Lebanese Folkloric Dance

Today I'd like to share something a little bit different than my usual parade of stunning Egyptian belly dancers.  This is a film clip of a Lebanese folkloric dance troupe.  I absolutely love the colorful costumes, and of course, as anyone who knows me is aware, I am always smitten by a gorgeous headdress :).

The information about the clip below is from The CaroVan's Vimeo channel.  She is an endless source of education and inspiration about Egyptian cinema and Middle Eastern Dance.

I believe the first song they dance to is Lamma Bada, a very old classic song.  I am not sure about the second song, does anyone else know?

The 1964 film 'A String of Pearls' aka 'The Pearl Necklace' (Akh al luluعقد اللولو) is a Lebanese/Syrian production which had previously been both a tv sketch and a stage play. The film starred Lebanese singer/actress Sabah along with famous Syrian comedians Durraid Lahham and Nihad al Qali. Also starring was Fahad Ballen, a popular Syrian born singer who'd moved to Egypt and worked with Farid al Atrash. Trivia: Fahad Ballen was married to Egyptian actress Mariam Fakhreddine for several years.

I hope everyone enjoyed that.  And if that inspired you to dance, you're in luck!  Classes start back up this week and there is time to join.  See my classes page or contact me.

And for those of you who made it this far down the page, here is a photo of me in one of my many, many attempts to live out my classic film fantasies by dancing in a headdress :)

  Alisa Greer with sensational singer Khalil Abboud at Tannourine Restaurant in San Mateo

Alisa Greer with sensational singer Khalil Abboud at Tannourine Restaurant in San Mateo

 

Happy Dancing!

xo Alisa Greer