This is Lebanese dancer Howaida el Hashem aka Howaida Hachem, Howaida Hashem, Hwyda al Hatchem etc. This clip is circa 1990s and she’s wearing a silver bedlah.. She retired from performing but now she seems to be making a comeback in Lebanon. Don’t forget that this is from the 1990s and was originally on a VHS tape sent by snailmail from Lebanon to Australia and then copied so, so many times. I transferred it from the original VHS tape onto a DVD then onto a computer and used editing software to improve the final output and cut out the bumps, jumps, glitches (and inadvertent changes of tv station) but there is a loss of quality.
Lebanese bellydancer Howaida el Hashem in a performance on tv in Lebanon. Howaida was famous for her drum solos which often concluded with a Turkish drop. Her cane work was great too.
This is Lebanese bellydancer Howaida Hashem at the top of her game. And if you’re not too sure what a Turkish drop is, then fast forward to 6:35 and you’ll see one of the best.