Kurdish Israeli folk dance

For our October 16 class we will learn Debka Kurdit. Kurdish Jewish Israelis have a special festival called Saharane held during Sukkot in Jerusalem. 13,000 people have attended in past years; the Kurdish community in Israel numbers approximately 200,000. Most came to Israel in the general expulsion of Jews from Islamic and Arab countries after 1948.

Here is a nice video of Kurdish jewish Israelis doing a traditional dance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAIdm4BwdmM

And here is the dance choreographed by famed choreographer Moshiko:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYir5MTKOHs

Coming dance dates are October 16 and 30, November 20, December 4 and 18