Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center
for Contemporary Art
44 E. 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

513 345 8400

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From Casablanca comes the surprising hit of Kabareh Cheikhats. Led by theatre director Ghassan El Hakim, 11 actors and musicians pay tribute to Morocco's most famous female traditional folk singers. Both adored but also stigmatized, the cheikhats had an ambiguous position in society. With deep reverence yet wild and infectious flair Kabareh Cheikhats sing, dance and reenact these powerful songs once again: songs of love, rebellion and fierce independence.

Using traditional costumes, make-up and instruments and re-inventing traditions of drag and gender ambiguity, Kabareh Cheikhats create a party night like no other: frenzied anarchy and outrageous fun with a political edge.

"In a feverish atmosphere, Kabareh Cheikhats summed up the ambiguity of Moroccan society that evening"Le Soir

April 8, DJ starting at 9:00 PM, Kabareh Cheikats 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Kabareh Cheikhats

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