Al Tannoura Troupe is one of the Egyptian folk troupes, established in 1988 by the General Organization Responsible for Cultural Palaces in the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. The group is based in the the old Fatmie capital of Cairo, specifically at Wekalet El-Ghouri. These dancers are not professionally trained but have rather inherited this art spontaneously from their forefathers. Rababa, Salamia, flute, drums, tambourines and sanjes are among the musical instruments that usually accompany the troupe’s performance.
Khaled Sayed is a Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker who was born in Egypt, and then moved into the USA to pursue his art. He is fascinated by the social and political changes he has seen in his lifetime, as well as the intersection of traditional and modern art styles. In his many trips to Egypt since the revolution began in 2011, he has been searching for subjects that represent Egyptian traditional art and folklore, and showcase the rich history and diverse culture that Egypt has.
Tannoura Hard Cover Published January 12, 2014