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A Bedouin band upcycles remnants of war for making music

An ammunition box and a jerry can from the 1967 Arab-Israeli War has helped a Bedouin band make a name for itself.
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When the Bedouin Jerry Can Band steps on stage in their traditional attire to sing ancient songs from the Sinai desert, their unusual musical instruments — an ammunition box and a jerry can used for percussion — are among the first things the audience notices.

The band came together in 2003 at the suggestion of Zakaria Ibrahim, a well-known music festival organizer, composer and founder of the El Mastaba Center for Folk Music in Cairo. 

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