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Abzahrah, featuring Amala Gameela, to perform at Berks

Abzahrah
Abzahrah, featuring Amala Gameela, will perform at Penn State Berks on January 20, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Abzahrah’s dazzling performances exhibit modern, traditional and folkloric  Middle Eastern music and dance with flowering veils, rhythmic finger cymbals, shimmer canes, and sparkling candles. This event is free and open to the public.

Described as exciting, expressive, mysterious, and enchanting, Abzahrah is one of the few professional dance companies to include in its repertoire the cultural dance traditions of Central Asia, North Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, and Spain. The goal is an increased awareness of the value of Middle Eastern culture and the centuries-old tradition of Middle Eastern music and dance.

Amala Gameela, artist director of the dance ensemble, has studied these traditional dances in depth and captures their authenticity.

This presentation is part of the college's Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.
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