Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
21 and over
by Hisham Mayet, Cyrus Moussavi, Brittany Nugent.
OULAYA’S WEDDING is an impressionistic account of love, family, gender roles, and
ecstatic music in the Sahara desert. It’s an intimate portrait of a family of wedding
musicians (as well as their court of extended friends and peripheral misfits), who are
giving away their eldest daughter’s hand in marriage. The film portrays the emotional and logistical maelstrom of a Sahraoui wedding, and features candid and sincere accounts by the residents, hosts, guests, and artists that make these weddings a foundation of Saharan culture in the city of Dakhla. Group Doueh, the most beloved family band in the Western Sahara, are the main subject of the documentary. Sublime Frequencies co-founder Hisham Mayet and his team were Doueh’s personal guests and were given unprecedented access to film and record the pageantry and stunning music of his daughter’s traditional Sahraoui wedding.
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