Howaida Hashem هويدا الهاشم white bedlah P2

This is Part 2 of a stage performance by Lebanese bellydancer Howaida al Hashem wearing a white bedlah. At the beginning of Part 2 she continues dancing to ‘Habibi Enta’ (حبيبي انت) a song made famous by Melheim Barakat (or May Hariri depending on who you ask!)

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Howaida Hashem هويدا الهاشم white bedlah P1

This is Part 1 of a stage performance by Lebanese bellydancer Howaida al Hashem wearing a white bedlah. At the end of this part and the beginning of Part 2 she dances to ‘Habibi Enta’ (حبيبي انت) a song made famous by Melheim Barakat (or May Hariri depending on who you ask!)

Nariman Aboud (Lebanon) ناريمان عبود

This is Lebanese bellydancer Nariman Aboud in her heyday wearing one of her trademark ‘criss-cross’ costumes.  A very popular dancer in the Levant, Neriman was originally spotted by Lebanese singer Melhem Baraket and her career started from there.  Later she married singer Wissam al Amir and retired from public performing in the early 2000s to take care of their two children.  In 2011 there was talk of her returning to the dance scene but aside from hitting the dance floor in Jouneih this doesn’t seem to have happened.

Taheya Karioka (1949) كاريوكا تحية

Taheya Karioka performs in a scene from the 1949 Egyptian film ‘Manadil al Helou’ (The Beauty’s Veil منديل الحلو). The film starred Taheya, along with Mahmoud El Meligi, Marie Munib, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz and Aziza Mohamed.

Samia (1977) سامية

This is a scene from the 1977 Egyptian drama ‘Al Hob fi Tariq Masdoud’ (literally, ‘love at an impasse (or in a cul-de-sac or deadlocked)’ الحب في طريق مسدود). The film starred Hussein Fahmi, Amal Ramzi and Noura. The dancer is listed as ‘Samia’ and this seems to be the only film she made.