Leila presents "Helwa, Egyptian Bellydance Music".
This CD recorded entirely in Egypt with Leila's orchestra is a great CD for dancers who want to build an Egyptian style show. It features classic songs from Om Kalthoum and Abdel Halim Hafez as well as a Shabbi number great with a melaya and a very danceable beledi. There is also a Saidi Cocktail and a beloved Khalegee piece along with a modern tabla solo and more. 9 track in all can be mixed and matched to create the perfect routine. Liner note give short explanations of each song.
Leila presents "Bint el Balad"
This video showcases Leila dancing to her own orchestra, on-stage in Cairo, Egypt. It features 6 different numbers (all with costume changes), three different singers and 7 folkloric dancers in varying numbers. The video includes: Entrance Music, Shabbi, Om Kalthoum, Beledi Tableau (with tabla solo), Nubian, Saidi, Abdel Halim Hafez and clips of Leila at weddings and in live concerts in Egypt.
Sukara is the second great volume of Egypian Bellydance music by Leila of Egypt. This CD features classic songs by Om Kalthoum, Abdle Halim Hafez, Warda as well as Saidi folklore, two popular songs of Akmed Adaweya and other wonderful pieces. Sukara was recorded by Leila's orchestra in Cairo, Egypt and features composer Reda Saad (original mergence'), the classic vocal talents of Safaa Farid and introduces Shaabi singer Alaa Khatib. Complete English translations for each song are included in the booklet.
If you are interesting in ordering CDs, there is a minimum of 20 CDs per order at wholesale prices. There is an additional discount for orders of 100 CDs or more. Email Leila at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in ordering videos, there is a minimum order of 5 videos at wholesale price with an additional discount for orders of 20 videos or more.
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Magazine columns by Leila:
Tips and Trends in Cairo, Zagareet Magazine
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SOME LINKS TO MY FAVORITE PEOPLE
Gilded Serpent, owned by Lynette, is internet magazine is an amazing on-line resource for dancers all over the world. www.gildedserpent.com
Zaghareet Magazine is an informative and entertaining MED publication that I write a column for called “Tips and Trends in Egypt.” www.zaghareet.freeservers.com
Eman Zaki is one of Egypt’s top costumers not to metion a lovely person. You can’t help but feel beautiful in her designs. www.emanzaki.com
Aida Noor has created some beautiful costumes for me. She has her own style which reflects aslo her talent as a dancer and teacher. www.welcome.to/aidanour
Nousa has costume making in her blood. She can create wonderful original designs and the quality of her work is unbeatable. 02 387 1634
Nile Group Festivals are fun and friendly and happen three times a year in Egypt. I teach and perform as part of the festival and I always have a great time. www.nilegroup.net
Ann Combaz-Nasser is a photographer who was based in Beruit, Cairo and now Paris. She takes stunning dance portraits. email@example.com
Yasmin danced in Egypt and Paris before becoming a prominant teacher, performer, events sponsor and Middle Eastern Dance DVD producer in the DC area. www.serpentine.org/home.html.
Kay Taylor is the UK owner of Farida Adventures dance tours to Egypt and Turkey, the Farha Tour of England and Farha Festival. Kay also teaches and vends at most of the UK festivals. www.faridadance.com
Nibal Gouda is a tour guide based in Cairo. She has guided dancers through most of the historical sites in Cairo as well as to costumers, teachers and nightclubs.
Dalia Moon has sponsored my workshops in Seattle since 2004. She is an amazing dancer, sponsor and teacher and someone to watch in the future. www.dahliadance.com
Dee, Ahkmed and Nora Assad of Little Egypt are based in Texas and sponsor workshops with all the big name Egyptian stars. They offer workshops, gala shows, contests and a huge variety of costumes and dance supplies for sale. www.littleegypt.com