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Samia Gamal Interview - part 1

The first part of an extensive interview with Samia Gamal, from Nora Magazine, 26 Jan1995. The interview revolves around Samia's marriage with Rushdy Abaza. Samia talks about the beginning of their love, their troubles as a married couple, and their divorce.

The translation from Arabic to English was done by Karim El Wazeir (huge thanks!).

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All items in the collections are original, owned by Badriyah. The museum has more than 300 items, only a part is uploaded online.

New items will be published every month. Stay tuned! To understand the division of the categories, please read this article.


Discover antique newspapers, postcards, lithographs, and engravings depicting dancers from Egypt prior 1920.


Discover a collection of magazines, advertisements, postcards, movie programs, press photos, and lobby cards from Golden Era of bellydance in Egypt.

Browse a collection of newspapers, postcards, books, engravings, cartoons, and lobby cards of Western dancers and their versions of "oriental dance".


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The Bellydance Museum


In the neighborhood of the Dampoort Railway station 

Ghent, Belgium


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