Sunday, January 24, 2016

February Preview

Most metro Atlanta belly dancers and raqs enthusiasts know that February is the month for TribalCon! This event will be moving to April in 2017, but for now, it's the centerpiece of a month that also includes two other shows and a workshop from a first-time visitor to the U.S.!

Majda Anwar

Sunday, February 7

Atlanta Tribal Cafe

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. 
Babylon Cafe, 2257 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 
$8 in advance; $10 at the door 

The first two installments of this monthly event have been near sell-outs! Come out this month to see performances by local favorite Majda Anwar, along with rising star Claire Voyant (accompanied by the Ghosts Project) and Awalim Dance Company.

Babylon Cafe serves fresh, tasty Iraqi food. RSVP to the Facebook event for the latest details. Click here to pre-order tickets. And if you're interested in performing in an upcoming Tribal Cafe, click here to submit your application!

February 18-21


Thursday night lecture 7:00 p.m. (anyone with a workshop or show ticket is welcome to attend)
Friday and Saturday classes 9:00 - 5:45; shows at 8:00 (buffet service at 7:00)
Sunday classes 9:00 - 5:45
Holiday Inn Atlanta-Perimeter/Dunwoody, 4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road
Show tickets $28 each or $48 for both; buffet dinner optional

Zoe Jakes & Carmine Guida at TribalCon 2013
Brace yourselves... TribalCon is coming! The Southeast's biggest tribal belly dance event, now in its
12th year, includes three full days of dance and music classes, a full lecture track, two shows featuring live music. and dance parties with the band Friday and Saturday nights. This year's dance and yoga instructors are Mira Betz, Zoe Jakes, Asharah, Moria Chappell, Deanna Freeman, and Jaia. Music teachers (and band members) include Al Cofrin, Carmine Guida, Denys Proteau, and Darbuka Dave. The lecture track includes Madame Onca, Ziah Ali, and Amanda Mahde, along with many of the dance and music teachers. Don't miss the opening lecture by noted belly dance scholar Asharah, "The Roots of American Belly Dance: A Moving History."

The Friday and Saturday night shows will both feature live music and a great selection of performers, Check out the lineups and pick the show you want to see... or just come to both! Both shows are followed by live music parties that have become legendary. Buffet dinners are available for both shows... buy a buffet and get some great Mediterranean food, along with early admission to the ballroom!

Get involved in the TribalCon conversation in the Tribal Con-Nect Facebook group. And remember [shameless plug]. TribalCon is brought to you by Ziah Ali and the Tribal Belly Dance Center of Atlanta!

Friday, February 26

Spring Oriental Series with Oscar Flores

Oscar Flores
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance

This spring, Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance presents a series of three Oriental workshops. The series kicks off with Argentina's  Oscar Flores, making his first visit to the U.S. Oscar will be teaching an Arabic Flamenco fusion choreography. Visit the AFBD web site to reserve your spot!

Saturday, February 27

Global Dance "Beanbag Bohemia - The Final Party!"

8:00 pm
Global Dance, 1475 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, Georgia 30076 

Join Global Dance as they celebrate the final event in their current studio space. Enjoy performances by Global Dance instructors and lots of local favorites. Visit the Facebook event for more information. 

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