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VIDEO: The Mazaher Ensemble plays traditional zar music

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The exorcism ritual known as zar has been part of Egyptian culture since ancient times. Some Egyptians believe that it's a way to drive away evil spirits and promote healing. The ritual is traditionally accompanied by music, led by women and with a few men playing instruments.

 The Mazaher Ensemble are continuing the tradition, although they perform the music for artistic purposes only.

Video By Rawan Ezzat