Bicentennial Dabke

If you really want to get a sense of how far Arabic culture has penetrated South America, then look at this Dabke line in what looks to be Buenos Aires.

This was Argentina’s Bicentennial Day in 2010.

Yet, they deemed it appropriate to have ethnic Arabic Dabke dancing for the festivities. Notice the blond at (0:14), possibly a German-Argentine.

Clearly, not all these people are Arabic; but it shows how far Arabic culture has penetrated into Argentine life.


May 8, 2017: Edited – Had to change video. The original dabke video was taken down, but it was not hard to replace with another video, which again shows how common dabke is in Argentina. The poster of the video is Argentine.