Howaida al Hashem هويدا الهاشم

Lebanese bellydancer Howaida Hashem wearing what’s come to be known, rightly or wrongly, as her “Cowboy Costume”.  The costume itself seems to be very polarising: some dancers love it  while others hate it, particularly the leggings.
This is another classic clip via the boys at Starlight Videos in Australia.

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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!)

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!)

Howaida Hashem هويدا الهاشم

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Lebanese bellydancer Howaida Hashem in an early performance on Lebanese tv. I don’t know the name of the drummer but he continued to play for her for many years. Howaida was famous for her drum solos which often included a stunning Turkish drop. Her cane dance was good too. She retired in the mid-90s apparently.
If I had a dollar for every possible way her name’s been transliterated, I’d be a wealthy person!