15 SONGS EVERY DANCER SHOULD KNOW
is not exactly an article, but the vendors,
Internationale have this listed on their website and it's great to
pass along, so beginning dancers can familiarize themselves with some of
the great, well-known songs. You can hear samples of or purchase
CD's that have these songs on
1. Zay el Hawa
Made famous by singer Abdel Halim Hafez, most dancers
perform to the introduction of this piece.
A classic oriental piece by legendary
composer Mohammed Abdul Wahab.
3. Leylet Hob
Composed by Mohammed Abdul Wahab, this song
literally means “Love Night.”
Judy "Jihan" Reda's Egyptian Cabaret Music.
5. Set el Hosen
Princess of Cairo – Musical Archives of
Belly Dance Volume 2
Raks Sharki by Mokhtar Al Said
7. Batwanness Beek
Warda made this song popular in the 90s.
It’s a love song whose title translates to “You are always with
8. Tamr Henna
Translated “Love us” this song is from
legendary singer Farid el Atrache. A great choice for a midsection
Originally from the album “A Tribute to Farid el Atrache,”
10. Hizzy ya
A midsection piece that’s timeless.
11. Ah Ya Zein
12. Nour el Ain
"My darling, you are the glow in my eyes." Recently made popular by
singer Amr Diab. Also known as
Composed by Mohammed Abdul Wahab.
NOTE: I would like to add a couple more songs to this list that
every dancer should recognize.