Mazaher ensemble (Zar Music & Songs)
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May 20, 2015 7:00pm
Jul 28, 2015 8:00pm
Aug 19, 2015 8:00pm
Organized by: Makan [Egyptian Center for Culture & Art]
Venue: Makan [Egyptian Center for Culture & Art]
Address: 1 Saad Zaghloul st., El Dawaween, Downtown
Admission: 30 L.E per person 20 L.E per person for families.

Mazaher is an ensemble in which women play a leading role.
The musicians of Mazaher , Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan, Nour el Sabah are among the last remaining Zar practitioners in Egypt. 
The music is inspired by the three different styles musical styles of the Zar tradition practiced in Egypt. 
One of the African dimensions of Egypt, Zar music unfolds through rich poly-rhythmic drumming: 
it's songs are distinctly different from other Egyptian music traditions. 
The music of Mazaher is inspired by the three different styles of Zar music 
practiced in Egypt-the Egyptian or Upper Egyptian Zar, Abu Gheit Zar and the Sudanese, or African Zar.

The ECCA is not researching or documenting the ritualistic aspects of the Zar, 
rather it focuses documenting and promoting this unique musical legacy. 
ECCA has gathered together some Zar performers and motivated them to go through lengthy sessions of rehearsing, 
remembering and recording.
Mazaher is the result of these efforts.

Tickets price: 30 L.E per person
20 L.E per person for families.

Doors open at 7:30pm.
Ps: Reservations is canceled at 8:00pm 
Tea and Karkade are served
To rsvp. 
MakAn: 1 (Not 1a) Saad Zaghloul Street, 11461, El Dawaween, Cairo.
(on the corner of across Saad Zaghloul and Mansour street) 
Tel: 00202 27920878