“Baladi”

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Baladi- meaning “native”, “indigenous”, “of the country”, “rural”, comparable to English “folk“, with a lower-class connotation) is a rhythmic style common in Middle Eastern music, and the associated traditional dance raqs baladi.

This is the most common rhythm among music used for oriental dancing, including Arabic pop and traditional Egyptian dance music. Traditional Egyptian dance is most often done to a beledi piece.

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