International Day/ Dubai Knowledge Village, UAEPosted: December 5, 2013 Filed under: world travels | Tags: Africa, dabkeh, Dubai, Dubai Knowledge Village, India, international music, Middle East, music festivals, Pakistan, UAE Leave a comment
Encountering an unexpected global dance party
Today I was on a video shoot at the Dubai Knowledge Village campus. When I went to lunch, I walked into an international day celebration that one of the universities there was staging. There was food, traditional dress and, best of all, music from all over the region: Africa, Middle East, India, and Pakistan.
It occurred to me how unintimidating an iPhone camera is. If I had tried to use my pro video gear, I don’t think people would have played to the camera like some of them do in this video.