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Belly Dance!: The Best of George Abdo and His Flames of Araby Orchestra

Belly Dance!: The Best of George Abdo and His Flames of Araby Orchestra

Known as "The King of Belly Dance Music," George Abdo and his Flames of Araby Orchestra combine Syrian, Lebanese, Egyptian, Armenian, Greek, and Turkish musical traditions to create a uniquely American belly dance soundscape. Abdo's music is based on the repertoire, instrumentation, and performance styles of the Middle East while also incorporating influences from American pop and jazz. A prototype for "World Beat," Abdo and His Flames of Araby helped bring Middle Eastern music and belly dancing to mainstream North American audiences. Culled from his 5 best-selling albums, this compilation showcases rich vocals and lively rhythms played on violin, oboe, 'ud, qanun, darbukka, and bouzoukee as well as guitar, piano, bass, and drums. Extensive notes, photos, 15 tracks, 75 minutes.

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Track Listing

101
Ya Gameel (Arabic Love Ballad) George Abdo 6:13
102
Ruh Tum bi Salama (Go in Peace) George Abdo 4:57
103
Ta Mavra Matia Sou (Your Black Eyes) George Abdo 5:06
104
Raks Araby (Arabic Dance) George Abdo 2:55
105
Hadouni, Hadouni George Abdo 3:48
106
Allah, ya Lubnan (God, My Beautiful Lebanon) George Abdo 4:19
107
Raks Averof (Dance at the Averof) George Abdo 3:29
108
Raks Mustapha (Mustapha's Dance: complete belly dance routine) George Abdo 11:42
109
Min Feegis (Don't Leave Me) George Abdo 4:23
110
Raks el Malek (Dance for the King) George Abdo 5:19
111
Sahirrnee (Bolero) (Bewitched) George Abdo 6:17
112
Noora ya Noora (Noora's Dance) George Abdo 5:20
113
O Paliatzis (The Junk Man) George Abdo 4:29
114
Dio Cardias (Two Hearts) George Abdo 2:42
115
Imm al Manadili (The Charm of Your Scarf) George Abdo 4:08

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