Monthly Archives: May 2011

Importance of Improvisation to Live Middle Eastern Music

In the mid 1970s, Jamila sponsored a student night once a month at the Casbah, a belly dance night club in San Francisco. The Casbah was open seven nights a week with live musicians and dancers every night of the week. Once a month on a Monday night (the slowest night at the Casbah), Jamila [...]

By |2019-05-28T12:47:54-07:00May 23rd, 2011|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Importance of Improvisation to Live Middle Eastern Music

Suhaila’s Dark Veil Choreography

In 2006, Suhaila debuted her hard rock fusion choreography, Dark Veil, at Rakkasah West . . . as an homage to 1980's rock. Finding the right guitarist provided difficult, as Suhaila wanted to find just the right musician who had just the right 80's rock guitar but with just the right modern twist. After many [...]

By |2019-05-28T12:47:54-07:00May 6th, 2011|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Suhaila’s Dark Veil Choreography

Review: “Ghetto Ballet”, HBO Documentary

HBO recently aired a documentary, Ghetto Ballet. In Cape Town, South Africa, Philip Boyd founded Dance for All to train disadvantaged young people in the art of classical, modern and traditional dance. Every year, Dance for All holds an audition for a professional dance company. The 2009 documentary follows the progress of four young dancers [...]

By |2019-05-28T12:47:54-07:00May 5th, 2011|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Review: “Ghetto Ballet”, HBO Documentary