Women's Dances of Dagestan
The Republic of Dagestan is in the Russian region of the northern Caucasus, north of Azerbaijan on the Caspian Sea. A small republic, Daghestan nevertheless is home to an incredible diversity of languages and ethnicities exceeding anywhere else on earth. One group is the Tats, or Mountain Jews who speak an Iranian language. In this dance we will learn a hand percussion instrument consisting of saucers and finger thimbles.