AZEEMA speak to Esraa Warda about decolonising dance and reviving the rebellious roots of Rai
This year, Le Guess Who? has partnered with AZEEMA, a publication that explores women and non-binary folk within West Asia, North Africa and South Asia, diasporas and beyond. Leading up to the festival, Dalia Al-Dujaili talks to North African dancer and educator Esraa Warda. Exploring the artist's talent of decolonizing dance as well as reviving the rebellious roots of Rai, Dalia Al-Dujaili's interview takes readers on an intriguing and intimate journey through the heart and soul of Esraa Warda. Read the full story here.
Cheikha Rabia & Esraa Warda perform at Le Guess Who? 2022 on Saturday, 12 November, as part of the Hidden Musics project. Also performing at the festival are The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar, Nancy Mounir's Nozhet El Nofous, Derya Yıldırım, Lole Montoya, and many more.
Photography by Tamara Hijazi