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Cairo Cabaret:
Celebrating Live Arabic Music and Improvisational Dance
in the Heart of San Francisco

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Many thanks to the artists for making the December Cairo Cabaret a benefit for MECA!

Improvisational dance to live Arabic music is an integral part of any Middle Eastern arts and cultures. Unfortunately, this is a dying art. The mission of Cairo Cabaret is to keep alive and celebrate these unique and vanishing art forms by supporting events that include live Arabic music and improvisational dance, educating audiences of the beauty of these cultural experiences, and deepening ones connection with these rare art forms. In a climate of intolerance and division, Cairo Cabaret shine a light on artists promoting Middle Eastern cultures by showcasing live Arabic music and dance performances.

Cairo Cabaret features dancers who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of Middle Eastern dances and cultures. These dancers are from the Salimpour School of Dance which teaches numerous forms of Middle Eastern dances and emphasizes technique, musicality, and a deep cultural study. Arabic music will be performed by the Georges Lammam Ensemble which has long-standing history of performing classical Arabic music in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Middle East.