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Ali on dumbek, and Joseph Alexander on def by Asmahan of London posted January 15, Lynette contacted me with the idea of a video tour of the famous London Arabic nightclubs.
We would go to the premises and film where the clubs previously existed. I would describe the clubs as they were in the glory days.
I was a California dancer, who had come to London to dance in the Arabic night clubs. It was my privilege to be a part of that wonderful time. The following is my article about these fabulous clubs, the dancers, musicians, and singers who made this time sensational.
The dance troupe Bal Anat was performing to live music. The sound was exotic and enchanting, and I was totally captivated. The instruments played were santourdarbuckadef, dehola, mismarmiswige, naisagatand sistrums.
It was punctuated by zagareets — which I had heard in the film, Lawrence of Arabia. The dancers were performing to choreographed and improvised formats. The interaction between the dancers and the musicians was enthralling, the drums pounded into my heart.
The finale dancer was Galya, her beauty and superb dancing left a life long impression. Rhea performed a sword dance which I wanted to emulate.
This show inspired me so much, I wanted to become a dancer and perform to live music. She researched history books, using the photos of dancers from the Orientalists to inform her about the costumes. These ideas were a mixture from the cultures of the Bedouins, Ghawazee and Ouled Nail.
The club was owned by Fadil Shahina talented singer who played oud. He was accompanied by Jalal Takeshwho played kanoonand Salah Takesh who played darbucka.
Also in the band were two musicians who played violin and nai. Rhea, performed her sword dance show, and two other dancers did the traditional show format of a veil dancetaksimsong, floorworkbalady and a drum solo. After training with Jamila SalimpourI began dancing professionally at the Casbah, starting a life time of learning about the music and dances of the Middle East.
She was from Iraq and had bright red hair and pale white skin. She wore glamorous beaded costumes and was sweet to me. She gave me beauty advice telling me not to wear coin costumes.
Our best customer at that time was the son of the King of Saudi Arabia. He bought me my first drink and used to give me hundred dollar bills as tips which I saved for my future. A Lebanese violinist, Aboud Abdel Al, who had been performing in London and was on a concert tour, came to San Francisco with some musicians from his orchestra.
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