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A traditionnal palestinian wedding in a village close to Nablus


We watched the first part of a wedding which, as you can see in the video, is reserved for men. The women can just watch from the roof top (which did give us a great view) and then have their celebration the day after.
For the men, professionnal singers were invited to sing for three hours. This involved a dialogue of poetics words exchanged between the two singers. This kind of music, called "Hadaga", is typical for Palestinian village weddings. While the songs are sung, the men dance together all the time, moving in a circle and clapping. We also saw a special dance performance, the "Dabka", by 12 professionnal dancers to the sound of tambourin and the typical palestinian flute, the " Shababa".


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