Khartoum, rest day
Standing in what amounts to the third row, I am captivated by the women as much as the dance itself.
The women are in the second row circling a Dirvish Dance, the Sufi dancing ceremony at the Hamad Al-Nil cemetery.
Burning frankincense, drum beats, a setting sun, colourful dancers egged on by the chants and immersive atmosphere.
These women have their place, but up close like this, I see the dignity and confidence of their veiled station.
A full day in Khartoum, preceded by a visit to the Omdurman Souq market and followed by dinner at the Canadian Consulate’s residence.