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Bellydance is the common name for the dance of the Arabic and Middle Eastern world. A skilled dancer uses certain movements to interpret specific characteristics of the various instruments. Belly dance has been influenced by Ottoman, Indian, Persian, Greek and other civilizations, and in today's modern world, its rhythms can be found in hits by some of the planet's biggest pop stars. This collection's selections, ranging from the traditional to more modern interpretations, highlights several forms of bellydance from Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and even Macedonia.
Liner Note Authors: Diz Heller; Chris Tomsett.