Radiodiffusion Internasionaal Annexe

Mohamed «Mike» Hegazi and his Golden Guitar
June 24, 2008, 7:53 pm
Filed under: Lebanon



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.




This is available on CD as Mohammed Hegazi, “Belly Dance Melodies & Rhythms.”

Comment by Nick Moschovakis

This is a very cool CD. It is indeed repackaged as “Belly Dance Melodies and Rhythms,” with an even cheesier cover (!!) and the ONLY – and I mean ONLY – place I have been able to find it (in the United States) is This isn’t a plug, but they got it to me efficiently. Mohammed “Mike” Hegazi’s music isn’t quite as surfy as Omar Khorshid, but it is in the same general neighborhood. Well worth owning.

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