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Randa Kamal in Cairo
The Photos of Susie Poulelis

I was fortunate to travel to Cairo on business in April '06, and managed to take some time to see a few sights and, at least, one dance performance: Randa Kamal at the Marriot Zamelek's Empress Nightclub. The huge orchestra (by American standards) was powerful and a delight to hear. Randa represented classic Egyptian style in her subtlety, strength and artistry. I was surprised by the styles of the costumes (and the number of changes), though delighted to see the creativity and non traditional style.

Randa will be the headliner at the International Bellydance Conference in Toronto on April 19-22, 2007. Our reporters will be there.

Rod & Basil
and now for the sights!

antiques shop in Kahn el Khalili


shisha stall in Kahn el Khalili

Ceiling at the Marriot Hotel

A minaret outside Kahn el Khalili

spice market in Kahn el Khalili

woman and cat

men talking

bread making at the Marriot

fortune teller

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