We were delighted to be joined by our new member Alma, who added a new dimension to our performance with her live drumming to some dances. She was later joined by Meroe, Phoenece and Kebi to play a piece of music written by Hossam Ramzy. The drumming is clearly a big hit so watch out for it at future events – because there is much more where that came from!
|Alma, Meroe, Kebi and Phoenece drumming|
We performed four short dance sets each day taking the museum visitors on a journey through Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Nubia. Each set was followed by some audience participation.
|Kebi, Meroe, Phoenece and Naima perform a Bedouin dance|
|Nubian dance with Phoenece, Tameri and Kebi|
|Kebi, Phoenece, Tameri, Mish Mish, Naima and Meroe in their Tunisian finery|
All ages were represented from children the age of two to a grand lady who will be 89 years young next week! We even got members of the World Museum staff to join in! They were all delighted to receive a certificate for participating in the workshops.
|Dancing with members of the public . . .|
|. . . and with the museum staff|
The certificate has been re-designed for our 2015 season to include a cute camel. This new certificate was designed for the benefit of those children who collect them at our events each year.
It was a really busy weekend, but being Ya Raqs we still managed to squeeze in enough time for tea and cake!
|Mish Mish and Phoenece introduce Alma (L) to the Ya Raqs cake tradition!|
We had a great time and want to thank everyone who came along to support us, but especially the staff at World Museum, Liverpool - we are looking forward to our second visit in August.
|Kebi, Alma, Naima, Phoenece, Tameri, Mish Mish and Meroe with a new friend!|