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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!

Kahraman Dance Presents

Café Al Andalúz

Near Eastern/Spanish Music and Dance Fusion
December 5 th, 6 th, and 7 th 2014 ~ Iowa City, Iowa
Concert and Workshops starring
Salaam World Music Ensemble and Farida of Kahraman,
featuring Kahraman Dancers and dancers from across the Midwest

Salaam’s Music is “wild and sensual, yet rhythmic and spiritually enlightening… top-notch musicianship and authentic interpretations of Middle Eastern Music. Guaranteed to wake the spirit." -Borders Book and Music National Newsletter

Information & Registration
Press Release for Cafe Al Andaluz at Trumpet Blossom

Fall Session begins
August 19th , 2014
Click here for schedule



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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