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Dabke is traditional folk dance performed by Syrian at weddings and other joyous occasions.
Video from Heritage festival 2017 featured by Horan Heritage Band.

Sorry we missed this first day (Heritage Fest staff)

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Makes 10-12 skewers


  • 1 pound ground/minced lamb (or beef)

  • 2 gloves mashed garlic

  • 1 cup chopped parsley

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika.

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.

  • 1 teaspoon salt.

  • some oil for grilling (or non-stick spray)

  • 12 metal skewers (or soaked wooden ones)


  1. Prepare grill (medium-high heat). Using coal or wood is more authentic.

  2. Mix together all ingredients (except for oil).

  3. Form the mixture into 10-12 balls. Place each ball around the tip of a skewer, flattening into a 2 inch slim oval, then press gently on it to make it stick on skewer.

  4. Grill kabab until brown outside to your preferred doneness. Syrians meat is always well-done but moist. Turn occasionally, about 5 minutes on each side.

  5. Place done kababs in between two flat bread loaves and keep in a closed container to keep warm. People love this bread as it gets soaked with juices from kabab.

  6. Serve right away with hummus.