Musical Heart of Egypt 2023



Biggest Tour Yet! Cairo, Siwa Oasis & private Dahabiya Cruise Aswan to Luxor.
Live Music, Daily Drumming & Dancing, Performance at Temples.
SEP 30 - OCT 11, 2023
Exclusive Tour - Only 22 Full Tour Places Available!

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary 
of A-Z Bellydance 
with NEW BONUS Training Classes to Live Music at the Event!


Join hosts Keti Sharif & Sam Nascimento Abraham for the Musical Heart Tour 2023, the biggest event yet! This deep cultural immersion offers three segments; Cairo, Siwa via North Coast and a luxury private Dahabiya Cruise. You may choose to do any segments or the full tour. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of A-Z Bellydance, it will be integrated into various live music classes. To make this travel experience easier for you, ALL hotel accommodation & daily buffet breakfasts are included. You'll enjoy:

  • Dance classes to live Egyptian music 
  • Arabic percussion classes daily
  • Evening performances opportunities
  • Tour to Siwa by comfortable coach
  • Cruise the Nile on a Private Dahabiya
  • Perform Lotus Dances at Temples
  • Party events so much more!

CAIRO
Musical Heart of Egypt Event Sep 30, Oct 1, 2, 3 (4 nights)

Check in and enjoy a welcome event, and immerse yourself in 3 days of deep live music, dance and drumming workshops!

Mobirise
Sat 30 Sep

Welcome
to Musical Heart

- Check into hotel
- Enjoy a relaxing day
- Registration
- Evening welcome event

* Receive Program overview & printed booklet

Mobirise
Sun 1 Oct

Day 1
Sufi & Saiidi Arts

- Sufi Percussion & Zikr 

- Tanoura with live Percussion
- Traditional Saiidi & Taktib
- Saiidi Drumming with band

*A-Z Alkawakib Routines
(The Planets)

Mobirise
Mon 2 Oct

Day 2
Baladi & Folkloric

- Baladi & Taqsim (Aida Nour)
- Egyptian provincial rhythms
- Folkloric music, dance, dress
- Reda Seminar (Farida Fahmy)

*A-Z Original Routines
(Baladi/Folkloric)

Mobirise
Tue 3 Oct

Day 3
Classical & Shaabi

- Classical Music & Rhythms
- Raqs Sharqi to Classical band
- Modern Shaabi
 (Essam Said)
- Evening Hafla, Dinner & Show

*A-Z Advanced Routines
(Raqs Sharqi/Stage)

SIWA & NORTH COAST
Journey to Siwa Oasis Oct 4, 5, 6 & North Coast Oct 7 (4 nights)

A beautiful experience of Siwan culture, with dance, drumming, textiles & handicrafts 

Mobirise
Wed 4 Oct

Day 4
Journey to Siwa

- Travel to Siwa by coach

- Check into Siwa hotel
- Traditional Siwan dinner
- Siwan Drumming

* A-Z Nawara Rhythms
(and drum practice)

Mobirise
Thu 5 Oct

Day 5
Siwi Rhythms

- Siwa Dance Workshop
- Traditional Siwan Rhythms
- Folkloric Dance & Costume
- Excursions, swimming

* A-Z Nawara Routines
(with Dof & live drums)

Mobirise
Fri 6 Oct

Day 6
Baladi & Folkloric

- Free morning to explore
- Textiles & handicrafts
- Siwan Oasis Dance & Drum
- Evening Party

* A-Z Nawara Routines
(with Sagat)

Mobirise
Sat 7 Oct

Day 7
North Coast

- Depart Siwa
- Check into North Coast hotel
- Relax by the sea
- Evening free

(prepare to travel by plane next day if doing third segment)

DAHABIYA CRUISE ASWAN TO LUXOR
Aswan to Luxor 8, 19, 10, 11 (4 nights)

A stunning luxury cruise down the Nile with Temple visits and a special Temple performance 

Mobirise
Sun 8 Oct

Day 8
Cairo to Aswan

- North Coast to Cairo
- Flight Cairo to Aswan 

- Check in Aswan hotel
- Aswan dinner 

* Night in Aswan, seminar

Mobirise
Mon 9 Oct

Day 9
Kom Ombu

- Tour of Aswan sites
- Board Dahabiya at lunchtime
- Kom Ombu visit
- Lotus Ritual Dances

* A-Z Lotus Series (Pharaonic)

Mobirise
Tue 10 Oct

Day 10
Temple Dance

- Edfu visit
- Performance at Temple 
- Drumming whilst cruising
- Evening Hafla, Dinner & Show

* A-Z Lotus Series (Pharaonic)

Mobirise
Wed 11 Oct

Day 11
Nile Rhythms

- 40 Rhythms on Board
- Egyptian Zodiac
- Final Night of Cruise
- Disembark 12 Oct LUXOR

* A-Z 40 Rhythms, AstroBelly

CAIRO

BOOK SEGMENT 1
CAIRO
Musical Heart of Egypt
Sep 30, Oct 1,2,3
(4 nights)

$900 USD
Twin share with hotel

Musical Heart of Egypt workshops to Live Music

  • Twin Share accom & b/fast (Single room $300 extra)
  • 9 live music/dance workshops & Party night

  • Payment plan 20% deposit, 40% Apr, 40% Sep

    or GET 10% discount by paying in full upfront

SIWA

BOOK SEGMENT 2
SIWA
via North Coast
Oct 4,5,6,7
(4 nights)

$900 USD
Twin share with hotel

Journey to Siwa Oasis & villages via the North Coast

  • Twin Share accom half board (Single room $300 extra)
  • 9 live music/dance workshops, Siwi cultural arts

  • Payment plan 20% deposit, 40% Apr, 40% Sep

    or GET 10% discount by paying in full upfront

DAHABIYA

BOOK SEGMENT 3
DAHABIYA CRUISE
 Aswan to Luxor
Oct 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
(5 nights)

$1200 USD
Twin share with cabins

Exclusive private Dahabiya cruise & Temple performance

  • Twin Share accom full board on Cruise (Single cabin $600 extra - only 4 available)
  • 9 live workshops, excursions & Temple Performance

  • Payment plan 20% deposit, 40% Apr, 40% Sep

    or GET 10% discount by paying in full upfront

WHOLE TOUR

CAIRO SIWA DAHABIYA
Sep 29-Oct 12
(13 nights)

$3000 USD
Twin share with all accom

Entire event 12 nights from Cairo to Siwa, North Coasts, Aswan cruising to Luxor

  • Includes Accom (twin share)
  • Extra for single supplement

  • Payment plan 20% deposit, 40% Apr, 40% Sep

    or GET 10% discount by paying in full upfront

    Single room? Contact Keti

Blue Lotus Room - near Morley Galleria, WA