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Dina Elwedidi


 Dina Elwedidi links traditional Egyptian motifs and ideas to build layered works of contemporary hybridity. Her original songs draw on folklore, rituals, and early 20th-century popular music, as well as global ideas and exploration. She has toured on her own in Europe and the U.S., and toured with, written for, and recorded with the multi-national supergroup that forms the Nile Project. She was mentored and toured with international icon Gilberto Gil as a Rolex protege.

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Video 9/17/2018: Dina El Wedidi

A sophisticated musical innovator, Dina El Wedidi weaves together the personal threads of Egyptian heritage and contemporary identity.

Presented in collaboration with Center Stage, program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Dina Elwedidi