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During the late 1800’s, Western eyes were seduced for the first time by the enchantment of bellydance. A century may have passed, but the allure of this Middle Eastern dance form has not diminished in fact, its popularity continues to surge. Despite its title, the 70+ minutes of music contained this album from the Rough Guide series goes beyond feminine dancing; it offers a taste of traditional, rhythm-based music from North Africa and the Middle East. Amidst frenetic beats and regional instruments (oud, ney, riq, tabla, qanun), artists like Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Mahmoud Fadl, Reda Darwish and Jalilah continue to mystify audiences and define the sounds of the Mediterranean’s southern shores.