This week’s combo is to a well-known and well-loved classic, “Tamr Henna”. This song is from the 1957 Egyptian movie, also called “Tamr Henna”. Naima Akef dances to this song in this famous scene.
One thing I love about this scene…. she’s playing finger cymbals! So when you hear someone say “Egyptians dancers don’t play zills”… there you go!
But I digress…. our combo this week has lots of footwork and direction changes and accents so we are definitely in intermediate level territory. It’s also pretty quick! The version I’m using is faster than the original one in the movie. Whatever version of “Tamr Henna” is your favorite, it should have the main melody, which is what we’re using for this week’s combo.
OK, let’s go to the studio!