Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Modern Egyptian Belly Dance
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
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Something for everyone, a multi-purpose album
niknaks4 | 03/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Gamaal Rawhany translates as "Soulful Beauty." This album of new instrumental compositions were inspired by experiences in Hossam's life - as usual carefully arranged rhythmically with dancers in mind. I've found this to be a multi-purpose album is full of beautiful tracks with something for every dancer, student and teacher; whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced, this CD will be one that will carry you through at all stages of your dancing life, whether it be for practice, performance or teaching. From "Serena" which makes a wonderful performance piece; the title track Gamaal Rawhany which is great for practice or beginners, with it's steady rhythm and clearly defined melody; "Ayousha" - a where the accordian plays with real feeling and clearly defined rhythms again make it as suitable baladi track for beginners upwards; "Agmal Hob", a wonderfully feminine, practice/performance piece that is excellent for beginners as the call and reply between the instruments and orchestra and the rhythm is again so clearly defined, the faster, punchy, joyful baladi accordion/saxophone number "Oyoun Sandra" (a great intermediate baladi performance piece) that is guaranteed to have you out of your seat and dancing the moment you hear it, through to the interesting combination of Baladi and Saaidi styles with "Ya Bel Hob..Ya Balash" (something different for intermediates to try); the beautifully arranged and sounding "Bamoot Feeki" which again is a good performance piece for intermediates and above; and "Mohra Saheyyah" - a very danceable Saaidi number which can be used for intermediate practice or performance - ending with the haunting, more rhythmically complex "Naima's Desert Castle" dedicated to Naima Akef - who you can see dancing on the the "Stars of Egypt" videos); this track is probably suited for more advanced dancers. All these tracks and more! Excellent production quality, total tracks 10, playing time approximately 57 minutes."
Bored out of my belly
niknaks4 | 06/27/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I just bought this cd hoping it will be able take my belly dancing workout to the next level. Boy was I wrong! The cd sounds NOTHING like belly dancing music. I wish I could get my money back!"