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    Build a set from these songs

    Howdy ladies
    So if you were going to build a set for a 20 to 30 minute performance for a group of belly dancers and star including taksims and drum solos what would you construct using these songs.

    Ai ya zein
    Aziza
    Zeina
    Shatti Ya Dinya
    Nassam Alayna El Hawa
    Bint el-Shalabiyya
    Lamma Bada Yatathanna
    Nebtiti mine el hikaya part one and three
    Inta Omri prelude and Hossam Ramzy version (extended)
    Leylet Hub
    Ya Salaam
    Shashkin


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    Re: Build a set from these songs

    It depends somewhat on how long your versions are. Do you have approximate timings?


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    Re: Build a set from these songs

    Ai ya zein 3 minutes
    Aziza 4 minutes
    Zeina 3.5 minutes
    Shatti Ya Dinya 2.5 minutes
    Nassam Alayna El Hawa 4 minutes
    Bint el-Shalabiyya 2.5 minutes
    Lamma Bada Yatathanna 4 minutes
    Nebtiti mine el hikaya part one and three 7 minutes each
    Inta Omri prelude and Hossam Ramzy version (extended) 3 minutes/5 minutes
    Leylet Hub 6 minutes
    Ya Salaam exit piece
    Shashkin 6 minutes


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    Re: Build a set from these songs

    Quote Originally Posted by sblanck View Post
    Ai ya zein 3 minutes
    Aziza 4 minutes
    Zeina 3.5 minutes
    Shatti Ya Dinya 2.5 minutes
    Nassam Alayna El Hawa 4 minutes
    Bint el-Shalabiyya 2.5 minutes
    Lamma Bada Yatathanna 4 minutes
    Nebtiti mine el hikaya part one and three 7 minutes each
    Inta Omri prelude and Hossam Ramzy version (extended) 3 minutes/5 minutes
    Leylet Hub 6 minutes
    Ya Salaam exit piece
    Shashkin 6 minutes
    A toughie, good songs.

    First Pick:

    Aziza -4 minutes
    Inta Omri -8 minutes?
    Shashkin 6 minutes
    Ya Salaam Exit piece

    Curious, I love Nebtidit M'neim El Hikaka but why parts 1 & 3? Parts 1 & 2 are the most popular.


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    Re: Build a set from these songs

    It would help if I knew what versions of the songs you were planning to use. Not all versions of all songs go together.


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    Re: Build a set from these songs

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmXEHd6N8Rw]YouTube - abdel Halim Hafez: Nebtidi mini el Hikaya part1-1975[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3I0ACdZWak&feature=related]YouTube - abdel Halim Hafez: Nebtidi mini el Hikaya part3-1975[/ame]

    No one has ever requested two although we have the entire piece its like 14 pages front and back.


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    Re: Build a set from these songs

    Norma not sure what you mean by versions?


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    Re: Build a set from these songs

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUaU_Fr--xU&feature=related]YouTube - abdel Halim Hafez:Nebtidi mini el Hikaya part2- 1975[/ame]

    I have never heard any dancer ever perform to part two.


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    Re: Build a set from these songs

    Quote Originally Posted by sblanck View Post
    YouTube - abdel Halim Hafez: Nebtidi mini el Hikaya part1-1975

    YouTube - abdel Halim Hafez: Nebtidi mini el Hikaya part3-1975

    No one has ever requested two although we have the entire piece its like 14 pages front and back.
    Ah, I see, you are referring to how the video is divided up. I was referring to the instrumental sections only. So we are talking about the same 2 sections of music.

    By versions, I meant CD's. Unless you are playing live music?

    If you were doing Neptidi, I"d do an opening song, like Zeina, then the 2 parts together then add a small taxim, then drum solo.
    Last edited by norma; 04-14-2010 at 06:36 AM.


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    Re: Build a set from these songs

    Yes this is all live music.


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    Re: Build a set from these songs

    Shouldn't you be asking this question of the dancers who are in the show?


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    Re: Build a set from these songs

    I am just asking a generic question.

    I also forgot Alf layla wi layla


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    Re: Build a set from these songs

    Generic question
    Audience are dancers who are say ....dining on an evening meal.
    Live band has list of those songs to choose from
    need a set for about 20-30 minutes.
    Last edited by sblanck; 04-14-2010 at 01:17 PM. Reason: needed explanation


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    Re: Build a set from these songs

    Are you just playing or do you have a dancer as well?


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    Re: Build a set from these songs

    Quote Originally Posted by sblanck View Post
    Howdy ladies
    So if you were going to build a set for a 20 to 30 minute performance for a group of belly dancers and star including taksims and drum solos what would you construct using these songs.

    Ai ya zein
    Aziza
    Zeina
    Shatti Ya Dinya
    Nassam Alayna El Hawa
    Bint el-Shalabiyya
    Lamma Bada Yatathanna
    Nebtiti mine el hikaya part one and three
    Inta Omri prelude and Hossam Ramzy version (extended)
    Leylet Hub
    Ya Salaam
    Shashkin
    I LOVE to put together setlists.

    Song One:
    Aziza, Nebtiti, Leylet Hob

    Song Two (slowing it down a bit):
    Lamma Bada Yatathanna
    Zeina
    Inta Omri (but not after Leilet Hob or Nebtiti - maybe if I started with Aziza)

    Song Three :
    Shashkin (with cane)
    Bint El Shalabeya - don't really remember this but assume it's more of a baladi tune.

    Taqsim (to slow it down again)
    Drum Solo (to speed it up again)

    Song Four (Audience Participation)
    Ya Salaam or Ah Ya Zein

    Song Five - repeat a snippet of the first song as a finale.


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    Re: Build a set from these songs

    Thank you Nepenthe!!!


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    Re: Build a set from these songs

    Oh, I thought you were asking about dance sets for dancers who were performing with your band.

    I think you should play whatever you like, if people are eating, keep it low-key, then put some upbeat stuff near the end if people might get up to boogie a little.


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    Re: Build a set from these songs

    Oh, if you are playing a set for an AUDIENCE of dancers during dinner, then I say, play the classics first, Start with Oum Khoulsom, like Alf Leyla Inta Omri, Leylat Hob, then move on to more "get up and dance" songs from Abdel Halim Hafiz like Neptidi.

    Or Sawah

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dBlUVspMlY]YouTube - abdel halim hafez - Sawah 1[/ame]

    Or Gana el Hawa
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm0JeUTuB-M&feature=related]YouTube - abdel halim[/ame]

    Or Kariat el fingan
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx1NK8Srg94&playnext_from=TL&videos=d3UusG RB61o]YouTube - Qareat El Fenjan - Abdel Halim Hafez (Magdi's Solo)[/ame]

    Or


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    Re: Build a set from these songs

    I was assuming that he was putting together 30 minute sets for a dancer to dance to, assuming that she didn't have a list of stated preference. Hey, I've gone to the band and said "Play me what will make YOU most happy because that will be the best show." And gotten the best show of my life.


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    Re: Build a set from these songs

    Quote Originally Posted by Nepenthe View Post
    I was assuming that he was putting together 30 minute sets for a dancer to dance to, assuming that she didn't have a list of stated preference. Hey, I've gone to the band and said "Play me what will make YOU most happy because that will be the best show." And gotten the best show of my life.
    Agreed. That works best with bands you don't have a working relationship with. Nothing is worse than forcing a band to play a song they aren't comfortable with or prepared to play but they valiantly attempt to please you anyway. Better to have the band engaged in and loving what they are playing because the dancer derives her energy from the band and that's what makes magic.


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