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Dervishes of Cairo

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Dervishes

When you go to Egypt, visit the Pyramids and the most ancient Coptic and Islamic monuments. However, do not miss the folk traditions of Egypt. More than 40 artists, including musicians, dancers and singers, Egyptian folk present all aspects especially a type of Sufi dance called Dance Tannoura. Sufi Dance essentially consists of turning on your own axis, facilitating altered states of consciousness and mystical ecstasy. "Wherever you may look, the face of God exists," states the Koran. It is a decidedly playful and joyful act. The dancers claim that during their turns the soul leaves the body and travels, shedding their earthly bonds and returning to the highest infinity.

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Impressive and wonderful

There are dinner show at a local restaurant in Cairo, with the group performing called the Dervishes of Cairo, with its Egyptian music and dance wearing their heavy skirts "Altanura" of 11 kilos. They represent the planets revolving around the sun and the dancers moves their skirt up and down non-stop spinning. In two words, impressive and wonderful.

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