Bedouin Freestyle in Sakkara

On the way back to Cairo from Saqqara, we stopped for lunch at a local restaurant.  When you enter, a group of musicians playing local instruments play music.  I assume to announce your entrance.  Becca, Shaimaa and I sat and ate.  Of course, I finished eating first.  I walked to the front to have a smoke. When I came near to the musicians, an Egyptian guy called me over.  I walked up and they started showing me their instruments and asking me if I could play.  I didn’t even attempt the horn.  One of them handed me the drum/tambourine combo and they started playing.  So I went along with them and started cutting up with them a bit. Hey!  I played drums from 6th to 9th grade.  I can still play a bit after all of these years.  lol  it was a fun time. While I was jamming with my sadikkis, Shaimaa was recording me.  And apparently, laughing herself silly.

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All in good fun.  All in good fun. Later on.  Down in Luxor, we jammed out to some Celine Dion on the way back from Karnak.  Apparently, our driver was a big fan of Celine.  He played that song 3 times in 20 minutes or less.  Either that or all Celine Dion songs really do sound the same.

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This is the Pyramid of Zoser at Saqqara.

9 comments on “Bedouin Freestyle in Sakkara

  1. What a flippin’ crack up.
    Love the cigarette , it gives the whole ensemble a sort of BEAT element. Great stuff,and the Celine Dion reference is icing on the crack cake.

  2. Brother, you are a damn trip. You are missing something though… rhythm, soul or coordination. lol Anyway, you have more fun than should be allowed. Good stuff!!

  3. I CANNOT believe that you put that on there. ROFLMAO!!! You are crazy!! Glad we filmed these important moments for posterity.

    Good times:)

  4. I knew you would appreciate that. It wasn’t on there originally. After talking with you on the phone and since the original file didn’t work…I felt that it was a sign from God that I must put the nose picking on there. Spliced it right on at the end. lol

    Creative genius am I.

  5. Ya know. I don’t remember being funny as a kid. I remember being pretty quiet and withdrawn. Though, I do remember having fun with you bubba. Always loved having Bruce as my friend.

    One day in my early 20s, I woke up and said; “Screw this. Time to get wild.” lol

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