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Vintage Bellydance on YouTube!



I'm sure by now we're all familiar with the internet phenomenon known as YouTube. I'm happy to report that there are several excellent videos to be found there showcasing the dancers and musicians of vintage Middle Eastern/bellydance music! Below you will find some of the best. If you happen to find others there that you would like to see added to this page, please let me know!


The delightfully dangerous Nejla Ates, entertaining Vincent Price in The Son of Sinbad!


A beautifully intimate portrait of the late great Serena Wilson, narrated by her son!


A clip from Serena's TV show in the 70's!


Two legends for the price of one! Sabah sings and Nadia Gamal dances to Zenouba!


Nadia Gamal dancing to some very Latinesque exotica!


Farid Al-Atrash & Samia Gamal


Samia Gamal solo


Farid & Samia together again!


Naima Akef in color!


Fifi Abdou


Nagwa Fouad


Zeinat Olwi


These are two very beautiful dancers - not sure of their names...?


Tahia Carioca


Tahia Carioca once again!


Here's Lebanese star Sabah again, singing Zay el assal


Sabah again, with the original version of Yana yana


Here's a nifty collage of very old vaudeville dance footage combined with modern music!


Oh, and, um, this is me, from 2003, dancing to Bedouin Wedding from the Music of the Qaria LP. I promise to practice. Really.



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