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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanazel View Post
    Are there songs people use regularly that are inappropriate for dance, either because of words or context?
    That's a very good question. I have to admit though, I've never come across that.

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    I have one that's been bugging me for ages.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-bDGLiiZoU

    (apologies for the cheesey music video).

    Sometimes I see this listed as "Tal Entezary" which I know as a Mohamed Abdel Wahab song, and to me I don't think it sounds the same. The Four Cats were a Lebanese pop group that used to record old Feyrouz songs, so I didn't think they'd wander into Wahab territory.

    Can you just (in general) give me an idea of what this song is about? And is it just stupid pop, or is there any depth at all? It's a catchy song to listen to in the car, and fun to play with. Thanks!
    -Amanda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanazel View Post
    Are there songs people use regularly that are inappropriate for dance, either because of words or context?
    Shanazel, have you seen this article on my web site? Are You Sure You Want to Belly Dance to That Song?

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    Default meya meya HELP PLEASE

    Hi!

    I'm a belly dancer from Montreal. I want to start a choreography for "meya meya" by tarek el sheikh but I can't find either the lyrics in Arabic or the translation in English.

    Do you know of a link to the lyrics in Arabic? I can sort of figure out the meaning if I have the lyrics in Arabic... If not are you able to write out the Lyrics for me?

    Please help me...

    Manar

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    Aziyade, this isn't the same one as Abdul Wahab's one, no. I can't really tell much about what the song is about per se, mainly because it's sung in Lebanese slang and my understanding of other arab slang is not very good. It's common here, we Egyptians are usually quite understood by other parts of the middle east, but it doesn't work the other way around most of the time.

    Anyway, I'll listen to the song a few times and research the lyrics more and I'll let you know what I could come up with.

    @Manar, I LOVE THAT SONG lol!

    And yeah, sure, I'll write the arabic/English lyrics for you, it'll have to wait till monday as today and tomorrow life's gonna be pretty hectic for me.

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    yes I know I LOVE THAT SONG!!! I heard it the first time and I knew...

    take your time whenever you can... I really really appreciate you help!
    only I wish I could repay somehow

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    MizzNaa, thank you -- I keep forgetting that they sing in Lebanese, and don't worry about listening to it. They have fun music to listen to, but I don't think it's anything I really feel compelled to dance to


    BUT -- I do have a request. I am COMPLETELY in love with this song:

    3mal Y3aksny - Amynh

    from this album
    Album Aghany Fylm Kbaryh 2008 eGexa Music Collection Download Full Album MP3, Listen Online, Lyrics, Video Clips on eGexa Music Arabia

    and I am dying to get my hands on more music like this -- legally.

    Can you tell from this website what the artist's name is, what the album is actually called, and maybe do you know a place where I can get this CD?

    I know it's a lot, but ... I really like this!

    Oh, and I assume it's okay for dancing to, since Tito taught to this at one of his workshops, but can you give me a general overview of what the song is about? THANK YOU!!!!


    Wait - I might have just answered the first part of my own question. Is the artist Amina?

    http://arabia.mp3too.com/en/artist/amina-10765709/


    THANKS!
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    One more :

    Can you tell me what this means:

    Al3wdh Aly Alhnd

    Does it mean Return to India? It's the title of an Elissar song, and the song is really nothing remotely Indian sounding.
    Last edited by Aziyade; 01-16-2013 at 04:11 PM.

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    I'm so sorry for the delay you guys, I barely spend anytime on the forum due to finals and real-life mayhem so yeah.

    @Aziyade that does sound like Return to India, but I can't be 100% sure without reading the arabic words.

    As for the artist, it is Amina and I've been searching relentlessly for a place for you to buy her songs, but I can't find anything, sadly. As for the song you linked, it's from a movie released in 2008 called Cabaret. The album's sold here I'm sure but I don't know if you'll be able to find it online. However I know of one site that legally offers them for free, the site tried to be our equivalent of Netflix mashed up with Itunes but failed and they decided to let people download what they have for free now (I think they'll be closing down soon) but yeah this is done with the publishers legal consent and everything.

    Mazika - Amina_Ya Wad Enta Basa <--- that's the song you just linked me.

    This is her latest album http://www.mazika.com/en/musicfree/1067. Again available for free. I think it's because publishers know that no matter what they do their songs here are pirated online so they allowed Mazika to make that site and and try and sell it online, which also didn't work so they let them do that for free. Their albums sell pretty well here anyway. So yeah it's legal to download the songs found on that site, as long as it's obviously for personal use (as in don't make copies and sell them :P which you won't, so you're good)

    As for the song, Amal Ye'akesny

    (Amina is supposedly talking to the guy she likes who's being coy (Playing hard to get) with her)

    Don't be coy with me,
    Or I'll turn this against you
    I'll yell and make people gather around
    And I'll tell them you were harassing me
    I'll tell them you were trying to kiss me
    and also trying to grab my hand

    And if you keep neglecting me
    I'll say you were trying to steal from me
    You stole my heart then took off running,
    it's either you and me (who are going to win this argument)

    If you are gentle with me
    I'll give you my eyes (it's an expression here, meaning I'll give you all I've got)
    And I'll make you happy ( Hadala'ak...that's also the closest translation I could come up with)
    If you start looking up (Looking for other women...better then her? I think, not sure haven't seen the movie)
    I'll go up, and I'll push you back down
    And I'll say that you did...and did and did
    and extended your hand, trying to grasp mine (it's considered inappropriate for a man to try and touch a woman in any way in public if she wasn't his wife/fiance/sister/mother..etc.)

    Boy, give me a look
    Or even half a look
    My heart's melting
    Or even just a peek
    (and then she repeats this again)

    If you're going to play hard to get, do it gently
    I'm tired, I'm not comfortable
    Boy, be gentle with me for even just a little
    Ever since I loved you, I've seen no comfort (As in, she's had to chase him ever since she fell in love with him, the cultural aspect of this is very difficult to translate)

    Why are you ignoring and neglecting me?
    I love you, boy
    And if you keep ignoring me like this
    Do you know, boy, what I'll do?

    I'll say you're harassing me
    ...etc. (repeat the first part of the song until And I'll say that you did...and did and did
    and extended your hand, trying to grasp mine)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MizzNaaa View Post
    As for the song, Amal Ye'akesny...(snip)
    Shukran AWI, MizzNaaa!! I am a fan of the singer Amina, and I love this song in particular. I got the gist of the words from my (should-be-more-fabulous-for-how-long-I've-been-studying-Arabic) Arabic and some from my (totally fabulous Egyptian Arabic) tutor, but this is just GREAT. Thanks to you (and thanks to Aziyade for asking about it).

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