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Where Sh'abi meets Mahragan Workshop and Show

  • Amina's Studio 829 Elizabeth Street San Francisco, CA, 94114 United States (map)

Informative and Dance Workshop by Amina Goodyear and Sherifa Zuhur (Samrah)

Sunday 1-5 pm September 30, 2018

12-1 pm - Video clips on the beginnings of mahragan.

1-2 pm - Short history and how music and dance evolved including cultural references.

2-3 pm - Video and music examples with narration showing evolution from beginning of sh'abi to mahragan (late 1960's to present)

3-4 pm - simple sh'abi choreography to perform later at Al Masri - if you wish

4-5 pm - simple mahragan choreography to perform later at Al Masri - if you wish

There will be 5-10 minute breaks when needed or requested.

$50 Advance by September 15. Please send checks to The Aswan Dancers 829 Elizabeth St. San Francisco, CA 94114. If paypal - send $52 to

$60 from September 16 - if not full.


Optional: Al Masri show - (4031 Balboa St. SF) Open to the public. Come join the fun as a spectator (reservations recommended (415) 876-2300)  or dancer. (email me if you want to perform

Al Masri show is after the workshop from 7:30-10:30. Featuring lots of fun dances and GREAT sh'abi and mahragan music. From 1970's vintage pieces to the latest from 2018.

Earlier Event: August 18
Giza Club Meeting
Later Event: October 4
ROOTS workshop and Sirens Fest