Raks Sharki is the Arabic name for this dance. Some
of the best music comes from Egypt, but some of the older Lebanese
titles are also still very much in demand.
MOKHTAR EL SAID has made 2 recordings of Raks Sharki,
which is the title of the first - as well as of this whole Piranha
series of 3 records. Amar 14 (14th moon) is
no.2 in the series, and has 3 different, complete dance rutines.
The latest title in the series is Journey of the
Gipsy Dancer, and here the music is by Hossam Shaker and his
20 man orchestra. In spite of the "gipsy" title, the
music is once more in the classical style, and has similarly,
again, been acclaimed by teachers of the dance. 159.-
From Lebanon we have many titles, known and valued by dancers. For example: Belly Dance with Aziza, Cairo by Night ("the original") with Mohamed Abdel Wahab, og Belly Dance & Takassim Kanoun. 169.-
We also have good, but not regular titles from Turkey.
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