Media Type:

Performance


Title

Egyptian Protesters Perform 'Harlem Shake' outside the Muslim Brotherhood Headquarters

Subject

street performance

Description

Egyptians protesting against then President Mohammed Morsi performed the internet meme, the "Harlem Shake" outside the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood. The performance pokes fun at the perceived cultural conservatism of the Muslim Brotherhood. Some dancers wear a traditional long white robe, or 'gallabeya', associated with residents from rural areas, and a Mickey Mouse mask in order to mock supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, who they consider 'backward'.
The performances were condemned by the Muslim Brotherhood government. On another occasion, four students were arrested for indecency for performing the dance in their underwear.

Creator

Al-Masry al-Youm

Publisher

ixOsa published via YouTube.com

Date Published

28/02/2013

Contributor

    DJ Baauer

Language

Arabic/English

Date Created

28/02/2013

Citation

Al-Masry al-Youm, “Egyptian Protesters Perform 'Harlem Shake' outside the Muslim Brotherhood Headquarters ,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed November 24, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/209.

Output Formats


Media

Harlem Shake.jpg

Imported Thumbnail

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Nol1Jkh4p_w/default.jpg