Egyptian Music Essentials: Bint el Sultan

Take a deep dive into with me into "old school" shaabi, from the legendary Ahmed Adaweia, focusing on his classic song!

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In this program I explore the cultural and socioeconomic context of this song and Adaweia's career, as well as:

  • how different dancers (Soheir Zaki, Nagua Fouad, and Fifi Abdo) interpreted the songt
  • a thorough break down of the lyrical content of the mawaal and the song itself
  • the role of accordion taqasim vs. the baladi song as how it relates to a song such as "Bint al Sultan" and "Ya Baladi Ya Wad
  • technique breakdown of the jewel step and its various incarnations

All in all you get 282 minutes of video discussion & dance instruction


Ranya Renee is a master instructor! Her wealth of knowledge is uncommon and she delivers her unique message in a variety of ways which make understanding the method abundantly clear.  Ranya’s teaching involves dance movement, body mechanics, and musicality, but extends further to context, history, culture, theatre and comedy.

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