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November 2009 SnakeByte from the Gilded Serpent!

Web Magazine for Mid East Performing Arts, online now for 10 years!
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Community Kaleidoscope
PHOTOS:Pregnant Michelle Joyce and husband, Photos from North Bay BD Bazaar, Photos from Desert Dance Fest In San Jose, Desert Heat in Berkeley, Mesmera's school at Dar Maghreb in LA, Baxter's photos from Jewel of the Sierra Contest, Ava Fleming Class in Asheville, NC, Sirens In Sanity at Redwood Coast Fest, Sharazad Troupe at Arizona Arab Fest, Hossam Ramzy in Singapore, Nadja and Nicole of Sweden, Stasha at El Mansour, SF, Nicole in Cairo

New Letters
re: Miles on Dondi's article, re:Ramadan in Cairo

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New! Get involved in Community Project #1-Habibi Magazine Index:
Compiling a complete list of articles contained in all issues of Habibi Magazine
This link takes you to a google document where owners of issues of the now out of print magazine can all contribute a little bit of our time to a project that will benefit the community. Thanks!

Coming soon!
if you don't see your submitted article listed here, let us know!
Denise Marino's photos from the Miami BD convention
Shaia reports on their Studio Open House in Wisconsin
The Birth of Belly Dance in Indonesia by Christine
Sonja interviews Samara
Sonja reviews Drum Solo DVDs1 more part to Freddie's interview- waiting for photos!
More on Badia by Edwina Nearing
Photos and vid clips from SF Mecca Revue
Report from Jillina's weeklong & show by Brandi and Adriane
Keeping Love for Dance alive by Mandy

Carl's photos from Jillina's BD Evolution,
Carl's photos from Eva Cernik and Rachid Halihal event
Carl's photos from BDof the Universe 2009
Carl's photos from Carnival of Stars.
Carl's photos from Spring Caravan,
Najia's has several articles coming up
Jillina write about her experience dancing in Cairo
Martha reports on Leila of Cairo's workshops in Tijuana, Mexico,
Kamala's interview with Mish Mish
Choosing DVDs by Kyria

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