Posts tagged cultural
Posts tagged cultural
All of them are pertinent and valid, but I figgered y’all would appreciate not only the Middle Eastern one, but the last photo in the thread below, too. (And hopefully, you appreciate them all. ;))
such a needed campaign. i wish they’d have included native americans as well, though, as cultural appropriation of them in costumes is just as awfully common.
It’s that time of year again when these go around. And I will keep reblogging them. And if I see the joke ones I am likely to rip them apart with prejudice.
Will ALWAYS reblog.
Very, very interesting stuff. I’d love to learn more about Asiya and the symbols used in these tattoos now. So intriguing! Thanks for this article, Shira!
A fading tradition, now only carried by the elder generation of women in the Aurès Mountains district, Yasmin Bendaas visited the region to search for the meaning behind the ancient Algerian tattoo ritual.
Ooh, what a neat thing you could throw in once in a while w/your dancing! :D
Lookin’ like a feeb as I try and do this, but I -WILL- learn! ^_^ *flail flail flail*
This place has a lot of fun, belly-able stuff if you poke about a bit & listen. :) Many of their pieces are a great fusion between modern & traditional music, and if you go here, you’ll find even more belly-able stuff on their “Sephardic Music Fest” CD. :) Outside of that (and in places, inside of ;)) I’m really diggin’ Pharoah’s Daughter, DeScribe, and lots of the other more melodic-mix stuff they offer. :) (Plus they seem to have a great selection of free downloads, too!) Check out their player and the BandCamp links on their Music page to listen. :)
Yes, I realize what odalisques are. ..But I have been drawn to the image of the odalisque for -aaaages.- I just can’t help it- I love the image of a lounging, curvy woman, all adorned and beautifully decadent, secure and confident in both who and what she is. *blush*
..So when I saw one that looked like a bellydancer, you KNOW it -had- to be posted here. :)
If you don’t know what an “odalisque” is, you should totally go look ‘em up. There’s a ton of great artworks out there with these lovely ladies featuring at center stage, and you might be pleasantly surprised with what you find. :)
While I don’t agree much with what they were in reality, I -adore- what they are artistically. :) Check out the other pieces on the “click through” link as well. There’s some gorgeous artwork there, not to mention more Middle Eastern & odalisque beauty to behold. :)
Man.. if you’re interested in learning about others’ cultures, I -highly- recommend you check out the Tajik people of China. Not only are their raiments and their people strikingly beautiful, but their ethnic background and cultural systems are hella interesting. ^_^ (And keenly enough, though it’s said that the Tajiks from China are separate ethnically from the similarly-named Tajik people elsewhere, they seem strikingly similar. To me, this bodes need for further investigation. :D)
Oh! And do note! The last post about those paintings from China is what sparked all of this! Not only does it prove that you learn something new every day, but that there’s always room for learning something new; and that taking the time to investigate one little thing can spark a whole new branch of interest! :D I’d love to visit these regions & meet these peoples someday, and after I’ve learnt a bit more about them & their ways, hopefully incorporate what I’ve learned into my own Fusion dance. ^_^
-And to those who’re asking what this might have to do w/bellydance, just watch! The ornamentation, the music, the movements & dance, the language, all have a very Middle Eastern flair to them! The Tajiks have roots in Persian culture- and man, it’s all freakin’ beautiful! :D
Anyhoo, mehopes you enjoy what little bit I’ve found so far. :D
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(And is it just me, or does that male singer remind you of David Tenant, too..? :D)