Zikrayat is an Middle Eastern music and dance ensemble that presents exciting, vibrant and diverse shows complete with vocal and instrumental numbers, and solo and group bellydance numbers. Zikrayat's mission is to highlight the diversity of Arab culture for mainstream Western audiences in an authentic, yet entertaining contemporary representation. Featuring some of the top Arabic musicians and bellydancers in the NY area, we can easily accommodate your party or wedding requirements by providing several options; a small quartet of musicians suitable for background entertainment and cocktail hours, up to the full deluxe package featuring full band, vocalists and bellydancers!
In 2009, Alicia Keys hired Zikrayat to perform for MTV awards afterparty!
Sami Abu Shumays (Music Director, violinist),
Tareq Abboushi (buzuq),
Bridget Robbins (nay),
Rami el Asser (percussion),
Johnny Farraj (riqq),