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Zar: Trance Dancing with Yasmin

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by by Lynette Harris

Here in the Bay Area, so many excellent instructors make appearances that I always feel I need to choose carefully to make the most of my workshop budget. But when I heard that Yasmin Henkesh was coming to give a daylong workshop on zar, I knew right off that this was one I wouldn’t want to miss – how often do most of us get a chance for an in-depth look at this fascinating ritual?

Yasmin, whose career has included time as a performer in Europe and in Egypt and who is now based in the Washington, D.C. area, is the producer of the CD “Zar – Trance Music for Women.” She was on hand on February 23, 2014, at Amina Goodyear’s studio in San Francisco to share with a limited group of students her expertise on the zar ritual and trance dancing.

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