Building your bellydance music library!
This sticky is for posting recommendations for music to add to your bellydance library, and since I'm still fairly new to bellydance, any recommendations you have are more than welcome. Here are some categories we can start off with (we can add categories as necessary, as well as CD recommendations):
Egyptian/Arabic (including all subcategories)
American Oriental (if I get any of these categories wrong, please feel free to correct me)
I'm also including the following category, since we have several dancers here who practice styles that aren't traditional bellydance:
Tribal fusion (including Goth, steampunk, etc.)
I have a couple of recommendations for basic beginner CD's:
Here is another good one for the beginner bellydancer:
Amazon.com: 10 Songs Every Bellydancer Should Know: Various Artists: MP3 Downloads---this one includes familiar ones such as "Habibi Ya Eyni," "Alf Leyla," "Shik Shak Shok," "Aziza," and "Enta Omri."
and here's one my previous bellydance teacher used/uses:
Amazon.com: Bellydancing for Fortune & Fame: The Mogador Band: Music
I have this one in the Turkish category:
Huseyin & Gunay Turkmenler - Turkish Bellydance CD Album
For ATS, I love anything by Solace; here's a good example:
Solace Ahsas Belly Dance Music CD - At DancingRahana.com
For Tribal fusion and it's variations, I'm fond of Maduro, Pentaphobe, and Beats Antique:
Maduro - Shimmer Sustain CD Album
Pentaphobe - Tribal Metamorphosis CD Album
Beats Antique - Tribal Derivations CD Album
All of Jalilah's series !
Last edited by gisela; 02-09-2011 at 09:41 AM.
Wow, Gisela, you are awesomesauce! Thank you so much for taking the time to dig up all those threads! *big hugs!*
My favorite "Beginner basics" set I picked up when I was first starting was the "Beginner's Guide to Bellydance". I think it's an import from the UK? When I put all my music on random just to see what pops out to me 80% of the time the song I stop on is from one of these three disks.
Funny how many of those "beginner's guide to" or "rough guide to" there are. I started out with one as well. I still like it although the lounge and pop cd's are getting a bit outdated:
Beginner's Guide to Arabia: Various Artists: Amazon.co.uk: Music
No problem, I was inspired by Daimona's post about dvds. Thanks for starting the thread.
Originally Posted by Farasha Hanem
Last edited by gisela; 02-09-2011 at 09:27 AM.
Welcome to Bellydance Downloads!
This site has recommended songs and CDs from a variety of teachers.
Last edited by Ariadne; 02-09-2011 at 06:24 PM.