Episode 24: Unmata DVD and Billie

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For this exciting New Year's episode (during which New Year's isn't mentioned at all, because it was recorded just after Thanksgiving....) Tammy and Mary are joined by Orlando dancer and instructor, Billie! Mary gets excited about a group of singing Christians, Tammy gets us excited about the cool events coming up in 2010 and everyone makes a general effort to stay on topic!

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On This Episode:
Geisha Moth tribe - Keep your eyes open for new contests!
Shira.net tribe - "Dancing to the music" thread
Environmentally Conscious Bellydancers tribe - Soda/Beer can bra and belt set
Armoire Awards tribe - "Get the eyebleach STAT" , "Missing Costumes and Floor-Humping"
Dolphina Underwear Make-over video
Amy Sigil and UNMATA instructional DVD
Vokab Kompany
Family Force 5
Billie's website
Spotlight Dance Center
Avalon Dance
Suhaila Salimpour
Balkan Beat Box
Stomping Grounds - A new book by Kendra Hayes of Hands of Kali

Around Town:
January 7-10 Fort Worth, Tx - 3rd Coast Tribal featuring workshops with Rose Harden, Mezmer Society, Ariellah, Kami Liddle and many more!
January 22-24 St. Petersburg, Fl - Hip Expressions presents Winter Sun Carnival. There will be workshops with Mezmer Society, Olivia of Zafira, Darbuka Dave and more.
January 23-24 Paris, France Bellyfusions 2010 workshops with Anasma, Manhattan Tribal, and Aepril Schaile to name a few!
March 26-28 Seattle, Wa Cues and Tattoos featuring workshops with Carolena Nericcio, Amy Sigil, Paulette Rees-Denis and more!
May 12-16 Sebastopol, Ca Tribal Fest 10 featuring workshops with Carolena Nericcio, Rachel Brice, Suhaila Salimpour and lots more!

Featured Music:

Artist: Family Force 5 - Amazon or Family Force 5
Album and Song:
Business Up Front/Party in the Back - "Earthquake"
Dance or Die - "Raise the Dead"
The Family Force 5 Christmas Pageant - "Carol of the Bells"

Artist: Djinn - Amazon or Djinn
Albums: The Silent D; The Middle East Side
Songs: Special Kae, Lucifer Goes to the Circus; Brooklyn Baladi

Background Music:

Artist: Mamak Khadem - Amazon or Mamak Khadem - Jostojoo Forever Seeking
Album: Jostojoo Forever Seeking
Songs: Avareh, Bistoon

Episode 23: Mira Betz

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This week on YIP Mary and Tammy get a little help from the Alchemy Dance girls in Georgia...and what did they help with, you ask? They got us an interview with the faaabulous Mira Betz! The YIP Crew also discuss some fantastic topics in their usual vivacious, witty style!! Mary visits the folkloric and dark fusion worlds for her music reviews and Tammy keeps us in the know with some cool events coming up in 2010!

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On This Episode:

Ultra Gypsy video from 2001 (can you spot Rachel Brice?)
Armoire Awards tribe - "Crotch + Tassel" thread
Belly Dance Instructors tribe - "Book Recommendations" thread
FatChanceBellyDance tribe - Volume 8 coming soon!
Asheru on myspace (Boondocks Theme Song guy)
Higher Standards in Bellydance tribe - "Bodytipping" thread
Shira.net tribe - "Let Dolphina Give You An Underwear Makeover" - video thread
Shay Moore's blog - Adventures of The Tribal Dancer "Importance of Chorus"
Natalie's e-book
Aisha Ali - Music of the Ghawazee
Check out the Rachel Brice costume interview at BellyArtist Cafe
The Intimate Act of Choreography (book available on Amazon)
Rachel Brice's blog
mylifeisaverage.com - Celebrating the weird and delightful in the Every Day
Special thanks to Alchemy Dance for getting the Mira Betz interview for YIP!
Mira Betz's website
Alexis Michelle's blurb on Asharah (and awesome video)

Around Town:
January 7-10 Fort Worth, Tx - 3rd Coast Tribal featuring workshops with Rose Harden, Mezmer Society, Ariellah, Kami Liddle and many more!
February 8-13 Tampa, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Mexico- Hip Expressions belly dance party cruise! YIP
February 25-28 Decatur, Ga - TribalCon featuring workshops with Ariellah, Asharah, Megha, Heather Stants, Donna Mejia and more!

Featured Music:

Artist: Aisha Ali (field recordings) - Amazon or Abu Kharage Mizmar Group - Music of the Ghawazee
Album: Music of the Ghawazee
Songs: Qali Al Wada, Stick Dance, Ghaziyeh Dance

Artist: Ginormous - Amazon or Ginormous - At Night, Under Artificial Light
Album: At Night, Under Artificial Light
Songs: Awakening the Magpie in All of Us, From Deep Bore Holes, Coiled So Tightly

Background Music:

Artist: The Sounds of Taraab (on mySpace)
Album: Live at WFMU on Rob Weisberg's Show on 4/7/2007
Songs: Unalo, Lala Mpenzi Lala