Tamalyn Dallal

Middle Eastern Dance teacher, writer and film maker

Tamalyn in Taiwan, Bashraf and more Add Video

This song, Zinjibar" is from an album by the late Seif Salum of Zanzibar's Ikhwan Safaa Musical Club. Bashraf is a style of instrumental music brought to the Arab world during the Ottomon Empire. It is usually the prelude to a vocal concert, but happens to be perfect music for dancing. This style of music was brought from Egypt to Zanzibar in the 1870's. Then Zanzibaris created their own songs in their own style. The second song "Sogonie" is by the Polish band "Dikanda". Tamalyn used this for a completely freestyle improvisational dance with no rules that adhered to no genre or style.

Posted by Tamalyn Dallal on November 14, 2011 at 2:33 AM 3178 Views

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Reply Mildred
11:09 AM on January 21, 2012 
Soy una gran admiradora suya