Tin Tin Tini Mini Hanım (Kurdish)


Originally introduced to folk dancers by Tom Bozegian, who learned it in Detroit, from Jimmy Haboian. One finds the dance variously listed as Turkish, Armenian and Kurdish depending upon the source. Of course these communities all lived together in Eastern Anatolia, so it’s possible that they all did it.Ron Houston’s research points out that this is the same dance as (Hey) Ghuma Ghuma or (Hey) Khuma Khuma, and that the song by this name was the original music to the dance. Dance notes…

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