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Wed, Sep. 14th, 2011, 05:38 pm
digital_ferret: Philly: Azam Ali w/ Raquy and the Cavemen

Do not miss this rare opportunity to see a live performance by one of world music's leading voices. Internationally acclaimed vocalist Azam Ali (singer for Niyaz and Vas as well as guest vocalist for Conjure One, System of A Down, The Crystal Method, Chris Vrenna, Mickey Hart and many others) brings her timeless, ethereal voice to the stage on November 21st in Philadelphia. Azam performs at the Ibrahim Theater, located in the International House (3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia). This intimate theatre setting offers comfortable seating, clear sight lines and excellent acoustics.

Opening the show will be Raquy and the Cavemen, a duo of virtuoso drummers / multi-instrumentalists who bring some rock energy to traditional Middle Eastern rhythms. Switching between between energetic drumming compositions and intoxicating melodic pieces, the duo employs a variety of unusual instruments including the Kemenche (an ancestor of the violin), Dumset (Middle Eastern drumset), Dumbek and 11 String Guitar. They also utilize the unique art of Mongolian Throat singing. They have performed at Central Park SummerStage and LollaPalooza and have collaborated with Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Saiid El-Artist and many others.

For more information, visit http://www.dancingferret.com/azam/

Sun, Mar. 6th, 2011, 04:18 pm
zanelazos: New Azphodel Track!

 Hey Everyone, A new Azphodel Track is up on the website at www.azphodel.com! Please have a listen and visit the Members page to download, if you like. Much more to come! Thanks,


Wed, Jan. 26th, 2011, 11:59 am
dark_blue_mania: Come Learn Some Choreography!

Tribal Fusion Choreography - Wednesdays in February 8:15pm. 

Join us at Alexia's Bellydance & Beyond in Lawrenceville, NJ for a fabulous choreo by Friga.

Thu, Oct. 14th, 2010, 05:13 pm
christianet: Tribal bellydance classes in New Hope, Pa.

I'm back teaching at the Larsen Studio at the New Hope Arts Center, in beautiful New Hope, Pa.!

This basic tribal bellydance class is from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Wednesday evenings. The current session runs until Nov. 17. The first class of the session was Oct. 13, but there is still plenty of room in the class and I will take drop-ins, at $15 per class.

Just go to http://www.ak-ana.com and look at the calendar for more information.

If you are a supporter of the arts, class fees go toward the mission of New Hope Arts Center; go to http://www.newhopearts.org to find out more.

A sword dance at March's New Hope Fantasy Renaissance FaireCollapse )

Fri, Sep. 24th, 2010, 11:19 pm
iremos: Belly Dance Auditions in NYC for Bastet!

 Hi ladies,

I figured I'd pass this on! Our troupe is looking for new members. Feel free to respond to bastetbellydance@gmail.com if you're interested.


Who We Are:
The roots of what we call "belly dance" are obscure. Reputed to be the world's oldest dance form, it has evolved over millennia and has been influenced by many cultures. The experimental belly dance troupe, BASTET, grew out of a desire to evolve with the dance.

Founded in the summer of 2008 by a group of art students, BASTET takes inspiration from the dances of the Middle East, Africa, and India in order to create unique choreography and to convey stories through dance. The dancers come from a variety of belly dance traditions including folkloric, tribal fusion and cabaret and draw from other movement forms such as theater, circus arts, martial arts, hip hop and bollywood.

BASTET regularly collaborates with musicians and bands throughout New York City in the genres of rock, soul, electronica, Middle Eastern and African music. They also collaborate with other dance and theatre acts such as the Desert Sin Dance Theatre and urban-cabaret act Billi Shakes.

A sub-division of BASTET is Belly Dance for Change, which regularly brings together performers from all around the city to raise money for charity.

BASTET's members have performed at Theater Lab, the Lafayette Grill, Le Poisson Rouge, the Golden Festival, the CMJ Music Festival, Arabian Nights, the Shrine, Deity, the Katra Lounge, the Gelato Arts Collective, the Mehanata, D'jam at Je'Bon, Dances of Vice, The House of Yes, The Witches' Ball, China I, Space Womb, cruise boats and many other NYC-based events and venues. They begin performing abroad in 2011.
Read full audition instructionsCollapse )

Sat, Sep. 18th, 2010, 10:14 pm
lorelei_dancer: Workshop and show with AZHIA!!! in Newark DE

Early on Halloween, plenty of time for Trick or Treating or other parties later =)

Oct 31

Every body is built uniquely; thus, everyone moves uniquely. Middle Eastern dance has a common, "core" language, but each person expresses it with a different "accent."
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$35 in advance
$40 at the door
Pay Azhia via paypal, or you can give Lorelei cash or check if you are local

at Shao Lin Tiger & Crane Kung Fu Academy
in Market East PLaza
with free parking at 280 E Main street
(behind the building with Captain Blue Hen and the Newark Coop)

10 am - 12 pm

followed by Drum and Dance Halfa at MOJO on Main at 1 pm
270 E Main St, Newark DE $5

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Sat, Aug. 28th, 2010, 09:22 am
lorelei_dancer: Miss the drum circle at the NAA?


Miss the drum circle at the Newark Arts Alliance? Never fear, there is also a good bit of drumming at the Drum and Dance Hafla at Timothy's. This month, it is this Sunday Aug 29th at 4:30 pm. more info: http://www.loreleidancer.com/hafla.html

And the next drum circle is Sept 24th, the 4th Friday for that month.
Check the link for the rest of the dates: http://www.delawarebellydance.org/drum.html

Yes, this is all going on in Newark Delaware =)

Mon, Aug. 9th, 2010, 11:12 pm
upstagenation: Truck to Burning Man from Pittsburgh

Hey, anyone needing to ship stuff out to Burning Man from Pittsburgh, there is space in the truck. Contact Clifford Reese <kip@rollingwheel.com>. Sorry for the one-time sorta-off-topic post, but some in this group are kinda likely to go. More so than your average 90-year-old church lady group^-^

Thu, Aug. 5th, 2010, 05:13 pm
dark_blue_mania: (no subject)

Alexia's Belly Dance & Beyond Summer Showcase!

Saturday, August 7th, 3pm & 7pm
@ the Princeton YWCA
59 Paul Robeson Pl
Princeton, NJ 08540

Featuring Alexia, Groove Merchant, Alexia's Bellydance & Beyond Student Ensemble (or BABES), Audrey Davis, and Lisa Botalico, performing in the styles of bellydance, flamenco, and West African dance.

Tickets are $15 at the door and $17 online.  Buy them here!

Sun, Aug. 1st, 2010, 12:40 pm
lorelei_dancer: Bellydance is for the Birds: Aug 15th in DE

Aug 15th 8 pm
Bellydance performances by Lorelei and freinds
(lots of 80's bellydance)

And........The Punky Brewsters, an 80's tribute band
Lorelei and The Cube in Newark are hosting Bellydance performances to Benefit the Tri State Bird Rescue. The Cube is donating a percentage of all sales during the event to the Tri State Bird Rescue, as well as all tips given to the performers.

Help an organization that is helping the Gulf Coast cleanup.!!!!

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