House of Habibi: Paris’s Arab World Institute embraces voguing
21 January 2023 | 5:32 am
It’s time to party! On the sidelines of the exhibition "Habibi, revolutions of love" at the Arab World Institute in Paris, a big dance party celebrates queer culture across the Arab world. And what better way to pay homage to tolerance and love than an evening of voguing? Some impressive artists were there to share the love, among them Vinii Revlon, Vanina Ninja, Myss Keta and also the director of the Institute, Jack Lang. FRANCE 24 went to check it out.
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