The final act of the Rain of light festival at the Louvre Abu Dhabi was an energetic extravaganza. The auditorium was occupied by a lot of Egyptian expats and a few other nationalities. This was a great blend of people because a lot of audience members knew what to expect while some (us) came in with no expectations.
The Nile Men in the circle is a show that depicts ancient Egyptian traditional dance which dates back to the time of the Pharaohs. It began with a solo song, followed by an instrumental track with and another percussion only instrumental. The Darbukas definitely got the crowd pumped and the musicians included a nice little solo section that showcased musicians displaying their mastery over the instrument.
One of the standout performances was a solo dance act by a member of the troupe - the performer started out on stage and ended up in the crowd amongst audience members. This performance was a great bridge into the encore that had a few people get up off their seats and onto to the stage to join the Nile men for one final celebration.
In a nutshell
A powerful performance that will give you an adrenaline rush.