Nefabit’s Music Shelf – Recommended Bellydance Music


Nefabit’s Music Shelf

Hand-Picked Musical Selections for Bellydance, Tribal Fusion, Folkloric Dance and More.

This post is a work in progress and will be updated regularly. I spend hours combing through music and making playlists and I’d like to share that effort with others! Here are my absolute favorite recommendations, organized by category. Leave a comment if you found something you like. Happy listening!

Turkish Orientale (Entrance, High Energy) 
Kim Ne? – Dansın Meleği Didem 2011 – Didem
Raks Mimi – Dansın Meleği Didem 2011 – Didem
Ciftitelli – Dansın Meleği Didem 2011 – Didem
Endülüste İlk Buse – Asena, Vol 1 – Asena
Chara –  Asena, Vol 1 – Asena
Ciftitelli –  Asena, Vol 1 – Asenamusic tile
Fidaya –  Asena, Vol 1 – Asena
Makedon – Asena, Vol 1 – Asena
Sedur – Asena – Asena
Asena – Asena – Asena
Warda – Asena – Asena
Silk Road – Harem 5 Classics – Yasar Akpence
Ruya – Elite Orchestral Percussion – Yasar Akpence
Nihavent Orientale – Harem 5 Classics – Yasar Akpence
To Miyae – Harem 5 Classics – Yasar Akpence
Hircin Roman (Husnu in the Harem) – Harem 5 Classics – Yasar Akpence
Benefese — Hyat I Hyat –  Hassan Issakut
Rakkas – İskender Paydaş Yeni Mezdeke (New Mezdeke) – Yeni Mezdeke
Hizzi – İskender Paydaş Yeni Mezdeke (New Mezdeke) – Yeni Mezdeke
Topkapi Geceleri – İskender Paydaş Yeni Mezdeke (New Mezdeke) – Yeni Mezdeke
Ates Dansi – Turkish Bellyance Desert Night Dance – Huseyin Turkmenler Ensemble
Bir Zamanlar Bir Yar Yardi – Turkish Bellyance Desert Night Dance – Huseyin Turkmenler Ensemble
Arabia – Turkish Bellydance Nasra – Huseyin Turkmenler Ensemble
Azizw – Turkish Bellydance Nasra – Huseyin Turkmenler Ensemble
Armut Agaci – Harem – Turkish Percussion Group
Sultana – Harem – Turkish Percussion Group
Balkan Dreams – Harem – Turkish Percussion Group

Egyptian Orchestral 
Nagham – Heshk Beshk – Mounir Abdel Aziz
Raksa – Raksa With Amir – Amir Sofi
Playing in the Oriental Garden – The Sword Dance – Nesma
Set Al Hosen – Lights! Camera! Bellydance! – Setrak Sarkissian
Nawaem – Ya Halawa – Gizira Band
Escape from Cairo – Master of Egyptian Dance – Mohammed Al Hassan Abo Abid
Ishk Al Jamal – Raks Ayoub – Bassam Ayoub
Longa – Raks Ayoub – Bassam Ayoub
Faddah – Faddah – Hossam Ramzy
Ruby – Classical Egyptian Bellydance – Hossam Ramzy
Visions of the Emerald Within – Classical Egyptian Bellydance – Hossam Ramzy
Mashaal – Jalillah’s Raks Sharki Vol 1 – Mokhtar Al Said
Laabet Al Ayem – The Soul of Cairo – Ahmad Gilaby

Baladi
Baladi Nahuand – Mario Kirlis Presenta Gaston Chaade – Gaston Chaade
El Hob Halal – Secrets of the Eye – Hossam Ramzy
New Beladi – Mario Kirlis
Baladi Accordian – Bellydance Superstars Vol 6 – Issam Houshan
Cairo Beladi – Bellydance Superstars Vol 3 – Cairo Cairo

Tabla Solo/Drum Solo/Darbuka Solo
Tabla Solo 3 – Kytheria – Drumspyder
Tablah Solo – Beladi – House of Tarab
Saida Solo – Mario Kirlis
Dueling Darbukas – Jordan – Raquy and the Cavemen
Lahza Gamilla – Oriental Dance From Lebanon – Emad Sayyeh
Tablah Solo – Jallilah’s Raks Sharki Vol I – Mokhtar al Said
Souheir’s Tabla – Jallilah’s Raks Sharki Vol II – Mokhtar al Said
Shimmabulous – The Dancing Drum Vol II – Issam Houshan
Karshiligala The Dancing Drum Vol II – Issam Houshan
The Cat’s Meow – Dancing Drums – Susu Pampanin
Drum Solo – The Best of Ya Salaam
Zahrafat Al Said (Rejoycing in Upper Egypt) – Luxor to Isna – Musicians of the Nile
Yasar  Kemal Solo Ritm Kompozisyion – Harem – Turkish Percussion Group

Khaleegi/Khaligi/Khaleeji
Ya Saria – Myriam Fares
Mashkelni – Musicana 8 – Hussein Aljassmi
El Shaki – Rashed Al Majid – Mashkelni

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