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Various Artists / Rough Guide To Bellydance
Album:Rough Guide To Bellydance Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:05/2002
Label:World Music Network 

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Add Date:2002-08-05 Pull Date:2002-10-07 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:6 Oct29 Sep8 Sep
Airplays:215

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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2002-07-22 
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO BELLYDANCE (coll.)
World Music Network, 2002

MIDDLE EAST / Bellydance – As the liner notes point out, what we usually call “bellydance” is actually based on several parallel styles of Middle Eastern/Arabic music, from Egypt, Syria, Turkey, and other places. But it’s all fun. This is belly-shakin’, hookah-smokin’, get-up-and show-us-what-you-got music, great for backgrounds or straight listening. Lots of hand drums, cinematic strings, and exotic lutes set the table. And there’s actually much less of a cheese factor than you may think. Eat it up! There isn’t a bad track in the bunch.

NOTE: #2, 12 AND 15 ARE BY BAY AREA ARTISTS

RECOMMENDED TRACKS: 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15

01. 4:38 – fast & cool, long flute solo
02. 1:39 – Egyptian street percussion
03. 3:04 – dramatic string orchestra
04. 12:02 – absorbing accordion/trumpet
05. 5:27 – nifty rhythms, fine soloing
06. 5:35 – Arabian Nights atmosphere
07. 4:35 - some first rate finger-pickin’
08. 3:54 – light, airy whirling in 7 beats
09. 6:19 – slow and heavy Turkish gypsy folk
10. 1:50 – fast tabla march, a good interlude
11. 5:04 – very slinky, almost like a tango!
12. 3:29 – simple drum patterns & funny bits
13. 4:04 – fat camel-walk rhythms
14. 6:02 – bellydance jazz (w/harmonica!)
15. 3:11 – fast tabla, bongos, other perc.

[Fo] - 7/22/02

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.JalilahTahia's Dance
2.Darwish, RedaMarhaba
3.Hasan, Ahmad FouadDimashq
4.Fadl, MahmoudAament Bellah
5.JalilahEnta Omri
6.Sarkissian, SetrakAla Jsrel Low Ziyyi
7.Matar, MohamedAdawar
8.Tekbilek, Omar FarukLaz
9.Cinarli, Kemani CemalKirkpinar Ciftetellisi
10.JalilahRakiya's Tabla
11.Fadl, MahmoudAna Wehabibi
12.El Mafufo, ArmandoArruga La Camisa
13.Mneimneh, AhmedAini Bet Ref
14.Abou-Khalik, RabihHappy Sheik
15.Darwish, RedaRaqset El Banat