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Belly Dance and Childbirth:  Gaby Mardshana Oeftering,  the dancer/ college professor / trainer, published an article in 1999 in which she observed "When allowed to move during childbirth, many women instinctively start moving their pelvis in hip circles which are typical of a belly-dance... No woman dances during childbirth, but she can use elements of this dance in order to find relief, satisfy her urge to move, and help her cope with pain in labor.  When speaking about birth dances among African or Arabic tribes, we find that the dances are mostly done by women who dance around the woman in labor, doing birth-like, wavelike movements, thus encouraging her energetically.  The woman in labor herself imitates those movements every now and then and then goes back to resting.  
"During pregnancy, however, we may very well talk about dancing.  Since the pregnant woman's focus is on her pelvis, most women have no problem with belly-dance movements.  What is really astonishing is the fact that the aesthetics in dance does not diminish with the progression of pregnancy; on the contrary, it increases."
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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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 "[Putting] ornamentations into a song is like when you're courting a girl with your two arms around her.  You're not going to do it the other fellow's way  You got to do it your own way."​  -- Joe Heaney

"There is no one known way of singing it, since what you knew before will nots not be what you know tomorrow." -- Ciaron Carson 
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"According to Talal Omar, who directs the office opened in 2013 in Dubai, record applications from these regions [Middle East, Indian subcontinent and South Asia] have ballooned by as much as 300 to 400 percent. "We have only scratched the surface in the region's talents," he enthused to Guinness's own World Records News.
 
"The story of Guiness World Records began in 1951 in Ireland when the managing director of Guiness breweries, Sir Hugh Beaver, found himself in an argument about whether the grouse or the golden plover was Europe's fastest game bird.  He looked for a book that would give him an authoritative answer.  Unable to find one, he decided to produce it himself.  Today, his Guinness Book of World Records itself holds the world's record as the world's all-time best-selling non-religious book.  And as for Sir Hugh's argument, the record went neither to the grouse nor the golden plover, but to the wood pigeon."  -- Gerald Zarr in Saudi Aramco World, Nov-Dec 2014.
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"Like Belton, Camay Doucet performs up-to-the-minute Cajun music.  A very popular disk jockey, Camay had a double-sided Swallow hit in the mid-seventies with the novelty "Hold My False Teeth And I'll Show You How To Dance..." -- John Broven
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"Ganga (Bosnian folk songs) start with a solo, then move to a tight, precise, exquisitely controlled collective section, with pitches that can be hair-raisingly close together.  Singers have a precise vocabulary for how the music should sound:  dobro slozene, "well put together," for the fit of the voices, strong dynamics, protracted sounds, and a variety of okretaje, melodic patterns. ​Overall, the effect should display veliko umijece, or exceptional artistry, a phrase they also use for the construction of everyday objects, such as carpets, stockings or storage bags.  This carryover of a descriptive term reveals an underlying folk aesthetic that crosses domains of experience and invention.  At the same time, ganga should be zabava, entertainment, marking it off from stockings and carpets.  So music needs to be both well crafted and effective.

"The singers themselves fall into a trancelike state while singing.  Good performances can move listeners to tears and shudders, but with a sense of happiness." -- Mark Slobin
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Common advice for SEO includes keeping ads BELOW the fold and the most important content ABOVE it.  However, current practice seems to be more and more the opposite.  I'd say... 50/50 lately, and getting worse.
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We adapt, they get more aggressive, we adapt, they get more aggressive, and then then I just click away.  The hell with em.
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"The maqamat are thus the language of traditional eastern Arab melody.  Whether a piece of music is from the realm of art music, folk music, popular music, or religious music, the melody will, with the exception of Western-based music, be built using the maqamat."  -  S Marcus
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Scott Marcus is a wonderful writer as well as a very learned man.
 
"Music performance in the eastern Arab world generally features the presentation of only a single melody line at a time.  This is the case whether there is a single performer or multiple performers.  There are traditionally no chords or harmony in this music... Melodies are created using a great variety of textures.  Solo voice or solo instrument is common...This texture is called "monophony" ("one voice"). Alternatively, solos may be accompanied by a melodic drone or by a repeated melodic and/or rhythmic ostinato pattern.  A solo instrument or voice may also alternate with a responding group of instruments... Each performer may execute the given melody in an manner unique to his or her specific instrumental idiom... Further, each instrumentalist might contribute unique improvisatory embellishments to the melody... The result of all these practices is a rich, multifaceted rendition of a single melody.  This melodic texture is called 'heterophony' ('different voices')."  --  Scott Marcus
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"Of course, I didn't intend to leave the dress construction until the night before.  I never do... But the truth is, it';s just the way I roll.  Some might call it certifiable.  I prefer to think of it as extreme sewing." [Jennifer Georgia]
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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.  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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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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