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In Egypt & North Africa - 1971 to 1997: Traditions of Music & Dance

  • The Velaslavasay Panorama 1122 West 24th Street Los Angeles, CA, 90007 United States (map)

In 1971, renowned Middle Eastern dancer Aisha Ali traveled to Egypt and North Africa, the first of many trips where she was to live among, dance and observe various tribes of the regions while documenting her fieldwork. Ali's lecture will include her photography and recordings of the Nawar gypsy performers of Upper Egypt, the Ouled Naïl, an Algerian tribe known for its dancers and musicians, and the Bedouin and Berber chaabi dances of Tunisia. The evening concludes with a live performance of Ghawazi dance.

Enjoy the gardens and exhibits of the Velaslavasay Panorama before and after the presentation. Early registration for events at the Velaslavasay Panorama is highly recommended. 

Co-Presented with DISCOSTAN:

Tickets available here.

This presentation has been supported in part by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Earlier Event: August 13
Sari Sky workshop with Leela
Later Event: August 18
MAS presents Turkish Roman with Ozgen