I like Bellydance Superstars and Desert Roses. My favourite song is "Khalleouni, Khalleouni" by Latifa in DR. I haven't got all CD's, though, just vols. 4 of both collections. I also like DJ Mosavo, which plays for the Luscious DVD. I have another CD with music chosen by the belly twins, Neena and Veena. It's called Belly Dance Fantasy. It's the one they advert in their website, where they're wearing blue skirts, bras and veils.
Turkish oriental music
She is the most popular and the best oriental in Turkey i can advice u to watch her
and here is an album from her where u can shop or check::
D&R - Müzik | Didem | Dans?n Mele?i 2011 | 11.99 TL | Oryantal
Originally Posted by osman
We don't send music for free to people. On this forum we urge people to buy the music themself to support the musicians. Also, asking for "hot pictures" is not appropriate, sorry. This is a serious discussion forum.
You must have us confused with the stripper site. We are not strippers. Begone!
Originally Posted by osman
Hmmmmmm, osman seems to be a one-post wonder. I'll delete his reply; if he offends again, he'll feel the Ban Sword.
Classic Songs All Belly Dancers Should Know:
Ah Ya Zein
Ala Baladi Elimhboub
Ala Hesh Wedad Galbi
Alf Leyla We Leyla
Ana Fi Intizarak
Bir Demet Yasemen
Dala'a el Helween
El Gamal Wel Gamal
El Hiya Hilwa
Ghannili Sheway Sheway
Habibi Ya Eini
Habibi Ya Nour El Ein
Hizzi Ya Nawaeem
Nagwa's Drum Solo
Salamat Ya Om Hassan
Samra Ya Samra
Set el Hosen
Shick Shak Shok
Ta Mavra Matia Sou
We Daret El Ayam
Ya Tamr Henna
Zay al Hawa
Vowels and some consonants in Arabic dont translate into English exactly. Arabic is pronounced slightly differently from country to country and English and Arabic dont have the exact same sound qualities. Q, K, SH, are often interchanged and vowels are switched a lot. Artist names and song titles spelling will vary when translated. Sometimes there are even different names for the same folk song altogether!
One big issue with belly dance music is that some of the same songs get played by several different cultures/countries. It may be the same song, but a Turkish version of an Egyptian song will sound different from when an American band or an Egyptian band plays it. It can get a little hairy, especially when people from different countries lay "claim" to the same tune. The best thing to do is to pick albums arranged for the famous Egyptian dancers or produced by Egyptian belly dancers. Hard copies are usually nicer and you get the liner notes.
Check the sections that specify Egyptian music:
Hollywood Music Center
Belly Dance Music, Belly Dance CDs, Belly Dance MP3s, Buy Belly Dance Music
Amazon.com has some stuff, but it's not well organized
Good Egyptian Albums:
Belly Dance Classics with Fifi Abdo
Belly Dance with Dina
Belly Dance Time
Bint el Balad with Fifi Abdo
Beyond the Desert- Classical Egyptian Belly Dance
Cry to the Moon
Dancing with Genies
Drum Circle (Movses Pannosian)
The Essence of Belly Dance
Golden Days Enchanting Nights
Jalilah's Raks Sharki series 1-6
Master of Egyptian Belly Dance
Millennium- Music for Belly Dance
Melodies from Cairo
Nourhan Sharif Raqs Sharqui series
On Fire! The Hottest Belly Dance CD ever
Princess of Cairo
Pulse of the Sphinx
Samasem Presents Music for Oriental Dance
The Soul of Cairo
Wash Ya Wash (series)
10 Songs Every Belly Dancer Should Know
123 Belly Dance
I think that the answer depends on what you really want to do with dance
First, you need to explore more songs than the famous or popular ones. Those are good to get a good grasp on styles and on regional differences in music, but they cannot give you the depth of each musical tradition, nor the insights in creating your own style.
Second, apart from the popular songs, there big, classical works in the mediterranean which are bellydanceable, but they are not commercial, i.e. are not common in cabarets, on TV, in bellydance workshops.
third, given the popularity of egyptian style (actually egyptian cabaret style) the latest years, all discussion on good turkish and greek music, plus the gypsy traditions of middle east, egypt, greece, turkey and the balkans, has been eliminated to a bunch of dedicated people who work on those styles despite the non-commercial character.
fourth, depending on what you think of what is tribal, the bands proposed are awesome (i would add the Americanistan and 3spell, i think i did not see them in the list). However, many artists in the mediterranean work on music styles which are similar (modern, under mediterranean influences) but they have not the recognition as tribal, because those artists live and create within their own culture.
The difficulty on how to organise your search is normal, in the sense that i needed some years to find music i knew it existed (and i can handle greek and turkish languages which make it easier). That means, you need to spend plenty of time to search on your own apart our own recommendations. Moreover, for most mediterranean songs, there are many versions and you will need to listen to as many as you can to understand which you like most or which fit best your dancing style.
So, really, what you want to do with dance?
Thank you for your post. It's very useful for a newbie like me.
Originally Posted by Farasha Hanem