Bayrooty Troupe

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The Bayrooty Troupe, from Mount Lebanon, Syria, managed by westerner Barry Gray, performed Arabic music, acrobatics, dancing as "Whirling Dervishes," "Gun Spinning, Sword Combats." They performed in circuses, dime museums, sideshows and eventually vaudeville, starting in about 1900. The were described as Maronite Christians and appeared at the Dreamland Coney Island, as well as the Sells-Floto Sideshow.