Shimmy Shakedown Festival

March 30-31, 2019

An Oriental Dance Festival held yearly in Los Angeles, California

LIVE gala show

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this evening will be filled with art, inspiration, talent, and beauty.  you will experience live music by fadi el saadi, diana rash and amir Sofi.  our featured and guest artists will perform an outstanding show for you to live music that will captivate our audience.  We can’t wait to see you on this lovely evening!


please visit the registration page for ticket(s) purchase.

  • PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

  • LIMITED SPACE FOR THEATRE (PACKAGES MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE)

  • PLEASE BRING PAYPAL CONFIRMATION THE DAY OF COMPETITION AND GALA SHOW


meet OUR GALA SHOW ARTISTS!

FADI EL SAADI- Born in Lebanon, this Master Artist currently resides in Mexico City where he instructs, performs and directs his ensemble, El Layali.  He has composed and produced six Arabic music CD's with more to follow.  Fadi travels internationally, performing and presenting percussion workshops.  Fadi, Diana Rash (master female percussionist) and Fadi's musicians play regularly at Adonis, a celebrated Lebanese Venue in Mexico City.

DIANA RASH- Female master percussionist from Mexico City who works along side Fadi El Saadi.  She has drummed for talented and well-known artists from around the world.  Besides performing weekly, Diana also teaches at FD Studio Danza y Musica Arabe in Mexico City where she instructs emerging percussionists in rhythms and the use of different instruments from the Middle East.

AMIR SOFI- A world class Middle Eastern percussionist.  His mastery and talent has given him the honor of performing and recording with some of the world’s most celebrated artists from around-the-world and also, his unique drumming style has been featured in popular film soundtracks. Amir has worked with the finest artists in various Middle Eastern musical genres and has worked with the finest Persian Singers. Additionally, he has worked extensively with many of today’s top belly dancers and produces the best bellydance/world music for dancers to purchase and add to their set list or class list. Amir puts his heart and soul into his music and works with the highest quality musicians and the biggest orchestras in Egypt at the top studios there and in Hollywood to bring this epic musical recording to life. 

Guest artists performing

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