Fifi Abdu is the dancer and Walid Tawfik is the singer. Together they’re in a scene from the 1984 Egyptian film ‘Qamar al Leil’ (قمر الليل) in which they both starred. The film tells the story of Imad (Tawfik) who prevents Ibtisam (Layla Olwi) from committing suicide which leads to him to Fikri (Abu Bakr Ezzat) who wants to marry a wealthy woman (Mary Fakreddine) who lost her son during the Lebanon War. Long story short Imad impersonates the missing son but it all turns out well in the end.
This performance features Fifi Abdu’s iconic ‘shisha dance’. It was filmed at a nightclub that used to be on the roof of the Sheraton Hotel in Cairo, Egypt.
Egyptian bellydancer Fifi Abdu in a piece from very early in her career.
Sorry about the poor quality, this is a conversion from an old, much loved and much played VHS video tape to digital.