Amera Amir (1955) أميرة أمير

Egyptian bellydancer Amera Amir dances in a scene from the 1955 film “Allah ma’ana” (God is with me/us or God is on our side الله معنا ).  The film starred Faten Hamama, Mahmoud el Meliguy and Emad Hamdi.

The chorus are singing the first part of a famous song titled ‘Ay ya Zein’.  ‘Ay ya zein, ay ya zein, ay ya zein el ‘agibeen,  ya waard ya waard imfatah, bain il basateen.’

Trivia: Amera’s sister, who was also a bellydancer, emigrated to Canada and ran a chain of nightclubs.

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