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Traditional hand puppetry. ©UNESCO 2017
Traditional hand puppetry

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Al-Aragoz is an old form of Egyptian theatre using traditional hand puppetry. Al-Aragoz takes its name from the main puppet, whose distinctive voice is created with a voice modifier, and performances of the practice which have a comic, entertaining, interactive atmosphere explore a variety of themes relating to daily life. Al-Aragoz is threatened by the changing social, political, legal and cultural circumstances of its enactment, however, and regular performances now rely on fewer than ten active practitioners, all of an advanced age.


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Place/region Egypt, North Africa
Series: 2018 inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List
Type: Documentary
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Rights/Droits: The Cultural Development Fund, Egypt

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