Dabke is a popular Arab folk dance throughout the Levantine region (Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Iraq). The dance is done at weddings and other joyous occasions.
While there are many variations of dabke, it generally involves a long chain of dancers who perform a range of synchronized steps, stomps, jumps, and kicks. The leader of the dabke heads the line, alternating between facing the audience and the other dancers.
Check out the video below for a compilation of some great Dabke performances:
Did the stunning performances in the video above make you wanna dance and are you looking for some good Dabke music? Check out the 5 Dabke songs below and start moving those hips!
Fares Karam – Tanoura
Melhem Zein – Dal3oona
Mohammed Assaf – Dammi Falastini
Ali Deek – Jamalik Shou Mhem
Sarah El Badawiya – Etla3 3a Lebnan
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