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Mohamed «Mike» Hegazi and his Golden Guitar was from Lebanon, or at least I think he was…
Belly Dance is a Western name for an Arabic style of dance developed in the Middle East. In Europe, it is sometimes called “Oriental Dance”. Similarly, In Turkish it is referred to as “Oryantal Dansı” (“Dance of the East”). Some American devotees refer to it simply as “Middle Eastern Dance”. In the Arabic language it is known as Raqs Sharqi رقص شرقي (“Eastern Dance”) or sometimes Raqs Baladi رقص بلدي (“National” or “Folk” Dance). The term “Raqs Sharqi” may have originated in Egypt.
I have not been able to find any information on Mohamed «Mike» Hegazi or his Golden Guitar.
If you have any information, please contact me.
Catalog number 01GVDL304 on Voix de l’Orient, manufactured by EMI of Greece in 1979.