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

A Lecture & Demonstration with Aisha Ali

Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 8:00pm

In Egypt


$15 [$12 Current V.P.E.S. Members]

Advanced Reservations:

~~~As of August 11, 2016 this event is SOLD OUT~~~

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.

Co-Presented with DISCOSTAN

This presentation has been supported in part by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.


Images from the event!