not just bellydancing music. In fact, we never really got
to the bellydancing music. Egypt is replete with musical
treasures, and we heard a few today. For
a great description of instruments used in Egypt and the
East, see www.al-bab.com. To
learn about Raqs Sharqi-Middle Eastern Dance (often called "bellydancing")
see the detailed descriptions at www.spiritdancer.co.uk.
hour two, we talked via phone (from a roadside in Montana)
Conde of Guinea's Les Ballets Africains, which
performs April 11 in Seattle and April 12 in Tacoma.
Our cover song of the week was a cut off of Caetano
Veloso's new CD of American songs A Foreign Sound, which
also includes his interpretations of
Bob Dylan's "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only
Bleeding)," Nirvana's "Come As You Are," and the ever-annoying