13
Nov

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HGgpUqfJa4[/youtube]

Just back from Syria where I am always tempted to buy some outrageous lingerie and a belly dancer’s costume in the souks. I did once buy an edible set of lingerie which is somewhere in my cupboard (hopefully not being gnawed by mice) but I have yet to buy a dancer’s ensemble. Perhaps next time although I am not quite sure what I would do with it. As you know from previous posts, I have no sense of rythm. In any case, it’s time for my November belly dancer who is Nagwa Fouad. She came later than Tahiya Carioca and Samia Gamal and was just as famous. My sisters and I always giggled when we saw her on TV in Beirut. To us she looked like a transvestite (not that I knew much about them in those days). Of course she isn’t and what’s more, she is a great dancer, albeit not as classy as Tahiya nor as jolly as Samia. Still, Nagwa Fouad is wonderful to watch and I hope you will enjoy this clip as much as I do. According to my mother’s neighbour, she now has her own belly dance school. You may be able to find something about it by going to this forum.


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    I do love your belly dancer posts…. I have never seen anything like them so they are such a treat and a cultural eye opener… many thanks


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    It put a smile on my face to read about such names as Tahiya Carioca or Samia Jamal after so many years. They brought back memories of Egyptian movies I watched and loved as a child. It seems so far back yet a simple mention of names brought it all back.

    Wonderful website and blog, btw.
    Thank you!


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    i am so glad you enjoy them deana. i have fun choosing the clips and remembering how silly i was that not to like all these great dancers when i lived in beirut, and even later when i could have seen them live, although i am not sure my father would have allowed me to go where they performed. i have to do a bit of research to find out where they actually performed in beirut.


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    i still watch these movies when i am in the arab world. they are wonderful. and happy to hear you enjoy my website and blog 🙂


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    Many years ago hiking near the Dead Sea, we stoped by a Bedouin kiosk. After buying a bottle of water they invited us in to watch their favorite belly dancing video, and then as now, I was amazed at the agility of the dancers. They look like they have no bones in their bodies.


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    yes, they are amazing. i wish i knew how to dance like them, or just half as well as them 🙂

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