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Baldwin, NY
Hometown: Baldwin

Member since:

October 24, 2007

How long have you been dancing?

playing for 10years, dancing? takes a good 6 stiff drinks,or a few strong aggressive bellydancers to uproot this wall-flower lol....

Have you preformed at any public events? If so, where?

yes many, merkin concert hall, united nations headquarters,alex grays CoSM gallery, Lincoln center plaza, Jivamukti , Body Temple, integral yoga,ananda ashram,Kripalu,Omega, New-Life Expo,Trinity Church, Rubin Museum,World Peace Sanctuary...

What is your favorite bellydance style or fusion?

hm, arabic/tribal/goth/celt/asian all work well with my playing.

Who have you studied with? Yousery Sharif, Mahmoud Reda, Morocco, Tarik Sultan, Ariana al Tiye, Nounhan Sharif, Rayhana, Gamila El Masri, Jehan, Anahid Sofian, . . .

i am self-taught, but have been fortunate to play informally with some of the masters. bassam saba, steve gorn, jai uttal, krishna das, rup verma, many other indian/arabic/kirtan and world-music artists.

What are you looking to gain from this club?

new connections and possibly collaborations with dancers and other musicians, booking paid gigs,or volunteer performances for select charity events. and of course to have fun and make new friends.


i'm an artist, world-musician and ethnic flute-maker, i play various flutes along side cultural dancers either melodically or to a rhythm with drummers. id say my style is colorful and improvisational, Namaste matthew

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