Khairiyya Mazin Struggles to Preserve Authentic Ghawazi Dance Tradition

The Ghawazi: Back From the Brink of Extinction (For now)
The really fabulous news is that Khairiyya’s sister Raja has come out of retirement and is dancing again.

Researching Dance Origins with the Mazin Family, Photo from Pepper's Archives Part 2
Yusuf, Khairiyya and Raja looked a Pepper’s hopeful face with the tears standing in her eyes and caved in. A private performance was arranged to take place on the flat roof of the Mazin’s home in full costume with live musicians.

Aisha Ali & The Birth of the Ghawazee
" This could not possibly be a dance to take seriously", people whispered

 

Gilded Serpent