Park Nights: Bidoun Projects' Shaabi-Music-Wedding-Dance-Party

Serpentine Pavilion

22 Jul 2011 - 7:00 PM

Park Nights: Bidoun Projects' Shaabi-Music-Wedding-Dance-Party

Shaabi-Music-Wedding-Dance-Party was an event to mark the opening of the Bidoun Library at the Serpentine Gallery.

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In summer 2011, The Edgware Road Project and Bidoun Projects presented Shaabi-Music-Wedding-Dance-Party.

To mark the opening of the Bidoun Library at the Serpentine Gallery, the Peter Zumthor Serpentine Gallery Pavilion hosted Cairo-based shaabi musician Sadat accompanied by the music of Amr 7a7a and Figo.

Shaabi music, which comes from the word shaab, or the people, approximates street music, marked by extremely heavy bass and often improvised lyrics. It is not unlike “toasting” in Jamaican dancehall and is most often played at weddings and street parties throughout Egypt. 

 

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