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Cultural Appropriation & Belly Dance

Posted by Abbie on November 12, 2016 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 Cultural Appropriation & Belly Dance

Do I even want to go here? Any Western Belly Dancer with any sort of social media account won’t have avoided the recent cyberstorms created around the concept of cultural appropriation. The idea that it’s not OK for white Westerners to belly dance, as doing so is an insult to those who hail from the Middle East where it originated, and that their attempts, however successful, are an extension of co...

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