Tahia Karyooka: Bellydance Superstar of the beginning of the 20 th century
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Tahia Carioca in special costuming around 1920 - 1940

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Taheya Karyooka danced for King Farouk of Egypt as well as for other kings, sultans and presidents. Women from all over the world came to follow oriental dance classes from her. Taheya inspired many a dancer with her vigourous style. "We all die and the dance lives on " she used to say.

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