Fella / Fellaha

Fella / Fellaha Dance

In Saidi or Upper Egyptian style, to a song made famous by Metkal Kenawi, the most beloved and well-known Saidi singer and rebaba player. Nowadays, his son sings more modern songs…

This is a “tableau” or story dance in which a¬†young man looking for love, woos a young girl, but his heart is fickle. He also shows off for the other young women, who are shocked at first by his behavior. Then the women give him his just desserts & he is left alone.

The dancers in the photo are (from left to right) Tarik Sultan (then Tarik abd el Malik), Djinni Hassanein, Suzannah, Leora, Varvara & Zanna Lanfray.