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6/28/08 3:03 P

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Beats Antique and Djinn are two of my favorites. They are both more tribal-sounding. I also like Arabesque, which sort of has a Franco-Arabic sound to it, and there's some lovely long ones on there. I also love Saryoan. I have his Oriental Bouquet CD and I love some of the songs at that one--a lot of slow ones with beautiful vocals.

I just sampled some of the Gypsy Caravan songs and I love it! I've been rather bored and uninspired by my collection and this perked me up!

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6/18/08 5:16 P

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I think i'm going to check all those out and see what I can find so I can get some great music on my ipod to dance around with. Thanks!

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6/9/08 11:23 A

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I have been dancing since 2002. All styles such as Egyptian, Modern Egyptian, Folklorice, Bhangra, Rhajastani, and am now learning American Tribal. Here are a few of my favorites, of course I have a tendancy to like the more traditional sounding music.


Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Solace, Dolphina (Did a great sword and candle dance with this cd), Desert Wind-World Dance, Hossam Ramzy.

It really depends on whether you like more arabic pop or traditional. Another place to find more music suggestions is www.shira.net

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4/30/08 12:45 P

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I am really loving the music you all suggested (and you are all right Tarkan is a nice looking man). I am doing a rountine tomorrow full of Belly dancing fun. I started a couple of weeks ago with some basic instruction and the ladies are having fun. Thank you all for your suggestions.

Kandice Gray


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2/16/08 11:22 P

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My absolute favorite dance music of all time are Jalilah's Raks Sharki albums, particularly volume 3 (Journey of the Gypsy Dancer).




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2/7/08 9:16 P

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Wow! Thank you so much for all of the recommendations. Right now I am just doing this for personal use but, I am putting together routine for myself and some friends to do a complete 60 minute dance workout. I am instructing the belly dancing part (because I am the only one who knows how) and some of my other friends are going to instruct other dances. I am also going to do some hip hop, and salsa instruction. It is going to be great to have some authentic belly dance music so that everyone can really get into it. I am going to look into all of those and let you all know about my findings. I will also update you about how the class goes. Thank you all again and happy shimmies to you all.
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2/7/08 5:36 P

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For old school Turkish, (pardon the horrors of the name of this old album!) but check out "How to Make Your Husband a Sultan" on iTunes.
While you're there, I WHOLEHEARTEDLY recommend "Arabic Groove"...this is a CD filled with great pop from Amr Diab to Natasha Atlas. You can also find it on Amazon.com and Borders & Barnes & Noble stores.
I recommend the 1st and 2nd Belly Dance Superstars for more great pop, I personally didn't love #3 and #4 was so bad that after a quick listen, I put it back!
The Rough Guide to Belly Dance as well as the Rough Guide to Belly Dance Cafe...great combo old and new stuff!
Finally...the entire Desert Rose series...all great pop...even some fusion stuff.
Jill

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2/7/08 3:17 P

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I remember feeling dizzy looking at all the CDs that each vendor at Rakkassah had and not even knowing where to begin!

That's what I told them, and they recommended the Bellydance Superstars series (which are wonderful and varied). I was also familiar with Tarkan so I picked up one of his CDs (once again, great music and beautiful man to boot).

Is this for a performance or just personal enjoyment? Cuz at least for personal enjoyment, I've discovered that LOTS of music can be good belly dance music (Europop and Russian dance music especially). There's a troupe in my area that performs to metal, which I find awesome.

"And you may ask yourself,
'Am I right? Am I wrong?'
And you may tell yourself,
'My God, what have I done?!'"~Talking Heads, Once in a Lifetime

"Give 'em the old three ring circus
Stun and stagger 'em
When you're in trouble, go into your dance..."~Chicage, Razzle Dazzle



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2/7/08 3:12 P

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I remember feeling dizzy looking at all the CDs that each vendor at Rakkassah had and not even knowing where to begin!

That's what I told them, and they recommended the Bellydance Superstars series (which are wonderful and varied). I was also familiar with Tarkan so I picked up one of his CDs (once again, great music and beautiful man to boot).

Is this for a performance or just personal enjoyment? Cuz at least for personal enjoyment, I've discovered that LOTS of music can be good belly dance music (Europop and Russian dance music especially). There's a troupe in my area that performs to metal, which I find awesome.

"And you may ask yourself,
'Am I right? Am I wrong?'
And you may tell yourself,
'My God, what have I done?!'"~Talking Heads, Once in a Lifetime

"Give 'em the old three ring circus
Stun and stagger 'em
When you're in trouble, go into your dance..."~Chicage, Razzle Dazzle



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2/7/08 1:34 P

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Tarkan is wonderful if you like more contemporary music!!! Plus, he's beautiful to look at....

There's beautiful, slower songs (good for meditation, too) on the Serpent's Garden.

Blessings & shimmies~

Kimberly~
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2/7/08 8:37 A

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I tell everyone to try a Bellydance Superstars album (so far I think they have volumes 1-4 and a few others). Because different dancers from the show pick songs by different artists, it gives you a nice range. Mostly contemporary stuff though-- no George Abdo :)

Yooooou caaaaan dooo it!
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2/7/08 7:44 A

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Personally I love Hakim and Amr Diab, but I like Egyptian Pop. ;) For Tribal, I have some Electric Oasis and Gypsy Caravan. If you want to go classical, "old-school" music, George Abdo is a great one.

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2/7/08 4:21 A

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Does anyone know any good belly dancing music. I am trying to find some names of artists or albums even songs. Your help is much appreciated.

Kandice Gray


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