Authentic Belly Dance Music (2006)

... read more"Play this record, and like Aladdin's lamp this record will summon forth the best of the great belly dance music." So promise the liner notes to this discount compilation of belly dance music. Unfortunately, this is something of a false promise. The music is decent, but certainly not the best...

Review

"Play this record, and like Aladdin's lamp this record will summon forth the best of the great belly dance music." So promise the liner notes to this discount compilation of belly dance music. Unfortunately, this is something of a false promise. The music is decent, but certainly not the best available. There are countless other compilations of belly dance music available, and many of them must certainly be better. There are purely instrumental passages available in this set that are certainly worth listening to, but the majority of the music is interrupted by various vocal techniques and screeches from the horns that probably shouldn't be there if simply for pure listening pleasure. While that may impart some sense of authenticity, that sense is also taken away as the music progresses (or as one reads the liner notes). Pick it up if you're desperate. ~ Adam Greenberg