This week in belly dance class we’re focusing on Egyptian style. And what better way that with the exquisite classic “Lessa Fakir”!

We will be dancing to an instrumental version recorded for dancers. however I can’t recommend highly enough to listen to the original, sung by Oum Kalthoum. Here it is. It deserves sitting down with eyes closed and headphones on to truly enjoy is beautiful complexity!

I wrote about just this experience here. “Flying with Oum Kalthoum”


“Lessa Fakir” translates to “Do You Remember”. You can find the full translation here.


This is a modern instrumental  arrangement for dancers. We are dancing to a different version (not available on YouTube).