Karim Nagi is a passionate ambassador of Arab culture with a mission to show students a world beyond sensationalist headlines that is rich in tradition, vibrant expression, and stirring rhythm. A native Egyptian and immigrant to the USA, Karim has been a professional musician for 30 years and is an internationally recognized folk dance teacher. As a percussionist, he has authored 14 CDs and instructional DVDs. He is also a TEDx speaker and a board member of Chamber Music America. His Arabiqa school assembly program is in its 19th year and has performed over 400 times in schools nationwide.