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Farasha Hanem

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Hi, achilles007! I'm posting this in the Videos section, even though my topic is actually music related (I didn't want to bump out the poster who is asking MizzNaaa about a certain piece of music she's inquiring about). It was mentioned more than once that the music in bellydance is so important that without it, all you have are a bunch of movements. I've started this thread to share with you some of my favorite pieces of Arabic music, ranging from classical to pop. I so hope that you find something you love! :D

rhe first video I'm posting is a live performance of Bitswannes Beek. This is my favorite piece of classical Egyptian music. Originally sung by the late Warda, it's a hauntingly beautiful song about longing to be with a lover who is far away. The music is so touching, it makes me cry, even though I don't speak the language:

[video=youtube_share;pT28n0JVHFo]http://youtu.be/pT28n0JVHFo[/video]
 
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Farasha Hanem

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Here's another favorite of mine, "Zeina," as performed by Samia Gamal, lovely dancer from the Golden age of Egyptian Bellydance:

[video=youtube_share;ouCtyxwhPRk]http://youtu.be/ouCtyxwhPRk[/video]

Again, here is Zeina, covered by the musical group, Petrol Bomb Samosa, and performed by a Tribal Fusion dancer (I thought you would love this one!). :D

[video=youtube_share;dBTjpxILcDo]http://youtu.be/dBTjpxILcDo[/video]
 
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Farasha Hanem

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My very favorite Egyptian pop singer is Hakim! :D His music is infectious, and he's just SO FREAKING ADORABLE!!! :D

[video=youtube_share;5IREouZ6kFM]http://youtu.be/5IREouZ6kFM[/video]
 

Farasha Hanem

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I think I broke the forum last night, because I couldn't get back on after my last post. :confused: Hopefully my copy/paste will still work. The next song I'll post is Omda's "La La." I don't think it's possible to listen to this song without at least moving! :D

[video=youtube_share;zjQeHzBY5Pw]http://youtu.be/zjQeHzBY5Pw[/video]
 

Farasha Hanem

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^^;;;

Another of my FAVORITE Middle Eastern songs is "Sitt Akull," by Bassam Ayoub:

[video=youtube_share;Ogn_QoobVNM]http://youtu.be/Ogn_QoobVNM[/video]
 

Farasha Hanem

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I posted this in another sub forum just a few moments ago, but it's worth reposting! :D

Isn't Tarik Sultan FABULOUS??? :D

[video=youtube_share;dHHa5RRByhk]http://youtu.be/dHHa5RRByhk[/video]
 

achilles007

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Oh Goodness!

I didn't even see this thread!

Awesome and thank you so much!

I will be sure to watch and feast my eyes on these lovely videos!
 

Farasha Hanem

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:d:d:d:d:d

EDIT: o.0 These were supposed to be smilies! 0__o

Anyway, I'm very glad you liked them! I saw in another thread that you are male, and I see that our dance siblings here have already told you about some wonderful male dancers. I'll see if I can find you some vids of them, to give you even more to be excited about! :D
 
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Farasha Hanem

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Here is an interesting mini documentary about Tito Saif (I do want to say that I disagree with the narrator about men "just now shaking their hips"---dancing is very much a part of ME culture, and that includes the men):

[video=youtube_share;xbY7wBmmlMQ]http://youtu.be/xbY7wBmmlMQ[/video]
 

Farasha Hanem

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Here is Tito Saif again:

[video=youtube_share;t2PHVvLgQVI]http://youtu.be/t2PHVvLgQVI[/video]


Our own Tarik Sultan:

[video=youtube_share;x1yL63A2t8Q]http://youtu.be/x1yL63A2t8Q[/video]


And our DaVid DaVidofScandinavia:

[video=youtube_share;4ZT_CCAOdR0]http://youtu.be/4ZT_CCAOdR0[/video]


Jim Boz:

[video=youtube_share;2mrAfRJZJxQ]http://youtu.be/2mrAfRJZJxQ[/video]


And our Zorba!

[video=youtube_share;gDaqHzpXkpk]http://youtu.be/gDaqHzpXkpk[/video]


Last but not least, Al Hassan when he was a little boy!

[video=youtube_share;Dx6MDmrgXcI]http://youtu.be/Dx6MDmrgXcI[/video]


I posted these videos so you could get ideas for costuming (keeping in mind cultural parameters within traditional styles of bellydance). I also posted these to give you encouragement and get you even MORE excited about dancing! :D Dancers come in all ages, shapes, and sizes; bellydance is for EVERYONE! :D Many hugs and best wishes to you! :D
 
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Mosaic

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I tried to find a decent bellydance to the music Al Atlal originally sung by Om Kalthom. I found a link to the orchestral version I totally love. This is one of my very fav pieces.
http://www.frogtoon.com/Track/Cairo+Orchestra/Al+Atlal Hunt around you may find other versions.
Also Mario Kirlis's Darigh Nur is a beautiful piece
[video=youtube;g0VinM5-EsY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0VinM5-EsY[/video]
~Mosaic
 

achilles007

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I posted this in another sub forum just a few moments ago, but it's worth reposting! :DIsn't Tarik Sultan FABULOUS??? :D[video=youtube_share;dHHa5RRByhk]http://youtu.be/dHHa5RRByhk[/video]
Forgive me for the question, but what is the name of the dance that Tarik is demonstrating in this YouTube clip?

He looks fantastic, and I want to pursue this.

The problem I am running into with my current classes is that much of the stylization is suited for very small, dainty petite dancers looking to take up as much space as possible via the flinging/straightening of arms in big, bold gestures. Which for someone with my frame -- 6'2'' with very long arms and legs-- it makes me comes off aesthetically ''loud'' and obnoxious.

I like how the cane Tarik is using helps to keep his hands occupied forcing the viewer to concentrate on the simple moves of his core first. Very simplistic yet sensual.

Pretty much exactly the style I was looking for in regards to something intimate, subtle, and ''inviting'' in a quiet way, like this dancer that I got from Kashmir's Beledi playlist.:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uII1idV4hQ
 
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