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Welcome to the JTE Dance Archive

Here you will find the raw footage from Sahra’s 30 years of research in Egypt. New videos are added twice a month, and all conversation & live events are to be found on the closed Facebook Group. Search the number of any video found here to join in the conversation once you get to Facebook.

19

Aug
Sayid-153

#153 Sayid Henkesh – Part 2

In part 2 we get closer to my question. Earlier this month Sayid had mentioned that there had been wonderful parties and weddings on Mohamed Ali street. Then at one point the government suppressed weddings in the street, so then they would have weddings inside in special clubs and buildings, and that this had not […]

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16

Aug
Sayid-152

#152 Sayid Henkesh Part 1

This interview with Sayid Henkesh took place at a kahwah on Mohamed Ali street, on the same block as his family’s Henkesh music store. It was noisy with traffic, the light was difficult, and I was working with a translator that I had never worked with before. Thus is often the case with research interviews.

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19

Feb
Sayid-150

Sayid Henkesh #150

Part one of Sayid TV interview. The Henkesh family was known to be both excellent musicians and famous wedding entertainment organizers. In addition, Sayid Henkesh was also a musician in the Kowmeyya National Troupe.

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05

Feb

Nassar Nye #1598

This clip is the final part of the 6 part interview with Nassar, nye musician from Luxor, Egypt. I had hoped to get video of Nassar playing the nye, but the information about the Sufi had earlier finished the film (at which time I found a bit left on another disc), and now finished the […]

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