Radio Bastet is one of those finds on the internet you'd never expect. Music enthusiast and dancer, Marisa Young, has dug up all the vinyl from those dusty "world music" bins at your local hole-in-the-wall record shop.
To quote from her Tribe.net page:
Marhaba (Welcome)! Remember those old LP's in your parents' record collection - the ones promising "exotic adventures in far-off lands" and featuring sexy harem girls in skimpy costumes entertaining smiling, hooka-smoking sultans? Perhaps you were never able to get past those harem girls... If not, you may be surprised to learn that you missed out on some pretty great music! Of course, if you did get around to actually listening to the records, you already know how great it is! The late 1950's through the mid-1970's were the heyday of popular recordings of Middle Eastern/Oriental dance (that's "belly dance") music.