Sheikhani (L*)- Assyria (also Kurdish, Armenian)

*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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Above is the original Ricky Holden recording of Sheikhani, from 1962.

Below is a modern Sheikhani, to the tune of Bagiye


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