The Freedom Dabka Group has consistently excelled in thier Dabka Performance. The Performance is done with a minumum of six guys and is about 10-15 minutes long. The Performance remains at high energy level while maintaing the Authentic Palestinian style. They have over 100 different color variations in outfits that can match any event theme.
Frequently asked Question
How long are your performances? (Dabka,Zaffa,Grand Entrance)
Our Dabka performance is estimated time of 15 min.
How many members Perform in a performance?
A minumin of 6 guys are needed to meet the team's performance expectations. Dependiing on the teams's availablitiy their is a possibility that more guys would be able to make it especially if the event is a later event or on the weekend.
What is the best way to book The FDG?
The best way to book with us, would be to call Amer directly at 347-628-0183. He can best assist you in choosing the package deal that meets your event. If by anychance he does not repond to a phone call, you can leave him a voice or text message.
How do I pay The FDG?
For local performances, a minimum deposit of $200 is needed to secure the date of the event.For out-of state performances the deposit can vary depending on travel expenses.
Does The FDG only perform in Palestinian events ?
Absolutley not, while The FDG are popular in the Middle-Eastern community, especially the Palestinian region, they have performed for Pakistani, Afghany, Uzbek, American, African-American, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, and many diverse cultures. We have also performed in staged events like broadway shows and non-Arab community events. Performing for non-middle-eastern events is more exciting for us, since our culture and talents can be seen by new-eyes. Our fundemantal goal is to spread our culture to the world. To learn more about us please check out our About Us page.
For how many years have you been established?
The FDG have been established since 2012.
How many people are in The FDG?
We currnetly have 16 team-members and would love to have more.
Where is The FDG located? and do they travel?
The FDG are based out of Brooklyn, NY. They have travelled to majority of the states, canada and even made it to Paris.They are willing to travel just about anywhere in the world. Do not hesitate to contact the team even if you might think we are too far, thier can be a chance we have an event close to that day in your area.
Do we offer any Packages?
Yes! We have many different packages for all types of occasions and events. We offer 3 main services which are: a Dabka performance, Traditional Zaffa, and The Grand Entrance. We also can provide drummers to stay thruogh an event as well as a DJ. A customer can book any combination they are interested in having for thier event, You can learn more about our packages and services on our Book online page. You can also email or call Amer directly.
What makes Palestinian Dabka so special?
Palestinain Dabka is structured in a unique system. The Dabka can be divided between 3 main entities: The Dabka line, The singer, and The musical band. Their is a common understanding between each of the 3 entities that allowes each of them to establish a organized and fun Dabka line. Hand signals are commonly used by the leader to signal the nest move, wether it be for the musical band, singer, or the Dabka line.
What is Dabka?
Dabka is a Middle-Eastern Troupe dance that is performed thoughout the countries such as Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and few other neighboring Arab countires. Dabka is a six step troupe troupe dance that primarily involves synchronized foot movements formed in a line, while holding hands. The "Lawih" or "Rawees" is the leader of the Dabka line, he is typically the most experienced Dabeek (one who does Dabka).
Does FDG teach Dabka?
The FDG currently do not have a dedicated place that they can schedule Dabka classes. However the team does offer private lessons that can be scheculed. You can call Amer and he will be able to help you in setting up some private lessons. 347-628-0183
What is Dabka Music?
Dabka is primarily danced to a handful of traditional folklore songs such as Daloona, Zarif-atool, Jafra, and Al-Ein. A few musical instruments that is most popular played in Dabka music would be wind instruments, such as, Mijwiz, Yarghoul, and Shababa accompaning percussion intruments as well.
What are the different styles of Dabka?
Thier are many different Dabka styles that differ from every country. Even within a country, every region has its own style. The most well-known dabka style is called Shamaleeya, which every Dabeek knows how to dance. Some other Dabka styles are Wahda noos, Askareeya, Diraza, Daitain, Arab-Arab, and many more.
How can i get the best Dabka peformance out of The FDG?
Although we give it our best in every performance we have, some factors can make our performance even better. Some of these things can be a live musical band that knows how to sing Dabka music, a wind instrument like; Mijwiz, Yarghoul, or shababa, a hyped crowd, a wooden dancefloor that fits the Dabka line accordingly, bright lights, and an empty dancefloor with no obstructions that can possibly make one us slip or trip.
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