Posts tagged singing
Posts tagged singing
Hi guys! I just wanted to check in, as I know it’s been a bit since I’ve been here. XP Things have been NUTS w/the upcoming move, but I swear I’ve not forgotten y’all. :):) I have just 2 days now to get the last of my stuff ready for the move, to get the cats all ready and the place allll cleaned up, and then on Friday I’ll be going down to Roanoke for my 2, count ‘em TWO performances, pretty much back-to-back that’re coming up Saturday. ^_^ -And then right after that, I come home Sunday, and BOOM, I leave for Oregon Monday! o.O What a whirlwind of “whoa!” ;D
But for those who might be in/near VA next Saturday, October 19th, I cordially invite you to come see me sing AND dance @ 1:30pm as part of Roanoke’s Pagan Pride Day 2013, and then later to join me at Haflaween just down the road @ 7pm, where I’ll be shimmying alongside a -great- group of dancers in a show that’s sure to feature TONS of spookylicious All Hallows style! XD I am SO excited about -both- of these events, because this will be my first PPD performance, my first onstage sacred dance/ritual performance, and my very FIRST Hallowe’en-themed performance too! (I’ve often had many such performance ideas in my head, but this’ll be the first time I’ve ever gotten to let any of them OUT! ;D) So come on out, take a peek, and spend a little time w/me and some other wonderful performers as we look to the light of the heavens and then sink to the Bottom of the River- all in one day! XD
Hope you guys are all doing well, and that your Octobers are turning out to be blessed, blissful & beautiful. *beams* Likely I’ll be back more often soon once the move is over (post Tuesday, probably), once things settle down, but I wanted y’all to know that I’ve not forgotten you, and that I look forward to being able to share this AMAZING journey I’m taking- to a whole new life, and what I pray will be a bigger, better, more brilliant future! ^_^
Brightest of Blessings,
To all my Fusion fans out there; have fun! ;D
(And if you don’t read Arabic, just use Google Translate to help sort out the page for you, like I did. ;))
So, who’s coming to see me at The Red Palace on Dec. 13th? ^_^
Are you familiar w/the group Rising Appalachia?
If not, you should SO take a listen. ^_^ (One small part NSFW/K.)
They synthesize (and I mean that stylistically- not as in w/literal synthesizers) old traditional folk music with jazz, world music, hiphop influences, and a lot more; to come up w/their own creative, distinctively modern sound.
One of the first things that attracted me to them was their INCREDIBLE aesthetic. I saw their picture on an ollld MySpace page I believe, and just HAD to know more about them. (This is long before I actively started pursuing bellydance, btw.) I was just ENCHANTED by their style. :)
First you hear this amazing, bluesy goodness, or stirring, rousing beat w/super-smooth vocals, and then you see an album cover or video and it’s like “wait.. wut??” A sisterly duo, these women look like modern (or hell, even slightly post-apocalyptic) tribal goddesses. ..Like bellydancers.. otherworldly vagabonds.. far Eastern storytellers, or mythic, future-tribal magic-makers.. and I just -love- their style. ^_^ ..To be honest, I’m not exactly sure how their sound relates to their visual appearance (maybe just the kewl, modern blending of the worldly and the ancient..?), but oohhh, how luscious the two are when they’re combined! :D
As a fan, for years I’ve often wondered how they got their nifty visual style, and today on FB, it seems they gave us a window into that world a bit. :) One of their main stylists/designers/jewelry sources is working on a Kickstarter project- so they shared her work w/the rest of us. :D Woot! -Her stuff is so funky, lovely, and great, and after watching her video, I see exactly where RA gets their style. :) Check out Wax & Wane here, and if you can, help out her VERY bellydance-friendly fashion & jewelry pursuits here, on her Kickstarter. :)
And happy listening! ’Cause Rising Appalachia has some GREAT stuff for bellydance. ^_^