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  • hip-deep January 9, 2014

    Egypt 4: Living Traditions

    As Egyptians struggle to forge a new, post-revolution identity, some will look to traditions.  The country is rich in indigenous culture from the amorous odes of desert Bedouins to the keening boom and blare of a Zeffa wedding procession.  New … Read more »

  • blog July 20, 2011

    Cairo Journal: Pre-Ramadan Zar at Arabi’s Place

    One of the key musical rituals we wanted to experience before Ramadan begins is the African healing ceremony known as zar.  Zar is comparable to the Gnawa lila in Morocco in the sense that it is a tradition rooted in the … Read more »

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