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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 »

  • interview March 21, 2012

    Scott Marcus & Kamel Bahlol on Zaffa

    One of the great traditional rituals we observed in Cairo is the zaffa (pronounced ZEH-fah), the wedding procession that is part of many Egyptian weddings.  Scott Marcus, an Egyptian scholar at the University of California Santa Barbara, led us to … Read more »

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