- Jan 14, 2016
- By the Gulag wall.
Belly dance is a very old tradition in the Arab world, and is particularly popular in Egypt. It has also become very popular with women in Europe and North America as an excellent and most enjoyable way to keep fit - and as an avenue of artistic expression. Here are some examples from the Arab world itself. The Islamic Fundamentalists are not very happy about this, but it continues in most Arab countries outside the Gulf Monarchies, where only men are allowed to dance in public. As you will see, it has recently come under a certain influence from Hip Hop.