Fundraiser/Benefit for Afghan Women. The money raised goes directly towards building a school in a village outside Kabul. The project, headed by Fahima Vorgetts is unprecedented in its scope and the way that it directly helps the women of Afghanistan. All donations go directly to WomenForAfghanWomen.org. The bellydancing is by the stunning and talented Jensuya of TarabRaqs.com. The musicians were incredible. Dakota on the oud is only 13 years old! The riq player, Lhasa, is 9! The doubek player is pretty darn good too. The Don't forget to leave comments. The band is
The film by Robert Peak takes the viewer on a musical journey through Morocco’s south, from the coastal walled city of Essaouira, to Sidi Ifni, where men living in caves while away their free time playing music, to the High Atlas town of Tafraoute, where music happens in basements, markets and the middle of the wilderness. The journey exposes the daily existence of the people in the divergent regions by taking the viewer through the streets as the camera travels to each musical encounter. Some of the musicians are professional, some play purely for their own gratification, but all manifest the rich musical and cultural heritage of Morocco.
TarabRaqs' performances for the Library Summer Reading Program, One World, Many Stories, featured one hour of live music on traditional Middle Eastern instruments, classical and folk-inspired belly dance, and interactive lessons in rhythm, melody, dance, language, and geography. Dedicated to education through entertainment, TarabRaqs presentations engaged audiences from the very young to those of advanced years with performances of belly dance and demonstrations of Eastern vs. Western melodies. Audiences learned to clap the principal rhythm of the Middle East, enunciate Arabic and Turkish words, dance a traditional line dance called the debke, and identify age-old instruments.
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Stay tuned for next year's Summer Reading Program, "Dream Big -- Read," when TarabRaqs brings you Shaharazade's Alf Leyla Wa Leyla...a thousand and one nights.
TarabRaqs Live Middle Eastern Music and Belly Dance Ensemble performs Arabic and Turkish styles for restaurants, weddings, parties, cultural affairs, embassies, government agencies, schools, libraries.