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Michael Kim Jamal R.



New York, NY
Hometown: Hell'z Kitchen!

Member since:

September 23, 2007


How did you hear about this group? Craigslist, google, friend, other?

No answer yet

Tell us more about yourself or interests please.

I really have a wide range and variety of interests, from Arabic music and dance to Middle Eastern cuisine, to Arabic Language and Calligraphy. So, I'm game to ANYthing. . .

Are you a Beginner or How long have you been dancing?

Yes, I am (unfortunately) most definitely a beginner. Every time I see Tariq dance (&, if you don't know Tariq, you're missing something special), I feel motivated 2 take a class w/him, but just haven't followed-through yet. Soon though, n'cha Allah!

What dance topics interest you most?

I have no 'particular interests' in regards to the club, however, I guess I'd say networking, meeting new people, and learning more about the art of Oriental dance is my primary motivation for being in the group.

Why did you join this group? Members are required to display a personal photo of themselves in order to build community within our group. Have you uploaded a photo?

I joined this group in order to network w/the Bellydance community in Jersey City & Hoboken. As Organizer of the NYC Arabic Club, I'm always branching-out, trying to make new connections. Since then, Basmah n'Dale have become good friends of mine!


Salaam! Ismi Michael 'Jamal'! I'm the Organizer of the NYC Arabic Language & Culture Meetup Club, & an avid fan of the art of Bellydance. Although I have a well-rounded belly, I'm not too good at shaking it - yet, but looking foward to learning to!

What Michael Kim Jamal R. is saying about this Meetup Group

It was a pleasure to meet Malika Basmah and some of the other beautiful dancers from the Jersey City - Hoboken Bellydance Meetup. I hope that we can continue to collaborate on joint events. Michael Kim 'Jamal' Riegelman, Director, NYC Arabic Language & Culture Club. Riegelman@UN.Org

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