Belly Dance Tribute 5/9/12: Adam Basma (Los Angeles, CA) original Tweet 10/12/11. What are your favorite Music CDs or Performances by Adam Basma?

Adam1Belly Dance Tribute 5/9/12: Adam Basma (Los Angeles, CA) original Tweet 10/12/11

Adam is the MAN when it comes to Belly Dance!

      • Dancer
      • Choreographer
      • Dance Troupe Director
      • Music CD Producer/Director
      • Video DVD Producer/Director

Wow!  Is there anything that the brilliantly talented Adam Basma can’t do?Adam2

I LOVE his music, his videos, his dance performances, his dance troupe.  They are so fabulous, talented and inspiring.

He is ONE OF THE BEST OF THE BEST in Middle Eastern Dance.

I am a huge fan of Adam Basma, so it was an honor to be able to INTERVIEW him for this blog.  This comes straight from Adam:

Adam31. Who influenced you in dance?   Super Star Singer Sabah of Lebanon

2.  Who are some of your favorite dancers?  Samia Jamal 1950

3.  All of your CDs are fabulous, but do you have a personal favorite CD or song? Adam Basma Drum Solo and Dance With Basma

4.  Who are some of your favorite musicians?   All of them

5.  Do you plan to tour nationwide? 

Adam4Yes ,now we have an office in Las Vegas For The Dance Co and The Adam Basma Foundation. We have a big Plan Wish Me Good Luck. We are working with the best Arabic Music Distributer Maqam From Chicago Listen to there radio  The Best Middle Eastern Music
Thank you
Adam Basma

Adam Basma Foundation
Adam Basma Music & Dance Co.
Tel:213 400-2525 Tel: 310 854-3500
Los Angeles,California

Adam5It was an honor to hear back directly from Mr. Basma.  I have each and every one of Adam Basma’s Music CDs and I LOVE them all!  If you don’t own them, I highly recommend that you add them to your music collection.  You can purchase them from Maqam music, using this link:

HATS off of to one our our greatest Middle Eastern Musicians and Dancers – Mr. Adam Basma!



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Adam7I will be posting some of my original Dancer Tributes in WordPress, only the early ones that were in Twitter only, not WordPress.  Back when I first starting posting the dancer tributes on Twitter I only had 2 subscribers.  Now that I have more, I realized that a lot of people missed my early dancer tributes.  But as I am reposting those, I will also keep adding new content for topics like Dance Choreography, new Dancer tributes, etc.

Now is your time to Join the Conversation! Comments, questions, concerns, controversy, rebuttals, tributes, blog suggestions, guest bloggers, etc., are all welcome!

What are your favorite Music CDs or Performances by Adam Basma?

Belly Dance Musician Tribute 12/15/11: Setrek Sarkissian (Beirut, Lebanon)

Belly Dance Musician Tribute 12/15/11: Setrek Sarkissian (Beirut, Lebanon)
When I cook dinner, I usually have the right “go to” ingredients (as Rachel Ray calls it) for my meals.  Whether I’m making sure I have some chicken, ground beef, potatoes or hot dogs for the kids; or onion, garlic and bouillon cubes for flavor, I can usually whip up any meal on short notice.  Well belly dance is just like cooking a meal, the dance steps, music, finger cymbals and costuming are the INGREDIENTS that you put in your dance routine MEAL.  And you know what, Setrek Sarkissian is one of my “go to” musicians that can provide the dance music ingredient for any routine.  I have some of his older cassette tapes going back to his days with Daniel der Sahakian, such as Belly Dance with Samara.  I love watching Nagwa Fouad perform that piece.  I have her on one video tape where she is being carried in.  She is really the Cleopatra and Queen of Dance of our era (personal opinion).  Not to say that I get a sense of bragging in her dances, but rather just my feeling that she is our true dance queen of this era.  At any rate, I felt intimidated by her performance on that piece, but finally gathered up the courage to perform that song about 10 years ago, using the version by Adam Basma.  Setrek has a version of Samara on some of his newer cassettes that are now on CD.  I’m old school and today I was searching for dance routine on a cassette and had to look through hundreds of cassettes.  I know, they need to be on CD.  Also today I just got a Cassette-to-USB converter and can’t wait to start putting some of my favorites on MP3.  Setrek has a wide collection of great belly dance music to listen to and dance to.  I have so many of them, it’s real hard to pick a favorite.  So hey, do what I do when you need some “go to” music, pick out something sensational by Setrek!
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