Al Asala: Dabke in the Digital Age (w/ Omar Hassouneh & Wassef Yasin)

2.pngIn the late 2000s, the Al Asala Dabke group was formed in London, Ontario. Al Asala, is an Arabic word that translates to "authenticity" in English, which is exactly what Al Asala dabke represents, and more! Al Asala is a dynamic group of young people who infuse authentic Palestinian folkloric dance with Canadian influences for a largely digital audience.Β  Through their creativity and media savvy, they have created an huge platform for themselves across Canada, North America, and worldwide. Their energetic videos showing off Palestinian dance steps at weddings and other events– have won them fans in the hundreds of thousands around the world. Today, two members of Al Asala, Omar Hassouneh and Wassef Yasin, join us to talk about their experiences with Al Asala, and their broader vision for this vibrant dance troupe


Links from this podcast:

Al Asala on Instagram

Al Asala Dabke on Tik Tok

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  • Miller Rippin
    commented 2022-06-18 08:09:25 -0400
    I love Dabke and the Al Asala team brings this to the digital space. It’s a great way to connect with dancers around the world, see how they dance and learn from them. It’s also a great way to share your own dabke videos and be inspired by others. It is based on and other great sources. Al Asala has helped me learn more about dabke and also make it more accessible for people in other countries who don’t have access to live events or classes. This is especially important when it comes to sharing dabke with children because they can watch videos over and over again until they get the moves right!
  • Nur Watad
    published this page in Podcast: All Things Palestinian Canadian 2022-04-22 12:17:09 -0400