Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    V.I.P. da Sage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,024
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default More You-Tube fun - can you identify this dance style?

    Is it Arab, Iraqi, Gypsy, or South American Indian (like some of the yo-yos on You-tube think)?

    Or is it just modern club dancing filmed on the street?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUhoY...elated&search=

  2. #2
    Senior Member Gia al Qamar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Northern NJ New Jersey
    Posts
    722
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Just looks like Shaabi to me...
    What do you think?
    Gia

  3. #3
    V.I.P. Lydia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Dubai United arab emirates
    Posts
    1,748
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default can you identify this dance style

    looks to me Iraqi.........not much to do with raks a sharqi but it looks very nice to me and the music is great.....And for sure the girls are having fun...Lydia

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    317
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Looks to me like a bunch of teenagers goofing around but since someone said "shaabi" in the background I'd think that's what was being aimed for

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    86
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I would say Iraqi Khaleegi due to the rhythm and the Zamboor (machine gun sounding drum instrument) in the music.

    DaVid

  6. #6
    V.I.P. Aisha Azar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Pacific Northwest USA
    Posts
    5,313
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Arab Dance, etc.

    Dear Group,
    I would agree with DaVid about it being Iraqi... not sure about the Khaliji part; it could be just about anything...
    Regards,
    A'isha

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by da Sage View Post
    Is it Arab, Iraqi, Gypsy, or South American Indian (like some of the yo-yos on You-tube think)?

    Or is it just modern club dancing filmed on the street?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUhoY...elated&search=

    Well,Arab,Iraqi,and Gypsy match.

    This clip is not Egyptian Shaabi-it´s Iraqi Shobi(Chobee)
    Are we confused yet?

    This is the first time I post here after the rebuild,just had to point out that this is not just
    "bad bellydancing".


    As DaVid said(hi DaVid!),the Iraqi smattering rythms are easy to recognize(and hypnotic!).
    Zamboor mean wasp,right?

    ********************
    One Iraqi ethnic group that makes their living as entertainers are the Shi´a Kawlijah(Qawliyyah)

    In the clip ,I see a way of sideway moving that the female Kawlijah dancers I´ve seen did use.

    Their music and dance are recognized by almost every Iraqi,although they are small in numbers.(and are marginalized as all "gypsies",all over the world)

    Some of these performers found shelter in Sweden and have been performing near Stockholm and Södertälje,where I live.

    The dancers who came here mixed in some bellydance and other gulf styles in their dance numbers.
    They also danced an Iraqi debke,which was different than the Levant version.
    Singers catered to Arabic speaking audiences and had Egyptian,Syrian and Lebanese classics and pop in their repertoire as well as Iraqi songs.
    *******************************

    Here are little tidbits and clips I found(thanks YouTube!)
    ...please take some of the comments in the clips with a huge grain of salt:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cB9l56gDCQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkOlGEv9kmo

    Big hits with Alaa Saad called "Al Burtukali" and "Al Tuffahah"(sp?)with
    some choreographed "Qawliyya style" dancing.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KooYZGUVoT8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jht2miD_HuM

    Floor filler by Reda al Abdallah,
    not much dancing but it´s a great party song:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l8TDcqYVgQ

    Iraq is rich in different kinds of music and dance,due to the many different ethnic and religious groups that proudly keep their traditions alive.

    Iraqi music is not just Kathem al-Saher and Adel Ogla,I promise

    hugs Emma(emma-bessa on Bhuz.com)

    http://www.layali.se/english.html
    Last edited by EmmaSweden; 10-18-2006 at 12:22 AM. Reason: Swenglish!

  8. #8
    Senior Member Gia al Qamar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Northern NJ New Jersey
    Posts
    722
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    VERY interesting! Thank you for sharing Emma!
    Gia

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    86
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Emma!!! Hur ere gumman?

    *copy and paste into resource document*

    We should go to Sodertalje when I come to Stockholm next time and go party with the dancers there lol.

    DaVid

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •