Sneak peek at the Vampire Dancer Saga Part 5, Fan Fiction: In 2017 Slavery never ended

Copyright 2017 Shalimar Ali

In 2017, Slavery never ended

800px-Thomas_Edison2Sallie Cherry is a light-skinned slave in 1890. She has never worked the fields. But kept inside Master’s house to keep her skin light.

This made her more acceptable to do light duties like washing dishes, laundry and tending to her slave master’s children.

Even though slavery ended officially on Dec. 8, 1865, the house niggers and field niggers were not aware that it ended.

Ro’Zha and Drake had travelled back to 1890 to continue their quest to change the outcome of slavery.

They asked each other, how and why a situation like slavery ever came to be?

They looked this situation from the perspective of the Slave Owner and the Slave. How did this come to being?

From the slave master perspective it was 100% win-win. They can play GOD!

BillyBobThorntonHWOFFeb2012cropThis means they can kill any human. Rape any black girl or woman. And to boot, get free labor to build their county?

How and why would a slave go along with this unfair existence?

A simple answer: BRAINWASHING!

This does not mean that the slaves were stupid, ignorant or dumb.

It just means that they were outnumbered and had a language barrier.

It is pretty easy to be brainwashed if you don’t understand the language. And see the white men lynch other blacks on a daily basis. Also rape black girls and women everyday. And kill and torture all blacks.

There was a sense of hopelessness for your survival. If you just simply wanted to live, you had to abide by what the white man said. This form of brainwashing to survive to live, endured, even to the year 2017. Not as subtle as it was in 1890, but a road map to make sure that you lived, even through compliance.

Halle_Berry_by_Gage_SkidmoreSallie Cherry was no different. Even though she was light-skinned, she had been raped by many white men on the plantation and was also beaten.

The slave owner, Bobby Billy, often entertained celebrities like Thomas Edison.

Thomas Edison visited visited Bobby’s plantation in St. Louis, MO. Thomas was there to show off his new movie picture and get entries into his movie contest called the Racso Awards for the best movies.

Even though this award show was pretty new, no slaves had been nominated, except for Pattie Daniels for her role playing the black mammy in the Winds are Gone. Leanna Thorne was a successful actress loved by both blacks and whites. But she insisted that her film roles be successful and truthful to the fact that slavery was over. So she refused to play mammy roles or slave master concubine roles.

Leanna Thorne also refused to allow nudity or sex in any of her movies. So when her movie, the Weather is Stormy was released, there was the utmost respect for her as an actress and for the positive role model she portrayed.

Thomas Edison bragged about how he had so much respect from the movie industry. He said that his movie studio, Gate of the Lion, wanted entries for the Rasco Awards.

Charlize_Theron_Cannes_2015_2Bobby Billy was good friends with two actresses, Thera Charlize and Janet Gaynor. Janet Gaynor was best known for her work in 7th Heaven.

Thera Charlize was interested in getting nominated for a movie similar to Mandingo. Thera wanted to be nude and have sex with a black prison guard. She proposed having Den Wash play her leading man to Gate of the Lion pictures.

Louie Mayer Oscar was outraged. He threatened to lynch Den Wash for even considering having sex with a nude white woman.

He said if Thera ever made that type of movie, she would be tarred and feathered and then lynched like a nigger.

When Sallie heard that Thera was threatened, she volunteered to be nude and have sex with a white man on screen. They forced her to have sex with them anyway, so why not?

Denzel_Washington_croppedShe felt there was nothing wrong with being a slave masters concubine, so why not get paid for it? She was a free slave, so why not be a whore?

So Sallie begged Thomas Edison to film her and Bobby Billy having sex in a film that had a similar plot to Mandingo, but reversed. Then she asked Tom Edison to nominate her for a Rasco award.

The Slaves had a support group called the pecans or PCAAN for short. The PCAAN group was mighty pissed about blacks not being nominated for leading roles for the Rasco awards,

The PCAAN was going to boycott the Rasco awards and made sure Louie Mayer Oscar knew about the boycott.

Louie did not want a boycott. So he devised a plan. Lets make sure those niggers get an award. But the award has to be one where the niggers are degraded.

Lena_Horne_1961So that means that Leanna Thorne will never be nominated. Her films show a positive portrayal of black womanhood.

Thera Charlize and Den Wash went ahead and filmed the movie Mandingo because they thought it might win an award. Before the Rasco ceremony, both actors where found hanging from a tree, lynched.

The reverse of Mandingo was accepted by the Rasco awards and in fact gave Sallie Cherry a Rasco for best lead actress.

Drake and Ro’Zha had snuck into the Award ceremony and watched from the kitchen. Since Sallie could not accept her award.

Sallie gave her Rasco acceptance speech in the kitchen, surrounded by only black slaves, Drake and Ro’Zha.

Janet_Gaynor-publicityRo’Zha interrupted her speech and simply asked why, are you brainwashed?

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Election 2016 vote for Drake on the Vampire ticket! Wait! He went back in time and stole it!

Occult Women

Chapter 2 Drake charms the witches

The news was awash with stories of members of the US military suddenly turning on their fellows in a manner similar to the zombies that most people knew from movies and TV. In barracks, in parade fields, in training grounds, and on airfields, groups of moaning, deranged soldiers suddenly grabbed and bit into the remaining “normal” personnel. Public concern was in an uproar of hysteria. TV pundits speculated endlessly on the cause of the outbreaks, how much it was the president’s fault, and what danger the outbreaks posed to the general public. America’s enemies celebrated, and America’s allies quaked with fear, especially just to the north and south in Canada and Mexico.

But Vice President Drake brought good news to his live news conference. He looked as handsome, brave, and sharp as ever, in his black suit and red tie, with his hair neatly combed and gelled. He spoke to the public from an undisclosed location in Hawaii. It was night-time there, and the Vice President stood outside, with many electric lights shining on him and his lectern.

“My fellow Americans,” he began, in his calm, deep, voice, “For the past two days, I have shared your concern, and, I wholly admit, fear, over the recent violence and chaos on our nation’s military bases. Many of our service members, enlisted and officers alike, have fallen victim to whatever infection or mass-psychosis this is. Many more of our brave men and women in uniform have fallen victim to these savage, cannibalistic attacks.” Drake gave a dramatic pause before continuing, knowing he had the nation’s full attention. The President had apparently been trying to keep the matter secret, and had made no public address yet.

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Long, long ago, back in the days when the world was new and magic ran wild, there existed a kingdom by the name of Kaw. This Kaw was no ordinary kingdom: it was ruled by Queen Leanna, the magical peacock being, who could turn into a human form one time each month, during the full moon. Leanna ruled her kingdom wisely and also took pride in raising her daughter chicks in the proper ways to catch worms. These daughters were unbelievably precious to their mother, and each unique. One of them, Tam, was not a bird but rather a flying scorpion, with a brilliantly shiny shell, a sharp stinger, and fearsome claws. Sherry was a black swan, who was as graceful swimming atop the clear waters of the kingdom as she was soaring through the air. Kandy was a parrot, one of the most clever sorts of birds. And Gia, like her mother, was an elegant and proud peacock, especially blessed with the powers of a witch. The most powerful of Gia’s spells was the one known as Faint of Heart. If Gia’s could touch her flesh to that of someone else, she could use this spell to rob the victim of all convictions, courage, and willpower. Gia quickly became the favorite and most powerful of her mother’s chicks. Her natural talent for magic, combined with her ferocious devotion to learning and mastering it, made her a powerful and seductive witch. She gained the ability to remain in a human form for as long as she wished.

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Guest3Help! Guest Bloggers wanted!  Can you submit a guest blog about vampires, dance, anything?

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Belly Dance Certification: Beginner Dance 1C Varter Veil Dance, 7/15/12

VarterWelcome to the Belly Dance Certification Program!

This program is strictly for fun, exercise or for those who love Belly Dance.

Beginner Dance #4
VARTER VEIL DANCE
Choreographed in 1984, music by Harry Saroyan, Saroyan Sings

NOTE:
This dance can be performed as a solo, duet or group of 4 dancers
The instructions are for dancers beginning on the LEFT side of stage, leading with their left foot. The dancers on the Right side of the stage lead with their right foot
The dancers on the left side of stage begin the dance facing the right dancer, instead of facing front to the audience.
A. ENTRANCE/DANCE SECTION:
1. Camel Walk 3 times to R (RLR, LRL, RLR)/Turn 4 cts in place (end up facing L);
Camel Walk 3 times to L (RLR, LRL, RLR)/Turn 4 cts. in place,
Pose 1-2 cts. facing audience
2. Camel Walk 3 times forward (RLR, LRL, RLR);
Figure 8-2 times in place (4 cts. each);
Hip Circle 2 times (2 cts. facing aud., 2 cts. to face R)
3. Camel Walk 4 times to R (RLR, LRL, RLR, LRL);
Hip Circle 2 times (4 cts. facing R, 2 cts. to face aud.);
Rib Circle 2 times in place
B. UNTUCK SECTION:
4. Figure 8-8 cts. (1/2 circle to back);
Figure 8-8 cts. (1/2 circle to front, while untucking front of veil);
Neck slide pose 4 cts. (on L), Neck slide pose 4 cts. (on R);
Turn to L 8 cts.
5. Sail Veil turn 8 cts.;
Sail Veil overhead turn 8 cts.;
Figure 8-16 cts. (in full circle while gathering top edge of veil)
C. UNTUCK/VEIL SECTION:
6. Camel Walk 3 times to R (RLR, LRL, RLR)/Turn 4 cts in place (end up facing L w/veil overhead);
Camel Walk 3 times to L (RLR, LRL, RLR)/Turn 4 cts. in place,
Pose 1 2 cts. facing audience (w/veil overhead)
7. Camel Walk 3 times forward (RLR, LRL, RLR w/veil overhead);
Figure 8-2 times in place (4 cts. each*);
Hip Circle 2 times (2 cts. facing aud., 2 cts. to face R*)
*while bringing top veil edge in front
8. Camel Walk 4 times to R (RLR, LRL, RLR w veil face canopy);
Hip Circle 2 times (4 cts. facing R, 2 cts. to face aud.**);
Rib Circle 2 times in place (w/veil rib canopy)
**w/veil held in front of body, plain
D. VEILWORK SECTION:
9. Veil Swirls to R 8 cts.;
Veil Turn Front to R 8 cts.;
10. Neck slide pose 4 cts. (on L), Neck slide pose 4 cts. (on R); w/veil neck canopy
Veil Turn Front to L 8 cts.
11. Veil Swirls to L 8 cts.;
Veil Turn Back to L 8 cts.;
Airplane Turn or Veil Flounce pose 4 times (RLRLRLRL) 16 cts.;
E. DISCARD SECTION:
12. Camel Walk 3 times to R (RLR, LRL, RLR)/Turn 4 cts in place (Veil Member of Aud., or gracefully discard veil to side of stage, end up facing L w/);
Camel Walk 3 times to L (RLR, LRL, RLR)/Turn 4 cts. in place,
Turn opposite direction 3-4 cts., end up w/pose facing aud.

MUSIC INFORMATION:
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Dance Certification: Beginner Dance 1B Jasmine Dancer, 7/10/12

Pleasure Gardens of DanceWelcome to the Belly Dance Certification Program!

This program is strictly for fun, exercise or for those who love Belly Dance.

Beginner Dance #2
JASMINE DANCER
Choreographed in 1994, music by Ramal Lamar, Pleasure Gardens of Dance

NOTE:
This dance can be performed as a solo, duet or group of 4 dancers.
The instructions are written for the dancer(s) on the Right side of stage who are leading with their right foot.
Veil Entrance Dancers on Right
Hold 3 cts., then do Neck Slides in place – 8 x (lead w/R); Walk forward, 4 cts. half time (lead w/R)
Do Veil Swirls to R, while turning to R, 2 x; Do Veil Turn (Front) while turning to R 1.25 x; Backbend Pose (face L)
Bring veil around to front, do Veil Flutters walking back; Flip veil over the head to discard in back
Wrist Circle pose in place (from overhead to hip level)
Pose w/knees bent for next move; Begin playing finger cymbals on the drum section
Veil Entrance Dancers on Left
Hold 3 cts., then do Neck Slides in place – 8 x (lead w/L); Walk forward, 4 cts. half time (lead w/L)
Do Veil Swirls to L, while turning to L, 2 x; Do Veil Turn (Front) while turning to L 1.25 x; Backbend Pose (face R)
Bring veil around to front, do Veil Flutters walking back; Flip veil over the head to discard in back
Wrist Circle pose in place (from overhead to hip level)
Pose w/knees bent for next move; Begin playing finger cymbals on the drum section
DANCERS ON RIGHT SIDE
Up & Down Hip Shimmy, lead w/R, 16 cts.
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place RLRL, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, RLRL, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place RLRL, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, RLRL, 4 cts
Hip Thrust RR, LL, RR, 6 cts
Neck Slide RL, 2 cts
Hip Thrust LL, RR, LL, 6 cts
Neck Slide LR, 2 cts
Camel Walk face R, 4 cts
Camel Walk face L, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy Walk Circle to R, 12 cts.
Hip Circle ½, RFL, counter-clockwise, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place RLRL, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, RLRL, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place RLRL, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, RLRL, 4 cts
Hip Thrust RR, LL, RR, 6 cts
Neck Slide RL, 2 cts
Hip Thrust LL, RR, LL, 6 cts
Neck Slide LR, 2 cts
Camel Walk face R, 4 cts
Camel Walk face L, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy Walk Circle to R 16
Shoulder Shimmy Rock face F, 4 cts
Face L, 4 cts
Face B, 4 cts
Face R, 4 cts
Basic 4 Step/Karshlimar face F, 4 cts
Face L, 4 cts
Face B, 4 cts
Face R, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place RLRL, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, RLRL, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place RLRL, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, RLRL, 4 cts
Hip Thrust RR, LL, RR, 6 cts
Neck Slide RL, 2 cts
Hip Thrust LL, RR, LL, 6 cts
Neck Slide LR, 2 cts
Camel Walk face R, 4 cts
Camel Walk face L, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy Walk to L then turn L 8 cts.
Twisting Hip Shimmy Walk to R then turn R 8 cts.
Turn to L, then pose! DANCERS ON LEFT SIDE
Up & Down Hip Shimmy, lead w/L, 16 cts.
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place LRLR, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, LRLR, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place LRLR, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, LRLR, 4 cts
Hip Thrust LL, RR, LL, 6 cts
Neck Slide LR, 2 cts
Hip Thrust RR, LL, RR, 6 cts
Neck Slide RL, 2 cts
Camel Walk face L, 4 cts
Camel Walk face R, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy Walk Circle to L, 12 cts.
Hip Circle ½, LFR, clockwise, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place LRLR, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, LRLR, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place LRLR, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, LRLR, 4 cts
Hip Thrust LL, RR, LL, 6 cts
Neck Slide LR, 2 cts
Hip Thrust RR, LL, RR, 6 cts
Neck Slide RL, 2 cts
Camel Walk face L, 4 cts
Camel Walk face R, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy Walk Circle to L 16
Shoulder Shimmy Rock face F, 4 cts
Face R, 4 cts
Face B, 4 cts
Face L, 4 cts
Basic 4 Step/Karshlimar face F, 4 cts
Face R, 4 cts
Face B, 4 cts
Face L, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place LRLR, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, LRLR, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place LRLR, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, LRLR, 4 cts
Hip Thrust LL, RR, LL, 6 cts
Neck Slide LR, 2 cts
Hip Thrust RR, LL, RR, 6 cts
Neck Slide RL, 2 cts
Camel Walk face L, 4 cts
Camel Walk face R, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy Walk to R then turn R 8 cts.
Twisting Hip Shimmy Walk to L then turn L 8 cts.
Turn to R, then pose!

FINGER CYMBALS:

Finger Cymbal Pattern:

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

1. 4/4 (Triple Time)

R L R
1 2 3

L R L
1 2 3

R L R
1 2 3

L R L
1 2 3

R L R
1 2 3

L R L
1 2 3

R L R
1 2 3

L R L
1 2 3

2. Beledi

R
1

L
2

   

R
1

     

MUSIC INFORMATION:
I used 2 different cassettes by Ramal LaMarr:

  • The Jasmine Dancer (Pleasure Gardens of Dance cassette)
  • Princess of the Nile, for veil entrance only (Empires of Dance cassette)

I could not find these on the Amazon website, but the cassettes have an address for Ramal LaMarr:
Lotus Records, Inc.
P. O. Box 92475
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Empires of Dance

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The first 5 dances in the program are very easy to do. After all, a beginner dancer has to start SOMEWHERE. You can’t start out advanced or doing advanced choreography. Please take the time to learn at your own pace so that you can explore creating your own personal style of dance.

Dance Choreographies
Beginning Level
Raks Leyla, cabaret with finger cymbals to 4/4
Jasmine Dancer, cabaret w/veil and finger cymbals
Varter, veil dance
Village Girl, cane dance to beledi
Tomzara, tambourine dance to 9/8

Dance Certification: Beginner Dance 1A Raks Leyla, 7/9/12

The Joy of Belly DancingWelcome to the Belly Dance Certification Program!

This program is strictly for fun, exercise or for those who love Belly Dance.

HOW TO WIN A FREE BOOK?

I will mail a copy of “Learn to Belly Dance Textbook and Certification Program” to the first dancer who sends me a copy of them performing the choreography to Raks Leyla! Raks Leyla is a fun, simple and easy dance for beginners. So be the first to send me a video of you doing this dance and you will win a free BOOK! It’s just that easy. Please contact me before uploading the video, see my contact info below.

The first 5 dances in the program are very easy to do. After all, a beginner dancer has to start SOMEWHERE. You can’t start out advanced or doing advanced choreography. Please take the time to learn at your own pace so that you can explore creating your own personal style of dance.

Dance Choreographies
Beginning Level

  • Raks Leyla, cabaret with finger cymbals to 4/4
  • Jasmine Dancer, cabaret w/veil and finger cymbals
  • Varter, veil dance
  • Village Girl, cane dance to beledi
  • Tomzara, tambourine dance to 9/8

Beginner Dance #1

 

RAKS LEYLA, 4/4 Beledi w/Chiftitelli
Choreographed in 1984, music by George Abdo, The Joy of Belly Dancing

 

NOTE:
This dance can be performed as a solo, duet or group of 4 dancers.
The instructions are written for the dancer(s) on the Left side of stage who are leading with their right foot.
A group of 4 dancers would have a dancer on R front, R back, L front & L back. The dancers on Left side lead with right foot and the dancers on the Right side lead with their left foot, until they switch sides and use the opposite lead foot.

BELEDI 4/4

1. Intro 16 counts (Hip drop pose in place)

2. Walking hip shimmy 32 cts. (in square, 8 cts. on each side, R foot leads)

3. Neck slide pose 8 cts. (4 cts. on R, 4 cts. on L)

4. Shoulder shimmy pose 8 cts. (4 cts. on R, 4 cts. on L)

5. Turn 8 cts. (from stage L to stage R)

6. Walking hip shimmy 32 cts. (in square, 8 cts. on each side, L foot leads)

7. Neck slide pose 8 cts. (4 cts. on L, 4 cts. on R)

8. Shoulder shimmy pose 8 cts. (4 cts. on L, 4 cts. on R)

9. Turn 8 cts. (from stage R to stage L)

CHIFTITELLI

10. Hip circle w/bounce 8 cts. (from R to L, in place)

11. (Reverse) Hip circle/w bounce 8 cts. (from L to R)

12. Camel walk 24 cts. (in circle, 4 cts. each; stage R L)

13. Figure 8 16 cts. (slide back/circle forward, in place)

14. Camel walk 24 cts. (in circle, 4 cts. each; stage L R)

15. Figure 8 16 cts. (slide forward/circle back, in place)

16. Turn 6 cts. (in place)/Arm circle pose w/up & down hip shimmy (or vibration) 2 cts.

DRUM SOLO

17. Hip thrusts 32 cts. (in circle, stage R L; RRLR, LLRL, RRLR, LLRL, RRLR, LLRL, RRLR, LLRL)

18. Hip circle w/bounce 8 cts. (from R to L, in place)

19. (Reverse) Hip circle w/bounce 8 cts. (from L to R)

20. Hip shimmy drop pose 6 cts. (in place)

BELEDI 4/4

21. Walking hip shimmy 32 cts. (in square, 8 cts. each side, R foot leads)

22. Neck slide pose 8 cts. (4 cts. on R, 4 cts. on L)

23. Shoulder shimmy pose 8 cts. (4 cts. on R, 4 cts. on L)

24. Turn 8 cts. (from stage L to stage R)

25. Walking hip shimmy 32 cts. (in square, 8 cts. each side, L foot leads)

26. Neck slide pose 8 cts. (4 cts. on L, 4 cts. on R)

27. Shoulder shimmy pose 8 cts. (4 cts. on L, 4 cts. on R)

28. Turn 8 cts. (from stage R to center stage)

29. Spin 16 cts. (in place, w/skirt edges up optional; reverse direction of Turn #28 above)

FINGER CYMBALS:

Finger Cymbal Pattern: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. 4/4 (Triple Time) R L R

1 2 3

L R L

1 2 3

R L R

1 2 3

L R L

1 2 3

R L R

1 2 3

L R L

1 2 3

R L R

1 2 3

L R L

1 2 3

2. Beledi R

1

L

2

R

1

3. Chiftitelli R

1

L R

2

L R

4

L

5

R

6

L

7

Raks Leyla

 

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Belly Dance Tribute 5/9/12: Adam Basma (Los Angeles, CA) original Tweet 10/12/11. What are your favorite Music CDs or Performances by Adam Basma?

Adam1Belly Dance Tribute 5/9/12: Adam Basma (Los Angeles, CA) original Tweet 10/12/11

Adam is the MAN when it comes to Belly Dance!

      • Dancer
      • Choreographer
      • Dance Troupe Director
      • Music CD Producer/Director
      • Video DVD Producer/Director

Wow!  Is there anything that the brilliantly talented Adam Basma can’t do?Adam2

I LOVE his music, his videos, his dance performances, his dance troupe.  They are so fabulous, talented and inspiring.

He is ONE OF THE BEST OF THE BEST in Middle Eastern Dance.

I am a huge fan of Adam Basma, so it was an honor to be able to INTERVIEW him for this blog.  This comes straight from Adam:

Adam31. Who influenced you in dance?   Super Star Singer Sabah of Lebanon

2.  Who are some of your favorite dancers?  Samia Jamal 1950

3.  All of your CDs are fabulous, but do you have a personal favorite CD or song? Adam Basma Drum Solo and Dance With Basma

4.  Who are some of your favorite musicians?   All of them

5.  Do you plan to tour nationwide? 

Adam4Yes ,now we have an office in Las Vegas For The Dance Co and The Adam Basma Foundation. We have a big Plan Wish Me Good Luck. We are working with the best Arabic Music Distributer Maqam From Chicago www.maqam.com. Listen to there radio maqam.com.  The Best Middle Eastern Music
Thank you
Love
Adam Basma

Adam Basma Foundation
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Adam Basma Music & Dance Co.
http://www.adambasma.com
Tel:213 400-2525 Tel: 310 854-3500
Los Angeles,California

Adam5It was an honor to hear back directly from Mr. Basma.  I have each and every one of Adam Basma’s Music CDs and I LOVE them all!  If you don’t own them, I highly recommend that you add them to your music collection.  You can purchase them from Maqam music, using this link:

http://www.maqam.com/adambasma.html

HATS off of to one our our greatest Middle Eastern Musicians and Dancers – Mr. Adam Basma!

 

 

Adam6http://www.adambasma.com/
http://www.maqam.com/adambasma.html
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Adam-Basma-Dance-Company/106239492743881
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabah_(singer)
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Adam7I will be posting some of my original Dancer Tributes in WordPress, only the early ones that were in Twitter only, not WordPress.  Back when I first starting posting the dancer tributes on Twitter I only had 2 subscribers.  Now that I have more, I realized that a lot of people missed my early dancer tributes.  But as I am reposting those, I will also keep adding new content for topics like Dance Choreography, new Dancer tributes, etc.

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Performer Tribute 4/20/12: Cher (El Centro, CA) original Tweet 10/11/11. Who inspired you to perform?

Cher1Performer Tribute 4/12/12: Cher (El Centro, CA) original Tweet 10/11/11

Consciously or sub-consciously, a performer or someone inspired you to perform. Think about it?

James Brown and Jackie Wilson inspired Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson inspired Usher, Hanson and a host of other generations of performers

Whitney Houston has inspired a generation of performers

Marilyn Monroe inspired many, many different performersCher2

Cute, little Willow Smith reminds me so much of a young Jada Pinkett or Will Smith

The late, great Dick Clark inspired Ryan Seacrest and many other popular TV & Radio hosts

The list goes on and on. And it makes me wonder who inspired me to dance?

Well, looking back, seems like I was a sucker and magnet for all things Rhinestone, bling, glitter & fringe – so let’s blame that on Tina Turner and Cher.

Cher3Also, I love big, wild Diva Wigs and trying to sing, so let’s blame that on Diana Ross and Cher.

I love dancing and watching performers who dance well in their stage shows, so let’s blame that on Debbie Allen and Cher.

I love costume designers with fabulous costumes and the performers who wear them like Bob Mackie and Cher.

Also I love glamorous, exotic make up so let’s blame that on Elizabeth Taylor and Cher

Cher4Hey, wait – let’s blame everything on Cher!!! The Diva who has it all: bling, wigs, singing, dancing, costumes makeup, etc.

Cher has it all!

I would LOVE to meet Cher in person one day and just look at her Wig Room and Costume Rooms. I’m not sure if she has been in a TV special where they show that, but I would love to see it.

Cher is a hero, from acting to singing to dancing to her wigs, to her costumes to her famous Vegas Shows to her movies! Wow! She has done it all.  And there are not that many performers around who have been able to change and keep up with all of the different music and fashion styles for many decades and generations like Cher, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin.  They have all survived my favorite music era: DISCO and keep up, stay in style and keep it moving and grooving.

Cher5I remember watching the Sony & Cher show back in the day. Little Chastity was so sweet back then. It was great when they showed her. I also loved it when she danced with the Jackson 5. Not many performers can pull that off, but Cher did and looked pretty cool doing it.

I follow Cher on Facebook and Twitter and it was so cool when Chaz was on Dancing with the Stars. It was exciting when they announced that Cher would be coming to support Chaz.

Underneath all that stage makeup, diva costumes, wigs and bling is a real human, a mother to Chaz and a former wife to Sony.

It would so cool for Cher to make a video for DIVA WANNABEs. Or have a Reality show called Cher’s Top Divas. I would certainly audition. Are you listening Cher?Cher8

 

I know it’s not Cher, but could not resist throwing in this one with Jackson 5 and Vicki Lawrence from The Carol Burnett show.  Who knew Mama from Mama’s Family could boogie dance so good with the J5?

 

Here is Cher with the J5

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Cher7I will be posting some of my original Dancer Tributes in WordPress, only the early ones that were in Twitter only, not WordPress.  Back when I first starting posting the dancer tributes on Twitter I only had 2 subscribers.  Now that I have more, I realized that a lot of people missed my early dancer tributes.  But as I am reposting those, I will also keep adding new content for topics like Dance Choreography, new Dancer tributes, etc.

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Entertainer Tribute 4/12/12: RuPaul (San Diego, CA). Who is your most beautiful entertainer?

Rupaul1Entertainer Tribute 4/12/12: RuPaul (San Diego, CA)

NEWS HEADLINE – 4/11/12 – 4/12/12: ASHLEY JUDD HAS A PUFFY FACE!

I was upset when I read those headlines today.  I agree with Ashley 100% that it is woman-hating!

Men are never dissed for having puffy faces, puffy bellies, gray hair, wrinkles or stretch marks.  Only women.Rupaul2

This is such a narcissistic society that only in America do you see crazy headlines like this.

It is to me a form of bullying as well.  Why are people picking on Ashley and being so critical of her looks?

She is a great actress and I always enjoy her movies.  I don’t watch her movies for beauty, I watch them for her acting talent.  Regardless, that is so shallow and stupid for people to even bring that up.

Rupaul3Which brings up the question: WHO IS YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL ENTERTAINER?

I have always thought performers like Diana Ross, Cher, Lena Horne, Elizabeth Taylor and including Ashley Judd are both talented and beautiful.

But one performer sticks out in my mind as the most BEAUTIFUL WOMAN.  Guess who?  RUPAUL!!!

Rupaul4That sounds crazy, but Rupaul looks better than most women, even though he is a man in drag.

If I could meet any performer in person and ask for tips on great makeup for entertainers, hair styling tips and fashion sense, it would be Rupaul.

Hell, he looks way better than me!

He works the makeup, wigs and costumes better than most women.

Sure, sometimes he goes overboard and looks too much like a DRAG QUEEN.  But most of the time, he does look like a very beautiful woman.  Puffy cheeks and all.  I am truly envious of RuPaul.  I agree with Rupaul’s statement about wigs and makeup being so important in show business.  I would LOVE to have Rupaul give me a makeover.  Check out his/her shows on Logo TV.

 

 

Rupaul5http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RuPaul
http://www.ontheredcarpet.com/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-RuPaul/7911778
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley_Judd
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