Video Breakdown : Firqit Zeffah I found this YouTube video of a wedding in Cairo which is a great example of a number of aspects of the modern wedding procession in much of Egypt while writing our new free e-book, Zeffat al ‘Arusah – A Primer. This video is of the Zeffat al ‘Arusah (wedding […]
These rituals and events are not limited to a specific region in Egypt (most are also pan-Middle Eastern). Often, as well, the movement is not considered dance.
The Different Dances of Egypt In our last post The Different Regions of Egypt we discussed the regions of Egypt as I’ve defined them for our dance ethnology purposes. These regions are defined based on the views of the people themselves. Each of these regions also have their own very distinctive dances. Below I have […]
Egyptian identity is closely tied to geography. Geographically there 4 regions in Egypt, however for the purpose of defining cultural groups, I have found it easier to divide Egypt into 9 regions, which reflect the view of the peoples themselves.
The scarves of the Nubianhouse cultural center in Luxor, Egypt used to be in high demand, but due to recent circumstances the tourism rate of Upper Egypt has dropped significantly, and the Nubianhouse is falling into disrepair. Read on to learn more about the Nubianhouse and how you can help.