The Arab Quarterly

A live Arabic music & dance stage show.

28 Nov


Produced and presented by The Arab Quarter
Hosted by the Cockpit

The Arab Quarterly is London's long standing live Arabic music and dance stage show.  This stunning event brings the completely unique talents of The Arab Quarter Band to stage with musicians who have enjoyed staggering musical careers, all having played for legendary orchestras and bands over their vast experience, including that of Umm Kulthum in the case of Emile Bassili (violin) and Plant/Page of Led Zeppelin fame in the case of Hassan Mostafa (vocal and tabla); whilst Elgamal Elkordy (accordion) has graced numerous famous Egyptian orchestras, including that of the legendary dancer Souheir Zaki and George Dergham (keyboard) to this day is called upon throughout the Arab world for his exceptional musicianship.

Sharing stage with The Arab Quarter Band are carefully selected professional oriental dancers and highly gifted dance enthusiasts who bring unique dance voices and passions to our event, always beautifully costumed and providing a colourful and vibrant display of artistic merit.  Our dancers are drawn from all over the UK and are passionate about dancing to the special live music of The Arab Quarter Band and that exceptional musical and dance chemistry that comes out of a natural well of joy and intense commitment together.

During the show there are two opportunities for the audience to join The Arab Quarter Band on stage during a short "audience boogie" section.  This interactive and fun element is enormously popular with both cast and audience.

We also have a splendid oriental market stall, Zara's Zouk, who bring a generous selection of dance garments and sparkling coin belts - ideal for a gift or to augment a dancer's wardrobe.  This adds fun to the interval and is extremely popular.

So do come and enjoy the fun and vitality at this exceptional event. We look forward to welcoming you to a great night out!

Wednesday 28th November - 7:30pm