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Radio Bastet - Vintage Belly Dance Music

All vintage belly dance music, all the time!

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vintage belly dance music as heard on www.radiobastet.com
Remember those old LP's in your parents' record collection (or maybe even yours!) - the ones promising "exotic adventures in far-off lands" and featuring sexy harem girls in skimpy costumes entertaining smiling, hooka-smoking sultans? Perhaps you were never able to get past those harem girls... If not, you may be surprised to learn that you missed out on some pretty great music! Of course, if you did get around to actually listening to the records, you already know how great it is! The late 1950's through the late 1970's were the heyday of popular recordings of Middle Eastern/Oriental dance (that's "belly dance") music.

My name is Marisa Young, and I'm a lapsed bellydance student (American Tribal Style and Tribal/Goth Fusion are my favorites) living in Portland, OR. Radio Bastet was born in the spring of 2002 at Live365.com, and now has its own home on the Web. At Radio Bastet you will find my favorite cuts from my ever-growing collection of "old school" belly dance LPs for your listening and dancing enjoyment.

Welcome to the Radio Bastet LJ community! Please feel free to post your thoughts about the site, vintage/old school bellydance music and the artists that created it (and the dancers who danced to it), your own experiences with collecting vintage bellydance vinyl, and anything else pertaining to the topic of vintage bellydance music. Keep it clean and respectful, please! All the usual no's for communities apply. Please keep long posts/large images under a cut. If you have vintage vinyl for sale, we'd love to hear about it (just post a link to your site and let people check it out for themselves), but please don't use this community just to post eBay auctions and the like.

Thank you so much for joining me in this celebration of vintage belly dance music! Yalla habibi!