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Street Shaabi with Daniela Zaghareet (Cairo) – NBF17
April 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
STREET SHAABI WITH INTERNATIONAL ARTIST DANIELA ZAGHAREET (Cairo)
Mahraganat shaabi or ‘festival shaabi’ . Shaabi means local, from the neighbourhood. Usually it’s not meant as a compliment in Cairo when they refer to shaabi, ie your behavior as ‘shaabi’ implying you are not well-behaved and come from the poorest and wildest parts of the Cairo melting pot. (Think Eliza Doolittle and Prof. Higgins.)
The Mahraganat shaabi style of music and dance has no rules, it is a mix of everything from classic bellydance elements to poppin’, lockin’, hip-hop and breakdance. Electronized voices of singers blaring out words many times with no coherence, sometimes referring to the daily mundane life in the ‘hood’ & are often spiced up with bad language. It is also an essential part of any street-shaabi-wedding.
Bring your energy, a lot of ‘Tude (attitude) and participants are welcome to wear jeans and dance heels (at your own risk and optional).