I am not a big fan of Dabkeh, probably because I am not a performer, and I have never been trained to dance. But there is something about Dabkeh that definitely identifies internally with our Palestinian identity. A state of connectedness that immediately rushes in your blood giving it a new flow … excitement … pride…. Steadfastness…. Deep and high.

I encouraged my children when they decided to join Dabkeh groups. I was fascinated with their interest in learning it.


It is a new generation.

With a new taste. Even when it comes to folklore….

It’s Douban.

This mélange of modern and tradition in such a breathtaking image, beautifully painted with youthful lines and cheerful colors.

Joy and hard work…

Stumping forcefully on the ground and

Flying softly off to the sky….

Penetrating your sensations into unidentified horizons…

Breaking through your roots …

Inside an awakening dream

Of a life that can be lived

Inside the hope of the future

That is designed within an artistic plateau

That is danced with passion to life

And ambitions of dreams

A blend of a future that we are aspiring to feel.


A new perspective to folklore dance

Published by nadiaharhash

Exploring my own Shoes ... somehow my walk , my way ... Being a woman is one thing . One important thing of originally two things. However, living in a global patriarchal dominance makes one thing dominant of another . A lifetime struggle of women resilience for being the one thing they are Women . All the resilience of being a woman is another ONE thing . For being a Moslem woman is another thing . Being a Moslem woman living in an Occupied land is definitely a totally other thing. What if you add divorce to this ? Being a Woman, a Moslem , a Palestinian and Divorced … makes the introduction to living in my shoes… Living in a Shoe of a Woman. PS. English is not my first language.. I know I often need to edit , however, there is something in the power of the 'click send' button.. ever since I did it the first time .. I enjoy clicking directly from my heart...unedited...

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