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Serpent of the Nile: Women and Dance in the Arab World, Wendy Buonaventura (Interlink, 1994)

A Trade Like Any Other: Female Singers and Dancers in Egypt, Karin Van Nieuwkerk (Univ. Texas Press, 1995)

A Curious and Wonderful Gymnastic, articles by Morroe Berger and La Meri (Dance Perspectives Quarterly, Vol. 10/1981; no longer published -- can be found at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, NY)

Costume accessories; power net garments
http://www.sugarpetals.com

Costumes made to order; alterations
gamilaelmasri@aol.com

Ready made costumewear
http://www.sharifwear.com

Recommended finger cymbals (size “B oriental” for adv/professionals; size” EB” for beginners)
http://www.turquoiseinternational.com


DANCERS:

Alay’nya (“Unveiling”)
http://www.amazon.com/Unveiling-Inner-Journey-Alaynya/dp/0982901305

Artemis Mourat
http://www.serpentine.org

Aszmara
http://www.aszmara.com

Azza Amon
http://www.azzabellydance.com

Dalia Carella
http://daliacarella.com

Egyptian Academy/Nourhan Sharif
http://www.egyptianacademy.com

Elena Lentini
http://www.elenalentini.com

Eva Cernik
http://home.earthlink.net/~evacernik/eva.htm

Manhattan Tribal/Mimi Fontana
http://www.mimifontana.com

Morocco
http://www.casbahdance.org

Mosaic Dance Theatre/Samara and Morgiana Celeste Varricchio
http://www.mosaicdancetheatreco.org

Myriam Eli/Harmonic Motion
http://www.harmonicmotion.com

Najma Ayashah
http://www.ghungaraoo.com

Phaedra
http://www.phaedradance.com

Sharzad Khorsandi
http://www.dancepersian.org

Sira Melikian
http://www.siradancer.com

Tayyar Akdeniz
http://www.folktours.com

MUSICIANS:

Avram Pengas
http://www.nogamusic.com

Chris Marashlian
http://www.creativeartistsproductions.com

Faruk Tekbilek
http://www.omarfaruktekbilek.com

Farzad Farhangi
http://www.farzadweb.com

Hossam Ramzy
http://www.hossamramzy.com

Huseyin Turkmenler
http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ensemble-huseyin-turkmenler/id261191960

Joe Zeytoonian/Harmonic Motion
http://www.harmonicmotion.com

Rachid Halihal
http://www.rachidhalihalmusic.com

Richard Khuzami
http://www.dadoo.net

Seido Salifoski
http://www.sedoism.com

Shane Shanahan
http://www.shaneshanahan.com

Turku
http://www.turkumusic.com

New York's best source for the finest in traditional and contemporary music and dance from around the world.
http://www.worldmusicinstitute.org/

NYC nightclub for Greek and Middle Eastern events
http://www.lafgrill.com

NYC nightclub for global music and dance
http://www.drom.com

NYC center focusing on Middle Eastern arts and culture
http://alwanforthearts.org

Largest online Oriental Dance community
http://www.bhuz.com

There are a great many publications devoted to Oriental Dance worldwide, which can be easily researched on the web. However, the online chronicle, Gilded Serpent, has a comprehensive list available. It’s also a recommended publication to subscribe to.
http://www.gildedserpent.com/archives/printmags/index.html

also recommended
http://www.zaghareet.com
http://www.isisandthestardancers.com/CHRONICLES/Chronicles.htm


Arabic
http://www.maqam.com

Middle Eastern
http://www.arcmusic.co.uk
http://www.cdbaby.com
http://www.arpmusic.com/home.htm
http://www.traditionalcrossroads.com
http://www.hollywoodmusiccenter.com

Dances of Egypt (Aisha Ali, ARAF label, http://www.aisha-ali.com
Dances of North Africa (Aisha Ali)
Latcho Drom (New Yorker Video)



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