Dancing with the Ladies

I had a great time learning an awesome local Oujdi dance with the ladies at my friend’s baby naming ceremony (known in Morocco as “sbou3”). It involved a lot of shoulder action and stamping on the ground to the beat of the music! So much fun.

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At one point they put on Egyptian (darbuka drum) music, and I got to practice my bellydance moves! Although I couldn’t communicate much with the party guests (my Moroccan Arabic is still very basic), I was able to connect with the ladies through dance. I’m grateful to have taken several years of bellydance lessons while I was in Florida. Though we were all dressed modestly, our hip scarves accentuated the dance movements so they could be clearly seen.

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