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Music for Belly Dancing: Instrumentals from the Near East

Music for Belly Dancing: Instrumentals from the Near East

Music associated with belly dancing has had many influences over the centuries. In this recording, the music is influenced by the pulsating rhythms of Romani music as it is integrated into Turkish, Arabic and Greek melodies. The result is a dozen instrumentals featuring belly dancing music of the Near East. The dance rhythms swing from the sensuous 7/8 beat of the Tsifte-Telli to the spirited 9/8 rhythm of the Karsilama. The music is performed by Anestos Athounasiou and his orchestra with Georgos Koros on violin and Vasilios Sala on clarinet.

Track Listing

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Stavrodromi (Crossroads of Life) Anestos Athounasiou 3:04
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102
Otan Klene Thio Karthies (When Two Hearts Cry) Anestos Athounasiou 3:19
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103
O Horos Tis Tavernas (Dance of the Taverna) Anestos Athounasiou 4:05
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104
Mia Nihta Mayemeni (One Magic Night) Anestos Athounasiou 2:41
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105
Smyneiko (Dance of the Smyrna) Anestos Athounasiou 2:28
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106
To Parapono Ton Erotevmenon (A Lover's Lament) Anestos Athounasiou 3:04
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201
Arapines (Arabian Girl) Anestos Athounasiou 2:45
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202
Tsiganiko Klama (Gypsy Tears) Anestos Athounasiou 3:34
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203
Tsiganiki Agapi (Gypsy Love) Anestos Athounasiou 3:41
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204
Asimenio Fengari (The Silver Moon) Anestos Athounasiou 2:30
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205
Milao Me Ta Asteria (I Talk to the Stars) Anestos Athounasiou 3:07
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206
Horo Tis Nifis (Bridal Dance) Anestos Athounasiou 2:29
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