Choice Music to Chill By



I was asked after class today what music we were listening to during the warmup and cool down. Well, lots of different stuff. I’ve been accumulating dance music since 1999, and if you played the entire lot you could go for 2 full days with no repeats. Here’s what I like to warm up with:

Serpents Dance by Arcana (from Le Serpent Rouge)

Chifti Telle and Floor Work Slow Chifti by Eddie “The Sheik” Kochak (from Strictly Belly Dance Vol 1 & 3 respectively)

Ambesto by Mahmoud Fadl (from Drummers of the Nile Go South)

Beni Beni, Tamana, and Iman by Niyaz (from Nine Heavens)

Saraab by Simon Shaheen (from the compilation album Desert Roses and Arabian Rhythms Vol. 3)

Sehr Oyounik and Last Words by the Temple, by Hossam Ramzy (from Best of Hossam Ramzy)

Some of these artists are not easy to find unless you get compilation albums like the Bellydance Superstars or Desert Roses series, but worth checking out for sure! I posted a while back about how to find new music if you are interested in learning more. Feel free to post some of your favorites in the comments!


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