Soheir Zaki dances in the 1966 film ‘Al Abeet’ (The Idiot العبيط). As well as dancing, she has a big role in the film which starred Farid Shawki (the surprised man in the audience), Nahed Sherif, Samir Sabri, Madiha Kamel and Abu Bakr Ezzat.
The guitarist may be the late Omar Khorshid. Can anyone confirm?
This is the performance by Egyptian bellydance legend Soheir Zaki during one of a series of concerts filmed, probably in Abu Dhabi the capital of the United Arab Emirates, during the 70s. Possibly the concerts were part of the celebrations related to the formation of the UAE in 1971 but nobody really seems to know exactly. Any confirmation would be greatly appreciated. In this clip Soheir Zaki is wearing a red bedlah.
This is part two of a performance by Soheir Zaki in the Gulf. She’s wearing a blue and silver bedlah. The concert was probably in Abu Dhabi the capital of the UAE and was probably filmed the 70s or early 80s nobody really seems to either know or remember exactly.
Trivia: On TheCaroVan you’ll find her other performance in AD where she wears a red galabayah.
This is the first part of a performance by Soheir Zaki in the Gulf. In this clip she’s wearing a blue bedlah. You’ll find her other performance where she wears a red galabayah here on TheCaroVan. The concert was probably in Abu Dhabi the capital of the UAE and was probably filmed the 70s or early 80s nobody really seems to know exactly.
Soheir Zaki performing in the 1963 Egyptian film ‘The Price of Love’ (Thaman al Hob فيلم ثمن الحب). The film starred Shukri Sarhan (the sozzled gent ‘playing’ the chair), Laila Taher, Mariam Fakhr Eddine, Fuad al Mohandes and Zeinab Sedki (not to be confused with comedian Zeinat Sedki with a ‘t’).
Soheir Zaki performs in a scene from the 1978 Egyptian film ‘Sultana al Tarab’ (سلطانة الطرب) which tells the story of the rise to fame of Egyptian singer Mounira el Mahdeya ( منيرة المهدية). Egyptian actress/singer Sharifa Fadel plays el Mahdeya who was born in 1885 and died in 1965. Despite starting her career singing and dancing in local coffee houses, Mounira el Mahdeya went on to be considered the greatest female Egyptian singer prior to Umm Kolthum. Her style of singing was referred to as ‘Ottoman’, the Turks having been in control of Egypt for 300 years up to the 1880s. She initially appeared on stage only in male roles as at that time in Egypt female acting roles were taken by Christian or Jewish actresses or as a last resort by male actors.
Soheir Zaki performing in Abu Dhabi….probably in the 70s or early 80s nobody really seems to know exactly when.
The second song is the Abdel Halim Hafez song ‘Nebtedi Menein El Hekaya’ (Where do we begin to tell the story). The song became very popular in Greece where it was released by Manolis Aggelopoulos as ‘Ta mavra matia sou’.