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Rochdi Belgasmi

Gender Male
Profile type Individual
Country Tunisia
Category Performing Arts
Year 2016



Ouled Jelaba ... On his footsteps, I Dance ...
Category: Performing Arts
Year: 2016
Status: Open

"OUELD JALLEBA" is a known figure in the world of popular arts in Tunisia but, paradoxically, little known among Tunisians. He appeared in the 20s in Bab Souika in Tunis and worked in the singing café "Sallit Dziri". He was much demanded by the public of the medina, which ignored in most time his sexual identity. He, and other transvestites’ dancers were no longer capable of practicing their art once women had the right to dance in public café, with the resistance and women’s liberation movement in Tunisia. The project is a dance in tribute to figures of folk dancers, less known or which have fallen into oblivion or have been discarded and rejected by the society, such as Oueld Jaleba. 



Rochdi Belgasmi at Metro Al Madina
21 Sep, 2016


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