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Egyptian Nights: Music for Belly Dancing

Egyptian Nights: Music for Belly Dancing

Belly dancing has been defined as “solo, improvised dances based on torso articulation”. Although the exact origins of belly dancing are lost to history, there is no denying that the music of Egypt is a perfect accompaniment to this exotic form of folk and performance dance. In this recording, Egyptian musician Khamis El Fino Ali sings and plays the oud (a pear shaped 12-string instrument) on his compositions. His songs reflect the passions and moods of love. Recorded in Cairo, Egypt in 1975, Ali is accompanied by the Mohamed Madi Orchestra.

Track Listing

101
Ya Habib Al Ruih (Darling of My Heart) Khamis El Fino Ali 4:35
102
Ya Za'ra (Mawal)(The Gardener) Khamis El Fino Ali 4:51
103
Min awal Nazarah (From the First Glance) Khamis El Fino Ali 6:48
104
Leh Hil Amar (My Love is Gone) Khamis El Fino Ali 9:03
105
Ezzai Ansak (How Could I Forget You?) Khamis El Fino Ali 6:22
106
Ya Mayssa (Oh, Mayssa) Khamis El Fino Ali 5:02
107
Essal Aleik (I've Been Asking About You) Khamis El Fino Ali 8:35
108
Yelli Sakin (Come Live in My Heart) Khamis El Fino Ali 6:42

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