Al-Tannoura Egyptian Heritage Dance Troupe
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Wikala of Al-Ghouri, Sharia Mohammed Abduh, Islamic Cairo · interesting places nearby
Al-Tannoura Egyptian Heritage Dance Troupe information
Egypt’s only Sufi dance troupe – more raucous and colourful than white-clad Turkish dervishes – puts on a mesmerising performance at the Wikala of Al-Ghouri near Al-Azhar, and occasionally other venues. It’s a great opportunity to see one of the medieval spaces in use; arrive about an hour ahead to secure a seat.