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Aziza Nawal’s Megeance at Nicola’s

A “Megeance” is the name used to refer to an oriental dancer’s opening routine. It is also sometimes referred to as a “mis en scene”  which translates to “taking the stage”. The music is typically composed for the dancer and features multiple rhythm changes. Safaa Farid is the leader of a fantastic orchestra in Egypt and has played for many top dancers including his wife, Leila. They have produced several wonderful recordings and I chose two selections for the showcase on April 13th at Nicola’s Restaurant. Enjoy!


Aziza Nawal Performs in Istanbul, Turkey

In 2006, Aziza Nawal was asked to perform on “Yıldız Yağmuru” a live television show produced in Istanbul, Turkey. It was a thrilling experience to appear on the show. Aziza Nawal would like to thank Ebru Eren, the hosts: Salemi Sahin, Muslum Gerses, Ferdi Tayfur and the staff of Star TV for their hospitality during her stay.

MUSIC: “Shisha Room” by Solace