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Turkish and Arabic Songs

Since my belly dance classes recently started again after a break over the summer and I'm also going to the belly dance event South Coast Shimmy tonight. I thought I'd post a round--up of Turkish and Arabic songs, plus a couple of songs I haven't mentioned before. :)



Atiye (also features Kenan Dogulu:

Davut Gulogu:

Gökhan Türkmen:


Hadise and Davut Gulogu:

Kenan Doğulu (see Atiye link above)

Murat Boz and Tugba Yurt:…
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