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The Magic of Belly Dancing

The Magic of Belly Dancing

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.

Known as “The King of Belly Dance Music”, singer-bandleader George Abdo and the “Flames of Araby” Orchestra performed for many years in the Boston area. In this recording, Abdo performs 10 Middle Eastern songs that can be performed as belly dance.

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"Belly Dance, USA: Music, Movement, and Arab-American Communities"

Track Listing

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Ruh Tum Bi Salama (Go in Peace) George Abdo 5:02
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102
Raks El Kholoud (Dance of Eternity) George Abdo 3:55
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103
Raks Zeina (Dance, Oh Beautiful One!) George Abdo 4:14
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104
Allah Ya Lubnan (My Beautiful Lebanon) George Abdo 4:21
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105
Una Le Alaykee (I Miss You, My Love) George Abdo 5:22
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106
Sahirrnee (Bewitched) George Abdo 6:20
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107
Raks El Malek (Dance for the King) George Abdo 5:22
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108
Ta Mavra Matia Sou (Your Black Eyes) George Abdo 5:11
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109
Raks El Sehr (Dance of Magic) George Abdo 3:11
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110
Raks Layali El Charrk (Dance of Oriental Nights) George Abdo 3:58

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