Join us for a Raï dance performance by artist and educator Esraa Warda accompanied by local percussionist, Fella Oudane.
Raï is a popular, grass-roots music of West Algeria associated with social protest. Raï music is rebel blues - it challenges the religious, the colonial, the social, and the acceptable status quo and therefore has been historically disenfranchised by colonialists and local Algerian nation-state. Despite its marginalization, it has been a symbol of soulfulness, freedom, and groove.
Prior to the performance, Esraa Warda will be teaching a free Raï dance workshop for participants of all experience levels. If you would like to attend, please visit the event page here to register.