Introduction The subject of discrimination towards Asians and Arabs in the media as defined by Dr. Edward Said’s groundbreaking book “Orientalism” in 1978 and American bellydancing has been discussed at length since 911 happened in America. The… Read more.
In this article I will look at change and tradition within Arabic secular dance music of Egypt and Lebanon, some theories of the transmission of change, and some of the artists that embody the “old… Read more.
The Egyptian Dance Formula: The Symbiotic relationship between Classical Egyptian Music and Dance “In my opinion, dancing is like drumming, like playing ney flute, or like playing piano, or like playing the oud, qanoon,… Read more.
There aren’t many Arab dance ethnographies in ethnomusicology, and this one in particular is important for Arab dancers to understand. I wrote this in 2011. A Trade Like Any Other By Karin Van Nieuwkerk Introduction:… Read more.