Violin is a soulful instrument, and the descendent of next week's instrument, the rhebaba. It is also called kaman, kemenja, kamanga, etc in Arabic. Sometimes Arabic musicians will play it upright, the way a rhebaba would be played.
You don't see much of the violinist in the 2nd clip, but at 2:55 the character Zou Zou (an Alma (singular of Awali,), there with her family troupe to entertain at the wedding, where it's expected they'll tease the bride and groom about the upcoming night) says "she's the kemenga (violin) and he's the oud, and together they'll make lovely music"
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Lots of beginners think cane is indicative of Saidi style. What if I told you that, no one does Saidi style not always use a cane, but not all Cane dances are Saidi? Mind blown? This week the props slot is all about Lebanese style cane! Well, not ALL about it, just as much as I know.
Lebanese cane tends to be thinner than Egyptian counterparts, and is often used faster, and in reference to dabke.
Notice the Mijwiz?
OK, I said USUALLY thinner
American dancer Ahava
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Ana Fi Intezarak is another Om Kalthoom classic, about a lover who left and she has gone crazy with wondering after him. Lyrics are here and the playlist versions of it and performances to it for it is here.