Boushra (black and white)

This is Lebanese bellydancer Boushra (Bushra) in a performance on a tv game show.  In this clip she wears a black and white bedlah.  Boushra married her guitar player and has long since retired from stage performances to raise her family.
Trivia: The first song is ‘Tayib Gidan’ originally sung by Mayez el Bayaa and its a personal favourite of mine, I must have danced to it more times than I care to remember LOL.

Boushra (lime green bedlah)

This is one of my favourite Lebanese bellydancers, Boushra. This performance in which she wears a lime green bedlah, was filmed at a large outdoor concert that featured a number of well known dancers. She does her trademark backbend with a cane at about 5mins in. Now married to her guitar player and raising a family, Boushra has retired from major public performances but still dances occasionally at private functions.
The music Boushra enters to is ‘Haramt Ahabek’ a song made famous by Warda.
The YouTube URL is at the bottom of this clip but ignore that, I’ve moved countries several times and I can no longer find the original tape 😦

TheCaroVan YouTube channel

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TheCaroVan’s YouTube channel is no more.  The channel featured short clips of bellydancers from the Middle East and occasionally singers, usually in scenes or clips taken from old Egyptian and Lebanese movies some as far back as the 1930s.  Full movies were never uploaded.
TheCaroVan YouTube account has been terminated after receiving copyright demands from companies and copyright organisations who claimed the ownership of some of the clips and/or the accompanying music.  While some of the claims were from entities who, after a minimal amount of research proved to be non-existent, some claims and organisations were legitimate and if you were a regular visitor to TheCaroVan you would have noticed that in the past, clips has been removed in compliance.
In the end, TheCarovan account was terminated due to a take-down notice by a company in France who claims to own the copyright to the 1955 Egyptian film ‘Sigarah wa Kas’ (A Glass and a Cigarette) which features dancing by Samia Gamal.  Interestingly enough there is at least one other company who claims to own the worldwide copyright of this same movie.
I removed the offending clip yesterday, immediately on receiving the notice, but that wasn’t good enough apparently and the account has been terminated.  As a result the channel and its research and information that more than 6,000,000 viewers had accessed, is now lost.
So, long story short, TheCaroVan is no more and I am now ‘An individual whose account has been closed [is] prohibited from accessing, possessing or creating any other YouTube account.’
Ah well, as someone who lives in the Middle East, as you can imagine, we have one or two other things to worry about at the moment…..