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    Hisham Mayet – Oulaya’s Wedding Screening + Talk

    May 23rd, 2019

    Bread & Salt
    San Diego, California
    February 3, 2019

    The crowd assembles for the screening of Oulaya’s Wedding.
    The crowd assembles for the screening of Oulaya’s Wedding.

    On February 3, 2019, Hisham Mayet from the international music label Sublime Frequencies graced So Cal with his presence once again for the first time in several years. On the program tonight was a screening of Oulaya’s Wedding, “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, 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. Presented are 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.

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