This month’s Blog is about the Beledi Zill Pattern. This is one of the most common rhythms used for belly dancing, including Arabic pop and traditional Egyptian dance music. There are many variations to this pattern, which include some syncopated fun things to add, but for purposes of becoming familiar with the Beledi Zill Pattern, we will drill the Basics. Beledi means “country,” so it has a definite earthy appeal as you will hear in the practice clips.
Happy Zilling, Love Neenah