Wold Music Institute: http://www.wminyc.org.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Unfortunately, the only album I found on Amazon was $60. Here is the YouTube version of "Gnossienne":
Belly Dance Classics with Fifi Abdo, featuring the Cairo Orchestra, is invaluable to dancers at all levels. Many of these songs (such as "Sallam Allay," "Zikrayat," and "Ghannali Shawayyi, Shawayyi") comprise the standard belly dance repertoire. The only downside is some of the drum tracks sound "electronically enhanced" (aka drum machine). We're using Tabla of Said for our Level II class at NYU. Practice! Enjoy! Also, check out Fifi Abdo on a previous link in Orientalish.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I love the podcasts on Stanford University's "Entitled Opinions" and get hours of mileage on the elliptical fitness machine thanks to ever smart and intriguing host Robert Harrison and his astounding cadre of guests (look up Blair Huxby on Aristotle's "Poetics," Rush Rehm on Greek tragedy, a two-part session on Beethoven, Epicureanism, or "Romanticism and Organic Form"). The October 12, 2011 episode featured Patrick Hunt on the Rosetta Stone. Politics, ownership, power, Empire, lust, classic Orientalish. Listen to all podcasts for free at: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/fren-ital/opinions/