About Kareem Raihani
Ecstatic Dance is a unique dance experience, guided by music and sounds. We go on exploration, dare to be vulnerable and gently push our boundaries. There are three simple basic guidelines to ED: "No shoes. No booze. No chitchat." So we come together connecting our bare feet to the earth, purely communicating through our bodies, and celebrating life in all its aspects!
We welcome you exactly as you are now! So you are entirely free to follow your own needs during the dance.
Each ED starts and ends with a ceremony in which we make time and space to connect with ourselves, the others, the space, the vibrations, our intentions and the larger ED tribe.
Graduated at the Amsterdam High School of Arts - Contemporary Dance Academy, Kareem started his artistic career as a professional theater dance performer.
After 10 years of dedication for dance he decided to make others dance.
Nowadays, ‘Shaman of Dance’ Kareem Raïhani has become a legend in the Conscious Dance Scene. For almost 20 years and 100 performances a year, Kareem merges like no other, all styles of (dance) music into a unique musical dance adventure. Mixing body shaking rhythms with spiraling melodies, shamanic ceremonies with contagious grooves, mantras with beats, and heart opening sounds on top of a base line moving your waist line.
Vocals, instrumentals, acoustic, electronic, ancient, urban... all is included.
The last 10 years Kareem has deepened himself even more into his music, dance and life and started to create more devotional dance music. From then on he shares his "magic" on many conscious dance events, starting first in Holland, then throughout Europe and beyond.
From Conscious clubs and festivals to deeper sessions on retreats, ceremonies, rituals and Ecstatic Dance.
“Researching the devotional and healing aspects of music and dance without losing the fun. I don’t mix music, I mix emotions...” – Kareem Raïhani
By now many dancing souls have acknowledge that Kareem’s Ecstatic Dance Sessions are indeed something very special. Many times Kareem Raïhani has been called “the Shaman of Dance”
In many countries he is considered the man that can combine deep, devotional and spiritual music with celebration. Therefore his live set contains many of his own music creations, productions and remixes. Om Namo Bhagavate By Kareem Raïhani and David Lurey is probably the biggest mantra dance hit so far, streamed and downloaded in more then 50 countries. His label Shining Music Ibiza has quickly become that label “you have to look out for”. Kareem’s “conscious club night” SHiNE in Amsterdam, is Hollands hottest club night, for the alternative/conscious scene.
Kareem is always reaching for that moment when the trance kicks in and the dancer becomes the dance... Setting the dance floor on fire, celebrating life through rhythm, sound, movement and expression.
Living his dream with family, friends and animals on the mountain of Ibiza, Kareem’s life and music is close to the heart and to Mother Earth, respecting ancient knowledge and conscious of modern technology.