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“Raks Madrid” is back 

The eighth edition of the international Arab music and dance festival is being held from April 27-30.

April 06, 2017
An essential international event within its genre, the Raks Madrid festival schedules four days of classes and three nights of shows to delve deep into the world of Middle Eastern dance and Arab music:

Concert by Alkobry - Proyecto Muwashahat
April 27 at 9:00 p.m., at Café Berlín
The music group Alkobry, made up of great jazz musicians, takes a fresh look at the musical legacy of Al-Andalus in a free and innovative way. The music, taken from the traditional repertoire of Al-Andalus with arrangements by composer and singer Irene Shams for the show “Muwashahat” by Nesma, invites us to take a journey along the shores of the Mediterranean.
Irene Shams - Arrangements and vocals
Patxi Pascual - saxophone, flutes
Jorge Vera Piano - keyboard
Delchad Ahmad Violin - cello, Arabic oud
Josemi Garzón - double bass
Luis Taberna - percussion

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Show by Nesma: Enta Omri
April 29 at 10:30 p.m., at the Teatro del Arte
An homage to Egyptian diva Umm Kulthum, starring Nesma and her company Al-Andalus Danza

“Enta Omri” is a choreographic work that pays a sincere and moving homage to the majestic diva of Arab music, Umm Kulthum, who left us 40 years ago.

In this show, Nesma creates a sketch of the singer’s career as a performer, from the traditional songs in her early movies to her famous, inimitable love poems. The show, which Nesma takes part in with four dancers and four musicians from her company, is built over a theatrical background: the wonderful musical performances, the elegant and emotional dances, accompanied by projections of images, use the stage to evoke the feelings which Umm Kulthum left etched in the collective memory of people all over the Arab world.
Video demonstration
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Show Raks Night - Middle Eastern dance and live music
April 30 at 7:30 p.m., in the Sala Galileo Galilei

With international dancers and the Raks Madrid Orchestra.
Tarek Bitar - vocals and Arabic oud
Fernando Depiaggi - ney
Delchad Ahmad - violin
Abdelsalam Naiti - qanun
Ragab Sadec - tabla and percussion
Luis Tarberna - percussion
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See the full schedule of performances on the Raks Madrid website
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“Raks Madrid” is back