Showing posts with label Belly Dancing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Belly Dancing. Show all posts

Thursday, September 19, 2013

World Famous Male Dancer Tito to Perform in CA on Oct 5

Tito, the world's most famous male Bellydance artist, will perform in Los Altos, California on Saturday October 5, 2013. He will be accompanied by French Algerian Star dancer, Diana Tarkhan.

Tickets may be purchased online at http://titoshow.brownpapertickets.com/




Event Details:
Tito, the world’s most famous male Bellydance Artist, and for the first time in northern CA, French Algerian Star Diana Tarkhan perform in Los Altos

Website: http://www.HalaDance.com

Tito of Egypt, the world’s most famous male Bellydance artist performs in ONE SHOW ONLY in Los Altos on Sat Oct 5 at 7pm. He will teach 3-day workshops in Los Altos & San Jose onOctober 4, 5 & 6. Details on http://www.HalaDance.com

French Algerian dance star Diana Tarkhan, who will be here for the very first time will join Tito. Diana has been dancing in Cairo for the past 12 years and brings her wealth of knowledge and expertise in the Arabic culture and dance to her classes and shows.

What: Tito & Diana’s Dance Show
When: Saturday October 5, 7 – 11 pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Where: Mirage Hall (behind Pineapple Grill), 4926 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022
Info: www.HalaDance.com or 408-246-1129

Against all odds, one man, Tito of Egypt, defied traditions, demystified taboos and redefined Bellydance entertainment worldwide. He brings dances from the local festivals of Egypt to stages all over the world. With his depictions of authentic Egyptian dance, he's exposing the beautiful art that's been subject to many misunderstandings over the ages.

Tito’s innovation of dancing on the “Tabla” (Arabic drum) has become a worldwide phenomenon. He’s continually reinventing himself as well as the art of Bellydance entertainment. Tito interprets the music through incredible dynamic moves and his shows are an unparalleled experience that always delights, entertains and mesmerizes the audience.

French Algerian Diana Tarkhan is a world-renowned teacher and choreographer of Egyptian Oriental dance. Her dancing career began 20 years ago in Paris where she performed in famous nightclubs. She was then invited to dance internationally in Tunisia, Morocco and United Arab Emirates for prestigious hotels such as Hilton, Sheraton and Hyatt. She has now lived in Egypt for over 12 years. Her experience of the Egyptian culture plus her knowledge of Arabic music and dance forms, make her one of the most effective Oriental dance teachers and performers.


Saturday, May 4, 2013

May 2 Arabology Podcast Ft Interview with Egyptian Dancer/Instructor Hala of Halanda Studio


The May 2, 2013 Arabology Podcast ft an interview w/ Egyptian dancer/teacher Hala Fauzi of Halanda Studio in San Jose + music of Arab world along with commentary, in English, by DJ Ramzi.

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Playlist for ArabologyThursday, 2 May 2013  3pm - 5pmDJ: Ramzi S.
1. Elias Lammam/ Raqsat Farah/ Selsebil/ Elias Lammam
**2. Interview with Hala Fauzi/ Part 1/ Arabology/ KZSU
3. Dalida/ Helwa Ya Baladi/ Paroles D'Ailleurs/ Orlando
**4. Interview with Hala Fauzi/ Part 2/ Arabology/ KZSU
5. Hakim/ Kolo Yorkos/ Kolo Yorkos/ Alam El Phan
**6. Interview with Hala Fauzi/ Part 3/ Arabology/ KZSU
7. Dalida/ Salma ya salama/ Dalida in Egypt/ Laser
8. Michel Sajrawy/ Ya Lel (excerpt)/ Arabop/ Dasam
9. Armada Bizerta/ Salam (Peace)/ Khat Thaleth (Third Rail)/ Stronghold Sound
10. La Tlateh + Hiba/ Boov (Boov)/ Khat Thaleth (Third Rail)/ Stronghold Sound
11. Kamilya Jubran/ Bahib El Bahr / Single/ Unit Records
12. Rim Banna/ The Absent One/ Revelation Of Ecstasy And Rebellion/ Kirkelig Kulturverksted
13. Ibrahim Maalouf/ Doubts 2/ Wind/ Mi'ster Prods
14. Fayrouz/ El Bint El Chalabiya/ Eh, Fi Amal/ Fbe
15. Rima Khcheich/ Habibit Oummaha/ Min Sihr Ouyounak-Live Tribute To Sabah/ Khcheich
16. Ensemble Maraghi/ Ara Taksim/ Anwar/ Felmay
17. Egyptian Project/ Anta Ana/ Ya Amar/ Six Degrees Records



Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving 'Arabology' Podcast (Nov 22) Co-Hosted by Eric and Ahmad ft Saleem

The Thanksgiving edition of Arabology (aired Nov 22) was co-hosted by DJ Ramzi, Eric and Ahmad and included beautiful Arabic songs about counting one's blessing and not forgetting others.

The show also featured two special songs for Fairuz's 77th birthday, two new songs by Mashrou' Leila, and a special interview with male belly dancer/screenwriter Saleem who wrote the controversial stage play 'Salam Shalom' (see pictures and complete playlist below)




(Left to right): Ahmad Q, Eric D, DJ ramzi


With Saleem

Playlist (Artist/Track/Album/Label)
1. Abu Ghazaleh, Tamer/ Khabar 3ajel (Urgent News) Single/ Eka3
2. Beirut Biloma/ Beirut ya Hayati C-Rouge Mix/ Single/ Reverbnation
3. Fairuz/ Nassam (Housed Up Remix)/ Dj Nader - Hizzy Hips In The Mix/ Level Up
4. Fairuz/ El Bint El Chalabiya/ Eh, Fi Amal/ Fbe
5. Thanksgiving Chat with Ahmad Qousi Part 1
6. Laroussi, Djamel/ Kifach Hilti/ Arabic Beat/ Putumayo World Music
7. Samsa/ Alem Jdid (New World)/ Alem Jdid/ Skander Guetari
8. El Harrachi, Dahmane/ Assanit Ouefhem/ Jiit Ma Habibi/ Jasmine
9. Thanksgiving Chat with Ahmad Qousi Part 2
10. Maraka, Aziz/ Amman/ Master Copy/ Cd Baby
11. Nasr, May/ Sajar El Bann (by Marcel Khalifeh)/ Reverbnation/ RAM May Nasr
12. Massy, Mike/ Tannoura Maxi/ Tannoura Maxi (Soundtrack)/ Massy
13. Kfoury, Wael/ Ya Dalli Ya Rouhi/ Ya Dalli Ya Rouhi/ Rotana
14. Malhas, Hana (ft Yazan El Rousan) / Trooh/ Shapeshift/ Hana Malhas
15. Thanksgiving Chat with Eric Dobson Part 1
16. Labidi, Mariem/ Ne me quitte pas (Arabic Version)/ Single/ Reverbnation
17. Mashrou' Leila/ Ne me quitte pas (Lebanese version)/ Single/ Disques Office
18. Mashrou' Leila/ Arous/ Single/ Mashrou' Leila
19. Thanksgiving Chat with Eric Dobson Part 2
20. Ajram, Nancy/ Ya Banat/ Super Nancy/ Emi
21. Interview with male belly dancer/ screenwriter "Saleem"
22. Fairuz/ Ana la habibi/ To Assy/ VDL


To Download: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/64549

To Listen Instantly: http://www.radio4all.net/files/author30@gmail.com/4294-1-Arabology_S3E8.mp3


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Nov 15 Arabology Podcast: Features Interview with Professional Belly Dancer Adriana M

On the Nov 15, 2012 Episode: Professional belly Dancer Adriana Marrelli talks about the art of Raqs Sharqi and explains distinctly Middle Eastern concepts of beats & rhythms, musical instruments and the art/history of belly dancing.

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Here is a video clip of Adriana during one of her performances:




Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Art of (Male) Belly Dancing

Male Belly dancer Saleem in Los Angeles
If you have ever wondered if there is such a phenomenon as male belly dancing coming from the Arab world, then Saleem and his ensemble--currently performing in Los Angeles--will function to defy all stereotypes and establish the art of male belly dancing as an artform that can stand on its own.

In fact, Saleem's WHEN MEN DANCE ... FUSION EXOTICA has just been selected as the 'Pick of the Week' by the LA Weekly. In that piece, reviewer Paul Birchall notes that Saleem's "dance tour de force" is part of Highways' annual "Behold" performance festival and presents an intriguingly mixed multicultural bag. Dancers Gabriel Romero and Justo Leonard passionately capture a fascinating mix of machismo and lust in their crackling pas de deux. Ben Jacobs, in flowing Arabic robes, assays a seductive drag siren -- an Indian Hajira, perhaps? -- while Clarence Leonard, portraying a fierce African tribal sex icon, woos him. In addition to providing the evocative, febrile choreography, Saleem himself performs several belly dance routines. And while he's undeniably a "dancer of a certain age," his maturity adds emotional dimension to his movements. His obvious passion for his art is compelling. (Paul Birchall)

For more info see Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica; closed. (310) 315-1459

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