Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mohammed Abdel Wahab's: Ibnil Balad

Photo of  Abdel Wahab from Wikipedia
We're working on a choreography in the NYU Level 2 class to Mohammed Abdel Wahab's famous: "Ibnil Balad."  For students newer to belly dance, Mohamed Abdel Wahab is absolutely a name you should know.  He was an Egyptian musician and composer who played and wrote for legendary singer Umm Kulthum.  We are using the version by Simon Shaheen on his valuable recording: The Music of Mohammed Abdel Wahab.  Also below is a link to an orchestra concert at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, playing Shaheen's version of the song.
Simon Shaheen's Music of Mohamed Abdel Wahab