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Belly Dance Music by Steven Flynn

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Music for Belly Dancers

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Alla-Turca

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Alla-Turca

Özel Türkbas

Recorded in Istanbul in the 1960s, the heyday of the Turkish nightclub scene, Alla-Turca is one of the most influential bellydance albums of the era, featuring dancer Özel Türkbas and a line-up of legendary Turkish and Turkish-Gypsy musicians. This reissue includes bonus tracks from a second classic Özel bellydance album, Kismet, featuring the great ney master Aka Gündüz Kutbay.


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How to Make Your Husband a Sultan

Özel Türkbas

Hakim's Yaho is a The 1960s classic that first introduced Americans to authentic Turkish bellydance, and to some of the great Turkish nightclub musicians of the 20th century, including the legendary Turkish-Gypsy clarinet player Mustafa Kandirali– all under the guise of that swing-era staple, the art of domestic seduction. Produced by and featuring the famous Turkish dancer Özel Türkbas, first brought to America to dance by Italian movie director Franco Zeferelli, How to Make Your Husband a Sultan sold 150,000 copies in the US (and a million in Turkey), spawning the craze for bellydance and Turkish music that continues today.


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Yaho

Hakim

Hakim's Yaho is a 14-track, high-energy, rhythm-driven CD. He is an Egyptian artist who has made quite a name for himself in his native country. Each song lists the musicians and the instruments they play in that song. From accordion to kawala, oud to keyboard, there are traditional Middle Eastern as well as very modern pop sounds. These are pop songs (sha'abi), and they are very danceable. There's next to no space between the songs; great for parties, since one song pretty much flows into the next.


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Talakik

Hakim

Hakim's third Western outing, following hard in the footsteps of his live album, is definitely a mixed bag. The tracks rooted in his native Egyptian sha'bi, like "El Salam" and "El Kalam Da Kebir," sizzle, while "Ya' Maya" is a track that takes him to the next level, with its stunning fusion of sha'bi rhythms and Egyptian classical music under a lyrical tale of hidden homesickness. And "Ya Albi," co-produced by Machete and Narada Michael Walden, uses a near-reggae beat to bring together the voices of Hakim and merengue star Olga Tanon, with some thick bass and an excellent Spanish rap from Kemo of Delinquent Habits.


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Sacred Drum Visions

David & Steve Gordon

Feel the peaceful power of tribal drums and the serene beauty of native flutes, as they join with Incan pan pipes, acoustic guitars, Lakota and Sanskrit chants, world-trance grooves, and the sounds of nature (with eagle and wolf). This 20th anniversary collection from award winning David and Steve Gordon features the best tracks from their #1 selling releases, plus three powerful new songs. Healing shaman rhythms and ancient sounds center your body and mind, connecting you with Earth's wisdom.


Bellydancing Breakbeats

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Bellydancing Breakbeats

Oojami

Hailing from the Mediterranean town of Bodrum on the southern coast of Turkey, Necmi Cavli, the composer and “music weaver” of “Oojami,” has put together traditional sounds of Turkey and the Far East along with funked up electronic beats and grooves. It is full of surprises. Breakbeat is defined as music that doesn't follow the normal 4/4, four-on-the-floor tempo. Based on drum rhythms, with its origins going back to jazz, it lends itself well to all forms of world music.

On this CD, the traditional Turkish/Arabic dance rhythms are caught in interplay with tight electronic snares, with a dubbed-up bass adding to the fusion sound.


House of Tarab

Newly released album
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House of Tarab
House of Tarab

This is a MUST in every dancer’s library. All dancers should be familiar with these classic songs if she wants to be a professional. This is a perfect CD for dancing a classic routine at a party or concert, and for inlightening students in class room music appreciation. Your Arabic audiences will be impressed to hear these songs played so well. This CD is played with a better than authentic zest for life. Salah Ali from Baghdad plays a sensuous solo on his violin that all dancers smoon over. David McGrath’s ney playing is superb and soulful, Stephen Elaimy is a second generation oud player from Palestine that has toured with Delilah in Korea, American gal Jane Hall rocks on Riq and Erik Brown from DC plays solid on tabla. These musicians have exceptional chemistry together. Not kidding around!

TARAB is pronounced with a quick t sound with the tongue behind the teeth, like te-rob rather than a tar-rob. The meaning of this word is close to "ecstasy". The place one gets to when you are lost in the sisha, music and dance! Pronounced incorrectly it means dirt, earth soil. But then again both ways hold meaning don't they.

"Finally a middle eastern recording by artist with something to say!"

"As I watched my husband, who is Lebanese, listen to this music I realized how these songs bring joy to the Middle Eastern heart and can even bring a tear to the eye.
It is a wonderful thing that these talented and accomplished musicians residing in the West, have revitalized this Traditional Music of The Middle East."
by Katherine Saab on Tribe review. Author of "Release the Genie: How to be the belly dancer of your Dreams". Resides in Cypress.

"House of Tarab’s first recording employs original arrangements of classical pieces making them fresh and fun. The addition on several pieces of the chorus really adds a great dynamic. No tricks here. Talented musicians playing acoustic instruments with taste and soul. Great for dancing and listening."
Mark Bell of Helm, Musician and Grammy Winner, Ca


Drum Songs

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Pangia Dreams Volume 4 by Pat Olson and Denise Mannion with Erik Brown.

Enjoy the music of Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Greece & more. Pat Olson uses modern arrangements. In addition there are several original pieces written by Pat. They are all performed on ethnic instruments for many different dance styles, oud enthusiasts and joyful listening. In addition there are 3 short concise, and exciting drums solos by Seattle's own ERIK BROWN. A 'must have' for all belly dancers !



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Bellydance Superstars VOl. 1

Classic and popular music used in Miles Coplands Bellydance Superstar Tour. Electric!



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Bellydance Superstars Vol. 2

Variety of music sellections suggested by featured superstar dancers in their own right from around the country. It’s guaranteed to make you shake shake shake! Delilah, Aziza, Jillina, Rachel Brice, Sonya, Amara .



Sirocco Vol. 1

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Sirocco Volume One

Sirocco

Great tribal feel to this album, using mizmar, argool, ney, violin, zils, darbuka, zarb, saz, tabla baladi, def, and riq. I used selections on my "Dance to the Great Mother" video.


Sirocco Vol. 2

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Sirocco Volume Two

Sirocco

I use "Cabaret Dance" all the time when performing for house parties. It has a dressed-down, soulful appeal. Volume includes oud, drums, nye, violin, bouzoukee, kanoon, mizmar, clarinet, and vocals.


Sirocco Vol. 3

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Sirocco Volume Three

Sirocco

In this collection Sirocco allows you to savor the Spanish influence of their talents as well as the Middle Eastern. They begin in Turkey, then a stop in Persia, and then Sol sings his heart out in a Spanish Zambra. Other ports of call are Venezuela with Playa Colorado, Argentina for a tango, Egypt with Fakaroni by M. Abul Wahab, a traditional Afgani song, an Arabian children's song called Baburi and finally back to Spain with Estrella; sung by Isabel Tercero. A treasure collection.


Zig Zag CD

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Zig and Zag

Armando Mafufo

Another musical delight from a master!

I had a mystical winter in 2002 and the result was this recording with images of dancers among pillars and veils; a Mongol cat band scratching and rattling; longer drum taxims with increasing changes. Enjoy it and I hope you can use it in your dance life.” — Armando



Zills and Drums, Armando

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Zills and Drums

Armando Mafufo

This CD is an instructional learning tool for playing finger cymbals. Intermediate skill level.

“Once you have learned the basics and studied the rhythms this is a wonderful CD to grok the finesse and artistry of playing the zills. Listen, play, absorb.” — Delilah

“I believe any percussion player could benefit from this CD.” — Kajira Djoumahna, Zagareet Magazine


Rhythms of the Dance

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25 Essential Rhythms For Middle Eastern Drumming

Armando Mafufo

A must for the music library of every dancer, drummer and composer. We use this in class and students learn to recognize the rhythms by name, count and sound. Dancers can adapt different steps to different counts. This CD is an instructional learning tool.


Skin Stories

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Skin Stories

Armando Mafufo

Another artistic creation aptly named. I invite each dancer to illustrate these stories with a body, heart, and soul dance. A great inspirational dance catalyst.



Drum Songs

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Drumsongs for Dancers

Armando Mafufo

There are musicians that play music and there are artists. Uncle Mafufo is an artist. These drum compositions are songs and a dancer must lend her body to become a voice and sing along.



Tribal Tales

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Tribal Tales

CD by Armando el Mafufo

Armando's newest release! Everything this guy does is a jewel.


Laylit

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Laylit Shibbet

Nuba and Sirocco

Music of North Africa and most specifically Tunisia. I am absolutely in love with this collection. Nuba was formed in 1997 by Moez MÕRabet to preform the music and dances of his homeland Tunisia. In 1999 Sirocco joined him and this recording was born. oud, violin, stand up bass, clarinet, saxophone, ney, guitar zukra, lots of percussion and vocals. Richly recorded , a jewel in anyone's music library.


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Hands of a Thousand Dances

Michael Beach

Hands of a Thousand Dances is a gift to all the dancers. Michael Beach has been playing for years. Michael Kersy backs him up a bit on base and Steven Scaggs on oud, but most of the album is Michael Beach on drums, zorna, keyboards, percussion and vocals. He wrote an especially tender theme song for the album about how his soul meets the dancer's soul through his hands on the skin of the drum. He had it translated into Pharsi. This is a really great album full of short little pieces belly dancers can mix around to create routines for haflas, recitals, parties, classroom work and dance concerts. This collection has an excellent recording and production quality. (My favorite of course is Raks Delilah


Heart of the Beast

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Heart of the Beast

Brothers of the Baladi

A mix of Middle Eastern and Rock


Eye on the World

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Eye on the World

Brothers of the Baladi

A wonderful collection of traditional Mid-Eastern songs with distinction. The songs are Persian, Turkish, Arabic, and Egyptian.
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Further Journeys

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Further Journeys

Brothers of the Baladi

Enjoy a collection of traditional songs with traditional instruments: Ma Zamir Egyptian, Olmaz, Bir Demet, 10/8 drum solo, SiselerTurkish


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Hope

Brothers of the Baladi

Newest release as the Brothers.
December 2002


Time of Peace

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A Time of Peace

Brothers of the Baladi

This is one of the sweetest Christmas albums of all time. For these instrumentals, a wonderful cast of supporting musicians join the Brothers to create a rich and magical sound. You'll find most of your favorite carols set to earthy Middle Eastern drum rhythms, the melodies played by brother Ishmael's kanoon, Steve Skaggs on oud, Steven Flynn on ney and Michael Kersey on bass. There is a rousing rendition of "Joy to the World" on zornas that is my favorite. "Coventry Carol" on oud and an ethereal "Silent Night" on the haunting ney are two other stand-outs. This is a CD the entire family will enjoy!

LISTEN! MP3 sound files from the Brothers of the Baladi:

• Deck the Halls
• Oh Come All Ye Faithful
• Silent Night
• We Three Kings
• It Came Upon A Midnight Clear


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The Kabila Project

Various Artists

This compilation features previously unreleased material from some of the most respected artists in the tribal belly dance community. Immerse yourself in the sounds of Morocco, Turkey and Africa, letting the call of distant cultures guide you to become one with the tribe.

"Kabila" is Arabic for the gathering of nomadic families of the same blood, bringing the families together as one tribe. The Kabila Project conveys this coming together of musical groups onto one CD.


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Vadalna

Solace Remixed

I use The reconstruction and rearrangement of Solace songs is wind blown beyond the realm of Middle Eastern dance, to gently settle into the lands of House, Trance, Ambient, and Break Beat. Journey beyond the horizon and discover another possible reality with the ever evolving sounds of Solace.

Featuring remixes by: DJ Cheb i Sabah, Alex Spurkel, Solace, Warrior Productions, DJ Filth, Jr. Samples, Joseph Macken.


Rhythm of Dance

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Rhythm of the Dance

Solace

I use this album in class a lot. I teach a 9/8 choreography to cut #6, Karshilama. The sound is deep, rich, uncomplicated. Most people buy it as soon as they hear it.


Shawaza

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Shawaza

Solace

Jeremiah Soto is joined by Dan Torres on Oud and Baglama Saz. These songs are deep, dark, mysterious and foreboding. People love it! I teach my "Circle Balady" dance to the first cut, "Rebirth." I use this album all the time in class.


Gathering Season

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The Gathering Season

Solace

This is Jeramiah Soto's third CD. His music keeps evolving and is very popular with my students and fellow dancers. If you like one, you like them all. This one is texturally very rich. Excellent addition to all music libraries!


Ahsas

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Ahsas

Solace

The fourth album for Solace and the biggest departure from the original "Shawasa" album. Jeremiah as musician and composer is joined by vocalist Harry Saroyan, Lydia Fortner, chanting by Yogini Kundalini as well as Steven Flynn on ney . . . The human voices as well as the voice of the ney give this work a more vital and soulful character. The rhythms are complex and steamy and the mix of dynamics gives one goose bumps. Other instrumentation: oud, saz, key boards, kanoon. Everyone loves this album! A masterpiece for Solace.


Satya

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Satya

Solace

This is the fifth in the series by Soto. This time he serves up a delicious banquet of East Indian flavored compositions. These works are turbulent dreamscapes, very cutting edge for today's world music scenes, as well as today's bellydancers.


Africa Meets Orient

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Where Africa Meets the Orient

Noor Shimaal

I love this album by Salah Dawson Miller and Amel Tafsout. I use it all the time for Wedding Showers because it has a great traditional wedding song Mabruk Mabruk, sung in Nubian and English. My class loves it! A must for all dancers librarys.


Barbary Coast

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Barbary Coast Blues

Salalidin Orchestra

A sweet mix of North Aftrican spiced up with electric blues guitar, Sinatra, fiddle, trumpet, Nguyen, zoomer, lottery drums, voice and the sound of the sea that gives it that coastal breeziness. This is a really cool album.


Kairo by night

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Hadiya

Kairo By Night

This collection has a lovely Classical Egyptian sound. A mix of traditional and original compositions played impeccably by the 7 member orchestra, Kairo by Night. People are very happy with this selection. Instrumentation includes bass viol, flute, piccolo, violin, harmonium, synthesizer, saz, oud, dumbek, dhol and mixed percussion.



Midnight Magic

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Midnight Magic

Dr. Samy Farag

I like this collection for its modern Egyptian pop sound. A happy and fun nightclub feel!


Gypsy Fire

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Gypsy Fire

Richard Hagopian, Omar Faruk Teklibek

This music brings us back to that New York nightclub feel of the 1950's. Favorite bellydance oldies. A well played and beautifully recorded CD.


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From Weleleh and Melodic Musings

George Lammam

This album begins with a beautiful traditional suite for dance and then is followed by George playing solo on the violin in what he calls Melodic Musings. Very passionate.


Shemah

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Shemah - The Calling

Ani Williams

This music was composed by Ani Williams. The songs are very watery and soothing.
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Homage to Hathor

Ani Williams

Perfect for pharonic dance. The pure harmonic resonance of Ani's harp and voice transports the listener directly to the sacred space within ... remembering a time shared in the ancient temples and promising a return to a world resplendent with the eternal music of the heart.


of Isis

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Song of Isis

Ani Williams

Ani recorded this music at the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Mycerinus Pyramid, and Sakara. You will hear harp, voices, flute, double pipes and bells with a lovely echoing ambiance of these sanctuaries.


Tapestry

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Tapestry of the Dance

John Bilezikjian

Beautifully recorded collection of music all belly dancers will love. It has a full belly dance routine that is great for performing at parties. It captures the flavors of Armenia, Greece, Arabia, Turkey and Persia. A big hit on the album is a romantic veil piece called "Mandubala." The lively 9/8 piece "Arababa Tass Koydum" is the featured song on on Delilah's instructional DVD "Gypsy Veil: A Primer in 9/8 Rhythm". The theme song Lawrence of Arabia is another favorite for veil dance. Oud, drums, vocals with special guest Ishmael on kanoon.


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Spontaneous Images of the Near East

Ishmael

I use this in class almost everyday. The soulful shimmering notes of the Kanoon make my flesh want to quiver and quake slowly and intently. My studio is instantly transformed into a Babylonian temple! Ishmael is joined by percussionist Vince Delgado.


Jewel of the Desert

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Jewel of the Desert

Dr. Samy Farag

More modern, popular belly dance music brought to you by Samy Farag. Featuring 2 tracks from the Scorpion King movie.


Shuvani
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Shuvani

Dalia Carella

Rom Music of Turkey, Morrocco & Andalucia as well as the black Sea region of "Laz" and the Saidi Sound of upper Egypt. Shuvani means wise woman! A wonderful gypsy journey lead by world class musicians playing traditional instruments. Faruk Tekbilek, Haig Manoukian, Souren Baronian.


The Egyptian

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The Egyptian: Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Moon over Morocco

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Moon over Morocco

A Classic Jack Flanders Adventure

This is an incredible fantasy radio drama that takes place in Morocco. Our hero is Jack Flanders in search of the Holy Masmuda. On his way, we meet all sorts of fabulous characters: Mo Jo Sam, a Yudu Man who practices yoga and voodoo; Casbah Kelly runs a bar down on the bay of Tangiers; Sunny Skys, the California divorcee; Lilah O’upi, the belly dancing inferet; Countessa Dezazinia, the sorceress; Fatima Tasseem, the herbalist; little Frida, the wizard; and many more great folks. Myths, tribal lore, magic, history and a 100 Middle Eastern and tribal proverbs punctuate the scenes, and the music was all recorded in Morocco.

“Wow! I took the family on a car trip to Canada and felt like I went to Morocco too! Then we listened to it again while my dance troupe drove to Rakkasah. We couldn’t wait to get back on the road to hear the ending! I’ve listened to this great piece of radio theater again and again! Thanks for making this available.” — Zaina C


For a complete listing of music by Steven Flynn, see our Belly Dance Music page.
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