Zar PerformanceConsidered a healing rite, the Zar is one of the only forms of traditional Egyptian music where women play the lead role. It is an energetic, polyrhythmic style of music originating from the border between Egypt and Sudan, and it possesses a distinctly African sound. Though it is still practised in East Africa and some Gulf countries, in Egypt the Zar is on the verge of extinction.

Read More: Fading Notes