Join us for Egyptian Music, Belly Dancing Shows & Lessons, Kids Crafts & Camel Petting!
Musical instruments (percussion, wind, stringed) were represented in pharaonic Egypt. Percussion instruments included hand-held drums, rattles, castanets, bells, and the sistrum–a highly important rattle used in religious worship. Hand clapping too was used as a rhythmic accompaniment.
Live performances by various Arabic artists! Mr. Jabour Balka has been a household name in the Egyptian community for decades by performing at large Egyptian Weddings and venues. He is one of the names to be on the itinerary on this fun day!
Folkloric & Belly Dance Shows & Lessons
Historically, public dance performers in Egypt were known as Ghawazi. Many of the movements characteristic of belly dance can be grouped into the categories: Percussive & Fluid movements – commonly of the hips, which can be used to punctuate the music or accent a beat.
Egypt’s very own Luxor Troupe was flown in directly from Egypt just to entertain you & your family last year! These dances represent the customs, traditions & weddings of Egyptians in the Northern and Central Egypt. Egyptian Art of martial arts derived from the ancient pharaonic assets which use wooden sticks in fencing will be present. Egyptian folk dances that showcase the beauty of Egypt & more!
Americas Show Camels will be on-site providing CAMEL RIDES! Very rare camels, from snow white camels to never before seen spotted camels will be present.
All camels are Dromedary camels meaning they have one hump.
They are all bottle raised and have been around people their entire life.
All very friendly and LOVE attention.
The Spotted & Paint camels native to the canary islands which are located off the coast of North Africa. Only about 75 of these rare camels here in the USA and 1,000 in the entire world!
Ancient Egyptian History Lessons
Learn about the history of some of our ancient art, icons and papyrus. Learn how spell your name in hieroglyphic’s and much more.
Henna Painting / Art
Henna is derived from the Egyptian privet which is a type of tree that can be used as a dye. It is used on hair, fabrics and of course create beautiful designs on the skin. In order to create the dye, henna it is dried and mixed with various liquids and applied with a variety of tools. We are excited to have such a traditional and creative experience for our guests at the festival!
Have your very own Egyptian Papyrus art to take home or give as a gift.
Egyptian / Turkish Coffee & Teas
Backgammon – is one of the oldest board games known to man. It is a two player game where playing pieces are moved according to the roll of dice and a player wins by removing all of his pieces from the board before their opponent. Backgammon is a member of the tables family, one of the oldest classes of board games in the world.
The Tabla – A musical instrument used in our music and entertainment. Have one to practice or display at your home!