In 2006, five dancers and five musicians arrived in London to create a spontaneous show of Egyptian dance and music named "Bint al Balad". This is the result - a rich, diverse and unique exploration of the urban Egyptian dance music known as "Baladi".
Under the musical direction of Guy Schalom, this recording features the world renowned musicians Ibrahim el Minwayi (Tabla), Sheik Taha (Accordion), Ahmed el Saidi (Saxophone), Louai Alhenawi (Ney), Farouk el Safi (Duff) and Guy Schalom (Riq/Tabla).
Dancers featured in the show were integral to these musical improvisations. Directed by Sara Kahan (who also performed) these were Meret Gabra, Laura De Gaspari, Sarah Hennessy and Guy Schalom.
This recording has now been released to mark the 10th anniversary of Ethnomusic Records.