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Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Arab Dance Class in Guadalajara

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Posted on YouTube: Aug 16, 2014

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Posted on YouTube: Apr 8, 2014

From: Akasha Kei, Guadalajara, Mexico. Her Website

Irony of Irony. Guadalajara is named after a Spanish city of Guadalajara. The name comes from an Arab word, (Wadi hijara) which means River of Stones.

Apparently, the Spanish and the Mexicans have forgotten that it took their own Christians 781 years to free themselves from the Muslims.

I find it fascinating that they embrace Arab culture so fully.

Arab dance is much bigger in the Latin World than in the USA.

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

A Walk in Old Jaffa

This is a great video.

Jaffo was an Arab enclave inside what became Israel. The city was emptied of much of its Arabs in 1948, but the architecture, and some of the Arabs, still persist.

The group is the Spanish Group La Oreja de Van Gogh (Van Gogh’s Ear)

The song is Geografia (Geography)

Off topic, but I love this video.

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

DOTD-030 – Micaela Moreni


Posted on YouTube: August 15, 2014

The dancer is Micaela Moreni.

From what I can tell, this group is from Salta, Argentina, a city with a noticeable Arab population.

This may be their studio Facebook page.

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