Egpyt part I

Egpyt part I - Egypt belly dancing and Music Chapter 12 Part I Egypt The Region 70 million people Second largest populatio n Ancient Egypt One of

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Egypt, belly dancing, and Music Chapter 12: Part I
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Egypt: The Region 70 million people Second largest populatio n
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Ancient Egypt - One of the world’s first civilizations - Foundation of modern societies - Agricultural cultivation - Writing - Arithmetic - Geometry - Astronomy - Architecture - Evidence of music making
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Evidence of Music and Dance
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Fall of Ancient Egypt Succumbed to a series of foreign invaders Nubians, Assyrians, Persians, Greek, Romans 7th century CE, Egypt became part of a large Arab-Islamic empire Central figure in Islamic world Islam was gradually adopted as Egypt’s majority religion, Arabic as the country’s principal language.
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Post-Arab/Islam Adoption 1517 Egypt conquered by the Ottoman Empire Muslims, but not Arabs, and spoke Turkish Officially ruled Egypt until 1914 Briefly invaded by the French in 1798-1801 Early 19th century - British and Ottoman’s made an alliance and established themselves as the dominant power Rise of Egyptian nationalism Egypt fully independent nation in 1952
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Egyptian Nationalism Nationalist movement that crystallized beginning in the 19th century and gained momentum through the 20th century. Inspired by Egyptian opposition to foreign domination and defined by currents of Egyptian localism, pan- Arabism, and Islamism. Musicians such as Sayyid Darwish, Muhammad ‘Abd al Wahhab, and Umm Kulthum, as well as the dancer Farida Fahmy, were prominent nationalist icons.
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General History of Belly Dance and its Music Developed thousands of years ago Origins unknown Performed in separate quarters by women and men Some dance was performed in public Ritual dance/traditional dance/Ghawazee Public dancing tolerated by authorities because it could be taxed Conflict of religious complaints and the
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Raqs Baladi “Folk Dance” Rural culture and origins Traditional dance styles associated with women’s social gatherings and rituals
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Egpyt part I - Egypt belly dancing and Music Chapter 12 Part I Egypt The Region 70 million people Second largest populatio n Ancient Egypt One of

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