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Zar 06 by MahmoudYakut Zar 06 by MahmoudYakut
"Zar" is a mysterious ritual, a mixture of Egyptian and African culture that evolved over the ages, some times it is done for religious purposes and sometimes for exorcism. It is a dance accompanied by progressive intense percussion. These people you see in the photo are real "Zar" performers, who also do a show in a small place in down town Cairo, when you see them you feel like you are looking at some characters from a history book or you have moved a hundred years back in time.

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MorwenM Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Really great photos and thanks for showing these people who are living part of history
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much! its always a pleasure! :salute:
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aerendial Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
featured in journal 'spirit.culture' [link] :meditation:
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:salute:
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toxic-mind Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
brilliant collection really and this one adds to it
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks coucou :tighthug:
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nun09 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
that old man looks so focused.....really awesome!!! wish i could be there =(
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks dear, he was indeed! :)
you can see these guys some days, just pay egypt a visit and i will tell you were to find them ;)
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nun09 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
:) well he has to be focused.....
i wud love to bt i'm nt being able to gather money to buy my best friend a birthday gift....-_-!...
u wait i'm gonna visit egypt one day insha allah....nd then i'll give u a call...=)
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
the money will come don't worry! :hug: waiting for ur call ;)
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