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Raqs Sharqi and its history

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What happened was that from the late 1700s through 1800s and early 1900s when orientalist painters and writers began coming to North Africa, Syria, Iraq, Palestine etc., they came with ambitions as dream collectors to personify the Arabian Nights myths, produce them in canvas or paper through their brush strokes or pens and take them back home to earn money, gain fame and create the razzle-dazzle that comes from works of fantasy.  The dancing girls was one source of such collections.  The orientalists couldn't get the respectable family girls to dance in public places.  So they got these hookers like the domes and so-called ghawazees.  These hookers only knew about the tradition of using the finger zil cymbals while dancing, but they had no idea what the traditional and homely raqs sharqi was.  So, the only commonality was the use of zils but their other dancing steps were completely different from the traditional raqs sharqi.  It continued deviating with time and foreign influence as described by Sister Heba, and eventually the Western influence turned it into raunchy and x-rated belly dancing steeped in vulgarity.  Yet unfortunately belly dancing is dubbed as the "Arab culture."  That's how falsehood masquerades as "truth."   

Prior to 1890s, when the seeds of belly dancing began being sown by orientalists, any one can scan, rake and skim the entire Arab history and will not find anything akin to the recasting called belly dancing.
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