A Night of Egyptian Shaabi Featuring LaUra – March 7 2019 @ Drom

Shaabi – the popular genre from the streets of Egypt – will be the focus of this music and dance performance at NYC’s Drom, 7:45pm on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

We’re proud to be reunited with LaUra, one of NYC’s most compelling and charismatic bellydancers, for this unique performance. We’re also joined by special guest Nabawy on accordion. The full lineup of the band is:

Sami Abu Shumays, violin/vocals
Nabawy, accordion
Brian Prunka, oud
John Murchison, bass
Johnny Farraj, percussion
Nezih Antakli, percussion
Rami ElAasser, percussion

Tickets can be purchased on Drom’s website at:

Zikrayat and Bellydance Superstar Sonia Ochoa

sonia ochoa

Join us on September 24th, 2014 at Jebon for an exciting show featuring Bellydance Superstar Sonia Ochoa. This wonderful show is part of the Djam NYC at Jebon series – Presented by Bellyqueen

Also featured this evening are our own Yowalka and Sherine and special guests Yasmeena, Alanah and Monet !

Jebon Sushi and Noodles,
15 Saint Marks Place, lower level,
between 2nd and 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003
Please call 212-388-1313 for reservations

Djam Schedule
7.30pm Doors open
8.00pm Band starts playing
10.00pm End

$20 entry, $5 minimum food or drinks
(Bellyqueen School members get $5 off)

Sonia Ochoa: A Los Angeles native, Sonia has become one of the most sought after dance instructors and performers today. At the age of 19, she commenced dance training at her local city college. After acquiring a solid foundation in classical ballet, she became well versed in a host of dance forms, equipping her with an extensive versatility and influencing the development of her own unique style. Of Mexican descent, she looked to further explore her roots through music and dance by joining Los Angeles based, Ballet Folklórico del Pacífico, currently known as Pacífico Dance Co. Her ever expanding curiosity and passion for dance led her to tour with companies of various genres, featuring her as a lead dancer and contributing choreographer, most notably with the Bellydance Superstars, which put her on the map as a major exponent in the Middle-Eastern dance scene. In recent years, Sonia has redirected her focus by devoting much of her time and energy towards a more concentrated and deeper practice, broadening her dance repertoire. She visits India once a year to fully immerse herself in classical Indian dance studies under the guidance of the top Odissi Gurus, and spends several months a year focusing on Spanish (flamenco and classical) dance under the direction of Roberto Amaral, in Los Angeles, California. Sonia currently performs and teaches internationally, whilst researching and training locally and abroad.

Zikrayat ‘Live at the Gantries’

Zikrayat will be performing for the ‘Live at the Gantries‘ concert series at the Gantry State Park in Long Island City this Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 7:00pm

Dance performances by Layla Isis and Jenny

Zikrayat at Macon Library/Lincoln Center Local

Zikrayat will be performing at the Macon Library located at 361 Lewis Ave. at Macon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233 this Saturday, August 9th 2014 at 2:00pm as part of the Lincoln Center Local  concert series!

Dance performances by Mariyah, Zobeida, and Monet!

Zikrayat at Ridgewood Library/Lincoln Center Local

Zikrayat will be performing at the Queens Library @ Ridgewood located at 20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood, NY this Saturday, August 3rd at 2:30pm as part of the Lincoln Center Local  concert series!

Dameshe, Yowalka, and Layla Isis will be debuting exciting new dance pieces, and we are thrilled to welcome a very special guest dance artist, Jenny!

Save the Date: Zik at Falu’s Release Party May 29!

Excited for this amazing showcase! Zikrayat, Slavic Soul Party, and of course, the incomparable FALU!

Get tickets here: http://highlineballroom.com/show/2013/05/29/falu/

Vote for Zikrayat to perform at Lincoln Center!

Zikrayat has a chance to do another performance through Lincoln Center, but we need votes from our fans! Please vote today!


Zikrayat loves P.S. 182

Today we were forwarded several sweet notes from the students of P.S 182 in New York. We recently did a show for them at Flushing Town Hall and they really enjoyed it, and we did too! Here are just a few of the letters we received…


Great shows coming up!

Zikrayat will Perform April 7 at the Queens Library in Jamaica: http://www.queenslibrary.org/event/sunday-concerts-central-arab-music-and-dance-by-zikrayat

Just confirmed that Zikrayat will be performing at Falu‘s cd release party on May 29 at Highline Ballroom! So excited, honored and thrilled to get to perform at this special event for this superstar! Details soon. 🙂