Belly Dance in the World
teacher and performer
teacher and costume maker
Questions for KashmirWhere does belly dance come from?
How many countries is belly dancing done in?
Do I have to know the names of all the rhythms?
Shira's directory lists teachers in the following countries:
Africa & The Middle East
| Australia | Hong Kong | India | Japan | New Zealand | People's Republic of China | Russia | Singapore | Latin America
| Argentina | Brazil | Chile | Mexico |
(it appears that "Introduction to Egyptian Dance Rhythms" is now a part of "Rhythms of the Nile")
|see music list|
Here are three variations, the first with a double Dum, the second with more fill, and the third a triple dom version.
For drums the dum is in the centre and the tek on the edge.
1-+-2-+-3-+-4-+-5-+-6-+-7-+-8-+-| D---D---____T---D---____T---T---| D---D---tktkT-tkD-tktkt-TktkT-tk| D---D---D---T---D---____T---T---|
D Dum (right hand clear low tone)
Used in classical Egypian music. Usually seen as a three, a four, and a three. For example,
1-+-2-+-3-+-4-+-5-+-6-+-7-+-8-+-9-+-0-+-| D-______T-__k-______D-__D-__T-______T-__| D-__t-k-T-k-S-__t-k-D-__D-__S-__t-k-T-k-|
|Common rhythms each with a few variations. It also has .wav and midi files for each rhythm - so you can listen to how it should sound. This version uses Dum Tek notation but there is also a version of the site using conventional musical notation||Jas' Middle Eastern Rhythms|
|Kashmir's thumbnail overview of
Arabic music & more Arabic music related links
|Aisha Ali - dance ethnologist Egypt & North Africa||www.aisha-ali.com|
|Morocco - dance ethnologist Egypt & North Africa||www.casbahdance.org|
|Robyn Friend - scholar of Near Eastern and Balkan linguistics, folklore, and ethnology||home.earthlink.net/~rcfriend/|
Note woollen belt
|Authentic Period and Modern Ethnic costuming - a SCA links site||authentic ME costume links
Hip Belt construction
This section can now be found in "How To... Make a Hip Belt" .
For other ideas including wrap around belts and student belts.
sewing technique where a thick thread is laid down and stitched down at intervals with a thin thread at right angles. In beading, the holding stitches are placed between the beads.
|Fitting a Belt - suggestions from the Costume Goddess (Dina Lydia)||fitting a belt
|First version||Masmoudi||Arabic Rhythms Volume Wahid||Nourhan Sharif|
|Second version||Masmoudi||Introduction to Egyptian Dance Rhythms||Hossam Ramzy|
|10/4||Samaai||Introduction to Egyptian Dance Rhythms||Hossam Ramzy|
|Tunisian Folk||Girls' Dance from Gafsa||Music of the Shikat||Aisha Ali|
|Saaidi||Arabian Knights||Baladi Plus||Hossam Ramzy|
|Intro & Outro||Tears of Noura||Oriental Belly Dance||Bassem & Noura|
|Questions for Kashmir||Kashmir||No Quarter||Jimmy Page & Robert Plant Unledded|
|Costume Talk||Khatm al Nihaya||Laura in Balady||Movses Panossian, Hollywood Music Center|
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