5.0 out of 5 stars
I’ve been in the oriental dance world since 1975, have had the pleasure of studying with Morocco several times, and always valued her wit, directness, and knowledge. I LOVED this book. It’s a go-to for dance history, costume stylings, music, and more. It’s become my manual for all things orientale and folk, and I’ve already used it for the introductions my troupe gives before each dance, as our goal has always been to educate as well as entertain. Wish I’d had this book years ago. Get this book if you want an encyclopedic knowledge of raks sharki and shaabi, that is easy and fun to read.