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This page has hierarchy - Child pages: Maqsoum, 4/4 Shimmy, Ayoub, Baladi / Masmoudi Saghir, Basic Egyptian (Step-Push)

Definitions and key words/phrases for Hadia site.  

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1. Literal translation of the Arabic word meaning “of the land,” “of the country,” and generally interpreted to mean “of the people.”

2. This strong and powerful rhythm is the Heart and the Soul Rhythm of the dance. It is suggested to alternate between movements that follow the accents and those that follow the 4 counts of the rhythm. Sometimes is interchanged with Saidi or Maksoum in more contemporary music.

Click Here to hear a sound clip demonstrating the Baladi rhythm.

Also see: Masmoudi Saghir

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