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Maura Enright
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"If there was a house with three girls in it, 
It only took three boys to make a dance.
You'd see a glimmer where McKeown's once was
And follow it till it became a house.
But maybe they'd have gone on, up the hill
To Loughran's, or made across the grazing,
Somewhere else.  All those twistings and turnings,
Crossroads and dirt roads and skittery lanes:
You'd be glad to get in from the dark.

"And when you did get in, there'd be a power
Of Poitin.  A big tin creamery churn, 
A ladle, those mugs with blue and white bars.
Oh, good and clear like the best of water.
The music would start up.  This one ould boy
Would sit by the fire and rosin away,
Sawing and sawing till it fell like snow,
That poitin was quare stuff.  At the end of
The night you might be fiddling with no bow.

When everyone was ready, out would come
The tin of Tate and Lyle's Golden Syrup,
A spoon or a knife, a big farl of bread.
Some of those same boys wouldn't bother with
The way you were supposed to screw it up.
There might be courting going on outside,
Whisperings and cacklings in the barnyard;
A spider thread of gold-thin syrup
Trailed out across the glowing kitchen tiles
Into the night of promises, or broken promises."
--Ciaran Carson
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Carmine's Doumbek rhythm cheat-sheet remains the best portable online rhythm cheat-sheet.  (Prints as two nicely-formatted pages.)Several other contenders have appeared and then disappeared from the Web over the past several years... a life-span of decades in Web time, maybe, but annoyingly ephemeral to me. 
https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ctg-public-content/files/501049ab3470391206000002/Doumbek_Rhythm_Cheat_Sheet.pdf
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The first in a 3-part series on Ram Gopal, which includes some of the most famous clips of his dancing.
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Sheikha Al Mayassa talks about developing Qatar's artistic 'brand' and the importance of women being involved in cultural development.  Fascinating. Ten minutes long, with a poignant 1-minute film embedded at about 8 minutes in.
Sheikha Al Mayassa, a patron of artists, storytellers and filmmakers in Qatar, talks about how art and culture create a country's identity — and allow every country to share its unique identity with the wider world. As she says: "We don't want to be all the same, but we do want to understand each other."
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I recently read someone describe the difference between art and entertainment as the difference between learning / experiencing something new and experiencing the familiar in a pleasing format.  Here the death of tango is predicted and mourned:  killed by professionals and competitions.  An eloquent exposition of a complicated subject.  You don't have to agree to enjoy the article.
The one who believes she'll live forever, takes the biggest risks. The Body Tango is us.  I'll call her, Señorita Tango, but she is us.  The Body Tango says to itself, "I live forever!" Denial of mortality is rather normal, I...
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"One thing that occured to me years later was that she wasn’t a “bellydancer”, she was an artist. She’s a visual artist. She has a Midas touch when it comes to creating art. I think she just happened along dance at some point, and decided to dance for awhile. What she did with the dance was just incredible. I don’t think she was concerned at all whether something was traditional or considered culturally appropriate; she just had a feeling for mood, timing, rhythm, & what to do." -- Carolena Nericcio, Director of FCBD, describing Masha Archer to Kajira Djoumahna; The Crescent Moon magazine, , March 1996.
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The life and work of an artist-turned-Egyptologist.
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Carmine's Doubek rhythm cheat-sheet is the best portable cheat-sheet on the Web.  (Prints as two nicely-formatted pages.)Several other contenders have appeared and then disappeared from the Web over the past several years... a life-span of decades in Web time, maybe, but annoyingly ephemeral to me. 
#doubek  #rhythms
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An Indian dancer and writer describes Anna Pavlova's influence on modern Indian dance.
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A short, succinct, rather hilarious video during which several Tribal Names describe what they do and why it is different from other styles.  The narrator cleverly organized the interviews from Carolina of FCBD (who has a plan and an explanation, for sure!) through Amy Sigil (who would prefer to be called a world dancer at the point that this video was made) to Rachel Brice (who wasn't sure how to describe what she does or what she'll be doing next year).
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Sol Bloom was an extremely intelligent and complex man, not a stick-figure villain, who loved the 'danse du ventre' and was proud of the Algerian Village that he brought to the Chicago Exposition.
#solbloom   #chicagofair
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Izzy does not have the recognition and audience she deserves.
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"Music is a release from the tyranny of conscious thought."
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Fiddle player, costume maker, dance enthusiast, programmer, requirements analyst.  I am considered the epitome of feminine grace and tact .... in New York City.  Momster to three grown children.
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Everyone is employed and no one is in jail.
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She's been my dentist for several years. Whatever problems she may have had with records handling were probably before her office automated their billing and scheduling; I've had nothing but fast and accurate billing and work estimates (her brother runs the office, and he is very efficient). Her office has done cleaning, filling, and bridgework and handled emergencies with dispatch. She and her staff care a lot about the quality of their work. In short, I'm a fan.
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He overhauled two fiddles for me and did it to my great satisfaction. He also has a nice stock of fiddles and bows; he sold me a 3/4 carbon bow for my travelling violin that he just 'happened' to have tucked away. A lovely place and a knowledgeable luthier. I am VERY fortunate to have him in my neighborhood!
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