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Kahraman is an Egyptian Arabic word for Amber.

Amber within the cultures of North Africa and the Near East has long been treasured for its beauty and healing properties and within its golden translucence a record of the past is preserved.

Kahraman, like Amber, strives to be a window to the past in the dynamic present through its presentation of
the dances of the Near East and North Africa. These Dances, like Amber, when polished and placed in a contemporary setting delight the eye, stir the emotions, and heal the heart.

Whether you wish to delight your eye with a performance or own its beauty with your body and soul through classes, Kahraman wishes you welcome, Ahlan wa Sahlan!


Fall Session Two begins on October 14th
No Classes Thanksgiving week
November 23rd -28th
Click here for schedule

Near Eastern and North African Music and Dance

December 5th 2015 ~ Iowa City, Iowa

Concert and Workshops starring
Salaam World Music Ensemble
and Farida of Kahraman
featuring Kahraman Dancers and dancers from across the Midwest

Concert and Workshop Information Click Here



Use It or Lose It-Dancing Makes You Smarter
Musings by Richard Powers



For more information contact:

Artistic Director Marie Wilkes (aka Maleeha)
(319) 321-2876

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Artistic Director - Marie Wilkes (aka Maleeha)
(319) 321-2876

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