Delilo (L*) – Kurdistan

*a Living dance is a 1st Generation dance that is still performed in the country of origin (or immigrant communities) as part of a social event like a wedding where others can participate (not for an audience) by people who learned the dance informally (from friends and relatives by observation and imitation, not in a classroom situation). For more information, click here and here.

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Since I published the above page, many links I had recorded to Kurdish versions of Delilo have been removed from YouTube, presumably by the Turkish government.

Occasionally someone takes a solo – usually a man, but women also.

Here’s the music I’m using, from a CD of Kurdish music recorded in Los Angeles.

A modern (2019) wedding featuring a spirited Delilo, and until around 10:30

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