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Belly Dance Music

A selection of my favorite belly dance music for practice and performance. Music is available for purchase from Amazon UK. Note all links are Amazon Affiliate links.


 

10 Songs Every Bellydancer Should Know (Amazon UK)

Audio CD of classic Egyptian belly dance songs. Various Artists. Rich orchestral arrangements (no vocals). Useful for modern Egyptian style performance or practice.

 

 

 

50 All Time Greatest Belly Dance Hits (Amazon UK)

MP3 Album of short, pop-ish Egyptian songs for belly dance. Various artists.  No vocals. Ideal for practice.

 

Tanyeli - Turkish Belly Dancer (Amazon UK)

MP3 Album of fun, fast Turkish music. Orchestral arrangements (no vocals). Adnan Karaduman main musician. Recommended for Turkish style performance.

 

Zar - Trance Music for Women (Amazon UK)

MP3 album of Egyptian Zar music (a ritual dance for driving away evil spirits). Useful for cultural insight. Audio CD edition (Amazon UK) contains an informative booklet about the zar ritual.

 

Bellydance Superstars Volume 4 (Amazon UK)

MP3 album of funky belly dance beats (various artists). Great for fusion or Western audiences. Mixture of vocal and instrumental.

 

Bellydance Superstars Volume 7 (Amazon UK)

Audio CD in the Bellydance Superstar series (various artists). More fun tunes suitable for class practice and Western audiences. Mixture of vocal and instrumental.

 

A Time of Peace (Amazon UK)

MP3 Album of belly dance style Christmas tunes by Arab-American band Brothers of Baladi. Instrumental. Brilliant for a December hafla or Christmas-themed class.

 

Egyptian Taqasim (Amazon UK)

MP3 Album of taqasims (improvised, solo, free-flowing instrumentals) by various Egyptian artists, featuring traditional Egyptian instruments. Great for improvisation and musicality practice.

 

Golden Era of Bellydance Volume 1: Tahiyya Karioka (Amazon UK)

MP3 album of lush, modern orchestral arrangements in an Egyptian "Golden Era" style by the Ferqat Al Tooras Orchestra. Suitable for a Golden Era style performance or class.

 

Caravan Rhythms (Amazon UK)

MP3 album of rhythm instrumental tracks from American band Gypsy Caravan. Great for learning different Arabic rhythms.

 

Gypsy Fire (Amazon UK)

MP3 album of Turkish style belly dance music by Armenian-American and Turkish-American musicians Richard Hagopian, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Yuri Yunakov, Arto Tunçboyaciyan, and Ara Dinkjian. Recommended for Turkish style performance or practice.

 

Best of Hossam Ramzy (Amazon UK)

Audio CD of orchestral Egyptian arrangements (no vocals) by master British-Egyptian percussionist Hossam Ramzy. Works for modern-Egyptian style class or practice.

 

Sabla Tolo (Amazon UK)

MP3 album of crisp, firey drum solos by master British-Egyptian percussionist Hossam Ramzy. Great for a drum solo performance or class practice.

 

Classical Egyptian Music for Raqs Sharqi (Amazon UK)

MP3 double album of beautiful classical instrumental songs recorded live by British-Egyptian group the Layali El Sharq Ensemble. Ideal for improvisation practice to (recorded) live music.

 

The Dance of My Heart (Amazon UK)

MP3 album of fun shaabi pop from Egyptian singer Saad. Suitable for a shaabi style performance or a fun boogie.

 

Belly Dance around Egypt (Amazon UK)

MP3 album of folk style belly dance music from Egyptian group the Zamalek Musicians. Useful for folk style practice or performance.