This a Libyan band that plays for special occasions .It is called a Zukara . They play and sing songs . There are drums and bagpipes that are played while the musicians either twirl around and / or dance as they play . They played for us for AT least 30 minutes while we looked on clapping and cheering them for even more ! It was a real privilege to see them as normally they don't enter a building where the women are , electing to play for them from outside , as the women listen from indoors . Also , they will charge BY THE SONG ,which price is expensive , therefore they don't normally play too many songs .This day we heard song after song . As they played , different women from the group I was with , would tuck money into their hats or belts , sometimes even throwing money literally at their feet . They LOVED that , lol ! You can get a feel of the motion of their music by the movement in the pictures .
This Libyan girl is dressed as a bride in Libyan national dress . She is the sister of Howida , our hostess for the Yefern trip . See how lovely she is ? Mashallah !!!