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The Joy of Belly Dancing (CD edition)

The Joy of Belly Dancing (CD edition)

Belly dancing has been defined as “solo, improvised dances based on torso articulation.” Thought to have originated in the Middle East, belly dance has become an international dance form often incorporating local costume and dance traditions. Some dancers consider belly dance to be a form of exercise.

This recording is one of five by singer-bandleader George Abdo and his “Flames of Araby” Orchestra for Monitor Records. The LP recording consists of 9 tracks and the CD version 14 tracks. The recording includes an illustrated instruction booklet on the “Art of Belly Dancing.”

This title was also issued on LP available here. Tracks 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112 and 113 are only available on this CD release.

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Track Listing

101
Hizzi Ya Nawaim (Shake and Dance Smoothly) George Abdo 4:26
102
Raks Abdo (Adbo's Dance) George Abdo 4:58
103
Noora Ya Noora (Noora's Dance) George Abdo 5:19
104
Raks Leyla (Leyla's Dance) George Abdo 3:29
105
A Nada (Dance, Oh Nada!) George Abdo 4:56
106
Raks Averof (Dance at the Averof) George Abdo 3:29
107
El Badree (Dance and Rejoice) George Abdo 4:00
108
Ya Wail (Don't Play with Fire) George Abdo 5:59
109
Dance: Flames of Araby George Abdo 3:26
110
Ya Karim Allaly (Under the Grapevine) George Abdo 3:50
111
Do Oul Mazahir (A Taste of Wine) George Abdo 3:25
112
Arabic Fantasy (Dance) George Abdo 2:29
113
Ya Gameel (Arabic Love Ballad) George Abdo 6:13
114
Raks Mustapha (Mustapha's Dance) George Abdo 11:46

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