Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Stars of the 1990s: Amani of Lebanon

Happy birthday to Amani (Angel Nabil Ayoub), born this day in 1970. (It's kismet, Henry: only last night one of my teachers told me I should definitely check her out and lo and behold, it turns out today's her birthday. A post was definitely in the stars.)

I apologise for the video ticker all over this one, but I don't think I've ever posted a riq dance before. Apparently this is Andalusian-style:

Here's another tambourine dance, just to prove she has worn costumes in shades other than red. This costume gives me the wants:

Amani now runs her own Oriental Festival, and the YouTube channel (featuring her and performers from the festival) is pretty good.

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