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    Default Must have music!

    Dear dancers,

    The old forum had a thread sth like "must have music for belly dance"...
    It really helped me (wish others too) not to get lost in the world of oriental music...

    Could we continue?

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    Good idea! Here are a few groups/people whose music I enjoy:

    Omar Faruk Tekbilek
    George Abdo
    Joseph Pusy and the Bedouin Spice Orchestra
    Sirocco

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    I couldnt live without Natacha Atlas and Hakim.

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    I'd also go with Omar Faruk and George Abdo.

    I think for beginners either Hakim or Ehab Tawfik might be good (they seemed to work for me as beginning bellydance student.

    I think also Hossam Ramzy has some seriously good bellydancing music, and I can't seem to do without my Lebanese Emad Sayyah cd..

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    I really enjoy Solace. Especially the album ShaWaza.

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    Hakim, Amr Diab, Natacha Atlas, some Tarkan, I also like older stuff like Warda - her tempo changes are awesome! Khaled is growing on me...

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    My current love is Fatma Serhan.. Queen of Balady sounds fabulous, I love Fatma's voice.

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    My new must have music has been Solace, Ive been addicted to their stuff lately. As soon as I get some free time, I think Im going to choreo a new solo to one of their pieces.

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    My favourite music right now is pop with Nancy Ajram and Nawal al Zoughbie (sorry if the spelling is completely wrong) etc. In my collection I recently found a CD with Farid Al Atrache, ( I didn't know I had it) and it was just brilliant. Very old of course, but the feelings expressed in the music.... ahhh

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    Default classics

    I think some of the most imperative songs to our style come from the classical songs...
    Modern compilations of Oum Kalthoum, Farid el atrache and Abdel Halim Hafez songs are among my favourite ever!

    An Arabic belief is that if a dancer can master the art of dancing to these songs properly. Not just to her/his satisfaction, but to a cultural satisfaction of the interpretation. THEN they are considered a STAR of Raqs el Sharqi.
    Listening to even two minutes of the original songs would let you understand why that is!

    Songs like:
    fakarouni, Nebtidi minen il hakaya, alf leila wa leila, Kariat el Fingan, Sawah, inta omri, Zay el hawa, Gana el hawa, Leilet hobb, ishtatilak, gameel gamal, etc...
    Are probably the most notorious titles of Belly dance and has been predominate in sculpting the dance for what it is today.

    -Jamil-

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