29 de junho de 2015



Publications, Chats, Listserves, Museums, History/Research, etc.

Organizations and Events

Near Eastern Dance and Music Info and Resources:

MECDA - perhaps the premier organization for Middle Eastern dancers in the US, based in LA but with chapters elsewhere (including SF Bay Area, of which I am a member); organizes Cairo Carnivale each June in Glendale

SF/Bay Area MECDA - tireless organizers of many excellent haflas, shows, and workshops in the Bay Area

ME Dance Resource Guide - lots of information, well-organized (but no longer maintained, so some info may be out of date)
Shira.net - fabulous compendium of a lot of information
Bhuz.com - great place to locate dancers, teachers, and events through a good search engine; discussion boards and a store as well
Lennie Clark's Arabic Song Translations - a great resouce for Arabic song lyrics translated
Gilded Serpent - on-line magazine with good articles, interviews, and, everything archived (as far as I can tell)
Belly Dance Classes - a huge resource listing of Bellydance classes from around the world

Events:   (for more events, see the Calendar page)
Rakkasah (Richmond, CA) - (March) the big Mama of all the dance festivals and an annual tradition for me since 1994
Carnival of Stars (Richmond, CA) - (August) another great festival, always with an excellent line-up of performers - and a twist: comic authors and costume competition (think ComicCon)
Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp (Mendocino, CA) - (August) complete immersion among the best ME musicians and dancers in the world...that plus the rustic redwood camp create a week of absolute Paradise!
Desert Dance Festival (San Jose, CA) - (Sept.) Dunia and Nile Spice put on a great event and a great show each September

Further Education

Shira.net - Articles, video reviews, song translations and more. Shira.net is an encyclopaedic resource for Middle Eastern dancers.

Morocco's Meanderings - New York-based dancer Morocco's site hosts a variety of articles on her dance research and her experiences in the Middle East.

The Gilded Serpent- An online magazine on Middle Eastern music and dance: keep up with everything from costuming trends in Cairo to the latest academic research on the dance.

Jas's Middle Eastern Rhythms FAQ - How can you dance without knowing what you're dancing to? Jas's page breaks down all the rhythms you're likely to encounter in Middle Eastern music. 

Zaghareet - Zaghareet Magazine's website hosts a dancer directory and a national events calendar.


Bhuz - Home to an international forum for belly dancers. Dancers of all levels are welcome to ask questions and participate in threads.

Belly Dance Forums - Another excellent site for discussing dance topics.

Belly Dance Community of Connecticut - Events calendar and community information for all things belly dance in Connecticut. Requires a Yahoo ID.

Northeast Belly Dance Association (NBDA) - Social organization for dancers in New England and neighbouring northeast states.

Belly Dance New England - Information on events, teachers, and dancers throughout New England.

East Coast Middle Eastern Dance Association (ECMEDA) - An online community for Middle Eastern dancers across the East Coast.
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