Videos

The Tales of Raïssa Leï

is a project made up of a series of dance music videos featuring

stories with Arab-Berber characters in urban space.

The Tales of Raïssa Leï - episode 1
The enchanted Bendir

A wink from Raïssa Leï: the ouchem

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In this episode, Raïssa Leï wears Oushem reproductions. This is how the traditional Berber tattoos are called mainly worn by women to beautify their faces, ward off the evil eye or show their belonging to a tribe.

The Tales of Raïssa Leï - episode 2
O my Astrolabe!

A wink from Raïssa Leï: the astrolabe

The astrolabe is an ancient astronomical instrument with multiple functions. In particular, it makes it possible to measure the height of the stars and to define the time according to the position of the stars or the sun.

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In this clip, Raïssa Leï manipulates a reproduction of an oriental astrolabe made in 1647 by Diya'al Din Muhammad in Lahore.

The Tales of Raïssa Leï - episode 3
Game ladies

The wink of Raïssa Leï: the game of checkers

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A form of checkers was invented in Egypt around -1500 BC. It is then played on a chessboard of 64 squares in the Middle Ages where it is called hopscotch game, before becoming the current queen's game.

The Tales of Raïssa Leï - episode 4
Cinderella Laarossa

A wink from Raïssa Leï: the Moroccan wedding

The Moroccan wedding is rich in different traditional rites from ancestral customs, such as the application of henna, the hdiyya (offering of gifts to the bride) or the presentation of the bride in white attire (ammarya).

The Tales of Raïssa Leï - episode 5
East Coast vs West Coast of Morocco

A wink from Raïssa Leï: Berber tribes

Many Amazigh tribes populate Morocco, notably the Chleuh (southwest), the Tarifit and the Zénètes (northeast) or the Tacheulhit and the Tamazirt.