New Azphodel Track!

Mar. 6th, 2011 | 04:25 pm
location: Portland, OR
mood: artisticartistic
music: World Fusion
posted by: zanelazos in bham_bellies

  Hey Everyone, A new Azphodel Track is up on the website at www.azphodel.com! Please have a listen and visit the Members page to download, if you like (for free, even). Much more to come! Thanks,

~Zane

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Music for Belly Dance

Jan. 20th, 2011 | 09:25 am
location: Portland, Oregon, USA
mood: artisticartistic
music: World Fusion
posted by: zanelazos in bham_bellies

Hi Everyone,

As a musician that often performs with or for belly dancers, I thought I'd post to the Bellingham community to see what people are listening to and what they prefer music-wise.

Of course there are a number of divergent styles of belly dance and quite a lot of different musical tastes out there. But I ask because though my current project Azphodel has focused on Tribal Fusion (somewhat), I aim to take that project in a different direction but will continue to delve deeper into the tribal fusion and world fusion dance movements with other projects.

Also, as a player of several traditional Near Eastern instruments (mainly Turkish yaylı tanbur and Turkish mey), a lot of my focus currently is on instrument technique and Turkish art and folk music. I also play a selection of Arabic, Bulgarian, Greek and other music other than Turkish. Any dancers out there that love the traditional (or a fresh new take on traditional) stuff that have input, please chime in!!

Thanks everyone,

~Zane Lazos
www.azphodel.com
 

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Azphodel Video featuring dance troupe - Apsara

Dec. 3rd, 2010 | 04:07 pm
posted by: zanelazos in bham_bellies

Musick video with premier beat electronique old world fusion Azphodel, intertwined with Portland's premier dance troupe - Apsara, recently seen with Le Serpent Rouge.

Please comment if you love it.

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Upcoming Blonde Ambition Performances

Jul. 23rd, 2009 | 07:43 pm
posted by: gute_fee in bham_bellies

Upcoming Performances

 

Date

Event Time

Event Description

Venue/Location

Cover

Wednesday

July 22, 2009

Event runs 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Downtown Sounds concert series.

 

Blonde Ambition will perform between Maggie’s Fury and Delhi 2 Dublin band sets (approximately 6:00). 

 

More information: www.downtownbellingham.com/downtownsounds/

Bay Street between Holly and Champion (Bay Street will be blocked off)

Bellingham, WA

None

Friday

July 24, 2009

Event runs 8:00 p.m.- ?

Badd Dog Blues Society 2009 “Go Fetch” Tour.

 

Blonde Ambition will perform during the band’s break (approximately 9:00). 

 

More information:

www.badddogbluessociety.com/gang.html

Pazzo Vivo (formerly Bella Luna)

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA

None

Wednesday

August 5, 2009

Event runs 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Downtown Sounds concert series.

 

Blonde Ambition will perform a short (approx. 24 minutes) set between Monday Night Project and Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe band sets (approximately 6:00). 

 

More information: www.downtownbellingham.com/downtownsounds/

Bay Street between Holly and Champion (Bay Street will be blocked off)

Bellingham, WA

None

Saturday

August 8, 2009

Event runs 9:00 p.m. - ?

Badd Dog Blues Society 2009 “Go Fetch” Tour.

 

Blonde Ambition will perform during the band’s break (approximately 10:00).

 

More information:

www.badddogbluessociety.com/gang.html

Wild Buffalo House of Music

Bellingham, WA

$5.00

Saturday

October 3, 2009

Event runs 9:00 p.m. - ?

Badd Dog Blues Society 2009 “Go Fetch” Tour.

 

Blonde Ambition will perform during the band’s break (approximately 10:00). 

 

More information:

www.badddogbluessociety.com/gang.html

Just Moe’s Steak and Spirits

Sedro Woolley, WA

None

 

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UNMATA shows and workshops July 25th and 26th - Seattle

Jul. 17th, 2009 | 05:47 pm
posted by: gute_fee in bham_bellies


UNMATA fUsiUN UNfUrNo 2009
July 25th & 26th - Seattle
Two Shows - Two Workshops

Sacramento's fusion dance artists, UNMATA, have officially set the world on fire. Led by cutting-edge choreographer and director, Amy Sigil, this group of inspiring women-turned-dancing-globe-trotters leave a trail of intoxicated fans wherever they tour. Witness UNMATA and the hottest of Seattle's ultra-modern fusion and fire dance entertainers at UNMATA fUsiUN UNfUrNo 2009.


 

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Ongoing Thursday Bellydance Classes at City Gym

Jul. 16th, 2009 | 01:03 am
posted by: gute_fee in bham_bellies

Class Info:
Nancy Sarna of Blonde Ambition teaches belly dancing weekly at City Gym.  The class is open to all ages and skill levels, and will definitely make you sweat no matter what your fitness level.

When:
Every Thursday from 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.  There is no beginning or end date; drop-ins welcome at any time.

Where:
Classes are held in the Bellingham City Gym downstairs dance/aerobics area.

Cost:
All classes are free with a City Gym membership (memberships run between $20-$29/month, depending on whether you have a corporate discount, student rate, etc.) or $4 for a drop-in class.  Please note that as I have never paid for a drop-in class, my information may be outdated.  Please contact City Gym for the most up-to-date rates.

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Blonde Ambition Performances 7/22 and 8/5 - Downtown Sounds Concerts

Jul. 16th, 2009 | 12:56 am
mood: excitedexcited
posted by: gute_fee in bham_bellies

Blonde Ambition Bellydancers will be performing between bands on 7/22 and 8/5 for the Bellingham Downtown Sounds summer concerts.  The bands playing on 7/22 are Delhi 2 Dublin and Maggie's Fury, which both sound like really cool bands.  8/5 will be Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe and Monday Night Project

The performances this year will be in a different location than prior years; they're blocking off Bay Street between Holly and Champion streets instead of using they alley behind Wild Buffalo.  There is no cover.  More information can be found here:

http://www.downtownbellingham.com/downtownsounds/

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Tribal Fusion Variety Festival

Oct. 20th, 2008 | 09:28 am
mood: cheerfulcheerful
posted by: kathouseman in bham_bellies


Nov 8th 2008
Two amazing workshops at La Vida Dance Studio.
929 - B North State Street Bellingham WA

Tribal Basics with Tayissa Blue of Seattle!!
1-3pm        only $25
This class will focus on the aesthetic aspects of Tribal Fusion bellydance.
Warm ups, drills, pops and locks, and combinations.
One time only event not to be missed!!

Hip Hop Tribal Fusion with Raq Steady Eddie of Seattle!!!
3:15-4:15pm   only $15
One hour of intense fusion dance by the most up and coming male Tribal dancer in the NW.
Dont miss out!

Take Both and get your Tribal Fix!!

TRIBAL FUSION VARIETY SHOW!!
after the workshops  come the Jinx Art Space for an amazing evening of dance, art, food and music spun by DJ Abby Normal!!!
306 Flora St. Bellingham WA 98225
7-10pm with dancers throughout the evening.
only a $3 donation at the door!!! 
Bellinghams own Dirty Bird Cabaret, and Katy
as well as some of the top tribal fusion dancers from seattle!!
Tayissa Blue, Raq Steady Eddie, Medea, Muna Rain, Kat and Karma, Mira, Kat and Jessica and members of Twilight Maqsuum
This is going to be a blast dont miss out!!!!!!! 

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Upcoming Performances by Ruby

Aug. 15th, 2008 | 11:09 am
posted by: gute_fee in bham_bellies

August 15th--Return To Cairo Show w/ MB Orchestra at Waids Place Seattle

August 29th--Marrakesh Seattle 6:15 & 8:30pm

September 5th--Marrakesh Seattle 6:15 & 8:30pm

September 6th--Marrakesh Seattle 6:15 &8:30pm

September 12th--Indian Flavors 7pm w/ Tara and Amira

September 13th--Blaine Studio "Intro to BD" workshop

September 20th--Greek Cuisena Portland 9pm?

September 27th--Indian Flavors 8pm with SEDONA!

October 3rd--Hot Shotz with House of Tarab 9pm

October 4th--Marrakesh Seattle 6:15 & 8:30pm

October 5th--Marrakesh Seattle 6:15 & 8:30pm

October 6th--Pyramid Lounge Featured Performer 8pm

October 10th--Indian Flavors 7pm

October 11th--Caspian Grill Seattle 8pm

October 18th--House of Tarab CD Release Show!!!

 

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Upcoming Bellydance Workshops

Aug. 15th, 2008 | 11:08 am
posted by: gute_fee in bham_bellies

September 13th 2008

"Introduction to Bellydance" workshop with RUBY

1-3pm Core Kinetics Pilates studio

4819 Alderson Rd. #103 Blaine, WA

$25 in advance/ $30 at the door

 

Never bellydanced before?  Then this workshop is for you!  In this fun two hour overview Ruby will explain a short history of bellydance and break down some of the most fundamental isolations and steps.

 

September 20th 2008

"Bellydance Floor Workshop" workshop with RUBY

1:00 - 3:00 at EUPHORIA STUDIOS

1235 SE Division Portland, OR 97202

$25 pre-registered by September 5th, $30 at the door

 

Contact SEDONA  503-715-7219  bellydancersedona@hotmail.com

***Ruby will be performing at The Greek Cusina at 9:00pm***

***Greek Cusina - 404 SW Washington St, Portland 97204***

 

September 27th 2008

"Drama Mama" workshop with SEDONA of Portland

4:30-6:30pm at CORE KINETICS

1103 Railroad Ave Bellingham, WA 98225

$25 pre-registered by September 12th, $30 at the door

Contact RUBY (360) 927-4015 ruby@DivineBelly.com

***Sedona will be performing at Indian Flavors at 8pm***

***Indian Flavors--3930 Meridian St, Bellingham WA***

 

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