tribalfusionskillzanddrillz:

Ashley Lopez in motion at Cues & Tattoos 2014.


Middle Eastern Drum Rhythms Resource

katerinashimmies:

I just found this blog which breaks down some of the common rhythms that you’ll hear in Middle Eastern music.  This is very useful information for belly dancers to learn.  It improves your musicality which in turn improves your choreographing and improvising skills.

If you don’t understand quarter notes, eighth notes, and sixteenth notes, the breakdowns of the rhythms won’t make sense.  However, the post also contains a description with some additional information which is worth a read.

I’ll probably write a series of posts on the rhythms that is more in depth, but for now, this is a great resource.  Also, because the names are transliterated from Arabic, spellings will differ.


Karim Nagi lesson sample: “Rhythm & Drum Solo for Dancers”

Karim Nagi teaches many workshop topics for dancers. This video is a short sample of the material. For a list of all workshop topics, visit: http://www.karimnagi.com/workshops/
Instructional DVDs Available through http://www.karimnagi.com/dvds/


Karim Nagi lesson sample: “Maqam and Taqsim for Dancers”

Karim Nagi teaches many workshop topics for dancers. This video is a short sample of the material. For a list of all workshop topics, visit: http://www.karimnagi.com/workshops/
Instructional DVDs Available through http://www.karimnagi.com/dvds/


bellydanceclassics:

Egyptian belly dancer Sophia dancing to the song “Batwanes Beek" by Warda.