Restaurants/Venues with Middle Eastern/Belly Dance Entertainment
in the Mid-Atlantic area

Check out the google map of
Shadiyah's Middle Eastern World Wide Dance Venues


Asylum – (Adams Morgan) 2471 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-319-9353  Hosts the
DCTribal Café Monthly hafla. The last Sunday of each month

Café Citron – 1343 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC  Phone: 202-530-8844  
Flamenco shows Saturday nights from 7:30pm-9:30pm  
Middle Eastern shows on Thursday & Fridays during the Summer  

Marrakesh Restaurant - 617 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001. Phone 202-393-9393
Moroccan cuisine
Dancers perform daily between 7:30 – 9:00pm.  C

Marrakesh P Street / Al Khayma -  (Dupont Circle) 2147 P Street NW, Washington, DC  
Phone: 202-775-1882.  Moroccan cuisine.  Dancers perform daily at 8:30pm  

Meze Restaurant (Adams Morgan) 2437 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009-2003  
Phone: 202-797-0017.  Middle Eastern Tapas
Dancers perform and teach a free belly dance lesson every Sunday night at 10pm

Mie N Yu - 3125 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007  
Phone: 202-333-6122  Dancers perform every Friday & Saturday from 8:45pm – 9:30pm

Neyla A Mediterranean Grill - 3206 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007-2829
Phone: 202-333-6353 - Mediterranean cuisine. Dancers perform every Friday & Saturday at 9pm  

Palace of Wonders – 1210 H St. NE Washington, DC 20002 Phone: 202-398-7469
Shows daily of Vaudeville, Oddities & more.  
Hosts the regular Bizarre Bazaar hafla. Must be over 21 to enter

Skewers Mid East Restaurant – Café Luna -1633 P Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036  
Phone: 202-387-7400  Dancers perform every Saturday at 8:30pm

Tangier Restaurant & Hookah Lounge - 2305 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-797-0778 Moroccan cuisine.
Dancer performs every Friday and Saturday night from 11pm - midnight


Bombay Nights – 5007 Honeygo Center Drive, #101, Perry Hall, MD 21128  
Phone: 410-248-3131 – North Indian Cuisine
Dancers perform every Friday night at 7:30pm

Caspian House of Kebob - 72 Market St, Gaithersburg, MD 20878,
Phone: 301-590-0007.  Persian Cuisine
Dancers perform every Friday and Saturday night at 8:30pm and 9:15pm

Cazbar Mediterranean Taverna  - 316 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201  Phone: 410-528-1222  
Turkish Cuisine.  Dancers perform every Friday at 9:00pm and Saturdays at 10:00pm
Some special events with Live music

Desert Café  1605 Sulgrave Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209-3670
Phone: 410-367-5808  Mediterranean cuisine.  Dancers perform every Saturday from 7:30pm-9pm   

Kitchen of India –1842 E. Joppa Road, Parkville, MD. 21234
Phone: 410-663-6880. Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine.  BYOB.
Host’s the Monthly All Season’s Hafla the 1st Sunday of every month at 4:00pm
Show includes Open drumming and dancing.  $22 cover includes all-you-can-eat buffet  

Little Morocco Café - 3314 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224-4108
Phone: 410-675-8400.  Hookah Bar & Cafe.   BYOB
Dancers perform Friday & Saturdays. Call for times

Mediterranean Grill - Westview Promenade  5221A Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-7535  
Phone: 301-620-1666.  Lebanese cuisine.  Dancers perform every Saturday night at 7pm

Mem Sahib 4840 Boiling Brook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-468-0098.  Indian cuisine
Dancers perform every Tuesday – Thursday at 8:30pm, Friday – Sunday at 9pm
Reservations recommended.  

Mirage Café & Grill - 243 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701-5334
Phone: 301-631-9247.  Lebanese cuisine and Hookah bar
Dancer performs every Saturday night at 10:00pm.  Live music bi-monthly on Saturday nights

Mosiac Café - 8145 Baltimore Ave # N; College Park, MD 20740  
Phone: 240-297-9874.  Host events Saturday nights!

New Deal Café –(Roosevelt Center), 113 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: 301-474-5642.  Dancer performs the First Tuesday of the month from 7pm-9pm
Also hosts the Quarterly Starlight Shimmy Halfa

Ouzo’s Greek & Regional Cuisine - 68 Drury Drive La Plata, MD 20602
Phone: 301-392-9500. Dancer performs every Saturday from 7pm-9pm

Pasha Land Restaurant – Kentlands Market Square, 644 Center Point Way,
Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Phone: 301-216-2223  Moroccan cuisine
Dancers perform every Friday and Saturday at 8pm to live music

Silk Road Bistro - 607 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208 - (410) 878-2929
Dancers perform Thursday nights - Call for schedule

Sizzling Bombay 2108 Emmorton Road, Suite 3; Bel Air, MD 21015  
Phone: 410-569-0148 – North Indian Cuisine. Dancers perform every Saturday at 7:30pm

Moroccan Bites / Marrakesh  8301 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910 - 301-588-40030
Moroccan cuisine.  Call for entertainment schedule

Tobacco Center & Café 1838 E Joppa Rd; Baltimore, MD 21234  
Phone: 410-661-1399 Hookah Bar. Dancers perform Saturdays 10:30pm-midnight

Towson Nights Hookah Lounge and Café - 20 Alleghany Ave., Towson, MD 21204
Phone: 410-828-5545.  BYOB - Dancers perform Friday & Saturday nights after 9pm

Zeeba’s Lounge  916 Light Street, Baltimore, MD
Phone: 410.539.7900  Dancers perform every Friday and Saturday from 10pm-Midnight


Aladin Mediterranean Restaurant & Hookah Bar - 2032 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA  
Phone: 540-372-7755 Dancer performs every Friday at 11:00 p.m.  

Alf Layla Wa Layla  - 8605 Westwood Center Dr. #100 Vienna, VA 22182,
Phone: 703-378-6677.  Dancers perform every Friday and Saturday night at midnight

Babylon Futbol – 3501 S Jefferson St # A, Baileys Crossroads, VA 22041-3106
Phone: 703-820-3900
Live music and dance performances.
 Call for schedule  

Casablanca Restaurant - 1504 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:  703-549-6464. Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine
Dancers perform Sunday – Thursday 8:00pm. Friday and Saturday at 7:45pm and 8:30pm  
Late show Saturdays to live band at 11:30pm
Cover charge $10 with band unless ordering from menu  

Dewan Cafe - Falls Church 3401 Payne Street, Falls Church, VA - 703-347-9489
Dewan Cafe - Herndon 1015 Drainesville Road, Herndon, VA 20170
Call for entertainment schedule

Diya Restaurant, Lounge & Banquet - 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna, Virginia  22182
Arabian Nights every Thursday from 6-9pm

Fairouz Mediterranean Café  3815-A S. George Mason Dr, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone:  703-845-7929 or 703-845-2608.  Hookah Bar & restaurant
Dancers perform every Friday - Sunday after 11pm

Fez Bistro - 7810 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA. 22042 -703-226-3003
Live music and dance performances.  Call for entertainment schedule

GF Keagans Restaurant - Hilltop East - 1550 Laskin Road,
Virginia Beach, VA   Phone: 757-422-9545

Laziza - Ukrops Shopping Centre 4256 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407-4806
Phone: 540-548-4555.  Lebanese cuisine.  
Dancers perform every Friday and Saturday night at 8pm

Mazadar Restaurant 11725 Lee Highway  Fairfax, VA 22030 - (571) 432-0101
Dancers perform Friday night at 9pm

Mount of Lebanon - 2922 Annandale Road. Falls Church, VA 22046    (703) 241-2012
Call for entertainment schedule

Nazaf Char-Grill Restaurant - 2001 Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23517-1555  
Phone: 757-622-4500.  Mediterranean Restaurant & Hookah Lounge  
Dancers perform every Saturday night at 9pm

Special Events Only - Reissner’s Turkish Delight Restaurant, 1348 N Great Neck Rd # 1314,
Virginia Beach, VA 23454.  Phone: 757-481-3639

Rosemary’s Thyme Bistro - 5762 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124
Phone: 703-502-1084.  C
all for schedule

Sahara Hookah Lounge - 46950 Community Plaza, Sterling, VA 20164
Entertainment Thursday - Saturday!

Taste of Morocco - 3211 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: 703-527-7468
Moroccan cuisine. Dancer performs Wednesday – Sunday 8:30pm

Turcuisine – World Gate Plaza 13029 Worldgate Drive, Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 571-323 3330 Turkish cuisine.  Dancers perform every Friday night at 8:30pm

Zakriyat Lebanese Restaurant and Lounge 540 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria VA 22314.  
Phone: 703-838-2008  Lebanese cuisine
Dancer performs every Friday & Saturday from 10:45pm – 11:15pm

Casablanca Restaurant - 4010 N.DuPont Hwy. New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: 302-652-5344
Dancers perform every Friday-Sunday at 7:30pm
Male dancer performs the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month

Costa’s Grill and Wine Bar 1000 West Street,
(Delaware Avenue between Tatnall & West Streets), Wilmington, DE 19801
Live music & entertainment every Saturday night from 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Fez Moroccan Restaurant, 620 S 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19147-2418
Phone: 215-925-5367
Dancers perform every Thursday – Saturday by request

Shaharazade’s Exotic Tea Room  141 West German Street, Shepherdstown, WV  
Phone: 304-876-1000  Performances with live music and dancing by
Tarab Raqs,
all for schedule  
Shadiyah's Favorite Links/Resources
Music / Musicians / Radio / Song Translations

Ahmed Sennaoui - MD/DC/VA - Moroccan Oud Player - 703-342-2181
Al Hikmah, VA (excellent selection of Arabic Music & Books)
American Recording Productions (Armenian & ME music)
Ani's DJ - MD/DC/VA - Persian music for all occasions - 301-942-4322
Amir Naoum Chehade, NY (Doumbek)
Arabic Song Translations
Antoun Al-Masri, MD/DC/VA (Tabla player)
Carmine Guida & Djinn, NY based instrumentalist
Daveed Kurup (Drummer based in Baltimore, MD)
Egyptian Party Radio (24/7 on the net)
Elias Sarkar, NJ 201-641-7522 (master Oud player)
George Stathos, NY - 212-353-0925 (wonderful Clarinet player)
Greg BenAvram, MD, (Near East Music Society) Multi-talented
Doumbek player & more!
John Bilezikjian (World renowned Oudist & composer)
Hollywood Music Center
Hossam Ramzy
Kamran - DC/MD/VA - Persian Oud player - 703-981-6858
Karim Nagi, Turbo Tabla
Maduro, DC
Maqam Music (great resource for Arabic cds, dvds, & more)
Mary Ellen Donald, CA (Middle Eastern percussionist)
Mohamed Amir, Arabi Band, MD/DC/VA (Moroccan musician &
International DJ)
Najeeb Shahin (virtouso Oud player - makes & restores Ouds as well)
Naser Musa (Oud master, singer, songwriter)
Nogomi, Arabic Music Community
Orient Express
Ostad Nassehpoor (Legendary Persian Vocalist)
Outi of Cairo (translations)
Radio Bastet
Radio (Persian music on the net 24/7)
Radio Tunis (Tunisian & Algerian Music on the net)
Rachid Music
Rahim AlHaj (Virtuoso Oud player and composer), CO
RomanySaad (Arabic Song translations)
Sahel - Persian DJ 240-472-1494
Seido Salifoski, Macedonian Roma
Shafik MD/DC/VA (Tabla player & Instructor)
Sidqi, & World Music Folklife Center - MD/DC/VA (Darabuka player &
Shawkat Sayyad, MD/DC/VA - 240-401-7211 (master Oud player and
Singer) & Nazira (Master teacher) (tons of links and valuable information for all dancers)
Simon Shaheen (virtuoso Oud and Violin player)
Souhail Kasper (master percussionist & Instructor on Egyptian
Souren Baronian, NY - Reedman, percussionist extraordinaire
TAK Live Music - MD/DC/VA - (Persian Classics & Pop at it's best)
Party Resources
Arabi Band – Mohamed Amir, Lead Singer – Morrocan & International music
DC Persian Community
DJ Dariush, Persian & International music, DC/VA
Dholi Mastana, VA
Fantastic Henna Design - Fouzia Fatima, PA
Iranian 411 Pocket Directory
Party Pop
The Arab-American Directory
Photography & Videography

Sunny Mathur, Photographik Studios, Based in DC
Daniel Bui, MD/DC/VA – Performance and Wedding Photography
Lina Jang, NY, Photography
Roger Wood, MD/DC/VA – Performance photography
Robert of Mach 1 Video Productions, DC/MD/VA
Sarah Skinner, NY, Photography
Amy Staub, NY - Videography & Editing
Dancer Resources

Adriana of DC (A true legend)
Andrea Deagon's Raks Sharqi
Aldoukan, Everything Lebanese
Amala School of Romani Art, History &
Anatolia Imports
Aziza Sa’id – Video Archival Project
Baltimore Bellydance
Bazaar Atlas
Bella Online
Belly Dance
Belly Dance Museum
Belly Dance NY
Belly Dance Shoppe & Studio  
Bennu – Associated Artists of Middle
Eastern Dance, Inc.
Brandon’s Oasis
Copyright Information
Dance Books, UK
Dancescape, Global Dance Links
Dancipedia - An Encyclopedia of World

DC Tribal
Discover Turkey
Explore Dance
Gilded Serpent
Gerson Kuhr – Personal Fitness trainer,
Global Dance TV
Heritage India Magazine, MD/DC/VA
Historical Video Clips of Dancers
Iran Chamber Society
Iranian Cultural & Information Center
Kay Hardy Campbell
Learn to Dance – History of Belly dance
Lebanese Products & Hookah's
Lotus Music & Dance Center for
Multicultural Exchange, NY
Mazuna's Dance Tips
Middle Eastern Dance of New England
Middle Eastern Dance
Nesma's Music, Spain
North Carolina Belly Dance
Oriental Dancer
Orientalist Art of the Nineteenth Century
Oriental Dance TV
Ottoman Traders Guild
Patrin - Romani Culture & History
The Raks Sharki Society, UK
Rojisan’s Dance Community
Saffron Dance Studios, VA
Sahara Dance Studios, MD/DC/VA
Saroyan Mastercrafts
Shahina – Belly dance in the News
South Western VA Middle Eastern Dance
The Ancient Soul
The Art of Middle Eastern Dance
The Moroccan Bazaar
The Stars of Egypt (resource)
Video Fitness
Voice of Dance
Washington Woman, MD/DC
Wiggle.Org (Bellydance in the UK)
World Belly Dance
World Dance New York
World Music Institute
Yasimina’s Joy of Bellydancing
Miss Lola Lee, Circa 1909
Festivals and Events
National & International

Arabic Music Retreat, MA
Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival, Cairo
Alf Leila We Leila Festival (Belly Dancing
World Cup 2008), Egypt
Amani’s Oriental Fantasy, Beirut
Babylon Breeze/Stellar Advantage, FL
Beach Blanket Beledi, NC
Belly Dance Festival Asia, Malaysia
Belly Palooza, MD
Boca Fest, MD/DC/VA
Burning Man, NV
Carnival of Stars, CA
Chicago Shimmy Fest, IL
Copenhagen Belly Dance Festival, Denmark
Daughters of Rhea Belly Dance Festival, MD
Desert Dance Festival, CA
Diva Pageant & Festival, MA
Dunia Desert Dance Festival, CA
Eilat Dance Festival, Israel
Evening of Experimental Dance, CA
Goltha - Gothic Belly Dance Festival, CA
Gulf Coast Belly Dance Festival, MS
Habibi Hawaii – Honolulu’s Premier Belly
Istanbul Gypsy Competition, Turkey
Dancing Festival & Celebration, HI
Las Vegas Belly Dance Intensive, NV
Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival, UK
Majma Dance Festival, UK
MECDA’s Cairo Carnival, CA
MED Folk Tours, PA & Turkey
Mendocino ME Music & Dance Camp, CA
Mid East Dance Seminars
Mid North Coast Belly Dance Festival, AU
Montana State Belly Dance Festival, MT
Nile Group Oriental Dance Festival, Egypt
Oasis Dance Camp, USA & Australia
Ojai Belly Dance Festival, CA
Oriental Dancing Festival of Europe, Germany
Prague International Festival
Rakkasah East, NJ & West, CA
Redwood Coast Belly Dance Festival, CA
San Francisco Intl Belly Dance Festival, CA
Spirit of the Tribes, FL
Spokane’s Belly Dance Festival, WA
Stockholm Belly Dance Festival, Sweden
Sydney Middle Eastern Dance Festival, AU
Tatseena's Belly Dance Fantasy Festival, CA
Tribal Café, CA
Tribal Fest, CA
Tribal Sands Belly Dance & Drum Festival, UT
Utah Belly Dance Festival, UT
Uzbek Dance & Culture Society, MD
Yaa Halla Y'all, TX
WAMED Festival, Perth, AU
World Music Folklife Center, MD/DC/VA

Arabesque Belly Dance Competition, CA
Beirut Nights Belly Dance Competition, CA
Belly Dancer of the Universe, CA
Belly Dancer USA, OR
Belly Dancer of the World, Germany
1er Concours Chorégraphique des Danses
Orientales, France
Diva Pageant & Festival, MA
Double Crown Competition, WA
East Coast Belly Dance Classic, VA
Emerald Rain Competition, WA
Golden Naval Belly Dance Competition, IL
Hips of Fury Belly Dance Competition, CA
Jewel of the Nile Pageant, NJ
Lilies of the Valley, WA
Midwest Bellydance Challenge
Miss Oriental, Latvia
North East Belly Dance Competition, PA
North Valley Belly Dance Competition, CA
Personal Best, OH
Queen of Raks Sharqi USA Competition, TX
Queen of the Bay Competition, CA
Queen of the Nile, CA
Southern Belle - TBD
Wiggles of the West, NV

Ak’ai Silks, HI
Aliah’s Closet
Ayshah’s Bellydance Directory
Bella Haute Couture (Istanbul)
Belly Dance Shop
Belly Dance Shoppe
Classical Arabic Music
Dahlal International
Dancer, The Unusual Store, MD
Dawn Devine Brown
Goddess Wear by Elisabeth – Custom Alternations & Designs
– Charlottsville, VA – 240-899-3410
Design's By Janie
Eman Zaki, Cairo
Farasha & Su'ad Dance & Designs
Fouzia Fatima - Fantastic Henna Design, PA
Gypsy Tea, CA (Organic Fair Trade Teas)
Hallah Moustafa (Egypt)
Hanan Mahmoud (Egypt)
Hollywood Music Center, CA
Interlink Publishing
Jewel of India Imports, FL
L. Rose Designs
Legend Costumes (Istanbul)
Lila's Belly Dance Costumes
Little Egypt, TX
Melodia Designs
Oriental Moon Atelier, Cairo
Rivers Edge Dancewear
Rom Deussen Studio, UT
Salome's Tent, PA
Saramaga ME Dance Costumes & Accessories
Scheherezade Imports, VA
Sharifwear, NY
Sim Moda (Istanbul)
Sugar Petals
The Belly Dance Shop
Topkapi Designs
Turquoise International
World Dance New York
Tahia Carioca
Nationally & Internationally
Based Professional
(Please see their websites for their
touring/teaching schedules)

Aida Nour
Aisha Ali
Aliya (Russia)
Amar Gamal
Amara Al Amar
Amel Tafsout
Amir Thaleb, Argentina
Amy Luna
Anahid Sofian, NY
Angelika Nemeth
Artemis Mourat
Arish Lam, Puerto Rico & FL
Astrid Farah deMichele
Autumn Ward
Ava Fleming
Banafsheh Sayyad and Namah
Beata & Horacio Cifuentes
Belly Dance Super Stars (BDSS)
Cassandra Shore
Cheri Berens
Dalia Carella
DaVid of Scandinavia
Dr. Mo Geddawi
Desert Sin
Eastern Arts
Eva Cernik
Ezma Redzepova
Faten Salama
Farida Fahmy
Fifi Abdo
Hale Sultan
Helene Eriksen
Ibrahim Farrah
Irida (France)
Jasmin Jahal
Jim Boz
Jo Hadley
John Compton (Hahbi Ru)
Joe Williams
Kay Hardy Campbell
Khadija Jabiry
Kajira Djoumahna
Keti Sharif
Kristina Melike
Laurel Victoria Gray & The Silk Road
Dance Company
Leila Haddad
Leila of Cairo
Leyla Jouvana & Roland
Leyla Najma
Lotus Niraja & the NDC
Lulu Sabongi
Maja, Girl from the Nile
Ma'Shuqa Mira Murjan
Margo Abdo O’Dell
Maya Gaorry
Mia Shauri, (PR)
Medea Mahdavi
Michelle Joyce
Mohamed Shahin
Momo Kadous
Myra Krien
Nadia Moussa
Nanna Candelaria
Nourhan &Yousry Sharif
Nubian Moon Daughters
Orit Maftsir
Piper & The Daughter's of Rhea
Princess Banu
Princess Farhana
Princess Madiha
Rachel Brice
Randa Kamal
Reyhan Tuzsuz
Rhea of Greece
Robyn Friend
Rom Deussen
Sahra Saeeda
Salome Star
Sarita  Mileta
Serena Ramzy & Hossam Ramzy
Sema Yildiz
Shareen el Safy
Spirit of the Tribes
Suha Azar
Suhaila Salimpour
Suzanna Del Vecchio
Tara El Nur (Princess Cathi)
Tarik Sultan
Tito of Egypt
Vasha Hatal
Viloyat Akikova
Yashira, PR
Yasmina Ramzy
Yosifah Rose
Zahra Zuhair
Zaina Hart
Zaza Hassan

Abir's Casbah Magazine, Online
Asamed - Bennu Magazine
Belly Divas
Belly Dance, A Raqs Sharqi Magazine
Bellydance Oasis Magazine, Perth,AU
Dance Collection Danse, Multi-dance Styles
Davina Brown (Costuming)
Gilded Serpent, Online
Habibi Magazine (Out of print)
Hawaii Belly Dancer Magazine, Online
The Hip Circle, Online
iShimmy - The Belly Dancer Magazine
Janie's Oasis, Online
Jareeda Magazine
Mid-Bits, ON
Mizna, Journal of Arab-American Literature
Mosiac Magazine, UK
Navel Magazine, Online
Papyrus Newsletter (TX)
Passion Orientale, France
Rakas, AU
Rhythmic Artists Magazine, Online
Root Magazine
Shimmy-In the Spirit of Belly Dance
Tanz Oriental, (in German)
Taqasim, UK
The Chronicles Magazine
Tribal Magazine, UK
Wiggle Hips (retired-back issues only)
Yalla Magazine (FL)
Zaghareet Magazine
Cultural and Informational Resources

40 Days and 1001 Nights, One Woman's Dance Through Life in the Islamic World - Tamalyn Dallal
A Border Passage: From Cairo to America--A Woman's Journey - Leila Ahmed
A Daughter of Isis: The Autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi - Nawal El Saadawi
A History of the Arab Peoples - Albert Hourani
A History of the Romani People - Hristo Kyuchukov, Ian F. Hancock & Khristo Kiuchukov
A House in Fez: Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco - Suzanna Clarke
A Pictorial History of Turkish Dancing, Metin And, Ankara, Turkey
A Social History of Sexual Relations in Iran - Willem Floor
A Street in Marrakech, Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
A Trade Like Any Other, Female Singer & Dancers in Egypt – Karin van Nieuwkerk
A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance, The Yogini’s Mirror – Roxanne Kamayani Cupta, Ph.D.
Alexandre Roubtzoff. Une vie en Tunisie (Les Orientalistes , Vol 11) (Orientalists Series , Vol 2) (French Edition)-Patrick Dubreucq
An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians, Edward William Lane, Jason Thompson
Arabic Art
Ataturk: The Biography of the founder of Modern Turkey - Andrew Mango
At the Drop of a Veil: Marianne Alireza - Marianne Alireza
Autobiography of Sol Bloom - Sol Bloom
Aziyadé suivi de "Fantôme d'Orient" de Pierre Loti - Alain Quella-Villéger & Bruno Vercier
Basic Production for Belly Dance - Roger Wood
Behind the Burqa: Our Life in Afghanistan and How We Escaped to Freedom - Sulima & Hala & Batya Swift Yasgur
Behind the Veil in Arabia, Woman of Oman – Unni Wikan
Belly Dance, the Dance of Mother Earth – Tina Hobin
Belly Dance: Orientalism, Transnationalism, And Harem Fantasy - Anthony Shay & Barbara Sellers-Young
Belly Dancing Basics – Laura A. Cooper
Bellydancing for Fitness: The Sexy Art That Tones Your Abs, Butt, and Thighs - Rania Bossonis
Belly Dancing for Fitness: The Ultimate Dance Workout That Unleashes Your Creative Spirit - Tamalyn Dallal
Belly Dancing: The Sensual Art of Energy and Spirit - Pina Coluccia
Beyond the Veil of Darkness – Esme G. Branner
Beyond the Veil: The Adventures of an American Doctor in Saudi Arabia - Seymour Gray
Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in a Modern Muslim Society - Fatima Mernissi
Birds Without Wings - Louis De Bernieres
Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey - Isabel Fonseca
Choreographic Politics: State Folk Dance Companies, Representation, and Power - Anthony Shay
Colonial Fantasies: Towards a Feminist Reading of Orientalism (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies) - Meyda Yegenoglu
Colors of Enchantment: Theater, Dance, Music, and the Visual Arts of the Middle East - Sherifa Zuhur
Dance as an Expression of Islamic Culture» in Dance Research Journal, 10, 2, Spring/Summer 1978, pp.6-14 - Al-Faruqi, Lois Ibsen
Dance Crazy: Star Turns from Ballet to Belly Dancing (True Stories) - Natalie Jane Prior
Dancing Fear and Desire: Race, Sexuality, and Imperial Politics in Middle Eastern Dance - Stavros Stavrou Karayanni
Danses du Maghreb d'une rive a l'autre (French Edition) - Viviane Lievre
Daughter of Egypt - Farida Fahmy
Daughters of the Nile: Photographs of Egyptian Women's Movement, 1900-1960 (Arabic Edition) - Hind Wassef
Dhananjayan on Indian Classical Dance - V.P. Dhananjayan
Dreaming of East, Western Women and the Exotic Allure of the Orient, Barbara Hodgson
Dreams of Trespass, Fatima Mernissi
Dynamic Belly Dance, The Joyful Journey of Dancemaking and Performing - Ramona
Egyptian Customs And Festivals - Samia Abdennour
Egyptian Rhythm: The Heavenly Melodies - Moustafa Gadalla
Embracing the East: White Women and American Orientalism - Mari Yoshihara
Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East, (1st & 2nd editions) - Donna Lee Bowen, Evelyn A. Early
Flamenco: Gypsy Dance and Music from Andalusia - Claus Schreiner
Flaubert In Egypt, A Sensibility On Tour - Gustave Flaubert & Francis Steegmuller
Flute of sand: Experiences with the mysterious Ouled Nail - Lawrence Morgan
Girls of Riyadh - Rajaa Alsanea & Marilyn Booth
Grace and Mercy in Her Wild Hair : Selected Poems to the Mother Goddess - Ramaprasada Sena & Clinton Seely
Grandmothers Secrets – Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi
Gypsies: An Illustrated History - Jean-Pierre Leigeois
Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village - Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Hal Leonard Oud Method - John Bilezikjian
Halide's Gift, A Novel - Frances Kazan
Harem, The World Behind the Veil– Alev Lytle Croutier
Harem Years: The Memoirs of an Egyptian Feminist, 1879-1924 - Huda Shaarawi
Heroic Poets, Poetic Heroes: The Ethnography of Performance in an Arabic Oral Epic Tradition, Dwight F. Reynolds
Ibn Abi Tahir Tayfur and Arabic Writerly Culture: A Ninth Century Bookman in Baghdad (Routledgecurzon Studies in Arabic
and Middle Eastern Literatures) - Shawkat Toorawa
Imagining Arab Womanhood: The Cultural Mythology of Veils, Harems, and Belly Dancers in the U.S. - Amira Jarmakani
Indian Classical Dance (Tradition in Transition) – Leela Venkataranaman & Avinash Pasricha
In the Name of Honor: A Memoir - Mukhtar Mai
Images of Enchantment: Visual and Performing Arts of the Middle East - Sherifa Zuhur
In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom - Qanta A. Ahmed
Introduction à la danse orientale - Virginie Recolin, L'Harmattan, 2005 (French)
Jodette – Various historical books on dance legends –
Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil - Deborah Rodriguez
Kay Hardy Campbell - Writer, Lecturer, Middle East Specialist
Kathak: Indian Classical Dance Art - Sunil Kothari
Kuchipudi Bharatam or Kuchipudi Dance: A South Indian Classical Dance Tradition (Raga Nritya Series No 5) - K. Uma Rama Rao
Khul-Khaal: Five Egyptian Women Tell Their Stories (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East) - Nayra Atiya
La muse de mauvaise réputation - Philippe Verrièle (French)
Layla and Majnun: The Classic Love Story of Persian Literature - Nizami
Les danses dans le monde arabe, ou, L'heritage des almees (French Edition)
Les danses exotiques en France 1880-1940 - Anne Décoret-Ahiha (French)
Looking for Little Egypt – Donna Carlton
Lords of the Atlas: The Rise and Fall of the House of Glaoua, 1893-1956 - Gavin Maxwell
Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire - Jason Goodwin
Love in a Torn Land: Joanna of Kurdistan: The True Story of a Freedom Fighter's Escape from Iraqi Vengeance - Jean Sasson
Making Music in the Arab World: The Culture and Artistry of Tarab - A. J. Racy
Making the Great Book of Songs: Compilation and the Author's Craft in Abu I-Faraj al-Isbahani's Kitab al-aghani -
(Routledgecurzon Studies in Arabic and Middle Eastern Literature) - Hila Kilpatrick
Mannerism in Arabic Poetry: A Structural Analysis of Selected Texts (3rd Century AH/9th Century AD - 5th Century AH/11th
Century AD) (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization) - Stefan Sperl
Master and Disciple: The Cultural Foundations of Moroccan Authoritarianism - Abdellah Hammoudi
Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan: The Martyr Who Founded RAWA, Melody Ermachild Chavis
Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar, Emily Ruete
Middle Eastern Muslim Women Speak - Elizabeth W &  Bezigan, Basima
Miniskirts, Mothers & Muslims, Christine A. Mallouhi
Modernity, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey: Bodies, Places, and Time (Public Worlds) - Alev Cinar
Morocco Bound: Disorienting Americas Maghreb, from Casablanca to the Marrakech Express - Brian Edwards
Music in Egypt: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture Includes CD (Global Music) - Scott L. Marcus
Music in North India: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Global Music Series) - George E. Ruckert
Music in South India: The Karnatak Concert Tradition and Beyond: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Global Music Series)
- T. Viswanathan & Matthew Harp Allen
My Forbidden Face, Growing up Under the Taliban: A Young Woman’s Story – Latifa with Preface by Karenna Gore Schiff
Nadia, Captive of Hope: Memoir of an Arab Woman (Foremother Legacies) - Fay Afaf Kanafani
Neither Man Nor Woman: The Hijras of India - Serena Nanda
Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Woman - Geraldine Brooks
Not Even My Name: A True Story - Thea Halo
Nubian Ceremonial Life: Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change - Robert A. Fernea
On Shifting Ground: Muslim Women in the Global Era - Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone
Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire - Caroline Finkel
Oriental Belly Dance – Kemal Ozdemir
Orientalism – Edward M. Said
Palace Walk / Palace of Desire / Sugar Street (The Cairo Trilogy) - Naguib Mahfouz
Palestinian Arab Music: A Maqam Tradition in Practice (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology) - Dalia Cohen & Ruth Katz
Performing Cairo: Orientalism and the City of the Arabian Nights in Making Cairo Medieval (ed. Nezar Alsayyad et al.),
Lexington, Lexington Books, 2005, pp.69-93, Derek Gregory
Petit Manuel de Danse Orientale. Laurence Alessandri et Kaltoum Mounhim, Marabout, 2004
Picturing Casablanca: Portraits of Power in a Modern City - Susan Ossman
Popular Egyptian Cinema: Gender, Class, and Nation - Viola Shafik
Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World, Newly updated - Jan Goodwin
Prisoner of Tehran: One Woman's Story of Survival Inside an Iranian Prison - Marina Nemat
Ragas in Indian Classical Music - Anupam Mahajan & Ravi Shankar
Réinventer les danses exotiques : Création et recréation des danses d’ailleurs au début du XXe siècle - Anne Décoret-Ahiha (French,
pg 120)
Rethinking Orientalism: Women, Travel, And The Ottoman Harem - Reina Lewis
Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco - Paul Rabinow
Saudi Arabia Exposed : Inside a Kingdom in Crisis, Updated Edition - John R. Bradley
Sacred Women, Sacred Dance – Iris J. Stewart
Scheherazade Goes West, Fatema Mernissi
Secrets of the Harem, Carla Coco
Serpent of the Nile, Women & Dance in the Arab World – Wendy Bounaventura
Shahhat: An Egyptian (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East) - Richard Critchfield
Sisters of Salome, Toni Bentley
Snake Hips, Anne Thomas Soffee
Sold - Patricia McCormick
Something in the Way She Moves: Dancing Women from Salome to Madonna - Wendy Buonaventura
Sruti Ranjani: Essays on Indian Classical Music and Dance - Viji Swaminathan
Subjects of the Sultan: Culture and Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire - Suraiya Faroqhi
Tangier, the Novel - Ms. Diane Skelly Ponasik
The Afghan Amulet, Travels from the Hindu Kush to Razgrad – Sheila Paine
The Art of Arabian Costume: A Saudi Arabian Profile - Heather Colyer Ross
The Art of Belly Dancing by Dahlena
The Art of Mehndi - Sumita Batra
The Belly Dance Book : Rediscovering the Oldest Dance - Tazz Richards
The Berbers: The Peoples of Africa - Michael Brett & Elizabeth Fentress
The Bookseller of Kabal – Asne Seirstad
The Concubine, the Princess, and the Teacher: Voices from the Ottoman Harem - Douglas Scott Brookes
The Dance, Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets
The Dastgah Concept in Persian Music (Cambridge Studies in Ethnomusicology) - Hormoz Farhat
The Eloquence of Silence: Algerian Women in Question - Marnia Lazreg
The English Woman in Egypt - Sophia Poole & Azza Kararah
The Great American belly dance, Daniela Gioseffi
The Gypsies (The Peoples of Europe) - Angus Fraser
The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World - Nawal El Saadawi
The Hidden Language of the Vintage Belly Dance, Amir Thaleb
The House of Obedience: Women in Arab Society - Juliette Minces & Michael Pallis
The Imperial Harem of the Sultans: Daily Life at the Ciragan Palace During the 19th Century: - Memoirs of Leyla (Saz)
Hanimefendi - Leyla Saz
The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire (Studies in Middle Eastern History) - Leslie P. Peirce
The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years - Bernard Lewis
The Music of the Arabs - Habib Hassan Touma
The Myth of Sacred Prostitution in Antiquity - Stephanie Lynn Budin
The New Art of Belly Dancing, Adla Vergara with Roman Balladine & Sulu
The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain - Maria Rosa
The Politics of Public Memory in Turkey (Modern Intellectual & Political History of the Middle East) - Esra Ozyurek
The Red Tent - Anita Diamant
The Rom: Walking in the Paths of the Gypsies - Roger Moreau
The Saudis: Inside the Desert Kingdom - Sandra MacKey
The Secret Language of Belly Dancing - Maria Strova
The Secrets of Belly Dancing, Roman Balladine & Sulu
The Time Of The Gypsies (Studies in the Ethnographic Imagination) - Michael Stewart
The Transmission of Oriental Dance in the United States: From Raqs Sharqi to Belly Dance - Michelle L Forner
The Tribal Bible – Kajira Djoumahna
The Victim and its Masks: An Essay on Sacrifice and Masquerade in the Maghreb - Abdellah Hammoudi
"The Voice of Egypt": Umm Kulthum, Arabic Song, and Egyptian Society in the Twentieth Century (Chicago Studies in
Ethnomusicology) - Virginia Danielson
The Voices of Marrakesh, Elias Canetti
The Way of the Belly: 8 Essential Secrets of Beauty, Sensuality, Health, Happiness, and Outrageous Fun - Neena & Veena Bidasha
The Yacoubian Building: A Novel - Alaa Al Aswany
They Told Me I Couldn’t – Tamalyn Dallal
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace, One School at a Time - Greg Mortenson
Three Faces of Beauty: Casablanca, Paris, Cairo - Susan Ossman
Tribal Signs (currently in German only)
Tribal Vision: A Celebration of Life Through Tribal Belly Dance - Paulette Rees-Denis
Twice a Stranger: How Mass Expulsion Forged Modern Greece and Turkey - Bruce Clark
Unveiling Islam, An Insider’s Look at Muslim Life and Beliefs – Ergun Mehmet Caner & Emir Fethi Caner
Valide - Barbara Chase-Riboud
Veiled Courage, Inside the Afgan Woman’s Resistance – Cheryl Benard
Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society - Lila Abu-Lughod
Veils And Daggers (Asian American History & Culture) - Linda Steet
Vintage Tabla Repertory: Drum Compositions of North Indian Classical Music - Gert-Matthias Wegner
Visions of the East: Orientalism in Film - Matthew Bernstein
Walking Through Fire: A Life of Nawal El Saadawi - Nawal El Saadawi
We Are the Romani People: Volume 28 (Interface Collection) - Ian F. Hancock
We Share Walls: Language, Land, and Gender in Berber Morocco (Blackwell Studies in Discourse & Culture)-Katherine Hoffman
Woman as Portrayed in Orientalist Painting –LynneThorne
Woman at Point Zero - Nawal El Saadawi
Woman for Afghan Women, Shattering Myths and Claiming the Future, Sunita Mehta
Women of Algiers in Their Apartment (African and Caribbean Literature Translated from French) - Assia Djebar (Author)
Women In Nineteenth Century Egypt, Judith E. Tucker
Woman In the City of the Dead - Helen Watson
Women of Sand and Myrrh : A Novel, Hanan Al-Shaykh, Catherine Cobham
World of Middle Eastern Dance, Penni AlZayer
Zoya’s Story, An Afghan Women’s Struggle for Freedom – Zoya with John Follain & Rita Christofari
Afghani Woman
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