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Friday, August 5th, 2016

History and Faiza Al Manzur Dancing at Lebanese Club, Uruguay

Posted on YouTube: Aug 5, 2016

At Punta Pocitos (a barrio in Montevideo), Uruguay.

The dancer is: Faiza Al Manzur

Her website is:

Her Facebook Link: (Click Here)

I really recommend seeing her website and facebook page.

Miss Al Manzur can usually be found at the Lebanese Club of Uruguay.

The Lebanese Club has a long history in Uruguay. It goes back to 1905, when Uruguay set out to outlaw Asian immigration, which would have prohibited Arab immigration. By that time, yes, even that early, the Lebanese and Syrian community in Uruguay was large enough to intervene and get an exemption for Syrians and Lebanese.

This is their history page (In Spanish). Be aware, however, it is connected with the Lebanese Embassy in Uruguay.

The point is: Even as early as 1905, there was a powerful Arab community in Uruguay.

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Candombe Workshop in Israel

Posted on YouTube: July 30,2016

Candombe is Uruguay’s (and South Brazil’s) national dance.

A lot of Israelis find South American culture fascinating. Tango is big in Israel, too.

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

International Arab Dance Festival – Uruguay

Posted on YouTube: July 30,2016

NOTE: Seems to be no sound to this video

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