Songs Every Turkish Dancer Should Know
Generally when I see a list of "songs every dancer should know" it's a list of the Egyptian classics. While I think it's a great idea for a Turkish Oryantal dancer to know some of these songs (you *will* end up at some point dancing with a band that plays only Arabic music), I thought I'd compile the corresponding list for Turkish dancers.
Each song below links to a single example. There are many, many recordings of these songs - choose the ones you like best.
- Nihavent Longa
- Rumeli karsilamasi
- Telegrafin Telleri
- Istamem Babacim
- Rampi Rampi
- Bir Demet Yasemin
- Üsküdara Gider Iken
Have Spotify? You can listen to a playlist of these songs here: