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  1. ISO: purple/ magenta/lavendar (or similar shade) costume

    by , 09-20-2011 at 01:25 AM
  2. It appears I have a blog

    by , 09-17-2011 at 12:30 PM
    So... never actually meant to start a blog here. Somehow my post on a thread turned into a blog post. But as long as I have it... seems like this would be a great place to geek out over Middle Eastern music!

    Lately I've been listening a lot to Sahran Maak El Lela by Ahmed El Sherif:

    Ahmed El Sherif is, let's face it, kind of a hunk. This song is not his most recent hit -- it's from 2006. He was on the TV show "Star Academy ...
    Belly Dance Musings
  3. The Case for Cairo

    by , 09-17-2011 at 09:31 AM (Kisses from Kairo)
    Why you should come to CairoÖ Now.

    Anyone who knows me knows that I complain about Cairo a lot. Thatís because Iím way past the infatuation phase in my relationship with this city. Iíve said and continue to say that itís dirty, crowded, chaotic, draining, dysfunctional and frustrating. But one thing Iíve never said about Cairo is that itís dangerous. If it were dangerous, I wouldnít live here. Plain and simple. Neither would thousands of other foreigners who live and work here alongside

    Updated 09-17-2011 at 10:35 AM by Luna of Cairo

  4. One Down, Three to Go!

    by , 09-15-2011 at 03:47 AM
    For the past two weeks, I've been trying my hand at selling my gently used costumes. It's tough going. I've recently posted about 4 costumes for sale, and none of you dancers out there in cyberspace are exactly wrestling each other to be the first buyer in line. (I don't know why not. Good costumes! Great prices!)

    I took two costumes that I wanted to sell to the dance studio tonight, and a friend tried on one of them. She has a performance coming up and the custom costume she's ...

    Updated 09-15-2011 at 03:52 AM by Lara Adrienne

    Belly Dance Musings , My Life
  5. Not exactly a wardrobe malfunction

    by , 09-09-2011 at 06:17 AM
    I've had hooks on my costume pop open on stage twice. (You'd think I would have learned the first time.) The story below is not about a wardrobe malfunction, but about a different kind of wardrobe emergency I had this summer dancing in Bodrum, Turkey.

    After acquiring not one, two, or even three, but FOUR brand-new costumes in one week, I was excited to the point of being overwhelmed. Which costume should get the spotlight first? I wondered.

    I decided on the black ...
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