Mazaher is an ensemble in which women play a leading role. The musicians of Mazaher, Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan, Nour el Sabah are among the last remaining Zar (زار) practitioners in Egypt. The music is inspired by the three different musical styles of the Zār tradition practiced in Egypt. One of the African dimensions of Egypt, Zār music unfolds through polyrhythmic drumming: its songs are distinctly different from other Egyptian music traditions. The music of Mazaher is inspired by the three different styles of Zar music practiced in Egypt: the Egyptian or Upper Egyptian Zār, Abu Gheit Zār and the Sudanese, or African Zār.
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