Episode 53: John Compton

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Your YIP Crew brings you a super special interview with legendary dancer John Compton of Hahbi 'Ru! Music from Greg Ellis and Africa North (the place, not the person?) will be delighting your ear. Also we give out some aMAZing advice to some of our YIPpers (you're welcome) and lots of other cool stuff happens! You're gonna love it! Trust me!! YIP!!

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On This Episode:
The Tribal Way - "My New Years Resolution - To Smile!"
Princess Farhana - "Flash Dance: What's Going On Under That Costume?"
Belly Dance Troupe Talk (tribe.net) - "I need some advice please!!"
FatChance BellyDance - Volume 9 DVD!!!
Hot Pot Studios (home of UNMATA!!!)
College Park Yoga - Crazy contortionist pose!!
Rakkas - The Male Side of Belly Dance (Facebook)
Keiya Mavita and Kali Shakti Sisters Belly Dance (Facebook)
Baraka Mundi
Onca O'Leary
Gypsy Hands
Florida Tribal Dance
Shine On Yoga
Allure Dance Studio
Greg Ellis
Azam Ali

John Compton

Interested in learning more? Check out some articles on John Compton at The Gilded Serpent and The Best of Habibi - fun extra reading...both cover some of the same territory, but both have great extra stuff, as well!)
Articles on The Gilded Serpent by (or about) Rita/Rebaba

Rebaba/Rita Alderucci

Jill Parker
Jamila Salimpour - Bal Anat (Article on The Gilded Serpent)
Bert Balladine (Gilded Serpent articles, including a memorial article with a ton of awesome pictures)
Hahbi 'Ru at Tribal Fest 2010 - the Yemen "hand dance" starts at minute 3:00 (it's awesome!!)
Selections from Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians - Amazon

Farideh and John Compton (performing as Kos Kadas)

Farideh (Cathryn Balk)
Sharlyn Sawyer
de Young Museum

A bit of history about Finnoccio's - on the site Queer Music Heritage
Slide show of Finnoccio's pictures from '78-'83 (I spotted John at least twice - at 2:36 and 3:30 and there are also several of the ventriloquist, Keny Stewart)
Memories of performing at Finnoccio's - by female impersonator David de Alba
Articles on The Gilded Serpent by (or about) Mish Mish (a.k.a. Pamela Sklavos-Jaque)
Scene from the movie "A Man With Bogart's Face" with Mish Mish(she's the dancer in blue)
Steve Shehan & Baly Othmane
Mahmoud Fadl

Around Town:
January 21-28 (Pura Vida, Costa Rica) Sahara Dance presents the 7th Annual Tribal Belly Dance and Yoga Retreat with Rachel Brice.
February 5-12 (Louisiana, Florida, Bahamas) ATS Belly Dance Cruise! Need I say more? Tribal:Pura, Studio classes, Gala show, and open dance sessions.
February 23-26 (Decatur, GA) TribalCon - workshops with Ariellah, Dave Machek, Tamalyn Dallal, and more. Saturday Passes are now sold out!
February 25-March 9 (Las Vegas, NV) Tribal Massive - workshops with Heather Stants, Zoe Jakes, Amy Sigil, and more.

Featured Artists:

Artist: Greg Ellis - Amazon or Kala Rupa - Explorations In Rhythm - Greg Ellis
Album: Kala Rupa
Songs: Form 2, Form 3, Form 8

Album: Africa North (Compilation) - Amazon or Africa North - Various Artists
Song #1: "Amin Amin" by Steve Shehan & Baly Othmane
Song #2: "Rera" by Setona
Song #3: "Maqsoum" by Mahmoud Fadl

Additional Music:

Artist: Solace - Amazon or The Gathering Season - Solace
Album: The Gathering Season
Songs: Huda, Harvest Moon, Eyes Like Cats, Aenaem

Artist: Greg Ellis - Amazon or Kala Rupa - Explorations In Rhythm - Greg Ellis
Album: Kala Rupa
Songs: Form 7, Form 9

Episode 52: Asharah and Sherefe!

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In this episode of YIP Mary and Tammy talk about their New Year's resolutions and the blogs that are continuing to entertain and inform. This episode also brings us the melodious voices of not one, not two, but THREE special guests! Heather Stants joins us for a brief cameo to chat about music; Asharah tells us about her beginnings and her journey so far through Suhaila's certification program; and (surprise guest!) Jesse Manno from the ensemble Sherefe (Boulder, CO) Skypes in to talk about his awesome group! So much cool stuff in this episode it'll blow your MIND!!

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On This Episode:
Dallas Observer article via the fab Shira
Fans of YIP! Podcast - Facebook group
Hot Pot studios (and UNMATA!)
YIP! Podcast (tribe.net) - "When did you consider yourself a dancer?"
Bellydance Revolution mixes
Sweater Shrug things are from Threaded Visions!
Fl!pside Creations (on Etsy)
Bellydance Paladin (Asharah's blog) - "I just loved her costume..."
Deep Roots Dance (Shay Moore's blog) - "Fabulous Tribal Styling for Super Short Hair"
Heather Labonte Modern Bellydance (blog) - "Tendu"
Tempest's Teapot - "A challenge to the community"
The Bellydance Blog - "How the dancer lost her mojo, and found it again..."
Asharah - The Bellydance Paladin
Hahbi 'Ru
Kim Leary
Suhaila Salimpour
Beth Quist

Around Town:
There is not an Around Town on this episode, however you can Join our Email List and find out everything currently going on!

Featured Artists:

Artist: Shantel - Amazon or Shantel
Song #1: "Disko Partizani" - Disko Partizani
Song #2: "Glazart Sea" - Auf der anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven soundtrack)
Song #3: "Mahalageasca" (Shantel & Mahala Rai Banda) - Bucovina Mixtape Vol. 1

Artist: Sherefe -Amazon or Sala Sala - Sherefe
Album: Sala Sala
Songs: W'nindum Al'Ashra L'Ghalia, Dort Beygir, Thracian Rucenitsa

Additional Music:

Artist: Sherefe - Amazon or Sala Sala - Sherefe
Album: Sala Sala
Songs: Baliklar Derya icinde, Tris Frangopoules, Evlerinin Onu Mersin, Nedir Bu Telasin Kaslarin Kayrasina

Artist: Shantel - Amazon or Shantel
Album: Disko Partizani
Songs: Disko Partizani, Andante Levante

Artist: Beth Quist - Amazon or Beth Quist
Album #1: New Moon
Songs: Deep Well, New Moon
Album #2:
Shall We Dance
Song: Ritual