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Sufi chanting and Ziker with Sheikh / Jaber Awadalla at Makan (Egyptian Center For Culture & Art ) by Mohamed Boraie

In a small culture center in Downtown Cairo, Makan, stands Sheikh Jaber reciting Sufi ziker ( a devotional prayers ) along with some tunes coming from the talented musicians singing along with him.  The Sufi Ziker contained prayers and meaningful stories from prophet Muhammed and Imam Hussein life.

The performance was very intimate with a small number of audience sitting around in semi circle in a home like studio that feels more like a large room in an old Egyptian house from the 1960s. 

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The Eastern Market - Washington, DC by Mohamed Boraie

Mirrors, clowns, graffiti... this is not what I expected when I left on sunday morning to wonder around the city. My friend suggested we visit the Eastern Market and I quickly agreed knowing that my camera ( and I ) will be happy.

Once I got to the flea section of the market, I smelled a strong coffee flying through the air, so I stopped at one of the booths that sells Colombian coffee for a quick espresso. It was one of the best espresso I had in a long time. Maybe, It was just a badly needed sunny day after a long winter of snow that made the espresso (everything that day too) feels and tastes better.

I wondered around looking for things that that I always fantasizes buying from a flea market. For example, an old leather bag that would had a different life and had experienced interesting stories before I become the new owner. Or Sometimes, I would be wondering around looking for an empty wooden boxes that you can smell the dust and feel its age when you touch it.  

Below are some of pictures I captured that day at Eastern Market in Washington DC.    

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