Egyptian Music Essentials: Raqset el Jamal


Raqset el-Jamal, "dance of beauty," was composed by the great Farid al-Atrache, danced by Samia Gamal, and it's just a very lovely unassuming little piece. Good for a short, low-key intro piece for a set, it also includes a taqasim in the middle. Samia and Farid were real-life lovers for a while, and co-starred frequently in...

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