While the economy decays, there's no shortage of work for belly dancers in Detroit. The city has one of the largest Arab populations outside of the Middle East and a vast network of dancers. Martina Guzman explores the belly dance scene and the conflicts the community has about their own young women performing publicly.
Belly Dance!Artist: George AbdoAlbum: The Best of George Abdo and His Flames of Araby OrchestraLabel: Smithsonian Folkways
BilaadiArtist: Natacha AtlasAlbum: GedidaLabel: Mantra
NubianArtist: Raquy and the CavemanAlbum: JordanLabel: Meef Records
YeraznerArtist: Sean BlackmanAlbum: In TransitLabel: Complex Records