Darbuka Drums

Darbuka Drums: A Rhythmic Journey into Middle Eastern Percussion For generations, goblet drums, sometimes referred to as darbuka drums , have been a fundamental component of Middle Eastern music. Darbuka drums have a unique shape, complex
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Doumbek Drums

Doumbek Drums: Exploring the Rich Traditions of Middle Eastern Percussion Goblet drums, sometimes referred to as darbuka drums or doumbek drums, are an intriguing and essential component of Middle Eastern music and culture. Doumbek drums have
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Doumbek vs Darbuka

The Differences between D oumbek vs Darbuka  There are many distinct drums and rhythms that come from different civilizations all around the world, making the world of percussion instruments vast and diverse. The doumbek and the
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Darbuka for Sale

The Best Darbuka for Sale The darbuka , sometimes known as the goblet drum or tabla, is deeply ingrained in the cultural traditions of the Middle East, North Africa, and Eastern Europe. Due to its long history, versatile
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What is Belly Dance?

What is Belly Dance?

Bellydance, also known as Raqs Sharqi (Dance of the East) or Oriental/Oryantal Dance is done in the MENAHT Region (Middle East, North Africa, Hellas (Greece) and Turkey.  It is a dance that typically involves hip movements and undulations.
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How to Choose the Right Belly Dance Costume

How to Choose the Right Belly Dance Costume

So you’ve been taking classes religiously and are about to perform for the very first time…or maybe you’ve already been dancing with a troupe but are about to start a regular gig. Either way, wearing a choli top and street skirt with a hip scarf just won’t do…so you need to get a new belly dance costume… stat!
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The Extraordinary History of Belly Dancing in the U.S.A.

The Extraordinary History of Belly Dancing in the U.S.A.

The extraordinary history of belly dance in the U.S. began in the 19th Century.  Although there were dancers performing middle eastern stylings at the much smaller 1876 Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia, it was not until the 1893 Worlds Fair in Chicago that this genre gained national attention..
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Keeping up with the Cairo Belly Dance Scene

Keeping up with the Cairo Belly Dance Scene

Cairo has been my home for twenty-five years. Like so many others I was seduced by the city’s magic, and dazzled by the dance and music scene, which at that time (the mid-1990’s) was vibrant with star dancers, and buzzed with the kind of raw energy I hadn’t found in my years performing around the Middle East.
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Havana Habibi: Meaningful Exchange, Impact and Challenges of Bellydance in Cuba

Havana Habibi: Meaningful Exchange, Impact and Challenges of Bellydance in Cuba

Dance is an effective tool of communication and a healing strategy that rebuilds a bridge of contact and bonds two realities that are seemingly antagonistic. Havana Habibi teaches us that we can have deep and heavy political conversations involving our bodies and our dance.
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Arab Folk Dance 101 For The Belly Dancer

Arab Folk Dance 101 For The Belly Dancer

Learning folklore can add depth and authenticity to your performance; folklore is the
backbone of the dance.
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