Arab Tribes from Aswan "Jaafra Music & Songs" with singer, Sayed Rekabi
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May 19, 2015 7:00pm
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.

Sayed Rekabi is counted among the few singers who still perform
the original repertoire of the traditional music of the Arab tribes of Upper Egypt. 
Born in the village of Jaafra in the province of Aswan, 
he learned these singing styles under the tutelage of the great masters of the Jaafra tradition, 
El Leithi and Abu El Amin whose repertoire encompasses numerous examples of popular poetry, 
such as the Nameem, a kind of poetic competition between two poet-singers in which each poet 
tries to "top" his rival's poetic lines with spontaneously composed poetry.

Except for the melodically improvised and un-metered introduction to each stanza ('ya leil" or "lolee" ) 
which is shared by other traditional Egyptian song forms, Nameem can be most clearly compared to the rhythmic and chantlike "Rap" or "Hip hop". 
Sayed Rekabi and his ensemble present a collection of Jaafra traditional songs 
based on traditional poetic forms (including adaptations of Nameem) with voices, oud (lute) and doff (small frame drum).

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