June 11, 2021
Here is the great Lebanese singer Fairuz singing to a maqsoum rhythm.
The Egyptian men’s martial art stick discipline known as Tahtib goes back thousands of years. Here is a documentary on it (in French). You will hear sai’di rhythms played.
Here is the famed dancer Fifi Abdou performing a sai’idi:
Another by the lovely Nagwa Fouad
Here is Nawari played on a popular track I use in class.
Here is a fun dabke (also spelled debke) flash mob in 2011 dancing to the Nawari rhythm:
Here is a vintage clip of a dancer (name unknown) performing a Lebanese style cane dance to Nawari. (There are many cane dances, and the Lebanese one is distinct from the raks assaya (cane dance) from Egypt. The cane here is thinner and different technique is employed.)