8/4 rhythms often seem slow. This is both because they are usually played slow, but also do to the long repetition pattern.
Masmoudi, also known as masmoudi kebir (big masmoudi) is an 8/4 version of beledi. I've provided a sound clip below, you can download the full track from Amazon.
There is also a "3 Doum" variation of masmoudi, known as "walking masmoudi" which has an earthier feel to it due to the extra doum. I've written out the rhythm and provided a sound clip below. You can download the full song from Amazon.
Chiftitelli is usually played as a slow rhythm often used for the taxseem portion of a belly dance routine. You may a find faster 4/4 version of it used in Greek music. The chiftitelli rhythm has a "slow, slow, quick, quick, slow" feel to it and playing with that timing is one way to dance to the rhythm. A sound clip of chititelli rhythm is included below. You can download the full song from Amazon.
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