Photo Story – Women perform a ‘Zar’ in Egypt

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Umm Sameh, with Mazaher ensemble, performs a traditional ritual in Makan center for Culture in Cairo, Egypt, 08 September 2021. The ensemble is called ‘Mazaher’ and is made up mainly of women and they perform ‘Zar’, a healing ritual of drumming and dancing. Members of ‘Mazaher’ are some of the last remaining practitioners of ‘Zar’ in Egypt.