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Egypt: Musical ensemble revives mystical tradition

The music and dance ritual known as "zar" is an artform with centuries-old roots in Ethiopia and Sudan. When Egypt artist Um Sameh sings, she intends "to heal the sick". A stage, a spotlight, a mesmerized audience: when the Mazaher ensemble performs at Cairo's Makan Cultural Centre, the audience is speechless.  The music and dance ritual performed is known as "zar". An artform with centuries-old roots in Ethiopia and Sudan, […]

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