Musical Heart of Egypt 2022

Musical Heart of Egypt
Cairo: Sep 26-Oct 1 2022 (6 days)

DAY 1

DAY 1 
26 Sep Mon - SUFI & SAIIDI

* Sufi Percussion Workshop & Zikr 

* Traditional Saiidi & Taktib 
* Saiidi Drumming - Saiidi Ensemble

* Evening Tanoura Percussion Show
* Shopping at Khan el Khalili Bazaar

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DAY 2

DAY 2
27 Sep Tue - EGYPTIAN BALADI 

* Giza Pyramids (Camel Rides extra)

* Baladi & Taqsim to Live Music
* Egyptian Baladi Drum Rhythms
* Participant Garden Dinner & Show
* Baladi Band & Costume Display

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DAY 3

DAY 3
28 Sep Wed - ANCIENT EGYPT & ZAAR

* Visit to NEW Egyptian Museum

* Ancient Dance Dr Randa Baligh

* Pharaonic Dances recreated 
* Zaar Percussion & Trance beats
* Evening Zaar & Music Show

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DAY 4

DAY 4
29 Sep Thu - ORIGINAL REDA DRILLS 


* Citadel & Islamic Cairo

* Reda Drills to Drums, Muwashshat
* Reda's Practice Rhythms on Drum
* Farida Fahmy - Reda seminar

* After Dinner Felucca Cruise on Nile

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DAY 5

DAY 5
30 Sep Fri - CLASSICAL RAQS SHARQI 


* Coptic Cairo
 Excursion
* Raqs Sharqi to Classical Music
* Classical Takht Rhythms

* Participant Garden Dinner & Show
* Raqs Costume Display & Parade

DAY 6

DAY 6
1 Oct Sat - EVENING GALA EVENT 


* Musicality, Maqamaat & the Orchestra
* Musical Heart Gala @ Marriott
* Tribal & Ethnic Costume Parade

* Buffet Dinner, Folkloric Show
* Entertainment by Egyptian Artists

Musical Heart of Egypt
Red Sea Option: Oct 2-4 2022 (3 days)

DAY 7

DAY 7
2 Oct Sun - ST ANTHONY’S & RED SEA 


* Coach to El Gouna Red Sea

* St Anthony's Monastery
* Evening Yoga at Sunset
* Evening cocktails at Marina

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DAY 8

DAY 8
3 Oct Mon - EGYPTIAN DESERT ARTS

* Bedouin Coffee & Drum Circle
* Tribal Style Dance Workshop

* Evening Yoga at Sunset
* Evening Soiree Bedouin Oasis

DAY 9

DAY 9
4 Oct Tue - RAQS ON THE RED SEA

* Beach Photoshoot by Professional
* 
Modern Bellydance to Live Drums
* Evening Yoga at Sunset

* After Dinner Party & Performances

Book Your Place @ Musical Heart of Egypt - Only 50 Spots Available

Be sure to register your interest quickly, as this event will fill up! Spots are strictly limited for coach travel, studio size and class capacity. All our guests are Egyptian artists and musicians, so you will be directly supporting livelihood of the arts, and artists, within Egypt.  Feel free to email Keti if you need advice on travel or if you have any q's about this event. Taking out travel insurance is highly recommended. You may choose the Cairo event, or the Red Sea option - with a discount if attending both!

CAIRO
Sep 26-Oct 1
(6 Days)
$ 1200 USD

Book with non refundable deposit of $100 to secure your place. Pay 50% Feb 1st 2022, Pay remainder the week of event.

  • * Includes 6 days of excursions & coach
  • * All daily dance &/or drum workshops 
  • * Evening events (4 x dinners included)
  • * Musical Heart Gala Show Ticket
  • * Event package does not include your hotel accom. See suggested hotel where coach will pick up from daily.
  • * Balance after deposit is fully refundable. Deposit is in USD.
RED SEA
Oct 2-4
(3 Days)
$ 450 USD

Book with non refundable deposit of $50 to secure your place. Pay 50% Feb 1st 2022, Pay remainder the week of event.

  • * Includes 3 days of excursions & photos
  • * All daily dance &/or drum workshops 
  • * Evening events (1 x dinner included)
  • * Event package does not include your hotel accom. See suggested hotel.
  • * Includes air-conditioned coach trip with refreshments Cairo-Red Sea.
  • * Balance after deposit is fully refundable. Deposit is in USD.
CAIRO + RED SEA
Sep 26-Oct 4
(9 Days)
$ 1500 USD (Save $150)

Book with non refundable deposit of $150 to secure your place. Pay 50% Feb 1st 2022, Pay remainder the week of event.

  • * BEST VALUE! Do the whole tour!
  • Includes 9 days of excursions & coach
  • * All daily dance &/or drum workshops 
  • * Evening events (5 x dinners included)
  • * Event package does not include your hotel accom. See suggested hotels.
  • * Balance after deposit is fully refundable. Deposit is in USD.


About Your Hosts

Keti Sharif resided in Egypt for 20+ years, performing with Arabic bands, hosting cultural tours & directing the annual Sphinx Festivals & Musical Heart of Egypt events with guests Mahmoud Reda & Farida Fahmy. The cultural arts aspect and preservation of Egyptian artistic heritage is the ethos behind this event, and all artists involved are skilled and respected Egyptian dancers, authors, musicians or professors.

Sam Abraham, a percussionist of Egyptian descent, was a pioneer for bringing World music & Arabic music to Australia 20 years ago.  Actively researching & presenting traditional Arabic Rhythms in his percussion classes, he recently produced the '40 Arabic Rhythms CD' in Cairo, after an Egypt-wide tour studying rhythms with leading percussionists & folklorists. His aim is to keep the cultural arts of Egypt & his cultural heritage alive, showcasing Egypt's rich cultural legacy.

Guests include Farida Fahmy, Dr Randa Baligh, Egyptian musicians, dancers, artists, authors & professors.

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Recommended Hotels for the Musical Heart of Egypt Event 

Marriot Gezirah - Zamalek
Stunning Palace turned hotel with breathtaking Islamic & Fatmid artistry and decor. Safe are by the Nile, walking distance to shops and cafes. Coach departs from here daily for all excursions, classes and evening events. Contact Keti for Booking Link.

Marriot Gezirah - Zamalek
Lovely pool area and rooms. Group rate of $155 USD single per night, or $175 Double/Twin share room - includes room rate, buffet breakfast, taxes, complimentary wi-fi. Many cafes & restaurants within the hotel. Contact Keti for Booking Link.

Ocean View Hotel, Red Sea
Surrounded by sea, this hotel offers room with buffet breakfast, a large pool and excellent Marina location close to beach, shops, cafes & nightlife. From $106 USD per night, variety of rooms. Contact Keti for Booking Link.

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