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Raks Sharqi قص شرقي

_ Some links to grace & beauty . . .

¤ Yasmina’s Joy of Belly Dancing – Belly Dance History ←

¤ Bellydance Museum⇐

¤ Shopping for outfit & costumes⇐

⇓ Belly dancing moves ←

Φ Basic Moves … ⇒Part 01 ⇔ Part o2 ⇔ Part 03 […]

Talvin Singh + Nitin Sawhney …

Creator of an innovative fusion of Indian bhangra music and drum’n’bass electronica, Talvin Singh was classically trainedon the tabla but rejected most of his learning when he founded the Anokha club night at East London’s Blue Note. Singh grew up in Leytonstone, and though he began playing tabla at the age of […]

Türkiye تركيا

Baba Zula, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Burhan Öcal, Erkan Ogur, Mercan Dede, Kudsi Erguner . . .

¤ Baba Zula is a Turkish group that draws on traditional Turkish music, electronica, and rock to create a sound they call «Oriental Dub.» The music captures a unique vision of their hometown of Istanbul.



•→The Median Empire⇐

♦→ Murat Küçükavci ⇓ çawreşamın

Le çawreşamın oy belaye serimın . . . Hesirke çawimın oy şewa dılemın . . .

Dılte xapine oy lewe nagerım . . . Salen tentera oy qetu napırsım . . .

Le çawreşamın oy belaye serimın […]

Djivan Gasparyan + Lévon Minassian


♦ Djivan Gasparyan ↓ Eshkhemed ←

¤ Erkan Oğur & Djivan Gasparyan ↓ [‘Fuad’ – 2001]

← Yemen

Havada bulut yok, bu ne dumandır? Mahlede ölü yok, bu ne şivandır? Ana ben ölmedim, bu ne figandır? Eli yemendir, gülü çemendir, Giden gelmiyor, acep nedendir? Kışlanın ardında,üç ağaç incir! […]

Azam Ali اعظم علی + Sussan Deyhim

♦ Azam Ali ↓ ‘NAMI NAMI’ [Montreal]

نامي نامي يا صغيري تانغفى عا لحاصيري نامي عالعتيمي تا تنزاح الغيمي ويصير عنا ضو كبير يضوي عا كل الجيري

بكرة بيك جاي حامل غلت الليمون بيجبلك تنورة وشال تاتدفي في كانون يا زغطورة الحندقة شعرك أسود ومنقى واللي حبك بيبوسك […]


♣ Youssou N’Dour . . . Cheikh Lô . . . Baaba Maal

¤ Born in 1959 in Dakar, Senegal, Youssou N’Dour is a a singer, percussionist, songwriter, composer, occasional actor, businessman and a politician. In 2004, Rolling Stone described him as, perhaps the most famous singer alive in Senegal and […]

Geoffrey Oryema_Rokia Traoré_Salif Keita

From Uganda, the source of his musical roots. His work, however, has been inspired by a myriad of styles – a fully realised absorption of Western pop, African traditions and the creative need to define a very personal musical identity.

Oryema was born in Soroti, to the east […]

Fela Kuti + Ali Farka Touré

♦ Finding Fela! ⇓ Official Trailer (2014) – Documentary

¤ Fela Kuti:

Music Is The Weapon ⇒

♦ Filmed in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1982, this 53-minute documentary mixes footage of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti (1938-1997) performing at his Shrine nightclub, interviews with the controversial […]

Sand Sea بحر رمال ‘BaHr Remaal’

◊ → Yair Dalal – ‘Al Ol’ ↓ Live in the desert

♦ → Yair Dalal with Jaffa Road ↓ ‘Perfume Road Love Song’ [2010]

♦ »Chet Boghassa» ↓ («the girls of Boghassa»)

Boghassa is a village in the […]

عمرو دياب Amr Diab شاب مامي Cheb Mami

←’Moush Hade’af’ Ana mosh hadaaf tanny osadik  –  Ana mosh hargaa bos waria . . . Orbik andy zay baadik,   Yany khalas mosh faraa ma-aya Tiftikrini, aou tinsini,  Maba-ash feekee shek yegreenee . . .   El ayam elana eshtaha, Wayaki enset-ha.  Ayam adid, laa krihtaha,  Walaa habit-ha . . . Ess-hy we men ahlamik […]

Indian Vibes . . .

◊ ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ ↓ Monsoon [1982] • Sheila Chandra: Vocals; • Steve Coe: Piano, Percussion & Backing Vocals • Martin Smith: Guitars, Indian Percussion & Backing Vocals; • Bill Nelson: Guitars & Bass; • David Balfe: Keyboards; • Merrick: Drums & Keyboards; • Dinesh: Tabla; • Preston Hayman: Gamalan

Turn off your […]

Pakistan عربي … Qawwali

Coke Studio Sessions has gained exceptional popularity with their musical fusion of exciting elements and diverse influences, ranging from traditional eastern, modern western and regionally inspired music. Bringing together big stars of Pakistani folk and Sufi music and Rock/Pop stars . . . very rich in sound.

Produced […]

al-‘alam al-‘arabi العالم العربي‎

ليش نتعارك؟ Leysh Nat’Arak . . .

(English: «Why Are We Fighting») is a song performed by Belgian singer Natacha Atlas. The song was written by Atlas, Count Dubulah, Hamid ManTu and Attiah Ahlan and produced by Transglobal Underground for the Atlas’ debut album Diaspora (1995).

«Leysh Nat’ Arak» was inspired […]


There are very few examples of art forms which combine extremes in such a compelling way: joy and grief, life and death, discipline and spontaneity, the inner self and the gregarious mass . . .

The thing about flamenco is that even though it’s very popular music, […]

Flamenco guitar

The flamenco guitar differs from the classical guitar in the instrument itself and in the technique used to play it. The role of the guitar in flamenco was originally a rhythmic accompaniment to give the song an organized structure and a driving force. Today however the solo flamenco guitarist uses […]

Flamenco dance

Hailing from southern Spain’s outcast populations, flamenco dance and music drew early influences from Greek and Roman and later from Indian, Moorish, and Jewish cultures. With the arrival of the Moorish and Jewish populations to the Iberian peninsula centuries ago, Andalusia’s already thriving music and dance inadvertently began extracting characteristics from the newly-arrived […]

Divna Ljubojevic . . .

¶ Music from . . . Serbia … Bulgaria … Romania … Greece … Hungary …

•→Divna Ljubojevic & Melody u Kijevu [Byzantine Orthodox music]⇐

«Divna» means «wonderful» in English… Her voice certainly lives up to her name!

•→Divna Ljubojević & Hor «Melodi» Pashalni koncert⇐

Huun-Huur-Tu + Altai Khairkhan …

The most distinctive characteristic of Huun Huur Tu’s music is throat singing, in which the singers sing both the note (drone) and the drone’s overtone(s), thus producing two or three notes simultaneously. The overtone may sound like a flute, whistle or bird, but is actually solely a product of the […]


¤ Together with his backing group, The Aces (Wilson James + Easton Barrington Howard), Desmond Dekker (1941-2006) had one of the first international Jamaican hits with «Israelites» ↓

Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir, so that every mouth can be fed. Poor me, Israelite. Aah.

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