Belly Dancers in Detroit


Friday, July 16, 2010

While the economy decays, there's no shortage of work for belly dancers in Detroit. The city has one of the largest Arab populations outside of the Middle East and a vast network of dancers. Martina Guzman explores the belly dance scene and the conflicts the community has about their own young women performing publicly.

    Music Playlist
  1. Belly Dance!
    Artist: George Abdo
    Album: The Best of George Abdo and His Flames of Araby Orchestra
    Label: Smithsonian Folkways
    Purchase: Amazon
  2. Bilaadi
    Artist: Natacha Atlas
    Album: Gedida
    Label: Mantra
    Purchase: Amazon
  3. Nubian
    Artist: Raquy and the Caveman
    Album: Jordan
    Label: Meef Records
    Purchase: Amazon
  4. Yerazner
    Artist: Sean Blackman
    Album: In Transit
    Label: Complex Records
    Purchase: Amazon


Martina Guzmán

Comments [3]

J. Kalso from Warren, mi

Go Lana, cool!!!!!!

Jul. 19 2010 05:59 PM
Mona N'wal from Madison, WI

Lovely piece! My only complaint - why are our costumes always referred to as "scanty" when you see soooo much more at any beach?!

Jul. 18 2010 11:37 AM
Rasa Vitalia from San Francisco

Glad you focused on this art form. Come to San Francisco for a taste of the scene.
Rasa Vitalia

Jul. 18 2010 01:53 AM

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