- Mideastern Dance
- Shira's nuggets of info on
dance, zills, names, lyrics, links, etc... An excellent bunch of
-- Check it out!
the belly dance hub!
- Costuming From the Hip
book, and an invaluable resource
- North Carolina Belly
this site is great and has seminar listings for NC and region as well
an awesome photo gallery
- "BHUZ.COM" -- an up-coming
bunches of info on Middle Eastern music, dancers, and events
- Aziza and her med-dance
- The Seattle
Source for Middle Eastern Dance -- all dancing, all Seattle, all
Junction -- dance courses, classes, and seminars of all kinds
- Pittsburgh Bellydancers
-- listing of local dancers, teachers, musicians, and events
Percussion -- Mary's extensive
of instructional resources for learning about and learning to play ME
- Rhythm Web -- vast
stuff on world percussion. If you're a world drummer who doesn't know
about this site, just pretend you did!
- Mary Ellen Donald
-- along with the late Mimi
Spencer, one of the creators of the "Gems of the Middle East"
series of music and instructional materials.
- The Tombak Network --
Info on Iranian/Persian
rhythms and the particular history of the Tombak and Tombak players.
Music Online . All sorts of info/links/stuff on traditional world
and dance -- MP3 and MIDI of world drum grooves.
Dancers and Troupes
- Safa -- homepage
for Safa of Khafif
- Rachel Brice --
Fabulous dancer (and her troupe) from California
- Blue Lotus Tribe -
Audrey! (a Ghawazee alumn now in the Chicago area)
- Fat Chance Belly Dance - the
in San Francisco
Mourat -- Artie is the best! The best performer and teacher
of Turkish Rom dancing I know
- Ultra Gypsy -- based
Francisco as well -- a fine group, and a beautiful webpage
- Gypsy Caravan
- Silk Road Dance Company
extremely talented troupe, founded by Laurel Victoria Grey
Cernik -- We could watch Eva for hours...
- Anahid Sofian
dancer from New York City. try out her classes if you're in the
- Uzbek Dance Camp and
Gray -- great website, very talented folks, and a wonderful dancing
- Rockabelly Dance --
our buddy Kamillah is a fabulous dancer out on the West Coast!
- Samira Shuruk --
beautiful dancer and pilates instructor from DC
- Baraka Mundi - also
NC -- excellent dancers, good friends, and a lot of fun. Their
- Awalim - a
who can be found in Atlanta and occasionally various other places.
- Raks Christina --
great dancer and beautiful person in Chicago
- Zafira -- our old
friends, also based out of Pittsburgh, PA
- Hipnosis --
Tribal bellies in Philadelphia, our buds and some great dancers besides
- The ever-popular Rakadu
girls (and company!)
- Read My Hips - this
troupe is a load of fun!
- n.o.madic tribal --
kickass girls from New Orleans -- I wish I was just like them...
-- fabulous troupe based in Chattanooga, TN -- some beautiful
Caravan -- Tribal dancing in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney,
Australia -- these guys are very talented and have a very FCBD feel
- Gypsy Red Tribe
-- Birmingham, Alabama, and a nicer set of talented dancers you
couldn't hope to meet
- Ghazalah al-Badriyya
Franji -- a fine lady, gorgeous embroiderer, and interesting site
- Suhaila Salimpour - the
Jamila Salimpour, she's one of the foremost cabaret dancers in America.
- Morocco - the person
country. A dancer from NYC with a strong sense of the traditional roots
of Middle Eastern dance.
(Virginia) -- a little bit of everything -- dance,
teaching, SCA, ...
- Kajira D's Belly
- South Australian
Dance: Henna Nights School of Bellydance
- Hassan and Nagwa's Middle
Productions -- in NY, NY
San Jose, CA -- More of our friends from the west. Also, check out
the section on Bedouin tents (they should have pictures up soon).
- Zanbaka -- Pacific
performer and instructor of world fusion, folkloric, orientale, and
tribal style belly dance
- Shaia Tribe
Wild Tribal -- Seattle-based student troupe
- inFusion Tribal Belly
Dance -- tribal fusion troupe, also in Seattle -- fuses traditional
and modern urban styles
- Salome --
European-based, very comprehensive website, including online lessons
Mid-East Dance and Music Productions
- Sonya's Souk -- Egyptian
bellydance and costumer from Chicago
Musicians and Organizations
- Seido Salifoski -- Who
doesn't love Seido?
- Balkan Babes-- Three of
Khafif's musicians other group. Beautiful Balkan singing group.
- Eastern Watershed--and
another amazing group Khafif member Lynette (Mahakaruna) plays for.
Klezmer, Balkan and more band.
Eurasian Folk Group . A delightful ensemble that we have been
to occasionally dance to and play with. Check out their excellent web
for samples, descriptions of instruments, and an art slide show.
- Folktours -- Run by
Artemis and Tayyer -- great camp for Memorial Day weekend!
- Future of
Center for the Folkloric Arts -- Asheville, NC -- a project that
of ours have been working on for some time
- Karim Nagi -- High
quality crazy drummer from NYC
Supplies and Stuff
- Kelly Hawes
Bellydance Paintings -- beautiful artwork and she also dances in
- Cleopatra's Bazaar
-- In Toronto, Canada -- goods, services, fun!
- India's Craft -
in India, but good stuff, and cheap, with shipping included -- cholis,
jewelry, toran, bedsheets, bags, etc.
- Artemis Imports -
almost everything? They've got it.
Boutique - beautiful merchandise
- MidEast Manufacturing --
Musical Instruments Co." -- hand drums and ethnic instruments of
- Zanbaka's Designs
Online Bazaar -- Cool and unusual stuff, including awesome
headdresses I've never seen elsewhere