I am a little late with my belly dancer this month. Must have been my Panama trip. Anyhow, my choice for this month is very sober and somewhat diluted by a singer, Huriyah Hassan, who seems to have the starring role, at least in this clip. I am not sure who the belly dancer is. I think it is Shadia. My mother would have know but sadly she is not by my side. Perhaps one of you will confirm it is her. I chose the clip because of the characters and the storyline. I love Huriyah who sings about her love for her neighbour downstairs, her decadent mother smoking the shisha surrounded by her friends or possibly family, the neighbours on the balconies, some of whom spring into dance when the music heats up, the lovely Shadia (if it is her) dancing beautifully and soberly and the drumming friend in pyjamas who is the cook in this hilarious clip which I posted last year. All in all a delightful scene even if not entirely devoted to belly dance. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and happy new year!

There is 7 comments on this post

  • Hi ..The belly dancer is NAEEMA AKEF .by the way I love your blog you are one of a kind keep up with the good work thank you

  • are you sure it is naeema akef ray? i have featured her before and didn’t recognise her. will check again 🙂 and so glad to know you enjoy my blog!

  • i guess you are right ray 🙂

  • That’s not Chadia although the voice is almost similar…I haven’t watched these sort of movies for ages…and suddenly I just feel like looking them up on youtube..Thanks for sharing…

    PS: I just bought “Savoury baking from the Mediterranean” and just like “Mediterranean Street food”, I’m so pleased with the book..

  • no, the singer is not shadia but if you look at the comment above you will see that ray has identified her. and delighted to know you like savory baking 🙂

  • I have just discovered your blog via instagram. It is an absolute delight and you are an inspiration.

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