Dance Theatre Etcetera is happy to announcing that dabka team, The Freedom Dabka Group will be performing at this year’s Red Hook Fest: We Push Forward.
The Freedom Dabka Group is a professional dabka and zaffa team. We are a group of young talented individuals, whom enjoy performing our ancestral folklore. Freedom Dabka Group, established in 2011, has gradually gained popularity within all Arab and non-Arab communities.
We perform at various major events, weddings, and special parties. Our performances remain at a professional standard, offering a ton of excitement and high-energy.
What is Dabka?
Dabka is an Arabic folklore popular within most Arab countries. It originated from Bilad-Alsham, which includes Palestine, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. Dabka is a rhythmic dance that is performed by a group of people who swing their legs and stomp their feet in synchronization. Dabka is performed differently within Arabic countries and villages. There are many types of Dabkas, but the Shamilyah has always been the most well-known and performed. Whether or not Dabka is performed amongst common people or professional groups like ourselves, it has always been the most exciting part of every wedding or event.
See The Freedom Dabka Group perform and join in their exciting community workshop during the Red Hook Fest main stage event, Saturday, June 10 from 2-7pm at Louis J. Valentino Park & Pier at Coffey & Ferris Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn!