This is no ordinary belly dancer this is Turkish movie star Ozel Turkbas, a woman so famous she doesn't even have a wikipedia page. But according to her bio on the album she has been in Turkish show business since the age of 7, starring in many popular Turkish movies. She was brought to the United States by Italian Director Franco Zefirelli to play the role of la Orientale in his production of Opera Thais, whatever all that means. While she was here she noticed that Americans weren't listening to "beautiful Turkish dance music" if you can imagine such a thing. So she hired "the finest American Engineers to record Turkey's best musician's" after all shouldn't the whole world be listening to this crap?