Various Artists / Rough Guide Bellydance
Album: Rough Guide Bellydance   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Mar 2011
Label:World Music Network  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-04-17 Pull Date: 2011-06-19 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jun 19 Jun 5 May 29 May 22 May 15 May 8 May 1 Apr 24
Airplays: 3 2 1 2 1 2 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 18, 2011: New World Disorder
Salamatha Om Hassan
4. Jun 04, 2011: New World Disorder
Saidi Rara (Egyptian Cane Dance)
2. Jun 18, 2011: Music Casserole
Sadaf Iskandarani (Drum Solo)
5. Jun 02, 2011: Mediterraneans
3. Jun 16, 2011: Meditrrraneans
Ya Samara
6. May 26, 2011: Mediterraneans
Nesma't El Nile

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-04-18
Unleash your inner Shalimar with this wiggly good collection that showcases the rich tradition of Middle Eastern dance music. Traditional bellydance music from all over: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, even some US-based artists. Read the great notes and crank it up. Mostly instrumentals. Every track worth a star.

1. An Egyptian orchestra. Drums, flutes, deliciously sensual mid.
2. Wicked fast high energy wiggle with great flutes. So cool!
3. Mid/upbeat w/focus on tabla/drums and flutes snaking through.
4. Rich and layered orchestration marks this upbeat Egyptian track.
5. Fun and light upbeat track w/great nay (flute) and drums.
6. A classic sound, dramatic intro then upbeat and fiery. Great stuff.
7. Extra cool drums, flutes, a tripping mid/upbeat sound.
8. Emphasis on drums, upbeat percussion showcase. Yow!
9. A big band full of flutes/perc. Midtempo, a classic sound/stylish.
10. Too short track w/cool use of strings & classic instruments. Mid/up
11. Accordion intro is slow then it gets busy, upbeat w/many layers.
12. Modern midtempo fusion of bellydance and electronica.
13. Upbeat and fun w/catchy vocals and an almost klezmer sound.
14. Hot, hot percussion. Wild tabla solos will knock your socks off.
15. String and vocals, midtempo drumming, dramatic and passionate.
16. East meets west w/a drama of clarinet, bellydance, a jazz vibe.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Hamouda Ali El Samer
2. Maurice Chedid Ya Samara
3. Setrak Sarkissian Boos Shoof
4. Al Ahram Orchestra Saidi Rara (Egyptian Cane Dance)
5. Gizira Band Basbousa
6. Cairo Arabic Music Ensemble, The Nesma't El Nile
7. Al Ahram Orchestra Salamatha Om Hassan
8. Hamdi Al Khayyat Tabla Sahrawi
9. Jalilah Feat. Hossam Shaker Tamra Henna Part 2
10. Bassil Moubayyed Kanoun Baghdadi
11. Jalilah Feat. Hossam Shaker Fi Yom Wi Leyla
12. Sammarkand Tribal Princess
13. Richard Hagopian & Yuri Yunakov Istemem Babacim
14. Said Al Artist Sadaf Iskandarani (Drum Solo)
15. Maurice Chedid Alouli
16. Richard Khuzami Feat Lefteris Bournias The A Train To Hios