Monday, June 18, 2007

Traditional Dabke Exhibition

This is a very charming video of traditional exhibition-style dabke, a type of Palestinian folkdance. It evidently formed part of a performance by the SPHR on 10 March 2007 in Montreal entitled 'Citizenship... Palestine?' (Performers are identified as Baker in black and Haithem in green. Baker uploaded the video to 'You Tube.' It is a wonderful exuberant performance of male expertise in the traditional dance arts. If this doesn't bring a smile to your lips... I offer it to balance the heartrending videos that show the terrible plight of the Palestinian people under Occupation.)

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