awareness. An excellent preparation for the live workshops.

$40

7pm – 9pm
( 2 hours )

'DAR EL OPERA EL MASREYA'
Cairo Opera House style classical Musical Recital with Performance
(Seated show)

Dress up for an elegant night of soulful Egyptian classical music by master musicians featuring special guests from Sydney

(Strictly limited seating capacity, early booking advised)

Bar Service available

$30


10am – 11am
(1 hour)

DRUMMING - EGYPTIAN RHYTHMS
ELEMENTS OF EARTH & AIR
(Sam Nascimento & Jamal Zraika)

Learn to play nimble gliding rhythms, contrasting with deep earthy baladi rhythms. Enjoy a drum jam with two talented percussionists.

Air & Earth element.

$30

11:15am – 1:15pm
(2 hours)

'EL HAWA' - ELEMENT OF AIR
CLASSICAL 50's RAQS SHARQI
(Keti Sharif & 5 piece Live Band)

Golden era styling with veil - learn a classical dance to Bahlam Beek (maqaam bayati) with nimble footwork, arabesques, turns & taqsim in the elegant style of Cairo's 50's cinematic Golden era. Bring a veil.

Air: Light, nimble, kinetic.

$60

2pm – 4pm
(2 hours)

ELEMENT OF EARTH
RICH BALADI WITH DRUM SOLO
(Keti, Virginia & 5 piece Live Band)

Discover a the 'bint al balad' style with a deep, robust & earthy Baladi progression that finishes with a fun drum solo. Blend structure and improvisation, with deep hipwork and layered shimmies.

Earth: Grounded, connected, weighted.

$60

7pm – 10 pm
(3 hours)

'JEWEL OF THE NILE'
HAFLA PARTY NIGHT
MEZZE, DANCING & LIVE MUSIC
(Featuring Live Band & DJ Sam)

Enjoy a fun hafla night with Egyptian mezze, floorshow and plenty of time for free dancing to the live band. Followed by fresh new music from Cairo with DJ Sam.

Bar service available (beer, wine, soft drinks)

$50
inc. mezze

10am – 11am
(1 hour)

DRUMMING - EGYPTIAN RHYTHMS
ELEMENTS OF WATER & FIRE
(Sam Nascimento & Jamal Zraika)

Contrast of fluid and striking rhythms. Explore the smooth soothing sounds & the dynamic, uplifting, energetic rhythms that harness the different energies.

Water & Fire element.

$30

11:15am – 1:15pm
(2 hours)

'EL MAYA' - ELEMENT OF WATER
SAMAII THAQIL 10/8 & RAQS SHARQI
(Keti Sharif & Live 5 piece Band)

Two beautiful songs; Lessa Fakir - a classical Om Kolthsoum piece, followed by Lama Bada in 10/8. Learn fluid, flowing dance with cascading maqaam nahawand. Enjoy deep, seamless movements & lyrical taqsim to Samaii Thaqil rhythm plus lyrics.

Water: Fluid & flowing.

$60

2pm – 4pm
(2 hours)

'EL NAR' - ELEMENT OF FIRE
SAIIDI W/DRUM SOLO
(Keti, Virginia & Live 5 piece Band)

Discover a proud, robust & fiery saiidi style dance with a dynamic drum solo finale. Includes 6 count phrasing. Blend structure and improvisation, with sprightly steps, hipwork and layered shimmies. Bring a cane!

Fire: Dynamic & spirited.

$60

4:30 pm  6pm
(1 Hour 30 Minutes)

FILM SCREENING (with Tea & Baklava) Musical Heart of Egypt

Enjoy mint tea and baklava, for a film screening of Egyptian cultural arts, musical traditions and dances - with brand new footage from the last Egypt tour.

$20


Mobirise


SPECIAL Discount Package - FULL Package for the whole weekend Fri 31 Mar, 1 Apr & 2 Apr 2023 

Full Package Participants can attend ALL Events and will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Enjoy a $90 discount off the full event event package - just $350 Aud instead of $440. Note: There are just 30 x full discount packages available - get in early. Update: On 28th Oct 2022 there are 18 discount packages remaining. BOOK NOW!

Blue Lotus Room - Unit 2/ 23 Rudloc Rd, Morley (near Galleria), WA