From the land of pyramids, pharaohs, and papyrus, we bring you a look at Egyptian culture past and present. Grab a cup of mint tea, fire up the hookah, crack open a novel by Naguib Mahfouz, play some songs by Abdel Halim Hafez, or put on a movie starring Omar Sharif and join us while we share recipes, music, jokes, videos, and current events from Egypt.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Musical Monday: Shik Shak Shok

Thanks to Jori and Diane for hosting this fun meme!

Today's Scribe:

Egyptian music is known for the rhythmic beat of the tabla, or drum, and that makes it really easy to want to dance to just about every song you hear. Even if you don't know a single word that comes out of the singer's mouth, that tabla will get your feet tapping, your hips swaying, and your fingers snapping in no time. Who needs lyrics when you've got a tabla?


  1. I love that beat. Excellent choice. Happy Musical Monday :)

  2. Wonderful to listen to and to see the beautiful dancers and their costumes was great too!

    My MM is here


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