Shaabi Combos Blast with Leilah Moon – August 14, 6:30-8:00pm
From the streets of Cairo to the Egyptian cinema, Egypt’s music scene today is dominated by the shaabi and electro-shaabi (mahraganat) genres. Shaabi is a form of popular working-class music from Cairo which evolved from baladi style dance. The newer mahraganat style is influenced by EDM, hip-hop, and reggaeton, making it both very fun to dance to and a challenge for the classic oriental dancer. In this fast-paced combos workshop, we’ll explore big juicy movements, playful shimmies, and dynamic urban expression set to today’s hits!
Sliding scale: $20 to $30