Episode 58b: Sacramento and Amy Sigil

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This "part b" episode wraps up our Hot Pot adventures and features a really awesome interview with Amy Sigil! She talks about the buildup to their most recent - and already legendary! - Blood Moon event, how she chose her name, and her new coffee table book: Sigil, Ink. Mary and Tammy have a few random comments and another music spotlight, but it's mainly all about Amy! :-) YIP!

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In This Episode:
Check out our Donate button! It's in the upper right hand corner of our page!! 
The Funeral (Sidenote: This is an amazing piece. Stop what you're doing and watch it now. NOW.)
Race Car (NASCAR) piece
Big skirts number
Fashion set
SAIL (The Sail "set" kind of starts at minute 6:45)
Another Unmata choreo that Amy didn't bring up, but that I totally love! - The Marijuana Piece
"Sigil" definition on Wikipedia
"Top Gun" trailer recut
Sigil Ink book promo (the book is out and it is cool!)
Unmata POW DVD
Sweet Snacks - Facebook
David Satori on Facebook
The Adam Roth Project - Facebook, ReverbNation
8tracks mixes by MidnightBlue

Description of Amy's 2013 intensive:
Amy Sigil Presents KINESPHERE: An exploration in limitless space
Exclusively for the epic year of 2013, a dance experience unlike any Sigil has offered before. We're bringing it all to the table baby, because life is short and Art is unmeasured. This one is the Deluxe Package, my friends, including: technique, theory, choreography, Improvisational Tribal Style, games and explorative movement. A moment in the creative mind of Amy Sigil. Available in 2013 and only in select locations.

And because I forgot to put them up for episode a: on the left is my tattoo (Mary) and on the right is Tammy's fabulous tattoo! Awesome! Both of these images are taken from the book Sigil, Ink; originally both pictures were taken by Rodin E. Thanks Rodin! :-) (Tammy's brother took the one that ended up in the book. Thanks Anthony!)

Featured Artist:

Album: Arabic Percussion - Amazon or
Artist: Mario Kirlis presents Matias Hazrum
Songs: Electronic Dream, Baladi Sangaran, Tribal Song

Additional Music:

Artist: Middle Earth Ensemble - Amazon or
Album: Middle Earth Ensemble
Songs: Ya Gameel, Mudejar, Shaskin, Ya Mustafa

Featured Instrument Music:

#1: Indian Tabla
"Khandam - a Sequence of Five" from Talking Tabla by Bikram Ghosh - Amazon or

#2: Oud
"Mevlevi Cheti" from The Oud: Music of the Near and Middle East by Aram Gulezyan - Amazon or

#3: Indian Tabla
"Drut Teentala" from Talking Tabla by Bikram Ghosh - Amazon or

Unmata ITS classes with Mary or Tammy:
Mary: Check the class schedule at Florida Tribal Dance to see if classes are in session!
Tammy: Contact for private lessons via the YIP email (email@yippodcast.com)!

YIP Snip 1: New Years Resolutions

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What is this thing?  A YIP Snip?  Whhhhaaaatttt????  These will be special 10-15 minute episodes that cover one topic.  We will put these out in between regular YIP episodes.  Basically we want more YIP in your ear... don't you?  In this first episode we talk New Years resolutions!

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In This Episode:
YIP on Facebook
New Years Resolution Tips
New Years Resolution Worksheet

Background Music:

Artist: Raquy and the Cavemen - Amazon and Dust - Raquy and the Cavemen
Album: Dust
Songs: Dust

Artist:  Various - Amazon and Muse Melodic - Various Artists
Album: Muse Melodic
Songs: Magreb, Wayward

Artist:  Various - Amazon and Monsoon Wedding (Original Music Soundtrack) - Mychael Danna
Album: Monsoon Wedding Soundtrack
Songs: Fuse Box - Alexkid's Dub Remix

Episode 58a: Sacramento and Hot Pot

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Hey YIPpers! We are BACK! From outer space! We just danced in and saw you there (listening to less exciting, less bellydancey podcasts) with that sad look upon your face! Okay, enough of that...IT'S BEEN A WHILE! (Sorry about that...) But we have not "pod faded" (a term that Tammy introduced me to; it's kind of a cute term, but a sad state for any podcast). We just were a bit busy. We return to the virtual airwaves with not one but TWO episodes chronicling our summer adventures in California (yes, last summer, we said it's been a while...DON'T JUDGE). This episode contains one magical music spotlight, a brand new "What's that Instrument?" focus, a few interviews from some Sac Town Hot Pot-ers (Hot Pot = Amy Sigil's studio) and a bunch of random giggling. You're welcome!!

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In This Episode:
Unmata and Hot Pot Studios
YIP on Facebook

Laura Barselou
Onca O'Leary
Organic armor costumes
Sakura Tribal on Facebook - awesome duet video!
Katana (Facebook) - Shiny Pants video!
Wonderland - A Belly Dance Play (YouTube promo video) 
Learn more about the tabla on Wikipedia!
More awesome tabla information

Tabla with a suh-weet pink background!

Ravi Shankar and Alla Rakha - Tabla Solo in Jhaptal
Rachel Brice on 8tracks
Midnight Blue on 8tracks
Dark Desert playlist
Richard "Moontan" Jay
"Django Unchained" preview
Raquy and the Cavemen
Unmata in "Pony Play"
Caricature artist Greg Sumbardo
Steve O at Something Wicked Tattoo
Alex Sanchez - Inner Image Ink

Tammy in front of the Capital Building

Tammy walking past the UNmetro and heading towards Hot Pot Studios (forward and to the right)

 The awesome UNmetro

Our new friend Afton and I (Mary) inside Hot Pot Studios. Art all over the walls! Cool, right?

Featured Artist:

Artist: Moontan - Amazon or Odalisca - Moontan
Album: Odalisca
Songs: Corn Flakes, Dharma Salad, Turkmen

Featured Instrument Music: "Tabla Trio in Rupak Taal (Excerpt)" - Track 6 on In Memory of Alla Rakha - The Wizard of Tabla, Vol. 1

Additional Music:

Artist: Greg Ellis - Amazon or Kala Rupa - Explorations In Rhythm - Greg Ellis
Album: Kala Rupa
Songs: Form 8, Form 4, Form 7, Form 9, Form 10