Jalilah’s Raks Sharki 6
In a Beirut Mood (Piranha CD-PIR788, 2003)
This is a recording of Lebanese-style raks sharki music, better known as Oriental dance or belly dance. The Arabic orchestra, which includes violins, ud, qanun, nay, accordion and percussion; is led by conductor and pianist Ihsan Al-Mounzer.
The music is instrumental, with a heavy emphasis on Arabic percussion instruments.Jalilah is one of the top belly dancers in the world. Born in the US of German and Mexican descent, she has lived and worked in various Arab countries, recording various raks sharki albums.
Buy In a Beirut Mood.