Egyptian Live Music and Belly Dance Festival
Camp Negum is a unique belly dance Festival in Egypt. Our event gives dancers direct contact with the music and cultural behind Raqs Sharki. Our festival is small and personal so dancers can get to know one another, the teachers and the musicians. Our teachers are some of the biggest stars to have performed or are currently performing in Egypt. Safaa Farid’s Orchesta Negum is the worlds most recognized and respected orchestra for dancers. The members of Orchestra Negum have collectively played for most of the famous dancers in Egypt over the last 25 years.
Camp Negum privides a one-of-a-kind dance experience in that many of the classes and all of the performances are to live music!
Camp Negum is a noncompetitive event and an all-inclusive price makes it affordable to dancers. As well as master instruction and performances, CampNegum offers the opportunity to experience the culture of Egypt with performances by authentic, local folk groups and excursions to cultural sites.
Leila Farid (one of the most popular and respected performers in Egypt today) created Camp Negum to foster respect for the music, musicians and traditions of Egyptian dance while allowing performers to gain a deeper understanding of Raqs Sharki and in the process to find their own voiceand style.
Belly dance, perform, study, relax and site see, all with Live Egyptian Music and Master Egyptian Teachers….The Camp Negum experience.
Camp Negum Intensive will explore the many facets of Egyptian dance. From the Mergence to classic choreographies to Beledi and tabla improvisation, master teachers will give instruction and information to increase understanding of Egyptian dance and it’s place and history in Egyptian society. Camp Negum intensive will be held in a beautiful, Touristic Hotel a short ways from Cairo. Limited to 25 people, the workshops will be small and allow for personal attention. All participants will be able to perform with Orchestra Negum at 2 VIP parties. We will also take a Nile Cruise, experience a traditional Zaar music performance and enjoy a fun Shaabi dance party. Study, perform, soak up the sun by the pool, experience the sights, history, music and dance of Egypt at Camp Negum.
Featuring Master Teachers: Leila Farid, Safaa Farid, Tatiana Eshta, Yasmin Henkish, Tatiana Dorosh, Sayed Lakey. With Live Music by Orchestra Negum.
Topics to be covered in Camp Negum Intensive: Mergence’, Classic Song, Beledi Song, Oriental/Pharaonic, Beledi, Taxsim, Tabla Solo, Sagat, Zaar (trance and performance of), Tanoura technique, Dancing to Live Music, History of Egyptian Dance