In 2001 I had the great honor and fulfillment of being part of the International Conference on Middle Eastern Dance. We brought Mme. Farida Fahmy and Mr. Mahmoud Reda for teaching and participating by lecture. Here I introduce Mahmoud Reda.
Who is Nelly Mazloum? Nelly Mazloum was a film star in the Classic Black & White Cinema Era in the 1940’s-60’s, starting as a child prodigy in her first film was when she was 10 years old. Ms. Mazloum has a strong position in the Cairo film and theater dance history. I was not only […]
Metkal Kanowi and Hallah al Safi – Sa’idi singer and dancer – Part I I remember when I was learning Middle Eastern Dance in California in the early 1980’s “Egyptian Folklore” basically meant Sa’idi and the only Sa’idi musical artist we knew by name was Metkal Kenawi. We learned “Farowla” “Binti Beida” and “Tfarrak al […]
Sa’idi Tahtib and Mahmoud Reda Sa’idi Tahtib and Sa’idi raqs assaya were two of Mahmoud Reda’s favorite folkloric “dances” to be brought to the stage. Many times he has told me that both were styles that were already interesting, he was easily inspired by them, and did not have to change anything to make it appropriate […]