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KIOSK August 16, 2005 "The creativity and positive energy you put forth come back to you many times over. So do the hurt and destruction. Which would you rather get back?" -- Ralph Marston, author Topics KRUZ Hours Cds Kiosk Nuggets Zeitgesit Al Layli Band Gulf Coast Dance Fest Invite Meda & Morocco the person Kalendar KRUZ Hours; Daily 12-6 Tues 3-6 CDS becoming available "Solace" All titles: 'Iman', 'Satya', 'Rhythms of the Dance','Gathering Season', 'Shawaza', 'Ahsas' and the latest 'Balance' & a compilation 'Kabila Project' FCBD 'Tribal Drumming' & Tribal Drumming #2 Itneen FCBD is releasing all of their video cassettes as DVDs. Vol.1 'Tribal Basics" is enroute. The rest will be released in the nest 2 or 3 months. Gypsy Caravan's 'Migration', 'Quest', 'Awakening', 'Caravan Rhythms'. Most of these items should be available by the weekend. If you'd like one, call and we'll hold one for you. KIOSK Nuggets; Kameron has moved back to town Fellow Travellettes to Gulfport Dance Event; Who would like to take gossip buddies and who would like to go? Several have e pressed an interest in going, but don't have limos, burros or pirogues. Anyone? ZEITGEIST "Mille Mois' Moroccan Film Tues-Wed Aug 16-17 8 pm A coming of age tale from Morocco. 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 525-2767 www.zeitgeistinc.org/events.html AL LAYALI band this saturday Hello all, this is just to remind you of Al Layali middle eastern music band live performance at Phoenicia restaurant this Saturday August 20th at 9pm. If you're not hungry, just come have a drink and lots of fun belly dancing and dabke like you've never done it before. No hired belly dancers, dance floor is Don't forget your hip scarves; Please check the website below for for info. DrumDoc Professional middle eastern percussionist and flute player Doumbek egyptian tabla , Riqq, Frame Drum, Nay flute New Orleans, LA http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/ INVITE for Women Belly Dance Teachers Opening This Fall Welcome to the Women's School http://groups.msn.com/WomensSchool As a way of consolidation women teaching women and a support to you in your search for students, you are cordially invited to put your classes up on our website. You are in charge of everything in regards to your course s and students. The students pay your fee directly. To our faculty: Current Deadline for submission is Aug. 21 so get with it NOW Include: What: Title and course description. Who: Your name a brief paragraph bio, and head shot, email, website, tele nos. for admin and students Length of course: the one night stand, a weekend intensive, or 3 weeks - 6 weeks - just whatever you are offering. Location: of the class/event. Address: your office, home, or other arena/space When: Dates and times. You can start your class any month this Fall that you wish. I can be a one day intensive or 3-6 week course. You decided what is best. Tell the students when and how to get to class. Cost: Student teacher fees and/or materials cost and the accepted form of payment. N.B. Please use spell check on your submissions as we are going to put up what you send us. Deadline for Class Listing for Fall Semester is in one week: Aug. 21 Email all of the above to: Bekyoo71@gmail.com and PBPWorld@yahoo.com Include a small low rez head shot jpeg and a one paragraph bio. Then Mark you calendar OPEN HOUSE/Student Registration: Sept. 9, 8PM for the teacher show and tell at student registration. Bring your registration materials: The above course descriptions, registration forms, pens, pencils, change. Your Course will fill up and then you start on the date you have set. MEDA & Morocco in New Orleans MEDA is in the preparations for a work- shop and dinner/talk with Morocco of New York . Friday thru Sunday June 9-11 2006. She has not been in the South for over 20 years, she tells me. Does that date conflict with anything you are planning? Would you and yours be interested? We will do our best to make it most interesting and engaging for a wonderful price Please write and/or call with any suggestions. Best wishes always, Marlane Drake Marlane@co .net . KALENDAR Aug. 16. Resurrect Romance Week Aug. 10-16. Thanks For All The Gifts Aug. 17-23. Friendship Week Aug. 22-29. Smile Week Aug. 25-31. Be Kind To Humankind Week Aug. 31-Sep. 06. Sobriety Checkpoint Aug. 16. Homeless Animals Day Aug. 16. Watermelon Day Aug. 17. E ercise Bug Day Aug. 18. You're A Poet & Didn't Know It Day Aug. 21. Strange Music Day Aug. 22. Be An Angel Day Aug. 23. Make Your Own Luck Day Aug. 25. Kiss-And-Make-Up Day Aug. 26. Women's Equality Day Aug. 30. Toasted Marshmallow Day Courtesy of www.postcards.org KIOSK August 9, 2005 Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die;

TOPICS KRUZ Hours Goods Kiosk Nuggets Gretchen comments Gypsy Cafe Claudia Desert Shadows Lafayette Gulf Coast Int'l Fest KRUZ Hrs. Daily 11-6 Tuesday 3-6 NEW cd; SOLACE "Balance' Kz sez "I've listened to 'Balance' about 7 or 8 times. I absolutely enjoyed it, not because it felt 'middle eastern' but because it felt & sounded Eastern-- Asian. There's tibetan, chinese etc. sounds. Since I don't 'tribalize' , perhaps I'm a poor judge. I'd love to hear from the american tribal contingents for their viewpoints" GRETCHEN comments The new Solace CD "Balance" is truly amazing, It appeals to dancers and non-dancers alike Thanks Gretchen gretchenkellett@gmail.com KIOSK Nugget Has anyone checked out the new ATTIKI Bar & Grill on Decatur? Article on Turkish cooking in Sunday's Time-Pic in food section. GYPSY CAFE Flamenco @ Gypsy's Cafe Every Wednesday Night - 7:30pm-10pm AMALGAMA FLAMENCA @ Gypsy' Cafe 709 St. Charles Avenue August 10 - Mia Alegra y Neil Unteseher ONGOING RAKS SPOTS" Jericho's on the West Bank Wed Sat Plus Hookah Cafe' on Decatur Sundays Byblos Rest. on Magazine Thurs Jamila on Maple St. Saturdays Dragon's Den on Friday Blue Nile on Friday Zaynati's in Slidell on Gause Blvd. Arzi's in B.R. Fridays MedUSA Westbank on Thurs And I bet Mr. Kiosk has overlooked some wonderful spot. KRYSS update Duniya Ke Taal Dans Studio Formerly Iberia Dance Arts 8530 Oak Street New Orleans, LA Kz wonderz?? phone number ? replies: Hey Kruz - The phone number for Kryss and her studio is 504.382.5199. Gretchen KRYSS comments Kruz, my phone number is 382-5199 perchance2dream@hotmail.com . CLAUDIA informs Hi Kruz- Just thought you should know- Jose's recent portrait of Louis Armstrong won first prize at the Louis Armstrong Art Contest It's at the e hibit of all the entries at the Crescent City Brewhouse, in case you have a spare moment to stop by and see the work. I'm going to check it out when I visit- I will be in town for 24 hours on a stopover on my way to Burning Man. If you hear of any of our friends going to Burning Man- tell them to come say "hi" at the Hookah Dome, the camp I'll be with I will be in town August 27th- more details soon, I think I'll just have a meetup someplace central- maybe EnVie and then Molly's or the Spotted Cat... or maybe splurge for the e pensive drinks at the Hookah Cafe... I'll let you know. -Claudia ccopela@tulane.edu . DESERT Shadows of Desert Dance Studio Lafayette Hi Kruz We are currently working on our website and was wondering if you could update our information on your website because we are no longer "the gameela dancers" Our new info: Desert Shadows of Desert Dance Studio website: www.DesertDanceStudio.com E-mail: bellydance@DesertDanceStudio.com Thank you GULF COAST International Bellydance Festival Aug. 27- featuring Helm Bilo i Community Ctr. Bilo i, Ms. Workshop & Evening Show www.bellydancefest.com KRUZ has just received flyers with complete info. Stop by, pick on up no purchase required In glancing over the lineup.....wow. . Beg. bellydance, ATS swordwork, greek line dancing, zills and mo'. As someone said. "Spend the weekend on the beach, dance workshop with friends" Kz; the beach is about 2 or 3 blocks from the Community Ctr. You could "beach" in between activities. Is there a caravan going?

KIOSK AUGUST 3 True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess. -Louis Nizer, lawyer 1902-1994 Topics Kruz Hours New Cd Kiosk Nuggets Gypsy Cafe Kryss update Latno Al Layali & Phoenicia Zuri in Alabama P.U.R.E Gretchen new g-mail Lennie Clark update Betty & Blue Nile Kalendar.
NEW cd; SOLACE "Balance' Still maintaining a middle eastern feel, Solace e periments with flavors of the Far East. Great for modern Tribal or Fusion styles. Heavy underlying percussive rhythms. Kz addz: I've listened to 'Balance' about 7 or 8 times. I absolutely enjoyed it, not because it felt 'middle eastern' but because it felt & sounded Eastern-- Asian. There's tibetan, chinese etc. sounds. Since I don't 'tribalize' , perhaps I'm a poor judge. I'd love to hear from the american tribal contingents for their viewpoints. The track titles may be indicative: Dragon & Sword - Haiku - Kimono Mojo - Red Dragon vs. Phoeni The e quisite asian model in kimono is good enough for a poster Priced at 16.99 Introductory offer 13.99 thru Satchmo Fest Aug. 4 to 7 i.e. Thur to Sun Come listen and decided for yourself Solace won't be in the Satchmo lineup
KIOSK NUGGETS Satchmo SummerFest - A Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration in New Orleans, August 2-4, 2001. For schedule, events, times go to : www.satchmo.com/louisarmstrong/summerfest.html Across the street from KRUZ Attiki Bar & Grill 230 Decatur 587-3756 New mediterranean offerings plus hookahs www.attikibarandgrill.com Kz hasn't been. I was delivered a menu. Cafe Pyramid closed & Attiki arrive Maria & Troupe are on hiatus. Resume in Sept at the Blue Nile. Al Layali at Phoenicia Aug. 20. Reservations... last time it was packed Blue Nile Friday August 5 7:30 Micaela & Fiesta Flamenca with guest Solange 'Lali' Cali Mo' info: Fiestaflamenca@cs.com
GYPSY CAFE Flamenco Tonight @ Gypsy's Cafe Tonight and Every Wednesday Night - 7:30pm-10pm AMALGAMA FLAMENCA @ Gypsy' Cafe 709 St. Charles Avenue Tonight's performers - "La Cristina" y Neil Unteseher August 10 - Mia Alegra y Neil Unteseher August 17 - Solangel "Lali" Cali y Gavin Ross August 23 - Mia Alegra y Gavin Ross August 30 - Masako Numasaki y Gavin Ross Gypsy's Cafe has fabulous food and drink, great people and wonderful atmosphere, perfect for a flamenco juerga. Join Us
KRYSS update Duniya Ke Taal Dans Studio Formerly Iberia Dance Arts 8530 Oak Street New Orleans, LA Kz wonderz?? phone number ? Fall Schedule Schedule of Classes effective 9/8/05 KZ notez: Duniya Ke Taal Dans studio has an e tensive schedule Flamenco & Belly Dance Classes for mo' info': perchance2dream@hotmail.com KZ addz. In LTNO there's a website for www.LaTno.com. Check it out. No schedules but studio info. LATNO This week in NO see the web page, there´s lots to do this week in NO. No te lo pierdas ....don miss it www.LaTno.com LaTno covers many bellydance events. This is a nice, neat & attractive website. I always enjoy reading of course soy me icano by way of Egypt AL LAYLALI August 20 Al Layali band of New Orleans performing live again Come and enjoy the original middle eastern music, belly dancing and dabke along with a delicious Lebanese dinner. Phoenicia Restaurant ne t door to Sake 4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie,. Saturday August 20th Program starts at 9pm Reservations recommended for dining 504-889-9950 Bar seats available with no reservations Cover charge: $7 at the door. More info, please check the website: http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/ DrumDoc drumdoc5@yahoo.com
ZURI PARTY Time with Zuri :AUGUST 20, 05 Jane McWilliams Maresha Director of Zuri Dance Co. of Mobile, Alabama is pleased to announce that on AUGUST 20, 2005 Zuri & Mystic Creations will sponsor a one-day workshop featuring LAYLIA www.laylia.com and SHAMSI www.bayoushimmy.com . The workshop will be held in Daphne, Alabama at the Daphne Recreation Center. LAYLIA is a yearly teacher at Noelle's spring event in Sheffield, Alabama. She will teach new and wild things in her NEW & COOL MOVES seminar. SHAMSI will lead a BEAT THE HEAT WITH DANCE MEDITATION seminar. The day is guaranteed to be FUN, INFORMAL, & very INFORMATIVE TRUE TO ZURI'S PROMISE: bringing you the best instructors at low cost ONLY $50 for ENTIRE DAY OPEN DANCING IN SHOW Come and dance Either in costume or not FOR MORE INFO: www.mcgill-toolen.org/zuri/Zuri.htm or email: Jane McWilliams Maresha at maresha_zuri@yahoo.com Cheryl Pierce Padgett Ziva at zivadiva2000@yahoo.com KZ wonderz: Will it be possible to attend the workshop and make it back in time fo' Al Layali's & dinner @ Phoenicia? P.U.R.E. Hello Everyone – What would happen in our community if Dancers and Musicians took their performance power as collective to the streets for the purposes of healing and peace? Be part of making this happen here in New Orleans, LA Finally… it all has come together The PURE New Orleans Workshop will be happening due to good karma, continued interest from all of you and sponsorship support courtesy of Blissworks Studio in the Bywater 3828 Dauphine St. Please pray and dance for good weather… no hurricanes Here is the event information and the PURE event flyer and registration forms will be released to the general public by Thursday. I look forward to seeing you all there. Please contact us with any questions GRETCHEN 504.473.8230 info@neworleansbellydance.com or KRYSS 504.382.5199 perchance2dream@hotmail.com. Many Thanks Gretchen Kellett and Kryss Statho To find out more about PURE and view the NYC procession, please go to http://www.puredance.org -- PURE – Public Urban Ritual E perience PURE Belly and World Movement Dance Workshop SUNDAY Sept. 11, 2005 http://WWW.PUREDANCE.ORG
GRETCHEN & G-mail Hey- The Bellydancer Gal in New Orleans who emails incessantly for PURE... for some if not most of you in case this email threw you for a loop I have found the BEST email service ever It's GMail and it was not named after me but the g thing is great. This service is awesome because it is 100% reliable and I can access anywhere in the world I go. Much better than the old email problems that tI had with my other accounts. If you are interested in getting a Gmail account please let me know and I will send an invitation out to you as I have 47 left to send out and the G Mail accounts are really hard to get unless you know someone who has one. My new main permanent email address from today on is: gretchenkellett@gmail.com My other email addresses: gretcheroo@yahoo.com, gretcheroo@hotmail.com and gkellett@tulane.edu will be deleted on August 7th. Please change my address accordingly on your list. Have a Great Day, Thanks Gretchen
LENNIE CLARK My website, which was found at http://committed.to/arabicsongtranslations now can be brought up by using http://www.geocities.com/arabicsongtranslations Sorry for any inconvenience that may have been caused, Lennie Clark" yalenii@hotmail.com KZ notez; This is an e cellent for arabic song translations Khalid & Adel have done some translation for Lennie . Check it out
BETTY & Blue Nile Hi Kruz: The Blue Nile went very well on Friday night. The performers and the audience had a great time. Michelle and I are already discussing when I will appear again and with a more e panded role. Stay tuned but for sure it will not be before the second half of September. I am very flattered that she included me in her program. She and Lali did an absolutely fabulous show. Skill, energy, artistry--they have it all. To say nothing of Neil's marvelous guitar. The Blue Nile was packed. There were the Flamenco fans, my fans, and Mark Peterson who showed up with a van load of 15 Japanese students. All in all, a very e citing and successful night. Love, Betty jdkaram@tulane.edu KALENDAR ;-- Month-Long Observances Admit You're Happy Month Artist Appreciation Month Week-Long Observances Aug. 01-07. Simplify Your Life Week Aug. 01-07. Romance Awareness Week Aug. 09-17. Elvis Week Aug. 10-16. Resurrect Romance Week Aug. 10-16. Thanks For All The Gifts Wk. Day-Long Observances Aug. 03. Friendship Day Aug. 03. Mustard Day Aug. 03. Sister's Day Aug. 04. Gay Day Aug. 04. American Family Day Aug. 05. Picnic Day Aug. 06. Wiggle Your Toes Day Aug. 06. Fresh Breath Day Aug. 08. Admit You're Happy Day Aug. 08. Prank Night Aug. 09. Sing-Out Day Aug. 10. Roller Coaster Day Courtesy of www.postcards.org To be deleted from KIOSK, please reply with No Mo' Please share the KIOSK
KIOSK JULY 28 I get up I walk I fall down Meanwhile, I keep dancing. by Phyllis Parun TOPICS KRUZ Hours Archives Birthday Sale Kiosk Nuggets Sisters of Salome update Gypsy Cafe' Betty@ Blue Nile Sara's Gulfcoast Festival DrumDoc Kalendar
KRUZ Hours; Daily 11-6 often later Tues 3-6
Archives; This KIOSK & all other Kiosks e cept Sales are archived @ www.kruzshop.com/kiosk.html
HOPE'S BIRTHDAY SALE 39% discount on everything e cept incense Sat. & Sun. Birthday Cake begins Saturday Noon. Sale Ends Sunday for details check previous mailing . A perfect time to stock up on cool 100% cotton clothing for the rest of summer & hurricane season. An e tra hip scarf? Tapestries for picnics, sofas & couches? Indian J.C.s sandals in traditional brown or fashion colors forest green, summer red, organic orange, levi blue, sunny yellow and midnight black . Cds for your boombo es, sarongs male & female..and mo' All at 39% discount KIOSK Nuggets Betty with Micaela Friday Blue Nile Hope's Birthday SALE @ KRUZ Fri/Sat SISTERS OF SALOME' Schedule Wednesday @ Jericho's on Terry Parkway - Morrighan - 10pm-12am Thursday @ Byblo's on Magazine - Amae, Amanda & Kryss - 8-10pm Thursday @ Zaynati's on Gause Blvd in Slidell - Layla - 7-9p & 10:30p-12:30am Thursday Zaynati's opens their Hookah Lounge and the Sisters will be appearing there regularly on Thursdays and also on some Fridays and Saturdays Friday @ Gypsy's Cafe on St. Charles - Kryss - 8-10pm Saturday @ Jamila's on Maple St. - Amanda - 8-10:30pm Saturday @ Jericho's - Kryss - 10pm-12am Sunday @ Hookah Cafe on Frenchman - Amae & Kryss Sunday @ Jericho's - Amanda - 10pm-12am Kz addz; If there were mo' sistah's, there would be mo' places to enjoy their art
GYPSY CAFE; LIVE FLAMENCO SHOW Wednesdays @ 7:30pm - 10pm GYPSY CAFE 709 ST. CHARLES NEW ORLEANS, LA 504 528-9008 NEIL UNTERSEHER, Flamenco Guitar & GAVIN SACKS, Flamenco Guitar.
Flamenco Schedule Date Dancer Guitarist JULY 27TH MASAKO NUMASAKI NEIL UNTERSEHER AUGUST 3RD CRISTINA STATHO NEIL UNTERSEHER AUGUST 10 MIA ALEGRA NEIL UNTERSEHER AUGUST 17 SOLANGEL "LALI" CALI GAVIN SACKS AUGUST 24TH MIA ALEGRA GAVIN SACKS AUGUST 31ST MASAKO NUMASAKI GAVIN SACKS
BETTY at the Blue Nile Hi Kruz: Here is info about my latest adventure. Michelle Paule Micaela I certainly am flattered that she has asked me to join them. I am looking forward to a fun evening. Hope you can attend. Michelle does a fabulous flamenco show, Lali is also a wonderful performer, and Neil a super guitarist. Betty jdkaram@tulane.edu Jim Betty Karam joins Micaela y Fiesta Flamenca Guitarist: Neil Unterseher Solangel Lali Cali At the Blue Nile, 532 Frenchman Street, Friday, July 29: 7:30PM-9:30PM Food may be purchased upstairs and brought downstairs. No cover www.bluenile.music.com Come on down for a fun and entertaining evening.
SARA LATE INFO Grand Opening of Sara's Late Night Bar - Saturday, July 23rd 10pm 'til. . . 724 Dublin in the Riverbend behind the Walgreen's on Carrollton and St. Charles Fantastic Free Food, Cash Bar, Great Drinks, including the irresistible Mango Daiquiri Live Piano Music and Flamenco Performances for Entertainment And, of course, interesting and cool people Bring more of your friends to add to the aura of the night dbuchillon@yahoo.com KZ addz: Although this info is late.. I bet a place like this is still celebrating & celebrating? ? Check it out.
DRUMDOC Greetings, I'm glad to announce my availability for PRIVATE middle eastern drumming classes in New Orleans, through the end of August. Instruments: Doumbek, riqq middle eastern tambourine , frame drum, ney flute . Pick anyone you want. I have an e tra doumbek for the class if you don't have one free of charge Levels: -Doumbek and riqq: All levels, from beginners to advanced -Frame drum: Beginners and intermediate -Ney: Beginners and intermediate Location: you pick, either my apartment or your place. Time: I'll try to accommodate many schedules daytime or evenings. Also you can check my website below for more info about me. Hurry up and get your private class, because I'll be moving out or town in few weeks. sincerely, DrumDoc Mo' info' http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/ DRUMDOC mo' Hello everyone, Thanks to all your support, our first show at phoenicia restaurant earlier this month was very successful. I'm glad to announce the Al Layali middle eastern music band's ne t show on Saturday August 20th, at Phoenicia Rest. Mark it today on your calendars. More details to come soon. DrumDoc.
GULFCOAST Festival Kruz, as usual I would like to thank you for keeping our belly dance community in touch with one another. Thank you and many blessings to you. Myra The Gulfcoast International Bellydance Festival is scheduled ne t month, August 27th at the Bilo i Community Center, featured artist is "Helm" visit www.bellydancefest.com For those interested in performing, please contact me with the following information for the evening's program: Name of Troupe: Members names optional Any details about the troupe or performer no more than 5-6 sentences : Will troupe provide CD or live musicians: Length of performance must be less than 5 minutes. Music must be submitted 2 weeks prior to festival, no later than Aug 13 Mail CD, no cassettes to: Myra Co 193 Keesler Cir. Bilo i, MS 39530 Questions etc. MyraCo RN@aol.com
KALENDAR Wed. Sisters of Salome Jericho's Maria & Troupe @ Blue Nile Gypsy Cafe Thurs; Sisters of Salome' @ Byblos Magazine St. Medusa The Vault with Diva Thursday @ Zaynati's Fri. Layla Isis Byblos n.o.madic @ Dragon's Den Micaela @ Blue Nile Sisters @Zaynati's Slidell Arzi's in Baton Rouge Kryss @ Gypsy Cafe" Sat. Sisters @ Jericho Sisters of Salome @Jamilla's Cafe Sun Sisters @ Hookah Cafe Kz addz; Wow.. what a line up See S.O.S. mo' complete schedule above Thanks to Air Conditioning we can go out anytime Kalendar :-- Jul. 26. Day of the Funky Chicken Jul. 27. Fresh Air For Your Houseplants Day Jul. 27. Parents' Day Kz wonderz--same se ? Jul. 28. Hurricane Supplication Day in US Virgin Islands do we have this in N.O.? Jul. 29. Lasagna Day we have this in NO Jul. 30. Cheesecake Day Jul 30. Hope's Birthday Party KRUZ' Aug 1. Hope's Actual Birthday no party KRUZ "Morocco to India" Celebrating 33 yrs. 432 Barracks St. N.O., La. 70116-2698 www.kruzshop.com tel; 504/524-7370 KIOSK July 20, 2005
Literature encourages tolerance - bigots and fanatics seldom have any use for the arts, because they're so preoccupied with their beliefs and actions that they can't see them also as possibilities. -Northrop Frye, writer 1912-1991 This KIOSK, as all others are archived at: www.kruzshop.com/kiosk.html TOPICS Kruz Hours CDs Kiosk Nuggets Layla Isis news Advanced Classes Sirrom updates DrumDoc PURE reschedule Dr. Claudia Sirrom; Houston KRUZ Hours Daily -11-6 often later Tues 2- 6 CDs SALE... SALE All Hossam Ramzy's cds are 13.33 5 or more @11.33 SALE... SALE period: July 12-19. Best Of Abdul Halim Hafiz Best Of Hossam Ramzy Best Of Om Kolthoum Classical Egyptian Dance Modern Egyptian Belly Dance Qanun El Tarab Rhythms Of The Nile Secrets Of The Eye Vol. 2-Best Of Hossam Ramzy Zeina:Best Of Mohammed Abdul Wahab Hossam Ramzy/Essam Rashad / Ro-He Rafat Misso/Hossam Ramzy / Ahlamy Dalinda: Tunisian Singer H.R. helped produce Master of the Arabian Flute Mohamed Naiem H.R. helped produce Gypsies of the Nile "Rahhal" H.R. helped produce To view the track listings, listen to samples of the music, read about the making of the CD, go to: www.hossamramzy.com/cds/thumbnails.htm All Hossam Ramzy's cds are 13.33 5 or more @11.33 SALE period: July 20-27 Kz idea; do group or share buying 2 or mo' folks buy in bulk DRUMDOC' first Belly dance music CD is is now available at KRUZ - 10 tracks total - 7 tracks include Flute nay , doumbek, Riqq, Frame drum: si known songs, and one original -3 Tracks Solo Drumming Doumbek, Riqq, Framedrum all original pieces composed and preformed by DrumDoc Please check following page for lineup, samples, and sale locations: http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/music.html Price 15--. Introductory offer 12.50 'til July 27 Kz notez: If you haven't had the opportunity or pleasure to hear the 'Doc" do it now This cd reminds me a great deal of "Bert's Baladi' of old. In B/Baladi a small egyptian group recorded but in Doc's only one man recorded. Southern Louisiana is very fortunate to have a musician of this fine caliber
KIOSK NUGGETS Layla Isis on Conan O'Brien show Wed. night. 11:35 pm. Set those vcrs Maria & Troupe at Blue Nile 8'ish Cafe Pyramid remains closed. New Mona Restaruant on Elysian Fields at Filmore ne t to Italian Pie Soon there'll be a Mona near you. Why not, they're good
LAYLA ISIS New Hi everyone I've got some hot off the press Layla Isis updates for you 1 Conan O'Brien show Wed. night. I'll be flying into NY tomorrow am to appear on the show with the band Yerba Beuntos. Tune in this wed to check out bellydancing on national tv Also appearing are my friends and fabulous dancers Sira and Jeniviva, who danced with me at Byblos a couple months back. 2 Advanced Level Masterclass this Sunday, July 24th. 2 - 5pm. This special once-a-month advanced level workshop is open to all registrants who are either current bellydance professionals or students who may be interested in performance opportunities. We will break down Layla's signature style of strong, sharp hip accents and big, beautiful shimmies with isolations and layering. Learn how to combine mesmerizing theatricality with masterful technique. We will also cover a floorwork routine, a drum solo, and the use of candles as props. Two choreographies will be taught as part of an upcoming theatrical production, which can also be adapted for your own use. Bring veils,and hand held candles if you have them. To pre-register for this workshop, please contact layla.isis@verizon.net or call 917- 691-9793 3 New classes at Blissworks in the Bywater Beginner level on Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm. This class introduces the basics of cabaret bellydance technique while providing a stimulating fitness workout. Drills and combinations are designed to train the muscular structure of the body to the strong, supple, sensual, and controlled frame of a bellydancer. Intermediate Level, Tuesdays 8- 9:00 p This class focuses on building strong technique for hip and upperbody isolations, shimmies, floorwork, musicality, and fluid transitions. We also introduce choreography and working with props. Open to all levels. Please note: this week Ahmae will sub the 7:00pm class, and the 8:00pm is cancelled due to the tv appearance. And Layla will also be out of town the week of July 30 - Aug. 6th. Afterwards, classes resume as usual. Thank you Please contact me directly for further information. Yours in Dance, Layla Isis layla.isis@verizon.net SIRROM in Houston 07/16/05 Sirrom's 25th Anniversary HAFLA • 07/18/05 NEW "Artist in Residency Series" begins with Linda Underwood Choreography • 08/05/05 Sirrom Drummers' & Dancers' Jam • 08/26/05 Dusk Til Dawn Film Fest - Sequel 2005 • 08/27/05 Greek Line Dancing Seminar • 09/09/05 Sirrom Drummers' & Dancers' Jam • 09/24/05 Double Veil Workshop with Kira • 10/30/05 MECA "Day of the Dead" Festival 25th Anniversary HAFLA in 2 Days ... DON'T FORGET -- Sirrom celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a show, dinner, silent auction and friends this Saturday, July 16th. Come and join us for our 25th Year of Raks Sharki in Houston, Te as. The show will be star studded and loads of fun. And what would an anniversary party be with a few surprises. Come join the fun....see you there. ADVANCED :belly dancing class This class is open to new, returning and current students. Come One Come All Belly Dancing Classes---Advanced New 4 week advanced session starting Wednesday, July 20 Class meets: 7:15 - 8:30PM My plan is to introduce a new combination every week and then work on improv- isation, encouraging the use of the new material into your free style dancing. Attention current beginner/intermediates. " Challenging yourself is the only way to grow". Classes meet at the Jewish Community Center, St Charles and Jefferson Uptown 897-0143. Please call the JCC, 897-0143, Ask for Debbie Barrons during the day or Violet after 5:00PM, for more information or to enroll. You may also email or call me with any questions. 897-0432, jdkaram@tulane.edu Betty Karam Tel: 504-897-0432 Fa : 504-988-1611.
DRUMDOC I just got home from Dominic's drum workshop and really had a great time. He did a nice job and touched on a variety of rhythms. You can put this in your ne t kiosk if you like. I'm happy to promote his efforts Kudos DrumDoc Kim kimonika@co .net Kim Karnell .
PURE rescheduling Hello - The following dates are what we are looking to reschedule the PURE New Orleans workshop. The workshop will be a 6 hour one day event from 10am-4pm on a Saturday or Sunday. The schedule will be the same and we are working on a location to have it in. Please email me with the date that works best for you no later than Sunday by 5pm. I can't accommodate everyone but I am looking to schedule it on the date that works best for all and the Facilitators who are flying in from NYC. Come rain, shine or hurricane the workshop is happening
If you are an instructor and have Dance Students who have a good base of movement and can understand basic choreography, please pass this information along to them as this is an open performance opportunity for all to participate in. Proposed one day workshop dates: August: 13, 14, 27, 28 September: 3 or 4 Thanks Gretchen "What is PURE??" or "What is this Workshop?" Please read the following information: PURE is collective of dancers and drummers who take music and dance out into the streets for the purposes of healing and peace. . . . . to read mo' go to: http://www.puredance.org PURE INFO CONTACTS: GRETCHEN 504.473.8230 info@neworleansbellydance.com or KRYSS at 504.382.5199 perchance2dream@hotmail.com
Dr. CLAUDIA Kz sez: this is late info Hello all As most of you know, I will be leaving New Orleans ne t week to begin the ne t phase of my life as a molecular entomologist. Jose' and I will be having a performance salon as a going-away party on Sunday- you and friends of yours are invited- we would love to see you But first- Earlier that evening, at 7:00pm to 8:30pm, I will be singing a cappella arias from the 17th to 19th centuries at Cafe Rose Nicaud, as the first in a series of classical concerts they will be hosting on select Sunday evenings. Rose Nicaud is on Frenchmen Street, at Royal, just down from Snug Harbor and across the street from the Spotted Cat. The concert is free and supported by Cafe Rose Nicaud; if you would like to see more chamber-scale classical music, please do come down, support the cafe, and let the owners, Kenneth and Melba Ferdinand, know that you appreciate this sort of event Also, if you are a classical musician who would like to perform, please contact Kenneth kdf@caferosenicaud.com , and feel free to pass this information on to other musicians you might know. The party will be at 9:00pm, after the Cafe Rose Nicaud concert, and will be a "semi-potluck" performance salon bring something small to eat or drink if you would like to- vegetarian, please- and something to perform in an informal salon environment if you would like to- no obligation Poetry, dance, music, magic, theatre, performance art, and any other type of performance welcome . The address is 2322 Dauphine St., between Marigny and Mandeville a block and a half from Elysian Fields in the Marigny rectangle. Hope to see you there - Dr. Claudia Copeland, Ph.D. bayouaria@yahoo.com KRUZ notez this info was for last weekend, but the weekly concerts will be ongoing, insha'allah. Kz addz; Claudia has an incredible voice. I hope you had an opportunity to enjoy her. I'll miss her effervescent personality & dancing.
To be de-kiosked please reply with No Mo' Please share this KIOSK with all KRUZ 'Morocco to India' Celebrating 33 years 432 Barracks St. N.O., La. 70116-2698 tel: 504/524-7370 www.kruzshop.com KIOSK July 12, 2005 "In order for you to do something you've never done, you have to be someone you've never been." -- Les Brown, speaker & author TOPICS KRUZ Hours New Cds & SALE. Kioskisms Phoenicia Workshops: enia; Gulf Coast DrumDoc; N.O. Flamenco; N.O. NEW CDs "Natacha Atlas; The Best of. . ." The title Best Of… perhaps implies that if you listen to this compilation you can skip the rest, but that's very much not the case. Each of her albums, all still available, has its own character and is packed with tracks that are as innovative, unusual, quirky and beautiful now as ever. This one isn't a digest; seven of the si teen tracks are e actly as on the albums, but the other nine consist of new mi es or edits, some with new vocals, some reworkings very unlike the originals, to read more and track listings: www.mantrarecordings.com/?read=thebestof-0 Kz addz: And we stock Natacha's "Halim", "Gedida", "Something Dangerous" & "Ayestheni". Best of .. .16.99. Introductory SALE offer.. 13.33 'til July 12-19, NEW CD ENCHANTED EGYPT: Phil Thornton & Hossam Ramzy. This album blends traditional Egyptian rhythms and instrumentation with Western instrumentation to create an e cellent world fusion album featuring lively rhythms and e pert musicianship. This is the third collaboration between Hossam Ramzy, a world-famous Egyptian percussionist with a number of best-selling albums, and Phil Thornton, one of New World's most consistently best-selling artists. Their first two albums Eternal Egypt and Immortal Egypt have both been very successful Kz addz; "Eternal Egypt" & "Immortal Egypt" are in stock Introducing 'Enchanted Egypt" at 16.99 special intro price 13.33 Kz addz & addz; KRUZ stocks other Hossam's cds SALE. .. SALE All Hossam Ramzy's cds are 13.33 5 or more @11.33 SALE... SALE SALE period: July 12-19. Baladi Plus Best Of Abdul Halim Hafiz Best Of Hossam Ramzy Best Of Om Kolthoum Classical Egyptian Dance Faddah Silver Hossam Ramzy Presents Egyptian Sufi Modern Egyptian Belly Dance Qanun El Tarab Rhythms Of The Nile Secrets Of The Eye Vol. 2-Best Of Hossam Ramzy Zeina:Best Of Mohammed Abdul Wahab Hossam Ramzy/Essam Rashad / Ro-He Rafat Misso/Hossam Ramzy / Ahlamy Source of Fire Best of Baladi & Saaidi Hossam's cds SALE... SALE All Hossam Ramzy's cds are 13.33 5 or more @11.33 SALE... SALE SALE period: July 12-19. To view the track listings, listen to samples of the music, read about the making of the CD, go to: www.hossamramzy.com/cds/thumbnails.htm
KIOSKISMS MARIA & Friends @ Blue Nile Wed 8 p maristel54@hotmail.com or Blue NIle 948-2583 Layla Isis; @ Byblos on Fridays LAYLA ISIS @ Jericho's on Sundays VCR-movie; July 15 3:15 pm. KISMET 1944 with Ronald Colman & Marlene Dietrich;A wonderful fantasy of dancing harem girls, sultan who marries a peasant girl. In color and fabulous sets. One of Kz all time favorites. KHALED & FRIENDS @ House of Blues Wed. July 13 8pm. Algerian Dance Pop. An ethnic way to celebrate Bastille Day. AMALGAMA Flamenco @ Gypsy's Cafe EVERY WEDNESDAY, 7:30p TIL 10:00p GYPSY CAFE 709 ST. CHARLES AVE. NEW ORLEANS, LA 504 528-9008 JOHN LAWRENCE, Flamenco Guitar This Wednesday's Flamenco Dancer - Solalangel "Lali" Cali MEDA POSTPONES ON ACCOUNT OF THE APPROACHING HURRICANE TO JULY 17TH 2-4pm. It will still be at the home of Wendy Bridevau 11526 Moultrie Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70817. PLEASE WRITE ME OR CALL 504-242-4758 AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU were PLANNING ON COMING THIS SUNDAY AND IF YOU will COME THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY JULY 17TH. Best wishes always, -Marlane Drake President, MEDA 504-242-4758.
PHOENICIA --FUN FUN Hi Kruz: I had such a great time dancing to the music of Dominic and Elias on Saturday night. What a blast Live music--what a treat. It was more like a party than a regular night in a restaurant. Also knowing so many of the other diners was a real plus. The food was sensational, and the music inspired me to dance. Staying in my seat was not an option. I am glad you, Maria, and Shirley were there to enjoy this wonderful event. New York was another incredible e perience. Elena is the best and the most creative dancer I know. I thoroughly enjoyed her workshop and have many new ideas to present in my classes. It was also a super thrill for me to be included as an instructor in her week. I taught 2 debkes and received many thanks from the participants who have been wanting to include debke in their shows. Two successful e periences and now real life intervenes and I must dash out to get a new muffler for my car. Love, Betty --KRUZ komments; It's one of the best evenings I've enjoyed in N.O. It reminded me of the many nights in NYC where most clubs have live music.as do many of the Houston clubs/restaurants. As Betty said " Staying in my seat was not an option." And Betty made sure that the folks bouncing in their seats got up. Urging every one to 'raks': then leading a dabke. EVERYONE was at it, even Khalil, the owner led a dabke. The musical duo 'LAYLI' was as e citing as it could possibly be. Dominic said that this might become a monthly event. Insha'allah
ENIA;Gulf Coast Dear Kruz, Attention all Beginning dancers and drummers, enia Hurrem is hosting a beginning zill and drum workshop to get you ready for the big workshop with Master Musicians of Helm being held in August at the Bellydance Festival in Bilo i, MS. This mini workshop will be held on the beach in front of da Beach House at the corner of Washington Street and South Beach Blvd, in Bay St. Louis, MS. The workshop will be Saturday July 23/05. There is an alternate date in case of rain -from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. The cost is $25.00 for either drum or zill class. After the workshop you can join us for some drumming and dancing at our drum circle or just sip a smoothie or Hawaiian coffee from da Beach House. enia is teaching the zill portion of the workshop and Richard Graham an ethnomusicologist will be teaching the drum segment. Bring zills or buy them from your favorite import store, Kruz in the quarter or Native Traders in Long Beach MS. There will be a few drums available to borrow or buy one from Kruz. For more information on how to get there call da Beach House at 228-467-9477, or e-mail enia at: eniahurrem@bellsouth.net Forever Shimmying enia Hurrem Kz addz: If you haven't visited Native Traders... Do . Wonderful selection of ethnic jewelry. Had zills I have never seen before.. Belly dancing supplies. I was very impressed. About 4 blocks up from the Beach ne t door to Divemaster .
DRUMDOC Workshop Hello everyone, Middle eastern Doumbek drumming workshop egyptian technique : NO prior e perience required. basic drumming technique, common middle eastern rhythms, embellishments, improvisation and much more. -Instructor: Dominic the DrumDoc -When: Saturday July 16, 1pm-3pm -Where: iberia dance studio, 8530 oak st, New Orleans, LA -How much: $25/person cash only please at the door -what do u need: Doumbek drum preferably egyptian style , notebook and pen, and something to sit on. Please email me with any questions, and check the website below for info about the instructor. See you all there DrumDoc Professional middle eastern percussionist and flute player Drum, Nay flute http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/
FLAMENCO WORKSHOP GLORIA DE JEREZ Workshop Reminder Gloria returns for a 3rd visit to the Crescent City to share her knowledge and love for Flamenco. It is sure to be a marvelous weekend. July 16-17, 2005 New Orleans, LA McWilliams Hall Rm 105 Tulane Campus www.oleflamenco.com or call Kryss at 504 382-5199. Kryss aka "La Cristina".
To be deleted from future KIOSKS please reply with No Mo' Please share this with your Kioskless friends & enemies KRUZ 'Morocco to India" Celebrating 33 yrs 432 Barracks St. N.O.La. 706-2698 www.kruzshop.com tel: 504/524-7370 KIOSK July 5, 2005 Shabd :The audible life stream that can be heard inside. Hindu word TOPICS Kruz Hours Flamenco Blue Nile Sisters of Salome Phoenicia & Concert Pure Workshop Classes:New Iberia Fort Walton Hafla update Bilo i: Int'l Festival of B.D. Kalendar
KRUZ Hours; Daily 11-6 Tues 3-6
FLAMENCO The Passion of Spanish Dance For you early birds or with vcrs; Flamenco; the Passion of Spanish Dance PBS: Channel Cable 14 or 32 Wednesday A.M .. 5 a.m
BLUE NILE Maria & Troupe will be at the Blue Nile on Wednesdays. beginning this Wednesday. 7-ish to 9-ish The 'hood now has dancing: Wed. Blue Nile w/ Maria Fri. Dragon's Den w/ n.o.Madic Fri. Flamenco; Blue Nile Flamenco Sun. Hookah Cafe w/ Sisters of Salome' To go beyond the hood; Jericho's, Byblos, MedUSA, Jamila's,Zaynatis
SISTERS OF SALOME' update The Sisters of Salome appear around New Orleans and now Slidell from Wednesday to Sunday every week. The following is a listing of which Sister is appearing where for the upcoming week. Wednesday 10-midnight - Jericho's 1164 Terry Parkway - Amae Thursday 8-10pm - Byblo's 3218 Magazine - Amae & Kryss Thursday 7-9pm - Zaynati's 1503 Gause Blvd, Slidell - Layla & Stacey Saturday 10-12 Jericho's Morrighan Saturday 8-10:30p- Jamila's Cafe Maple Street - Kryss Sunday 9-11pm - Hookah Cafe French- man Street - Amae, Noura & Kryss Come Shimmy with Us Kryss Director, Sister of Salome Belly Dance Collective MUSIC CONCERT: Reminder To all lovers of Middle eastern music, Finally, an authentic middle eastern music band is performing live in New Orleans. Come and join us for a delicious Lebanese dinner, and enjoy the mesmerizing music by the "Doctors": Elias, singer, keyboard, and lute oud player, and Dominic the DrumDoc percussionist and flute nay player. Phoenicia restaurant 4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd, N.O. La. 504 889-9950 Saturday July 9th, 2005 8:30pm Reservations recommended More details. http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/ Kz addz: PHONECIA is in Independence Mall.. CHILI's dominates the landscape I use the Clearview e it, and turn left onto Houma, entering the mall from behind. Or travelling up Vet's and turn right Chili's Same side as Chili's but behind. See you there
Hello - Here is the PURE Workshop Information as it is fast approaching A flyer for you, your students and other interested folks is attached. If you'd like copies of this flyer please let me know and I will get some to you A rhythm class has also been added for musicians as well, details below if you plan on attending this workshop please email or call to let us know. GRETCHEN 504.473.8230 info@neworleansbellydance.com or KRYSS at 504.382.5199 perchance2dream@hotmail.com Thanks Gretchen PURE Belly Dance Workshop SATURDAY JULY 9TH, 2005 http://WWW.PUREDANCE.ORG
I was fearful that there might be a schedule class. No such animal PURE's schedule is 10 to 4 pm. Time to freshen up and get to hear the Music Concert at Phoenicia at 8:30. What a full day See everyone, everywhere as Debbie Scheel sez CLASSES: New Iberia Hello, A new 6-week session of bellydance classes will be held at the Body and Balance studio in downtown New Iberia starting Monday, July 11. Please email Sydney for more information and to register. Sydney R. Landry sidlandry@co -internet.com
FORT WALTON Hafla The Kasba Dancers present their annual Hafla for Hospice in Fort Walton Beach from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. WHEN IS THIS TO BE HELD? Sorry Kruz, I did not realize Jennifer had not mentioned the date. The date for the Hafla in Fort Walton Beach, Florida is on Saturday, July 30th. For any other information, contact Jennifer at TheDesertDiva@aol.com. : Thanks for passing along the message Take care . .
BILO I: GULF COAST INTERNATIONAL BELLYDANCE FESTIVAL  website address... is no up www.bellydancefest.com Please visit and share with others, see you Aug 27th Myra   MyraCo RN@aol.com
Kalendar Week-Long Observances Jul. 06-12. Laundry Workers' Week Jul. 06-12. Take Charge of Change Week Jul. 07-12. Copious Compliments Week Jul. 07-13. Nude Recreation Week Jul. 21-27. Plan to Promote Your Business Week Day-Long Observances Jul. 07. Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together Day Jul. 07. Macaroni Day Jul. 08. Video Games Day Jul. 09. Sugar Cookie Day Jul. 10. Teddy Bear's Picnic Day Jul. 11. Cheer Up The Lonely Day Jul. 12. Barn Day Jul. 13. French Fries Day KIOSK June 29 Man or woman cannot discover new oceans until s/he has courage to lose sight of the shore. TOPICS KRUZ Hours Merchandise July SALE Nuggets enia update Hafla Music Concert Bollywood Movies Zeitgesit
MERCHANDISE New bedspreads are now available. Mini size 60" 90" perfect picnic size for two : Single size- 72" 108" for mo' folks, small bed or couch cover; Double Size for family 'nicking or curtains & big bed; a few Queen size 108" 108'... includes the in-laws, neighbors, dogs & cats.Traditional Indian prints. 18.- to 45. A shipment of hipscarves; all colors & sizes 26.- to 80.- Kurta, kurtas, kurtas.light weight cotton shirts; men & women in an array of colors & sizes. Plain, with embroidery, sequins; shirt or tunic length. A summer must JULY SALE July; 1, 2, 3, 4 -- Friday thru Monday. 40% 40% 40% 40% off all books , pottery, cds , video cassettes not dvds ,tobaccos for shishas/hookahs, kuffiyahs black or red head covering , leather journals, genie shoes, double discounts included JULY SALE July; 1, 2, 3, 4 -- Friday thru Monday. 40% 40% Kz adds; 3 days of no meters Sat., Sun., Mon. Mo" parking & it's free. OR.. take the red-line Trolley to French Market stop. or peddle to Quarter. Donkeys, camels or feluccas another possibility
NUGGETS Betty is in NYC on Elena's staff; teaching debke. Returns in a week with 'Tales of Betty" Stay tuned Cafe Pyramid has closed Khalid of Pharoah's Cave is in Egypt Stay tuned for "Tales of the Pharaoh" RETURNING to N.O. Hi Kruz, I will be moving back to New Orleans. I just finished wonderful tribal bellydance production with Baraka Mundi out of Asheville NC, We just released the DVD and have a great CD of music out. www.barakmundi.com I plan on continuing my dance training when I get down there. I'm currently house hunting down there and will be down there in July for a visit and then in August for good, or at least until Sescha is 18 yrs old. I can't wait to show you our dvd. I'm very proud of it. Hope all is well with you. Let me know if you hear of any great places for rent. Take
care and I'll see you sonn Kameron akarimorph@yahoo.com ENIA update Well the gig at Zaynatis is not happening. I waited for a month to hear whether we would set up a regular schedule to perform there and since nothing happened I phoned & its been taken over by the Salome Sisters. They would like me to train some young women to dance there and so when ever I can produce them they'll be ready. In the meantime I'm busy planning out the Bilo i Belly dance festival with Myra and enjoying my free time this summer with my family. The girls are off to distant schools in the fall and I need to focus on them and my new home. I taught a group of children a few weeks ago as part of a dance camp in Long Beach at the Creativity Center. It went over very well and I hope to have regular classes for them after school in the fall at this little center in Long Beach. I figure if you want to train them to dance right you have to start with the young ones. I've got my faithful group of women that come out to my intermediate class on Wednesdays and I'm planning on teaching a beginning zill workshop in July to precede the arrival of Helm for the Bilo i Bellydance festival. Thanks again Forever Shimmying enia shawnpry@bellsouth.net
HAFLA for Hospice in Fort Walton Beach, Kruz . . . Can you please send this out on your KIOSK We are asking for a $5 donation at the door and if anyone would like additional information, please contact Jennifer at TheDesertDiva@aol.com. Thanks Mary The Kasba Dancers present their annual Hafla for Hospice in Fort Walton Beach from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. WHEN, WHAT DATE? All levels of performers are invited. This year's hafla is being held on Okaloosa Island at the Elks Lodge, 1335 Miracle Strip Parkway SE also known as Highway 98 , Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 which is on the bayside and east of the Emerald Coast Conference Center and directly beside the Greenwood Motel. Vending fees are $25.00 a space. Unfortunately, I could not get the hall the night before so set up will begin as soon as they get there which should be by "8:15 at the latest." We open to the public at 11:00 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. All proceeds from the door donations go to Hospice. Last year we raised $500, I am hoping to raise even more this year. There are plenty of hotels/motels nearby, ShyOne978@aol.com Kz. notez: Wow ./ /a great e cuse for the beach and for a worthy cause. Dance, friends, fun, beach & sunscreen. Is this deductible? WHEN IS THIS TO BE HELD? Please contact Jennifer at TheDesertDiva@aol.com
MUSIC CONCERT To all lovers of Middle eastern music, Finally, an authentic middle eastern music band is performing live in New Orleans. Come and join us for a delicious Lebanese dinner, and enjoy the mesmerizing music by the "Doctors": Elias, singer, keyboard, and lute oud player, and Dominic the DrumDoc percussionist and flute nay player. Phoenicia restaurant ne t door to Sake 4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd, New Orleans, LA 504 889-9950 Saturday July 9th, 2005 program starts at 8:30pm reservations recommended No cover charge but u gotta plan on having dinner there; Please email for more details. Thanks for all your love and support for the music. DrumDoc - Professional middle eastern percussionist and flute player Doumbek egyptian tabla , Riqq, Frame Drum, Nay flute http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/ Kz addz; This may be the highlight of the summer. PHONECIA is in Independence Mall.. CHILI's dominates the landscape I use the Clearview e it, and turn left onto Houma, entering the mall from behind. Or travelling up Vet's and turn rig
ht Chili's Same side as Chili's but behind. See you there BOLLYWOOD Movies in N.O. Catch the latest Bollywood movies. PAHELI premieres around the world and you can see it in N.O., Baton Rouge and Jackson, Ms. HOTLINE NUMBER 504 464-1391 PAHELI w/ english sub-titles 9:45PM Friday & Saturday 3:30PM & 7:30P Sunday HOLLYWOOD CINEMAS 9 1401 WEST ESPLANADE ne t to Macy's & Dillard's ESPLANADE MALL, Kenner La.
PAHELI IN BATON ROUGE UNITED ARTIST'S,SIEGAN LANE,BR I-10 & SEIGEN LANE, ne t to Office Depot Tel # 225 -292-6197 --Kz addz; Paheli is a treat for the eyes. So much color.. costumes, sets, dances. Set in Rajasthan's desert environs. A folkloric surrealistic story, with the handsome genie driving the film's story line ."art house/realistic cinema". I don't speak or understand hindi, but the visuals don't require this. For a wonderful escapist day plus a travelogue plus A.C plus music/dance/costumes... it's a pleasant way to spend the day. Check it out. ZEITGESIT DOING TIME, DOING VIPASSANA by Ayelet Menahemi & Eilona Ariel . This e traordinary, award-winning documen- tary takes viewers inside India's largest prison - known as one of the toughest in the world - and shows the dramatic change brought about by the introduction of Vipassana meditation . Vipassana is an ancient meditation technique, which shows people how to take control of their lives and channel them toward their own good. It is the story of a strong woman named Kiran Bedi , the former Inspector General of Prisons in New Delhi, who strove to transform the notorious Tihar Prison and turn it into an oasis of peace. But most of all it is the story of prison inmates who underwent profound change, and who realized that incarceration is not the end but possibly a fresh start toward an improved and more positive life. These people have shown that reform can work if it is self-reform. Their success has been so dramatic that recently the Indian Government decided to teach Vipassana in all the country's prisons. Other countries, including the U.S., are becoming interested as well. The two women, Israeli filmmakers spent about two weeks inside Tihar Central Prison in New Delhi and Baroda Jail in the Indian state of Gujarat. They interviewed inmates and jail officials, and filmed in places rarely accessible to film crews, whether Indian or foreign. Mo' info': www.zeitgeistinc.org/events.html Kz addz.. who knows it might be implemented at Orleans Parish Prison. I was touched when the prison guard was comforting a prisoner. Tues, Wed, Thurs 8 p June 28-29 Hi Kruz, Just thought I'd let you know that I've seen the documentary and it's great. Definitely worth going to see.-Meghan devyani@bellsouth.net
June 21, 2005
Love truth, but pardon error. -Voltaire, philosopher & writer 1694-1778 TOPICS Kruz Hours Flamenco Updates & outdates Sydney Landry update Layla Isis Gulf Coast Int'l Dance Fest. Bollywood Zeitgesit Member of Betty's Troupe Kalendar
KRUZ HOURS Daily 11-6 Tues 2-6
FLAMENCO SHOW EVERY WEDNESDAY, 7:30 P-10:00 P GYPSY CAFE 709 ST. CHARLES AVE JOHN LAWRENCE, Flamenco Guitar A schedule of dancers at Gypsy Cafe: JUNE 22ND MIA ALEGRA JUNE 29TH MASAKO NUMASAKI JULY 6TH CRISTINA STATHO JULY 13TH SOLANGEL "LALI" CALI
Updates & Outdates Cafe Pyramid has closed. No one seems to know why. Such good, good food Zaynatis in Slidell ... enia is no longer performing there. Sisters of Salome' are. Blue Nile... Last Sunday nite to catch Maria & Troupe 7-9p Oasis Pastries 2701 Manhattan Blvd ne t to Cleopatra 263-1606 Daily 11-9 pm In Harvey... a block beyond LoPalco. MedUSA Vault 2700 Manhattan Blvd 482-3247 Adam Ertem a wonderful dancing Turk will enliven your evening. The Sisters no mo' but Diva is dancing Thursdays 9-11. Betty is/will teach an intensive in NYC with Elena. Specializing in Debke. Yallah Betty and Jim said their visit to the Nile Cafe was e cellent. Some of the best humus & baba ganouj they've enjoyed in town. Yallah... sounds great
Sydney Landry Update RECREATION Dept. Classes Hello All, Beginning the week of June 20, 2005 an 8 week Belly Dance class will be offered through the New Iberia Recreation Department. Wednesday mornings from 8:30 -9:30am Saturday mornings from 9 - 10 a.m. Beginner's Belly Dance will be offered. Saturday mornings from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Intermediate Belly Dance will also be offered. Also, I am very e cited to announce, a new introductory 6 week Health Rhythms Drum Circle will be offered on Wednesday mornings from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please call 337-369-2337 to register or email me for more information. Sydney R. Landry LAYLA ISIS update I want to give you an update on my classes at Iberia Dance Arts. The new summer class times are: Mondays 6:30 Beginning Bellydance Mondays 7:45 Intermediate Bellydance. The Wednesday Advanced is cancelled for the time being, but will be replaced with a once a month advanced level workshop, date and location to be announced later. There is plenty of room left in the 6:30 class, but the 7:45 is near capacity. If I could have any interested students email me if they would like to register for a spot in either of the classes, that would be great layla.isis@verizon.net Private classes are also available
GULF COAST INTERNATIONAL BELLYDANCE FESTIVAL Featured Guest: HELM MARK BELL & LING SHEN BELL AUGUST 27, 2005 Saturday Bilo i Community Center 591 Howard Ave. Bilo i, MS 3953 Interested performers, workshop instructors, sponsors, vendors & volunteers needed. CONTACT MYRA 228-860-3606 myraco rn@aol.com
BOLLYWOOD; MUGHAL-E-AZAM NEW ORLEANS CINEMA HINDI MOVIE Bollywood in New Orleans Kenner w/ English Sub-titles AT 7:30PM ON MONDAY TO THURSDAY JUNE 20,21,22,23 HOLLYWOOD CINEMAS 9 1401 WEST ESPLANADE NE T TO MACY'S & DILLARD'S ESPLANADE MALL, KENNER,LOUISIANA 70065 For Further Information or Tickets Visit our web site @ neworleanscinema.com OR New Orleans New movie hotline 504 464-1391 24hrs for Info or call Vishu Mandava at 504 -915-9087 Kz addz; This is one of the all time classic love stories. This is a remastered, colorized version of the 1980 original. Great for a summer night outing.
MEMBER OF Betty's Troupe In the last KIOSK a member of Betty's Troupe was requesting support for the Avon Walk . Many of you will remember her from Jamilla's Rest. She was Betty's lead dancer at one of the DanceARamas She was-- Christine Young basteti@hotmail.com
ZEITGESIT JUNE 23 Thursday 8 pm Film from the Balata Film Collective Benefit to send video artist to Palestine to work on human rights project Friday, Saturday, Sunday & JUNE 28-29-30 DOING TIME, DOING VIPASSANA Documentary that e plores the profoundly positive effect that the ancient technique of Vipassana meditation has had on the inmates of India's largest prison. KALENDAR Jun. 21 Spring Begins Jun. 24. Lunar Eclipse Jun. 26. World Juggling Day Jun. 27. Decide To Be Married Day Jun. 27. Happy Birthday To Happy Birthday To You Day Jun. 27. HIV Testing Day Jun. 30. Tech Support Appreciation Day Kz notez; We missed June 15 Sneak-a- kiss Day. Can we do belated sneaking and there is no belated kissing it's all timely
This KIOSK & all others are archived at www.kruzshop.com/kiosk.html To be de-Kioskized, please reply with No Mo' Please share this KIOSK Kruz "Morocco to India" Celebrating 33 yrs. 432 Barracks St. N.O., La. 70116-2698 tel: 504/524-7370 www.kruzshop.com June 7, 2005
"Live out of your imagination, not your history."- Stephen R. Covey, author How would my day and my life be different if I lived from my imagination? TOPICS Kruz Hours MEDA meets Magazine Flamenco Hafla:Lafayette Movie echo Maria Sisters of Salome' update Komenka Photos n.o.Madic update
We just had a very busy weekend; Komenka Performed J.M. took photos Megha gave a ATS workshop; Back to the Beach; Deb. Scheel was in town. Donna & Cliff from Mobile were in for a week. It was great seeing their smiling faces almost daily. . .. ..and it looks like the summer will be hot in so many ways. Dance venues opening up for the community. along with the e isting ones. Workshops are inviting. Vacation trips are awaiting. and the a.c. so welcoming Amaya's Dvds & Cds newly arrived. Moon Over Cairo, Vol. 3 Side 1: A fusion of passionate and dramatic music from Spain and Arabia. Side 2: "Drrruumms" only. 18.99 AMAYA's GYPSY FIRE Learn the history of the Spanish Gypsies. See the Alhambra and the Gypsy Caves of Sacramonte. Enjoy the dance of the Zambra. Study Zambra steps. See Amaya perform with The Gypsies 60 min. 38.-- Note: MOON OVER CAIRO III, "Amayagueña," music that accompanies the video is available at KRUZ HIPS BY AMAYA newest release Basic hip mechanics, isolations, shimmies, drum solo shimmy 38.-- choreography to "SUSU & THE CAIRO CATS" and performance by Amaya. Note: Kruz stocks Susu's cd Veil & Arm Dancing by Amaya Arm & veil techniques for performance. Beginner to advanced level. Veil concepts, tricks, drapes, arm designs, performance to Dark Fire by Light Rain. 55 min. 38.-- to read mo' about this wonderful artiste www.maria.amaya.com MEDA in Lafayette Middle Eastern Dance Artists meets in Lafayette June 12th 2005 2-4pm We will discuss what we liked and what to improve from the Amaya seminar; and begin preparing for ne t year-guest artist, vendors, & dates. Snacks &socializing Marlane is offering to carpool from New Orleans through Baton Rouge. Enjoy the camaraderie of dancers & dance enthusiasts MEDA is for YOU Feel free to respond before the meeting if you have something to share- responses to our survey, ideas to make our membership better, time, talent. Best wishes always, Marlane Drake; President MEDA; 504-242-4758 Oasis Studio will host: 427 Rena Drive, Lafayette, LA 70503 337 988-2001 or Dayna 337-267-3027. Directions: From I-10 take US167 at e it 103A toward US 90 Lafayette, 2.8 mi; Right on US167 Johnson St, 3.7 mi; Right on Rena Dr Friar Ln is to the L; one block after G

MAGAZINES on Magazine I'm setting up the space ne t to the shop as a patio--starting ne t weekend you'll be able to sit under an umbrella with your favorite magazine and a FREE cup of coffee. No frills iced or hot black coffee, or old-fashioned cream & sugar--maybe I'll have Rice Dream. I may even occasion- ally bake cookies. So ne t week, find yourself the right magazine, take a break with a cup of free coffee in the courtyard. www.themagazinegirl.com 4815 Magazine St. Tues-Fri 11:30-6:30 Sat & Sun noon-5pm Linda
FLAMENCO This Week WEDNESDAY - June 8 Gypsy's Cafe presents "Amalgama" Live Flamenco Performance 7:30p-10p 709 St. Charles Ave Flamenco Dancer:"La Cristina" Flamenco Guitarist: John Lawrence Ne t Wednesday June15 Flamenco with Solangel "Lali" Cali FRIDAY - JUNE 10 Blue Nile presents Micaela y Fiesta Flamenca with Guest Dancer "La Cristina" 7:30pm Mo' info' perchance2dream@hotmail.com
GLORIA DE JEREZ Workshop Reminder Gloria returns for a 3rd visit to the Crescent City to share her knowledge and love for Flamenco. It is sure to be a marvelous weekend. July 16-17, 2005 New Orleans, LA McWilliams Hall Rm 105 Tulane Campus For details and registration forms go to www.oleflamenco.com or call Kryss at 504 382-5199. July 1 is Deadline for pre- registration discounts. Hasta Luego Kryss aka "La Cristina"
HAFLA... Lafayette Hello Everyone, Come and enjoy the beauty of the traditional live Middle eastern music by DrumDoc on percussion, and Elias singer and Oud lute Player, along with the fantastic belly dance by Desert Shadows, a charity event organized by Desert Dance Studio. Grant Street Dance Hall 113 W. Grant St, Lafayette, LA 70501 Friday June 17th, 2005 8pm-2am Cover: $5 Must be 18 of Older for more info please check my webpage: http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/performance

GULFPORT Bellydancing lessons with Shahla Kali Gulfport / Bilo i area 228-831-5542 or e-mail - shahladancer26@aol.com Fully Cabaret style bellydance available for weddings, parties, nice eatery's, night club celebrations, girls night out fun classes, and special choreography & etc. call or e-mail for bookings and prices Mahalo , Heather Shahla _ Shimmies and Love , Heather Shahla visit my website address- http://www.webspawner.com/users/witchydancer/inde .html and visit a new one www.bellydancingwithshahla.com MOVIE Hey Kruz Interesting that you mentioned the movie "Head On" really called "Against the Wall", which is a much better title... they did this to "Heaven Over Berlin", too- changed to "Wings of Desire" which is cliche and cheesy... why do they change these titles to lame ones rather than just translating them?? . You really MUST see it It is going to rank in my top films of all time- a German-E pressionist style film, but Turkish, too, and so great. This film just captures so much of the culture clash and where so many young Turkish Germans are, and Jose really felt that it captured his e perience as an Ecuadoran-American as well- same love-hate relationship with a beautiful but patriarchal and conservative culture. Plus, it's funny, sad, and beautiful in that uniquely gritty German e pressionist way- a love story that only a German Turk could make. So you must, must, must see it Jose and I are recommending it to everyone. Claudia ccopela@tulane.edu Kz notez; Sometimes translations mean nothing in another language or has another meaning. What you really want is the essence. being multi-lingal not in Turkish or German I encounter this feeling often. Nuances, shadings etc often can't be translated.
MARIA & 'OZ Maria did a great job of promoting The dance on WWOZ last Sat. evening. A last minute offer.. and she sounded wonderful & wise Great radio voice Reminder: Maria & Troupe will be at the Blue NIle on Sundays 7-9 thru June. I hope you'll find time to support her & her troupe. Since it FREE, what are you waiting for? SISTERS of Salome update; Who's Shaking and Where - this week with the Sisters of Salome The Sisters of Salome have a new venue in the CBD, Gypsy's Cafe. It's a fabulous new restaurant with great staff and wonderful food. Every Sunday 9:00pm-11:00pm Sisters of Salomé Belly Dancers - Amae, Amanda & Kryss The Hookah Cafe 502 Frenchman Street Every Saturday – 8pm-10:30 pm Sisters of Salomé Belly Dancer - Kryss Jamila's Café 7808 Maple Street Every Friday – 8pm-10pm Sisters of Salomé Belly Dancer - Amae Gypsy's Café 709 St. Charles Avenue Every Thursday – 8pm -10pm Sisters of Salomé & Belly Up to Byblo's - Amae, Amanda & Kryss Byblo's Restaurant, 3218 Magazine Street Every Wednesday & Saturday 10pm-12am Sisters of Salomé Belly Dancer - Amae Wed & Amanda Sat Jericho's Hookah Café 1166 Terry Parkway

KOMENKA Photos Photos from J.M. - Dance- Komenka Here are the latest dance pictures taken at Loyola University during the 25th Annual Komenka Ethnic Dance and Music Ensemble. Enjoy, J.M. jmdrake@co .net These are at Webshot. Please contact J.M. for correct url. to see the great shots. Jim has taken photos for most events and posts them... and also available for purchase. Enjoy them n.o.Madic update telephone # New phone number for n.o.madic Friends, Fans, and dance Fiends: Please take a moment to jot down n.o.madic's new phone number for all booking, class questions, or random zaghareets OLD 504.914.5666 will become obsolete within the month. The NEW number, effective immediately, is 504.710.9083. NEW Hope to hear from you soon Best wishes, Amy Hession ring: 504.710.9083 NEW click: www.nomadictribal.com To be de-Kiosked, please reply with NO MO' Please share this KIOSK with your kioskless friends & enemies. Kruz "Morocco to India" Celebrating 33 yrs. 432 Barracks St. N.O., La. 70116-2698 tel: 504/524-7370 www.kruzshop.com May 30, 2005
"You have to strive every minute to get rid of the life that you have planned in order to have the life that's waiting to be yours. Move, move, move...." --Joseph Campbell Topics KRUZ Hours Maria at Blue Nile Gypsy Cafe' Lafayette Hafla Amanda in T.P. Komenka Belly Dancing Classes Movie Canal Place The Nile Cafe Week's Events
KRUZ Hours Daily 11-6p Tues; 3--5:30

MARIA at the Blue Nile Sundays in June 7-9pm beg. June 5 532 Frenchmen St. 948-2583 Free admission Maria and her troupe will perform with occasional guest dancers. Frenchmen St. has been a good outlet for our local dance community. e . Blue Nile; Flamenco on Fridays Belly Dancing on Sundays Hookah Rest.: Belly Dancing on Sundays Dragon's Den: n.o.madic Tribal on Fridays and up two blocks... Cafe Pyramids... Belly Dancing on Wed, Frid., Sat. A couple years ago, KRUZ was the only show in town. Now there are many Shows and often. Many wonderful local dancers. And we're becoming a mecca magnet for guest dancers Gretchen, Darshan, Layla Isis, Selena, to mention a few zill players Yallah Raqs _

GYPSY CAFE 709 St. Charles Ave. LIVE FLAMENCO SHOW OLE FLAMENCO EVERY WEDNESDAY, 7:30 'til 10:00p Food & drink is available to enhance your evening of gyspsification Mo' info' SOLANGELCALI @aol.com

LAFAYETTE Hafla Lafayette's Desert Shadows of Desert Dance Studio would like to remind everyone about our Mediterranean Night. This is definitely a unique event and I encourage all dancers of any level to come out for dancing and entertainment. This is an event to benefit the healing house... But this is no typical benefit, this is a HUGE hafla including beautiful performances by Desert Shadows, Students of Desert Dance, and friends. Our last two Mediterranean Nights have been a huge success pulling in over 250 people and it is guaranteed that you will have a blast Tickets are only $5 at the door. We will have an arabic DJ playing arabic music for EVERYONE to dance between performances. There will also be food by Zeus Cafe, Door Prizes, and live drumming from the Drum Doc Dominic . Because the venue is a bar, you must be 18 plus unless you are a performer So grab your hip scarves and shimmy your way to Mediterranean Night. JUNE 17TH at Grant Street Dance Hall 113 W Grant St. Lafayette,LA 70501 DOORS OPEN AT 8:00PM Be there with bells on for more information contact ANGELA FOURNET owner of Desert Dance Studio 337 277-5634 Kz addz; Be sure to Catch Angela & Dominic Dynamite Duo

AMANDA in Times Picayune Sunday May 29... page E-5 Easy to spot. It's the largest picture on the page. Many will remember Amanda at the Bayou Beledi performance. She was one of the 3 who danced on glasses. Brava Amanda

KOMENKA's 26TH ANNIVERSARY SPRING CONCERT SERIES" The Komenka Ethnic Dance and Music Ensemble of New Orleans to be held on Saturday, June 4 3p & 8p Sunday, June 5 3p in Loyola University's Roussel Performance Hall St. Charles Avenue at Calhoun Street . Komenka will feature dance tableau representing Argentina, Armenia, Dalmatia, Egypt, India, Japan, Judeo-Spain, Korea, Me ico, Poland, Russian Gypsies, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Turkey, Zimbabwe, and New Orleans Rhythm and Blues. All shows include performances by "Komenka." plus invited guest artists: "Sunanda's Performing Arts Center", "Sisters of Salome Belly Dance Collective", and "Korean Dance Artist Hee Ra Yoo." Ticket prices are $15 for the general public and $10 for seniors, students, and children. Discounts are available for advance ticket orders. For tickets or more information, call 529-4676. John.Rodi@mms.gov Sincere thanks, John Rodi, Komenka Company Manager Kz notez; Komenka has always presented a professional, polished & e citing performances for the past 26 years. I've seen most of them. And this year, I'm sure, will continue the tradition of live music and world dance at it's best Kz re-notez: Kruz Boutique will be vending with a percentage going to KOMENKA

BELLY DANCING CLASSES As the summer rolls in, new sessions are beginning. I don't have all the schedules but . . . Belly Dancing Classes Summer is here. E ercise in air-conditioned comfort while learning the Ancient Art of Belly Dancing New Session starts Wednesday, June 8, NO CLASS WEEK OF JULY 4 Beginner/Intermediate: 6:00-7:00PM Advanced: Will start in July-stay tuned. Classes meet at the Jewish Community Center, St Charles and Jefferson Uptown 897-0143. All sessions are 8 weeks and cost $80 for non-members and $70 for members Please call the JCC, 897-0143, and ask for Laine during the day or Violet after 5:00PM, for more information or to enroll. You may also email or call me with any questions. 897-0432, jdkaram@tulane.edu Hope to see you all. Love, Betty BayouShimmy with e tensive listings www.bayoushimmy.com Maria Celado maristel54@hotmail.com Canal Fitness Ctr & Tulane MARLANE At Bywater Center for Creative Endeavor Marlane @ 242-4758 or marlane@co .net AHMAE At Bywater Center for Creative Endeavor 3828 Dauphine Amina or Rae Horton Sufi Dancing raeannhorton@yahoo.com, IONA The class is at Touro's Alternative Therapies Center kimonika@co .net Gretchen Teaches at Tulane's Residence Halls And at "Iberia " on Oak St. info: gretcheroo@hotmail.com, KRYSS Belly Dance & Flamenco Classes Iberia Dance Arts  8530 Oak Street For more info call Kryss at 309-6511 or perchance2dream@hotmail.com Kryss n.o. Madic Tribal Dance Co Contact ali arnold ali@nomadictribal.com or www.nomadictribal.com Maria Barranco in Metairie LAYLA ISIS layla.isis@verizon.net, OASIS Dance Studio Lafayette 988-2001 sidlandry@co -internet.com DESERT DANCE STUDIO Lafayette Info Call Angela Fournet 337 277-5634 or bellydance@desertdancestudio.com

MOVIE; Canal Place HEAD-ON A marriage of convenience between two troubled Turks living in Hamburg dramatically changes both of their lives in this gritty contemporary love story. Though the two share an apartment, Sibel's insistence on having an independent se life from her husband ultimately leads to jealousy and tragedy. Director Fatih Akin In July dives deep into Turkish culture and e plores the slippery slope of identity and cultural pride faced by Turks who either move to or are born in Germany. Winner of 5 German Film Awards, including Best Picture, Director, Actor Birol Ünel and Actress Sibel Kekilli . Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. Fully subtitled http://www.strandreleasing.com/In_Theaters_Details.asp_Q_id_E_168 Shown Daily at 1:50, 4:40, 7:20 & 9:55. Landmark's Canal Place Cinema is located in The Shops at Canal Place at 333 Canal Street in the heart of New Orleans. For recorded information, call 363-1117. KZ addz; I'm an ious to see this movie. By the time I see it, it'll be too late to review it. Claudia i.e. Claudia PhD probably e perienced this while in Germany.

NILE CAFE 3100 Magazine 897-0920 Open Daily:11a-11p 'til midnite Wed.-Sat This shiney & airy new middle eastern eatery is barely 2 weeks old. It's white- ness and scenic walls induce memories of North Africa Algeria, where the owners Sally & Abdullah Qadr are from. Both are multilingual and an ious to serve you. My late night snack was a lemon-cumin crusted fish wrap. I want to try it as an entree . and a delicious Achta 'ashta . Their menu is standard middle eastern fare and very tasty. I've yet to try all the dishes to compare with others. However, their Algerian specialities really e cite my palate. Lamb & artichoke stew, couscous kabab, mahadgeb with daily specials insha'allah . They are very reasonably price. Only 3 dishes over 10.- Appetizers 2.- 4.- Pita wraps 3.50-4.95 The Qadrs want to focus on food, friends and family. It's a great place to have a conversation while eating. They'll make you feel at home, so that you'll linger. It's how I got know The Qadrs. Go, eat, and linger over some mint tea

Week's Events Wed. Cafe Pyramid Belly Dancing Jericho Belly Dancing Gypsy Cafe' Flamenco Lafayette Hafla Thurs; Byblos Magazine Belly Dancing Fri. Dragon Den American Tribal Cafe Pyramid Belly Dancing Jericho Belly Dancing Blue Nile Flamenco Zaynati's Folkloric Canal Place Movie "Head on" begins usually one week Sat Cafe Pyramid Belly Dancing Jamila's Belly Dancing Komenka 3 & 8 p Sun Komenka 3 pm Blue Nile Belly Dancing Hookah Rest. Belly Dancing Bollywood Movie @ Cinema 9 3p or 7:30 "Bunty aur Babli"

Kiosk May 17, 2005 Heresy is only another word for freedom of thought. -Graham Greene, novelist and journalist 1904-1991 TOPICS KRUZ Hours Pottery SALE Greek Festival Ole' Flamenco Ole" Nile Cafe New Cd- DrumDoc ena & Zaynatis Tasa in Ocean Spring Komenka Sisters of Salome' Collective Shimmy for the Troops Auditions Full Moon Drumming Kalendar.

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Memorial Weekend POTTERY SALE Sat., May 28, Sun 29, & Mon, 30 ALL POTTERY 35% Discount ALL POTTERY 35% Discount ALL POTTERY 35% Discount Ole Flamenco Ole Wednesday, May 25, 2005 7:30p - 10:00p Gypsy Cafe 709 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, Louisiana Mia Alegra, flamenco dancer John Lawrence, flamenco guitar Special guest Solangel "Lali" Cali flamenco dancer of Alianza Flamenca.

GREEK FESTIVAL Celebrate the spirit of Greece at the 32nd annual Greek Festival, a 3 day event orgy of things Greek. Smorgasbord of food, music and dancing Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd 504/282-0259 or www.greekfestnola.com Opa & Yallah NILE CAFE 3100 Magazine 1 block from Byblos Maria happened on this cafe, located on the uptown, riverside of the street. Looks like a new building or just painted a warm yellow I tried going last night. A movie was being filmed... no parking at the moment. Maria said they had some Moroccan & traditional Levantine dishes. I'm an ious to try it out. Comments welcomed. Mo' to come Kz notez: Nile Cafe & Blue Nile Hookah Restaurant & Hookah Cafe Byblos & Babylon Mona's & Mona Lisa.

New Belly Dance Music CD. DrumDoc Hello Everyone, Finally My first Belly dance music CD is released: - 10 tracks total - 7 tracks include Flute nay , doumbek, Riqq, Framedrum: si known songs, and one original -3 Tracks Solo Drumming Doumbek, Riqq, Framedrum all original pieces composed and preformed by DrumDoc me Please check following page for lineup, samples, and sale locations: http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/music.html If you do get it, please feel free to email me your feedback. Thanks. DrumDoc Available at Pharoah's' Cave, BayouShimmy.

ENIA & Zaynatis Dear Kruz, Thanks for the wonderful encouragement on our performance at Zaynatis. My daughter and I had the most fun we've had in a long time. The diners received us so well which made our hearts sing. We had the pleasure of dancing for one of my former students and her family as well as my SCA friends who surprised us by dining there last night. Forever Shimmying enia shawnpry@bellsouth.net Kz notez: Zaynati's info in last week 's kiosk www.kruzshop.com/kiosk.html

TASA & Ocean Springs Greetings my good friend Just wanted to let you know that I will be starting up dance class again over here in Ocean Springs, MS, Sunday, June 26th, 7:30pm -l 9:00pm. It will have been 6 months since the knee surgery and the Doc said to give it a go : Safe Journey Tasa tasa@bellsouth.net

"26TH ANNIVERSARY KOMENKA SPRING CONCERT SERIES" The Komenka Ethnic Dance and Music Ensemble of New Orleans proudly announces its 26th Annual Spring Concert Series to be held on Saturday, June 4 3PM & 8PM and Sunday, June 5 3PM in Loyola University's Roussel Performance Hall St. Charles Avenue at Calhoun Street . Featured in "Spring Concert 2005" are ethnic dance and music presentations representing Argentina, Armenia, Dalmatia, Egypt, India, Japan, Judeo-Spain, Korea, Me ico, Poland, Russian Gypsies, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Turkey, Zimbabwe, and New Orleans Rhythm and Blues. All shows include performances by "Komenka." Select shows include guest artist presentations by "Sunanda's Performing Arts Center", "Sisters of Salome Belly Dance Collective", and "Korean Dance Artist Hee Ra Yoo." Ticket prices are $15 for the general public and $10 for seniors, students, and children. Discounts are available for advance ticket orders. For tickets or more information, call 529-4676. John.Rodi@mms.gov Sincere thanks, John Rodi, Komenka Company Manager

Hey there, The Sisters will be giving a guest performance at the Komenka Ethnic Music And Dance Ensemble Show, Saturday, June 4th, 8pm. We are very e cited and happy to be a part of Komenka's evening of entertainment. Love & Bubbles, Kryss perchance2dream@hotmail.com
Hey Kruz, It was so nice to see you Saturday. I agree, the show was great, Amaya is an incredible woman and I really appreciated everything she had to say about stage presence and "da bizness". I know I'm not the only one that thought "was it me?" when she mentioned the dancer on Friday that just walked away and didn't revel in her applause. Fabulous woman. I wanted to say thanks to everyone who danced and cheered at the Hookah Hafla Showcase on Friday night. We're still working out the kinks with the staff and management and we have some knew ideas for the ne t one in the Fall. MedUSA's will have a variety of dancers on Thursday nights and the shows are from 8-10pm. This Thursday I'll be taking a break from Byblo's and dancing at MedUSA. Friday is just full of awesome things to do and I'll never do them all. I want to see Fringe, I'll be at Shamsi's zil workshop between Shamsi and Tobias, who couldn't improve their zilling this weekend? Gretchen and Amae will be at One Eyed Jack's for the FleshArts Ball which starts at 10pm. I believe Gretchen is going to be a moving canvas during the Liquidrone show and Amae will be dancing with NooMoon Tribe. Wow, that's going to be a long day. We're confirming a date for the PURE workshop with Darshan and Hannah Nour hopefully for July 9th. Anyone wanting more inof can email me at perchance2dream@hotmail.com This is a great opportunity for groups outside of New Orleans to come in and get the scoop on how to start chapters across the region. Cost of the 5 hour workshop is e pected to be $60 with much of the profit going to a local charity. Thanks for plugging the Flamenco workshop. I really think what Gloria has to offer is helpful to so many in the dance community. She's truly amazing. Love & Bubbles, Krys

SHIMMY FOR THE TROOPS Oasis Studio, Lafayette's premiere bellydance studio, invites you to "Shimmy for the Troops" 6:00 PM Saturday, June 18, at the Clifton Chenier Center, 220 West Willow Street. This student dance showcase, with its mesmerizing array of bellydance, Polynesian, and drumming performances, benefits the Louisiana Army National Guard 256th Infantry Brigade. Admission is by ticket only and can be purchased in advance from Oasis Studio, 427 Rena Drive, or by calling 988-2001. Oasis Bellydance Studio 427 Rena Dr. Lafayette,LA 70503 337 988-2001 www.oasisstudio.org

OPEN AUDITIONS JUNE 23 for "Sirqus of Jreams" bellydance troupe under the direction of Petite Jamilla and Jamilla Rasa EVERYONE, all ages, invited to audition for Sirqus of Jreams Troup JUNE 23 Thursday 7pm sharp Corky Bell Studio HOOVER Studio #2 Audition requirements: 1 solo any style Bellydance you like to present LIMIT your solo to a ma imum of 5 minutes and a minimum of 2.5 mins. Have your music correct length of time on a CD or tape cued and ready to play. Wear appropriate costume for you solo Have a brief resume ready to hand me, with your name, mailing address, phone number and email address to reach you.....along with a photo HOPE to see you all there Please email me if you need or want more details, I will be happy to let you know current updates. Thank you again....any questions please call or email me. Jamilla Rasa 205-620-6760 aldanceal@yahoo.com jamillarasa@yahoo.com Jamilla Rasa http://www.geocities.com/petitejamilla/tour.html http://www.geocities.com/sirqusofjreams/soj.html http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SouthernBellydancer FULL MOON Drumming OOPhs.. late in posting.. but you'll know for ne t month. The Full Moon Drum Circles is a community event held monthly on the beach at Old Highway 90 parking bay in Pass Christian. Festivities generally kick off around sunset, lasting until the drumming & dancing stops. Please come prepared with your own seating, drinks, snacks, e tra clothing and instruments. Drums, dancing & firewood are especially appreciated. People of all ages & backgrounds are always welcome. Mo' info: Hailey, your drum circle facilitator; chailey@bellsouth, net Summer Circles: Tuesday June 21 Thursday July 21 Friday August 19 Saturday Sept 17 Kz addz; What a great way to spend a summer evening DEB in N.O. I will be in your fair city with my two great-nieces and my niece the weekend of June 3rd. Plan on stopping by, probably on Saturday. Glad the show was so good and hope to see you soon. Deb shakiramali@aol.com Kz notez; Vickie Noack was in N.O. 3 Gals having FUN KALENDAR Wednesdays Gypsy Cafe; Ole' Flamenco Ole' Cafe Pyramids; Sisters of Salome Jericho's: Sisters of Salome Thursdays Byblos on Magazine Sisters of Salome Medusa The Vault with ? Fridays Cafe Pyramids: Sisters of Salome Jericho's Sisters of Salome Zaynati's: enia & Troupe Dragon's Den; n.o.Madic Tribal Arzi's in Baton Rouge Greek Festival Saturdays Jamilla's Cafe Sisters of Salome Cafe Pyramid Layla Greek Festival Sundays Greek Festival Blue Nile Maria & Troupe Hookah Rest.Sisters of Salome Kruz addz; There's dancing in Lafayette & other places. Mr. Kiosk is ignorant of them, but he can feel the drum beat June 2 Debi of Sirrom will be in N.O June 4 & 5 Komenka June 18 Shimmy for the Troops June 23 Open Auditions

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Kiosk May 17, 2005 The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. -Thomas Henry Hu ley, biologist & writer 1825-1995 TOPICS KRUZ Hours Merchandising Amaya Show 3 parts Lost Zills Zaynati & enia Shamsi Workshop n.o.Madic & Tobias West Bank Medusa Blue Nile & Maria Mediterranean Nights Flamenco/La Cristina Central Asian Dance

Kruz has just receved an asssortment of rajasthani cholis & skirts. Veils; Silk in assorted colors; Polyester veils in a brillant tie dyed patterns. Choice of blue or green background. 39. And a collecrion of dombecs, deffs, riqs, zills, tars and bodhrans. 29.-- to 200.

AMAYA in New Orleans . . . <1 MEDA weekend from Marlane I would like to thank the many volunteers who helped MEDA present what may be the best weekend yet The Amaya workshop was well attended Sat & on Sun. There was a good showing Sat night. I felt a strong sense of community spirit among us and observed people remembering and reconnecting to what MEDA has meant to them and to the Gulf South area these past 25 years . The show program featured MEDA's mission statement and a partial list maybe 30 of the many fine entertainers/instructors MEDA has brought to Louisiana, etc. email Marlane for a copy . I felt so proud to see us together this weekend , carrying MEDA's tradition's forward; Amaya attends many seminars in this country & around the world. She was very impressed with us, saying she has not seen another such community effort. Amaya touched so many with her human- ness. Best wishes always, Marlane Drake President MEDA Marlane@co .net

2 Amaya & Bayou Beledi 2005 de Kruz WHAT A SHOW We must have the best dancers Top notch performers. Eye poppping costumes. I don't know where to begin. It would be too lengthy to try to comment on an almost 4 hour show Being so professionally entertained. . .who cared? Mini highlights: Noura in a luscious blue/green gown wowiee Her Egyptian styling would have pleased any cairene. Angela in white bedlah & Dominic wowing with every doum & tek Duet par e cellence Athena in a eye catching red outfit shimmered with her Golden Wings of Isis--breathtaking; and lets not forget Daria who also graced us Wings of Isis; Shamsi with her stunning eclectic red veil and dance....wheww ; Betty Karam's in an outrageous RED wig original Charleston BettyBoopers or is it BellyBoopers Iona, Melissa & Jeanette had us all admiring, laughing & applauding; All the troupes were e cellent, but I was struck by high quality dancing of the Oasis Dance Studios performances & of Jawahir al Noura & What an outstanding Cane dance by Angela & Hayley. and this is but a few. I could write about the otter outstanding performers; Belita, Ameelah, Marlane, Kristina, Mariella or the troupes Daughters of Shaharazade, Kasba Dancers...... and now you understand a 4 hr. show. Kim Kantrell was an e cellent emcee-ette It great to have live music. Dominic framing Noura & backing up Angela and his 2 drum solos. Regan, Justin, Jared & James from Oasis in Lafayette, Shelly & Shamsi as a dance/drum duet or as a musical duo for Morrighan what grace & stage presence . Hurrah for Louisiana's Musicians. Great sound system; new stage backdrops; The professional stage hands; How can Shelly be everywhere? sound- man, stage hand and drumming in between This events always feel like a reunion. Warm, hugging, laughing, an evening of vivacious e citement. Congrats to MEDA for an e cellent evening.
Amaya, her husband Pete and I had breakfast, then cruised the French Market. Amaya asked me to join her this morning; she wanted time for us together. Her husband wanted her for himself today but was OK with my going along. He is a spontaneous, deciding at the moment type of person. I had invited them both to tourist with me in the very beginning. I do enjoy that. He had a little honeymoon in mind, to Amaya's surprise. He wanted to go to Bubba's for lunch, do the Natchez tour, the City Tour, and take in Bourbon St. today and the airboat swamp tour tomorrow morning. After they return about noon and we'll go to Commander's Palace for lunch before I take them to the airport. We went out last night together with Teresa, Stephen, and James to Remoulade and down Bourbon St to Snug Harbor for Tim Laughlin's CD release performance. We have had a good time together. I look forward to tomorrow. Amaya is impressed with New Orleans. She is talking of making it her vacation spot vs Las Vegas. Let's hope that means we'll be seeing more of her Noura was in your shop so we had some time to interact with her and I suggested Croissant de Or before parting ways. I went off to teach my classes for 12:30. Thanks Marlane.

Boo hoo for Kruz. I missed the opportunity to visit with Amaya & Pete when they stopped by. Dalia Carelia stopped in also, and another boo hoo. Hope has all the luck and she's not even a dancer.

LOST Zills Kruz has a set of "Saroyan Pro Zills" in a chinese blue pouch. that were left on the Meda vending table. Please claim 524-7370 or respond to this Kiosk. ZAYNATI'S & enia A new Lebanese restaurant has opened in Slidell with dancing: enia Shawn , hubby playing & daughter. Many will remember her & family from Bayou Beledi '04 They premiere May 20 7-9 pm ZAYNATI'S LEBANESE RESTAURANT 1503 GAUSE BLVD. SLIDELL, LA 70458 985 847-9395 From I-10 going East Gause Blvd. e it, under the I-10, 3 signal lights, take a left onto Corporate Square Road. a me ican restaurant is on the corner {if you see an Avis sign... you've gone too far} Look for the red/green striped awning a block off Gause. I had lunch there. Great looking place. Standard Lebanese cuisine. Energetic and e cellent wait staff. Appetizer 3.- to -7.- Entrees 9.- to 16. lamp chops Most Entrees in the 10.- to 14.-- bracket. And to enia 'rip a veil' , 'crack a zill' or or 'drop a sequin' Workshop w/ Shamsi Part of the Friday Night Frills @ IBERIA ARTS dance studio in N.O. Zils Workshop with Shamsi FRIDAY, MAY 20th Playing zils and moving E ercises and drills for practice and basic theory. Ca c'est touts 8 - 10pm 25.00 to register 504.382.5199 perchance2dream@hotmail.com www.bayoushimmy.com/Events_Listings.html for complete information - n.o. Madic Workshop with Tobias Roberson and guests in town May 20-22. workshops, performances, and more.. Hello n.o.madic family and friends: Don't forget This weekend, Tobias Roberson and his group Fringe, featuring musician Gary Hegedus and dancer Mira Betz will perform at the Dragon's Den 435 Esplanade Ave . n.o.madic will open the show at 8pm, and Fringe will start around 10pm. Also this weekend, Tobias will be teaching drum and zill workshops. $30 each or $50 for both. A few spaces remain open. Reserve yours now to ensure your- delf a seat in the drum circle. Info, click http://www.nomadictribal.com/tobias.html. Finally, on June 4th, we'll be hosting Megha of Devyani in a four hour workshop. More info is available at http://www.nomadictribal.com/megha.html We hope to see you at one or all of these events. ::sending dums, teks, and shimmy-love to all:: ali Ali Arnold, Director e-mail: ali@nomadictribal.com ring: 504.914.5666

WESTBANK in N.O. Middle Eastern dance/shishas/restaurants now called Mediterranean are spreading all over the Metro Area. It seems that the West Bank is having a surgence of activity. Some time ago "Cleopatra; Mediterranean Cuisine " opened on Manhattan off LoPalco then a bakery appeared two doors down same owner & yummy ; Recently "Jericho Hookah & Mediterranean Cafe' opened on Terry Parkway. And the latest is "Medusa" on Manhattan in the same shopping strip Manhattan Square as Cleopatra. Medusa has dancing on Thursdays with Diva Mubarak. & Gretchen 8:30 to 11. I don't know if dancers will vary. We were there for their premiere last Thursday. Finding the place is a little confusing. It's a Sports Bar VAULT on your right big RED letters I met the owner Adam from Istanbul. A handsome grey haired man ala Dr. Richard . Adam dancing ala Turk I wanted to tip him Good food. Truly mediterranean. Greek, Turkish, Middle Eastern. A lively place. It felt like a Greek taverna. We were there 'til 11:30. Hop on over. I find the drive over about 20 min to the West Bank a treat. I often return by Canal Ferry. There's always parking and it's free. They seem to have later dancing hours on the W/Bank. Dancing at Jericho begins around 10 p & is open way, way late ie. you can eat & drink 'til the sun comes up. Cleopatra & The Bakery closed around 10 p. Take a trip to the West Bank and have a wonderful time CLEOPATRA Restaurant 2701 Manhattan Harvey, La 361-1113 Cleo Rest is reviewed Sept 29 2004. & Dec. 21 2004 Check out the archives; kruzshop.com/kiosk.html

BLUE NILE & Maria Maria & Troupe will be at the Blue Nile during the month of June. Sundays 7-9 p Wow... an evening of dance;Maria 7-9 Then run several doors down to catch Da Sistahs of Salome' at Hook Rest

Mediterranean Night Lafayette, La FRIDAY JUNE 17TH 8:00-2:00AM GRANT ST. DANCE HALL Desert Shadows of Desert Dance Studio would like to invite everyone out to Mediterranean Night, an event to benefit the healing house... But this is no typical benefit, this is a HUGE hafla including beautiful performances by Desert Shadows, Students of Desert Dance, and friends. Our last two Mediterranean Nights have been a huge success pulling in over 250 people and it is guaranteed that you will have a blast Tickets are only $5 at the door. We will have an arabic DJ playing arabic music for EVERYONE to dance between performances. There will also be food by Zeus Cafe, Door Prizes, and live drumming from the Drum Doc Dominic . Because the venue is a bar, you must be 18 or older unless you are a performer So grab your hip scarves and shimmy your way to Mediterranean Night at Grant Street Dance Hall 113 W Grant St. Lafayette, LA 70501 Be there with bells on for more information contact Angela Fournet owner of Desert Dance Studio 337 277-5634 Kz addz: Angela & Dominic were out- standing at the '05 Bayou Beledi Worth a trip "La Cristina" y Ole Flamenco Ole presents Gloria de Jerez July 16-17, 2005 New Orleans, LA McWilliams Hall Rm 105 Tulane University Campus All levels: open, int/adv — Tapitas Alegrias con Abanicos y Bulerias de Jerez . Palmas y Jaleos- ALL Levels, Musicians & Dancers SPECIAL OFFERS FOR PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY Must be received by July 1, 2005 To register, questions and mo' details "La Cristina" Tele: 504 382-5199 or E-mail perchance2dream@hotmail.com Phone: 504 382-5199 Private & Semi-Private Lessons with Gloria are available for Friday & Saturday Nights from 7-8pm & 8-9pm.

10TH ANNUAL CENTRAL ASIAN DANCE CAMP: "E ploring Afro-Asiatic Connec- tions" Who: Sponsored by the Uzbek Dance and Culture Society and World Arts Focus Contact: Jessica Byler 301-699-1819 When: Monday through Friday June 13-- June 17, 2005 for details, $$, location etc. www.uzbekdance.org, or www.worldartsfocus.org Kz addz; This sounds like a terrific workshop. Thanks to Audrey Elizabeth for sharing this info. audreyliz@yahoo.com

KIOSK May 10, 2005 Life is short. Be swift to love Make haste to be kind -Henri Frederic Amiel philosopher & writer 1821-1881 TOPICS KRUZ Hours Kruz Merchandise AMAYA events; Streetcar Dinner Hafla Dance workshop Drum Workshop Bayou Beledi Sunanda's Annual Recital Claudia now PHd. LaTna Jennifer Michelle Moussaka Kalendar

KRUZ Hours Daily 11-6 Tuesday 3-6 p

Restock; Goods KRUZ has in stock all of George Abdo's recordings on cd. "Belly Dancing with George Abdo" "The Art of Belly Dancing" "The Joy of Belly Dancing" "Magic of Belly Dancing" Also newly received: Eddie The Sheik Kochak's: Silver Anniversary Album Strictly Belly Dancing Volume 1 Strictly Belly Dancing Volume 2 Strictly Belly Dancing Volume 3 Strictly Belly Dancing Volume 4 Strictly Belly Dancing Volume 5 Strictly Belly Dancing Volume 6 Spectacular Rhythms. A popular album that is always in demand. Drum selection; KRUZ has received an assortment of drums in time for DrumDoc's workshp . Ceramic small & large , Wooden mother of pearl inlay, Ale adrian state of the art , copper, Turkish, rosewood and mo' from 35.- to 225.- Meda wll be handling the drums. A portion of the price goes to Meda. Also frame drums, riqs zills & drumming cds, dvds & videos.

AMAYA EVENTS Amaya Workshop & Streetcar. The French Market--Museum Red Street Car will take you from the Park Plaza it stops in front of the Park Plaza to the French Market Stop; one block to Hookah Cafe' or to Kruz also one block away. You can also ride it to Dinner with Amaya. Fare 1.25 one way. The Streetcar runs 7a. to 10:30p daily. However, the Canal Street line runs all night. Kz addz; How about a streetcar ride with Amaya?? I can see veils streaming out of those red windows & zaghareeting the whole way.

AMAYA ; This is the weekend we've all been waiting for. AMAYA the Desert Flower from New Me ico; Danseuse Superb. There's so much happening. Friday Dinner with Amaya. 8-9:30 Friday Hookah Hafla 9:30-11 Saturday Workshop with Amaya Saturday Workshop with the DrumDoc Saturday Bayou Beledi @ Park Plaza Sunday Workshop with Amaya Kz urges you to take yo' vitamins. You can rest ne t week Information on Workshop Phone: Marlane 504 242-4758 E-Mail: Marlane@co .net Additional Information Located at Amaya's MEDA Show and www.medarouge.com/

Friday Dinner Kz sez Marlane told me where the Dinner on Friday night would be. My senior moment caused me to forget. If you don't e-mail, I forget & make mistakes. Contact her for info etc. Phone: Marlane 504 242-4758 E-Mail: Marlane@co .net

Friday HOOKAH HAFLA The Sisters of Salome Present: The Hookah Cafe Hafla Showcase Belly Dance Showcase Friday May 13th, 2005 9:30-11:30pm Hookah Cafe 500 Frenchmen St. 943-1101 Belly Dance Showcase/Party - Friday Marisela from Houston, Naimah from Michigan & Iona of NOLA are just a few of the guests we will be hosting as well as a full roster of the Sistas' It's a show not to be missed Come see the Best Bellies in Louisiana New Orleans, LA Hey Kruz - As of today there are just three open space left for the Hookah Hafla on May 13th. If anyone out there is interested in performing please contact me as soon as possible www.hookah-cafe.com There is no cover charge at the door for this event Featuring "The Fez Sheik" as the hafla emcee and other guest stars The Sisters request that if you or your troupe are already performing in the Saturday Night Amaya Workshop showcase that you showcase a different choreography piece to give both shows variety. We also strongly encourage Teachers to send us your students & student troupes who are ready to strut their stuff Dance spots are filled on a first come first serve basis. The dance space in the venue is limited to a "theater in the round" feel; there is no defined stage area or lighting. Also, the Sisters ask that you help us show support for the Hookah Cafe as a dance venue by complying with their drink and tapas minimum; as they are avid enthusiasts of the Belly Dance community and have graciously invited us back to host this performance in their space. Hafla inquires and confirmations contact: info@neworleansbellydance.com. Checkout our website www.oleflamenco.com/sisters NOTE; KRUZ has a few close-out Amaya Videos. What a bargain 5.-. E-bay can't beat that ___ Amaya Workshop Saturday & Sunday Details www.medarouge.com/ for info __ Saturday Intermediate Drum Workshop Mo info:Teresa McVeigh 504-862-5093 or soheyrazar@co .net Or more about the DrumDoc at: http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/ __ Saturday Bayou Beledi at the Park Plaza 7 pm doors open 6:30 www.medarouge.com/

Kruz, would you please include the following announcement in your ne t newsletter: Sunanda's Performing Arts Center presents its Annual Recital on Saturday, May 14th, 2005, beginning at 6:00 p.m., at St. Martin's School, 5309 Airline Drive, Metairie. Please join us, as Miss Sunanda Nair's students demonstrate their talents in two styles of Indian Classical Dance - Bharatanatyam and Mohini Attam. Admission is free and open to the public. Thanks a bunch Rita psychedelic5564@yahoo.com

CLAUDIA Copeland & add " Phd. " Hello everyone, May 7 Sorry to have been out of contact for so long I am finally about to rejoin the world in a full life, hopefully with the title of "Dr.", by this weekend. I won't be able to check e-mail or be in contact until Friday afternoon, but I did want to announce that I will be moving to my new job in mid-June, Jose is looking for a sublettor. Rent is $350 for a furnished room, private entrance, access to washer and dryer and large yard. Mature, considerate, vegetarian, non-smoking, tolerant, and creative friends of yours would be wonderful candidates. Call 941-3697 if you or anyone you know is interested. -Claudia 504 988-6619 bayouaria@yahoo.com

LaTna LaTno update May Events: salsa/ brasilian percussion / madagascar / cuban piano / "prints on paper" by la'in local artist/ salsita y mas salsita... / y...belly dancing. thank you www.LaTno.com To subscribe:send me a message cguti@latno.com and I'll put you on the mailing list. On the web page there is a little animated envelop that says this in spanglish www.LaTno.com .

JENNIFER MICHELLE opens A Little Lingerie Company Hi Belly Dancers For those of you who may not have heard, I made a career change rather suddenly at the end of a long trip last year, and have spent the last few months setting up a new business. Now, at last, welcome to my latest venture: A Little Lingerie Company, a website dedicated to providing beautiful lingerie to professional women. I think you'll agree this website is something special. A Little Lingerie Company offers styles you won't find anywhere else and a size range from 32A to 46F. Plus, we offer special discounts every time you buy a matching set. The entire site is available in Spanish and English, so spread the word. Better still, with our detailed fitting information, e cellent customer service, and convenient return policy, every purchase you make is worry-free. Having a special dance camp or workshop? Contact me to arrange "A Little Lingerie Company" discounts for participants Please click on www.alittlelingeriecompany.com and take a peek Questions? Comments? Feedback on the site? Email me at jennifer@alittlelingeriecompany.com. I would love to hear from you Kz addz; Yes, this is our own Jennifer Michelle who started the N.O.Belly Dance Festival some years ago. Good Luck, Jennifer.

MOUSSAKA:TODAY'S FLAVOR THE NEW ORLEANS MENU DAILY By Tom Fitzmorris Moussaka is a baked, usually layered stew found throughout the Balkan Peninsula and into the Middle East. You could even say that its e tent runs into Italy, because lasagna and moussaka have a lot in common. And come to think of it, it's become a British and American dish--shepherd's pie. The name moussaka, with that funny accent on the last syllable, is a Turkish word meaning "moistened.. .continued at: http://phorums.neworleans.com/foodfest/viewtopic.php?t=6031 Kz addz: For local spots, Tom Fitzmorris recommends Acropolis Cuisine, Mr. Gyros. Casablanca, Lebanon's Cafe, Byblos.

KALENDAR MONTH LONG Bike Month Breathe Easy Month Egg Month Get Caught Reading Month Hamburger Month non vegetarian Salsa Month see LaTno Strawberry Month in Ponchatoula Teaching And Joy Month DAILY May 16. Be a Millionaire Day May 16. Bike to Work Day May 18. Neighbor Day May 18. Visit Your Relatives Day May 21. Waitstaff Day May 23. Turtle Day May 24. Jazz Day but it's alway Jazz Day in N.O.

KIOSK MAY 4, 2005
Where ever you be,, visit, call or write your mum. If there is no maternal figure, Celebrate the maternal with the "unmothered" Kruz suggestion TOPICS KRUZ Hours SALE Amaya BayouShimmy update n.o.madic update Wild Lotus update CalendarS

SALE...Cassettes - Pottery - Books SALE of demo cassettes Most of them recorded by Kruz over the years from LPs Most cassettes are 60 or 90 min. long. Most have 2 or mo' Lps per cassette World music; Indian, Moroccan, belly dance, Iranian, folkloric, irish, new age, language learning, dombec rhythms/patterns and mo'. Over a hundred 100 cassettes available at .25 , two bits, For 25 cents you can e perience a world of new music.

50% OFF ALL POTTERY 30% OFF ALL BOOKS regular stock & Sale =double discount

AMAYA of Albuquerque 2 day workshop/show/dinners in New Orleans May 13-15, 2005 Go to Dinner with The Star Make advance arrangements with Marlane or Teresa for dinner at 8:00pm Friday and/or after the Saturday night show with Amaya- open to registered workshop participants. Get your discount if registering by 5/6 http://www.medarouge.com/amaya.htm 7-9 PM Sat 5/14 Show $10 children free at the Park Plaza formerly the Radisson 1500 Canal Street - New Orleans, LA 70112 504.522.4500 Marlane Drake- 504.242.4758 or Marlane@co .net KRUZ urges to register, if you haven't do so. This is going to be the highlight of May; Hafla on Friday; Gala performances on Saturday evening and two great days with Amaya

n.o.Madic info Hello n.o.madic family & friends... Just a quick note to remind about upcoming events and a new announcement or two: 1. Saturday Class on May 7th is CANCELLED. Sorry for the short notice, but life intervenes. We will resume on Saturday, May 14th, but just FYI, that will be the last Saturday class in this series, so if you've been telling yourself that you're going to come, Saturday, May 14th is your last chance. 2. Tuesday Basics Class is not quite so crowded anymore, so if you stopped coming because you feared whacking others or getting whacked yourself, come back 3. Tobias Roberson and guests in town May 20-22. Tobias Roberson with guest musician Gari Hegedous and dancer Mira Betz to perform::: Tobias will be performing with two special guests—a second musician and a dancer—at Dragon's Den 435 Esplanade Ave., above Café Siam on Friday, May 20th. N.O.madic Tribal opens the show from 8-10; Tobias and Friends take the stage around 10:30. Late night world DJ party to follow. Drum and Zils Workshops with Tobias Roberson. Saturday, May 21, 2005. For those who don't know him, Tobias is a prodigy-drummer. Still a pup in his young twenties, Tobias has drummed with Helm, Habibi Ru, as well as with his own innumerable ensembles. He's capable of teaching to various levels simultaneously, and thus all levels from complete beginners to e pert drum-masters are invited to attend. Learn more about Tobias at www.riqq.com; learn more about the workshops at www.nomadictribal.com/tobias.html . The registrations have begun to roll in, and so, I encourage those of you who want to ensure yourself a space in the drum circle to register now. Space is limited. This caveat is for n.o.madic tribal dancers as well Space is limited, and if you don't register, you may be turned away. Find your registration form at the studio or on-line: www.nomadictribal.com/tobias.html 4. n.o.madic tribal performances continue at Dragon's Den We love to see your smiling faces on Fridays at the Den, so come up the stairs and have dinner and a drink with us. 435 Esplanade Ave. Every Friday 8-10pm. Love and zils, ali www.nomadictribal.com info@nomadictribal.com 504.914.5666

BAYOUSHIMMY:Upcoming Dance and Music.... BayouShimmy has so much happening; classes beg. May 4 go to www.bayoushimmy.com to get details, times, prices, location etc. You'll luv their url

The Sisters of Salome Present: HOOKAH CAFE HAFLA BELLYDANCE SHOWCASE FRIDAY, MAY 13th 9:30-11:30pm Hookah Café 500 Frenchmen St. 943-1101 www.hookah-café.com There is no cover charge at the door for this event Hafla inquires and confirmations contact: Gretchen at 504.473.8230 or info@neworleansbellydance.com. Checkout our Website http://www.oleflamenco.com/sisters

AMAYA of New Me ico hosted by MEDA in NEW ORLEANS at the Radisson on Canal Blvd. SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 14th & 15th www.medarouge.com also THE BAYOU BELEDI SHOW Saturday night May 14th at the Radisson featuring: AMAYA and bellydancers from across the gulf south

Part of the Friday Night Frills @ IBERIA ARTS dance studio in N.O. Zils Workshop with Shamsi FRIDAY, MAY 20th perchance2dream@hotmail.com or 504.382.5199 to register

Dance Meditation Workshop with Shamsi SATURDAY, JUNE 4th 12:30 - 3:30pm $30.00 LIMITED SPACING anyone who has ever seen our studio knows why call 225.334.7885 or email shamsi@bayoushimmy.com for more information or register online at our store through www.bayoushimmy.com

Dance Meditation Workshop with Shamsi & Bellydance with Laylia from Ohio SATURDAY, JULY 23rd in Daphne, AL at the Daphne Recreation Center email Cheryl Pierce zivadiva2000@yahoo.com for more information

MAY at WILD LOTUS Yoga Dear Wild Lotus Yoga friends, Hope you're enjoying this beautiful Springtime. Our May schedule is packed with events, workshops, and courses for your body/mind/and soul enrichment and inspiration Scan the list below to see what's coming up. You can also see our current list of our 36 ongoing weekly yoga classes by clicking on http://www.wildlotusyoga.com. Namaste Sean

SUNDAY MAY 8, 2:30-4pm BRAZILIAN PERCUSSION WORKSHOP

SUNDAYS MAY 8 - 29, 4- 5:45pm INTRODUCTION TO POWER YOGA 4 WEEK COURSE
TUESDAY MAY 10, 7:30-9pm INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI - 9 WEEK COURSE-- FIRST CLASS FREE
SATURDAY MAY 14, 2-5pm OVERCOMING OBSTACLES IN YOUR YOGA PRACTICE – WORKSHOP
SUNDAY MAY 15, 10:30am- 1:30pm FINDING SERENITY UPSIDE DOWN- YOGA INVERSION WORKSHOP
SATURDAY MAY 21, 2:30- 5pm KUNDALINI YOGA AND CELESTIAL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP by May 18.
JUNE 17-19 YOGA, CHANTING, AND CREATIVE WRITING RETREAT IN BAY ST. LOUIS
JULY 19-25 A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY ON THE WEST COAST OF IRELAND.

CALENDAR--weekly Wed. Jericho's Sisters of Salome' at Cafe Pyramid Thurs; Sisters of Salome' at Byblos Friday n.o.madic at Dragon's Den Sisters of Salome' at Cafe Pyramid Layla ?? at Byblos Sat. Layla at Cafe Pyramid Sisters of Salome' at Jamila Blue Nile Flamenco Sun. Sisters of Salome' at Hookah Rest. CALENDAR--Special Events Hookah Hafla May 14 @ Hookah Rest. Amaya workshp; May 15-16 May 20 Tobias Roberson Performance at Dragon's Den May 21 Tobias Roberson Workshop CALENDAR Week-Long Observances May 01-07. Get Happy Week May 01-07. Peace Of Mind Week May 04-10. Be Kind To Animals Week May 04-10. Suicide Awareness Week May 04-10. Teacher Appreciation Week May 10-18. Tourism Week Day-Long Observances May 03. Ta Freedom Day May 04. Relationship Renewal Day May 05. Cinco De Mayo May 05. Half Way Point of Spring May 05. Significant Other Day May 06. Dieting Day Off May 06. Don't Do Your Homework Day May 08. Lost Socks Day May 08. Stinky Feet Day May 10. Astronomy Day May 11. Mother's Day.
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KRUZ 'Morocco to India' Celebrating 33 yrs. 432 Barracks St. N.O., La.70116-2698 www.kruzshop.com KIOSK April 26, 2005 "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." -- Albert Einstein, scientist What mistakes am I most proud of? Make it a Great Mistake Day Kevin http://powerquotes.net TOPICS KRUZ Hours Kiosk & archives SALES Alianza Flamenca Dance class Amaya Workshop Zils workshop Ahmae website Meena Dancing calendar We're still in the middle of Jazz Fest. So much music to hear, so many places to enjoy, and all the great folks who are enjoying it. Plus the AMAYA workshop is at hand. If you haven't register, do it now info below .. and KRUZ is having a SALE --cassettes, books & pottery KIOSK & Archives KRUZ' web mistress, Ze', is on vacation, hence, no new archive for a couple of weeks. You can check past Kiosks. www.kruzshop.com/kiosk.html
KRUZ' spring cleaning continues with a give away SALE of demo cassettes Most of them recorded by Kruz over the years from LPs Most cassettes are 60 or 90 min. long. Most have 2 Lps per cassette A variety of types of world music; Indian Moroccan, belly dance, Iranian, folkloric, irish, new age, language learning, dombec rhythms/patterns and mo'. Over a hundred 100 cassettes available at .25 , two bits, 1/4 of a dollah Many of these cassettes are now on Cd. and many are not For .25 you can e perience a world of music and e plore new sounds. Do you own a cassette player? Come take a gander for a quarter.
A thai dye collection is now available; Made of asian rayon, multicolors; Harem pants-subtle thai dyeing 19.99 Large sarongs or shawl 44", 67", 18.50 Regular sarongs 44 60 10.99 The sarongs make wonderful shawls or covers in the air conditioned places; great for after swim covers, or a beach towel. washable and colorfast. Thai or tie dye.
50% OFF ALL POTTERY Pottery SALE 'til 30 April 50% OFF ALL POTTERY KRUZ' book SALE continues. Mo' titles have been added JAZZ FEST BOOK SALE 30% ALL books --regular stock & SALE books SALE 30% SALE 30% SALE 30% BOOK & POTTERY SALE 'til 30 APRIL BOOK & POTTERY SALE 'til 30 APRIL.
DANCE CLASS in New Iberia Hello Girls, The ne t session of Belly Dance classes at the Callanetics Studio in downtown New Iberia will be starting on May 2, 2005. The session will be on Mondays from 7:30 - 8:30 pm for 6 classes until June 13, 2005 off on Memorial Day . Callanetics Studio is now offering Yoga classes with Shu Shu Minvielle on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am. Sign up for Yoga or Belly Dance classes and receive a special offer. Call for more information. Please call Laura Melancon at 337-207-8315 to register or e-mail me sidlandry@co -internet.com for more information. Thanks, Sydney R. Landry.

ALIANZA FLAMENCA Saturday, April 30, 2005 8:00 p til 9:15 p One Eyed Jack 615 Toulouse Street N. O., LA Between Chartres & Royal St. in the French Quarter 504 569-8361 www.alianzaflamencaneworleans.com

AMAYA Workshop in New Orleans May 14-15, 2005 Join MEDA of Louisiana for a Cabaret style Belly Dance Workshop with Amaya of Albuquerque Intermediate Drum Class from Dominic 4:15-5:45 pm Saturday, Vendors both days Info on classes, registration, show, parking, make reservations now For special MEDA rate: http://www.medarouge.com/amaya.htm Star Belly Dancer/great classes for dancers at all levels Marlane Drake- 504.242.4758 or Marlane@co .net or Teresa 504-862-5893 or soheyrazar@co .net Marlane Drake, President MEDA "ZILS FOR EVERYONE" FINGER CYMBAL WORKSHOP with SHAMSI FRIDAY FRILLS - MAY 20th, "05 8p-10p Iberia Dance Arts Studio 8530 Oak Street Open and encouraged to ALL levels of dancers. No previous e perience necessary. In this 2 hour workshop, learn the basics of music theory, tools for hand agility, simple zil patterns with coordin- ating dance movements & handy drills anyone can remember for practice at home Class size is limited to 12 participants. Please Pre-Register. Send check or money order to Krys Statho at 619 N. Scott Street N. O, La 70119 NOTE: If this class does not have 4 pre-registrations by May 19, it will be cancelled. AHMAE's website Thanks kruz, stopped by the store today and got a few things. My website is working from my computer but your the 2nd person to say its acting weird i will have to check it out hmmm strange.. My website http://amaedance.com hope to see you soon ahmae ahmae@hotmail.com Addendum Hello Kruz My website is up its http://amaedance.com I've been in touch with Shati of Jerichos Hookah cafe. Kryss & danced last wed for private opening, Gretchen danced Saturday, with Sabrina dancing on Sunday. Myself & Layla on monday and me again on Wed. I' ll also be doing this saturday we are a very busy group of girls let me tell ya, I must say Jerichos has supa nice decor with 2 plasma screen tvs that is always playing great bellydance videos {e cept when someone is dancing} and great food well anyways check out my site and tell me what you think, i would love your feed back My students will be dancing at the Hookah Hafla also so i hope you can come check it out love Amae.

MEENA Meena is a new bilingual Arabic/English literary journal to be based between the port cities of New Orleans and Ale andria, Egypt. The title is the Arabic for "port," and will be co-edited by Egyptian journalist/poet Khaled Hegazzi and poet and teacher Andrea Andy Young. We will include stories, poems and essays, as well as visual art, and all literary work will be translated and so included in both languages. The magazine will have two covers, as it will be read right-to-left or left-to-right depending on the language. Our aim is to open a dialogue or port-of-entry between our two cities, languages and cultures. Artists will come primarily from these cities, but we will include work from throughout our countries. There will be themes for each issue, and we begin with words on "the" war – in Iraq, on terror, etc. Our first issue will feature work by such writers as Pulitzer Prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa and the Lannan Literary Award winning novelist Rikki Ducornet among many others. We will edit the magazine in New Orleans and print it in Egypt in order to keep down the cost of printing. We welcome any support, comments, inquiries or recommendations. In particular, we could use help with translation, financial support for printing costs, and distribution. Feel free to contact either of us should you wish to help or talk to us about the project. Andrea Young: 504-529-2634 andimuse@att.net Khaled Hegazzi: 504-412-8868 hegazzi15@hotmail.com Thanks so much, the editors of Meena Kz notez: Khaled is the Pharoah of `'Pharoah's Cave'. We're all awaiting this new venture yallah.

JERICHO's Hookah Cafe & Mediterranean Cafe see last week's KIOSK for details Maria & I journeyed by ferry to Jericho's i.e. to the West Bank . Although located in a mundane strip mall, the e oticism behind the facade becomes apparent.. It's probably one of the more e otic places in town besides Hookah Restaurant . Jericho oozes sybaritic pleasures. The large room is divided info 3 areas & levels. The center section has comfy chairs & spacious tables. The 2 other sections are given to cushions, low tables for snacking and shisha-ing. You sink into those plush pillows and trance your nite away open way late.... 3 or 4 a.m . The soft lighting about 30 small mosque like lamps adorn the smoking area. Jericho's has ample space for the dancer. It's a dancer' delight. Great sound system. and when the dancer is taking 5, the 2 plasma tv continues the dancing mood. I don't recall the video... but I know Kruz used to stock it. Food is Mona based. Maria had a beautiful & tasty mezze plate. ` I had some lamb/beef kufta balls in gravy... ooh la la Jercho's is worth a trip. At Jazz Fest time or any other time, it's a great escape Maria thanks for din-din Jericho is a perfect marriage of ambience, shisha parlor and restaurant The Middle East in all of it's flavors. This week's Dance Card Wed; Jericho's Cafe Pyramids The Sisters Thurs; Byblos The Sisters Fri. Cafe Pyramids The Sisters Dragon's Den n.o.Madic Blue Nile Flamenco Byblos The Sisters Sat. Cafe Pyramids The Sisters Jamila The Sisters One Eyed Jack Flamenco Sun. Hookah Restaurant The Sisters Blue Nile Maria & Troupe.
To be de-kiosked, please reply with No Mo' Please share this Kiosk. Shadow owes its birth to light . -John Gay, poet & dramatist 1685-1732 KRUZ 'Morocco to India' Celebrating 33 yrs. 432 Barracks St. N.O., La.70116-2698 www.kruzshop.com KIOSK April 19, 2005 A woman finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his/her ancestors; for the e pression of all her/his history, and her/his wants. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher 1803-1882 Topics KRUZ Hours Commentz Goods Sisters of Salome' update Jericho's Hookah Cafe Hookah Hafla Zuri Choreography Tribal Quest Kelly vv This KIOSK & previous ones are archived at www.kruzshop.com/kiosk.html vv Jazz Fest is the dominant force in N.O for the ne t 2 weeks. And if you would like to escape the crowds of Jazz Fest this week April 20-24 , you could try low key crowds at the Festival International Louisiane in Lafayette. www.festivalinternational.org It's more like the French Quarter Fest.In downtown Lafayette All th ingredients for fun; music, food, vendors, french is spoken by everyone, & wonderful people. and it's FREE Allez-y y'all.

Goods; Saroyan Zills are NOW in stock. My apologies for the late arrival. Ups' "Camel Cavalry" were on strike. You can always depend on those overburdened asses We can thank the ever reliable United Asses of N.O. A shipment of about 40 hip scarves. 27.-- to 140.00 The velvet ones hug your hips so beautiful 46.- to 92.- Ass't colors. Jazz Fest clothing abounds; Light cool cotton wear. Many of the indian kurtas are lighter than a hanky. KRUZ just received 50 pairs the traditional leather buffalo hide 'kohalpuri' or JC Sandals are now available in 'fashion colors' Black, blue, pink, orange, yellow. Sandals in sizes 6 to 13 14.-- a new collection of summer blouses, skirts and dress. Men's lightweight shirts in kurta style; black, white, saffron and more at 18.-- New collection of hindu deities votive candles about 24 different revered figures Pannier Main Entry: pan·nier Variant s :or pan·ier /'pan-y&r, 'pa-nE-&r/ Function: noun Etymology: Middle English panier, from Middle French, from Latin panarium, from panis bread 1 : a large container: as a : a basket often carried on the back of a horse, donkey, or other pack animal animal or the shoulders of a person Kz. addz; In my travels I've seen donkeys in Morocco's narrow streets with panniers loaded with tv sets or cases of soft drink, with the driver in his djellaba & nikes yelling 'balick' watch out or in Me ico, the burros with their 'canastas' laden with serapes, hats, jugs going to markets, which now have been replaced by camionetas vans . Kruz' panniers are large hand woven from straw ? , sturdy baskets. They could lug your tv sets, carry all of your groceries and you too without an ounce of gas. Load it up for the Jazz Fest or a Lakefront picnic. 65.-- The book sale has been terrific. Some new titles have been added: In the Presence of The Dragon's Throne Ch'ing Dynasty Costumes 1641-1911; in the Royal Ontario Museum. paper 2.50 Traditional Turkish Designs & Handcrafts paper 2.- IRAQ; The land of the new river; Colored illustrations. History of Iraq; Beautiful photography oversized; Hardback 10.00 Istanbul; and the Civilization of the Ottoman Empire; by Bernard Lewis hard back 1.00 Frommer's Turkey on 25.--a day dated, and only prices have changed but all monuments, history hasn't I used this when I went to Turkey. paper 1.-- International Folkdancing in the USA for the folkdance enthusiast. History, important folks and dances described a section by I. Farrah on Orient dancing Hardback 5.-- Islamic Art by David Talbot Rice Colored & b/w illustrations paper 3.50 Arts of Spain by Jose' Gudiol A strong section of 'the Orient in Spain" h/b 3.50 The Secret Garden: Mahmud Shabistari a persian sage of the 13th c. Book on Sufi thought. 1.75 A 100 things Japanese Searching insightful essays about things, traditional and modern , that make up contemporary Japan hardback 3.50 Colloquial Hindustani hardback 1.00 Prepare for your summer trip Kuwait Miracle on the Desert. Although dated 1970 Still an interesting read. hardback 1.00 Kahlil Gibran: His life & world. A vey thick paper back 7.50

Sisters of Salome performance schedule.... Our website is being updated but our regular schedule of appearances will be available on the site soon. Along with new pics, commentaries and a schedule of who is dancing where & when. Special Events... Wednesdays Cafe Pyramid 8-10pm 1117 Decatur St. Jericho's Hookah Cafe 9-11pm Thursdays Byblo's 8-10pm 3215 Magazine St. Fridays Cafe Pyramid 8-10pm 1117 Decatur St. Saturdays Jamila's Cafe 8-10:30pm 7808 Maple St. Sundays Hookah Cafe 9-11pm What ?? The Sistuhs' aren't at the Jazz Fest I bet they'll be performing ne t year.

JERICHO'S HOOKAH & Mediterranean Cafe' just opened April 14th with a Grand Opening Party Amae & Kryss in attendance. JHC is located at 1166 Terry Parkway in Gretna, La. Tel; 392-3758. A Kz aside; I had just left one of my favorite me ican eateries on Terry Pkway. As I climbed into my roofless convertible, I espied "Jericho's Hookah Cafe & Mediterranean Cafe'" right in front of me. So I knows e actly where it be From Crescent City Connection take the Terry Pkwy e it shortcut Follow for about 3 or 4 miles. When you see the Roller Rink or a church "Word of GOD Ministries' ne t to the Roller Rink LOOK for The giant grey Elephant about 10 or 15 feet high.... It dominates the strip mall. Voila Eccolo' You be-s there I've not been.. but am planning to go. I'll report after Jazz Fest. Wow... another Hookah Spot, with food and dancing. Kz asks... will there ever be so many places that there aren't enough Sisters to go around? Krys addz: Thanks Kruz. They are serving food & drink. It's a really nice place. Great decor and intimate setting. Hope to see you there one night. Love & Bubbles, Krys HOOKAH HAFLA It's not too late to get in on the best Belly Show in town Act now before supplies run out. As an e tra bonus we will throw in a free year supply of Hummus and Pita Bread Performers are you ready? Belly Dance fans and enthusiasts get yer zaghareets ready FRIDAY 05/13/05 The Sisters of Salome Present: The Hookah Cafe Hafla Belly Dance Showcase Friday May 13th, 2005 9:30-11:30pm Hookah Cafe 500 Frenchmen St. New Orleans, LA Tel; 943-1101 www.hookah-cafe.com There is no cover charge at the door for this event Featuring "The Fez Sheik" as the hafla emcee and other guest stars The Sisters request that if you or your troupe are already performing in the Saturday Night Amaya Workshop showcase that you showcase a different choreography piece to give both shows variety. We also strongly encourage Teachers to send us your students and student troupes who are ready to strut their stuff Dance spots are filled on a first come first serve basis. Hafla Performance Time Limits: • Student Solo spots are limited to 3 minutes • Student Troupe spots are limited to 5 minutes • Professional solo artists have a 5 minute time slot • Professional troupes are limited with a 7 minute time slot The dance space in the venue is limited to a "theater in the round" feel; there is no defined stage area or lighting. Also, the Sisters ask that you help us show support for the Hookah Cafe as a dance venue by complying with their drink and tapas minimum; as they are avid enthusiasts of the Belly Dance community and have graciously invited us back to host this performance in their space. Hafla inquires and confirmations contact: info@neworleansbellydance.com. Checkout our website www.oleflamenco.com/sisters.

AMAYA WORKSHOP May 14-15 in N.O. www.medarouge.com/
ZURI choreography contest June 18 2005 Hi, All, Attached are 4 files....I have attached a flyer with a picture and one without a picture for our June 2nd annual choreography contest...both are in Wordperfect format...and if that doesn't work each is in a PDF format...PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD...thank you, thank you Jane and Cheryl Mobile, AL Kz was unable to open files. Please contact Jane or Cheryl and they'll send you a flyer with all the details Cheryl_Pierce@alsb.uscourts.gov, maresha_zuri@msn.com This event was quit a hit last year and I'm sure this year will be even more e citing.

TRIBAL QUEST Tribal Quest NorthWest ...August 3-7, '05 The fourth annual tribal music and dance festival in Portland... featuring Ansuya, Rachel Brice, Gypsy Caravan, Heather Stants & Urban Tribal & many mo'. Details, etc. www.gypsycaravan.us Paulette Rees-Denis Caravan Studio/Gypsy Caravan marty@gypsycaravan.us

KELLY UAN I'm coming to New Orleans to visit the last weekend of Jazzfest, actually April 26th - May 4th. I wanted to reconnect with you if it's in the cards. My mobile number for that week is 831-241-1066. See you soon. Love, Kelly uan kelly hay@hotmail.com : uanhay@yahoo.com

To be deleted from this list, please reply with NO MO' Please share this KIOSK KRUZ 'Morocco to India' Celebrating 33 yrs. 432 Barracks St. N.O., La. 70116-2698 www.kruzshop.com

KIOSK April 13, 2005 "If we could remember that God doesn't live in a church, temple, or mosque, there would be no need to preach to anyone, no need to save anyone's soul. The best we can do is save ourselves and improve our own lives and/or after-lives. Imagine a world where we don't feel a need to condemn anyone because "the book of my religion says so." -Anu Garg anu@wordsmith.org TOPICS KRUZ Hours F.Q. Fest New goods Special Book Sale Audrey E. Update Badal Roy Dance Classes: Iberia Arts Betty Karam Instructor Zeitgesit Theatre DrumDoc PURE Snake for sale.

KRUZ Hours; Daily 11-6 Tues 3-6p @ @ @ @ F.Q. FEST.... This Festival was the best EVER. People brought their chairs, water & dancing shoes. They danced from Kruz' doorstep to the French Market. It was mobbed. In the distance we could hear the Latin stage. Mucho People We luved it, jiggled and ate Cher, good eatin' @ @ @ @ New Goods Saroyan Zills; An order is en route. I e pect them in the shop by Saturday April 16. If you would like to reserve a pair reply to kruzraks@webtv.net or call 504/524-7370 or just stop in MINI ZILLS Mini-zills are specially designed for small hands as well as for children. and are made of solid brass with double slots and are 1-3/4" diameter. Appro imate weight 75 grams 2.65 oz TUTANKHAMUN These cymbals carry a smooth and consistent mellow tone. The design depicts the Boy King surrounded with lotus blossoms and goddess Isis. Designed and crafted of premium quality alloys. 2-1/2" diameter. Appro . weight 180 grams 6.4 oz. NEFERTITI If you are looking for that penetrating pitch & the weight in your hands at the same time, these are what you're looking for. Ideal for conditioned hands, troupe performances and crowded night clubs. 2-1/2" diameter. Appro. weight 214 grams 7.5 oz @ @ @ @ SPECIAL BOOK SALE 20% to 90% off Kruz, the person, is in the process of spring cleaning. Many of these books are oversized, coffee table, colored illustrattion. Originally i.e. I paid many were 30.- to 60.-- All books on Sale books are between 2.25 to 10.-- A partial listing to give you a flavor. I'd be glad to answer any questions. The Qashqa'i People of Southern Iran -p/b South Persian Tribal Weaving p.b Islamic Science; an illustrated Study Geometric concepts in Islamic Art p/b The Civilization of Islam p/b Arabia Feli ; Images of Yemen & its People h/b Great photographs Splendor of Islamic Calligraphy o/v h/b A beautifully illustrated book on calligraphy. Sindh India tombs & te tiles p/b Yugoslavia;; folk traditions h/b Palestinian costume & jewelry p/b Arabia & the Gulf: In original photographs 1880=19.50 h/b The Quranic art of Calligraphy p/b Travellers in Ancient ands; Portrait of the Middle East. 1898-1919 h/b Calligraphy in the Arts of Muslim World; Macedonian Folk Embroidery h/b Folk Costumes of Croatia h/b Bulgarian Folk Costumes of the Central West; h/b in Cyrillic with an enlgish preface vol 1 & 2 The World of Islam h/b World of Allah oversized h/b Topkapi Te itle w/ slip cover p/b Les Provinces du Maro h/b in french Some of these I purchased while traveling in Maroc, Egypt, Turkey etc.

The Art of Bedoiun Jewllery; A Saudi Arabian profife. Heather Colyer Ross Still In plastic seal, unopen 45.00 h/b Is new, out of print and a must for costumers, jewelers 20% off @ @ @ @ BADAL ROY; tabla player Thirty five years ago Badal Roy trans- formed the tablas from indian drums used in religious music into a medium for fusion & funk with John McLaughlin & Miles Davis. Hear him in concert at: UNO, Sandbar 280-6039 Wed. April 13, 7:30 www.uno.edu/ music/e cursions.html or Snug Harbor 949-0696 Thurs. April 14 9p & 11p www.snugjazz.com @ @ @ @ Dear Kruz & Dance Family I will be presenting a lecture/demo on Persian dance Qajar period ne t Monday April 19th for the Tulane U. History Department, 4:30 pm. Also, I was so so moved by the Musical Missions concert this past sunday"Singing in Bagdad and Beyond".Two musicians from Colorado,Cameron and Kristine, have traveled war torn Iraq and Palestine giving concerts and taking video.Their e perience is heart rending and encouraging both.Not to mention the fact they are world class musicians.They will be in Baton Rouge ne t Sunday April 18th at the Universalist Unitarian church.I hope more of the mideast community can support them.There are many familiar faces in their photos , Eva and Faruk & others.Peace,Audrey Elizabeth 520-9848 ALIANZA FLAMENCA SLU Guitar Festival -Tuesday 4/12/05@7:30pm Pottle Music.

KIOSK August 16, 2005 "The creativity and positive energy you put forth come back to you many times over. So do the hurt and destruction. Which would you rather get back?" -- Ralph Marston, author Topics KRUZ Hours Cds Kiosk Nuggets Zeitgesit Al Layli Band Gulf Coast Dance Fest Invite Meda & Morocco the person Kalendar KRUZ Hours; Daily 12-6 Tues 3-6 CDS becoming available "Solace" All titles: 'Iman', 'Satya', 'Rhythms of the Dance','Gathering Season', 'Shawaza', 'Ahsas' and the latest 'Balance' & a compilation 'Kabila Project' FCBD 'Tribal Drumming' & Tribal Drumming #2 Itneen FCBD is releasing all of their video cassettes as DVDs. Vol.1 'Tribal Basics" is enroute. The rest will be released in the nest 2 or 3 months. Gypsy Caravan's 'Migration', 'Quest', 'Awakening', 'Caravan Rhythms'. Most of these items should be available by the weekend. If you'd like one, call and we'll hold one for you. KIOSK Nuggets; Kameron has moved back to town Fellow Travellettes to Gulfport Dance Event; Who would like to take gossip buddies and who would like to go? Several have e pressed an interest in going, but don't have limos, burros or pirogues. Anyone? ZEITGEIST "Mille Mois' Moroccan Film Tues-Wed Aug 16-17 8 pm A coming of age tale from Morocco. 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 525-2767 www.zeitgeistinc.org/events.html AL LAYALI band this saturday Hello all, this is just to remind you of Al Layali middle eastern music band live performance at Phoenicia restaurant this Saturday August 20th at 9pm. If you're not hungry, just come have a drink and lots of fun belly dancing and dabke like you've never done it before. No hired belly dancers, dance floor is Don't forget your hip scarves; Please check the website below for for info. DrumDoc Professional middle eastern percussionist and flute player Doumbek egyptian tabla , Riqq, Frame Drum, Nay flute New Orleans, LA http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/ INVITE for Women Belly Dance Teachers Opening This Fall Welcome to the Women's School http://groups.msn.com/WomensSchool As a way of consolidation women teaching women and a support to you in your search for students, you are cordially invited to put your classes up on our website. You are in charge of everything in regards to your course s and students. The students pay your fee directly. To our faculty: Current Deadline for submission is Aug. 21 so get with it NOW Include: What: Title and course description. Who: Your name a brief paragraph bio, and head shot, email, website, tele nos. for admin and students Length of course: the one night stand, a weekend intensive, or 3 weeks - 6 weeks - just whatever you are offering. Location: of the class/event. Address: your office, home, or other arena/space When: Dates and times. You can start your class any month this Fall that you wish. I can be a one day intensive or 3-6 week course. You decided what is best. Tell the students when and how to get to class. Cost: Student teacher fees and/or materials cost and the accepted form of payment. N.B. Please use spell check on your submissions as we are going to put up what you send us. Deadline for Class Listing for Fall Semester is in one week: Aug. 21 Email all of the above to: Bekyoo71@gmail.com and PBPWorld@yahoo.com Include a small low rez head shot jpeg and a one paragraph bio. Then Mark you calendar OPEN HOUSE/Student Registration: Sept. 9, 8PM for the teacher show and tell at student registration. Bring your registration materials: The above course descriptions, registration forms, pens, pencils, change. Your Course will fill up and then you start on the date you have set. MEDA & Morocco in New Orleans MEDA is in the preparations for a work- shop and dinner/talk with Morocco of New York . Friday thru Sunday June 9-11 2006. She has not been in the South for over 20 years, she tells me. Does that date conflict with anything you are planning? Would you and yours be interested? We will do our best to make it most interesting and engaging for a wonderful price Please write and/or call with any suggestions. Best wishes always, Marlane Drake Marlane@co .net . KALENDAR Aug. 16. Resurrect Romance Week Aug. 10-16. Thanks For All The Gifts Aug. 17-23. Friendship Week Aug. 22-29. Smile Week Aug. 25-31. Be Kind To Humankind Week Aug. 31-Sep. 06. Sobriety Checkpoint Aug. 16. Homeless Animals Day Aug. 16. Watermelon Day Aug. 17. E ercise Bug Day Aug. 18. You're A Poet & Didn't Know It Day Aug. 21. Strange Music Day Aug. 22. Be An Angel Day Aug. 23. Make Your Own Luck Day Aug. 25. Kiss-And-Make-Up Day Aug. 26. Women's Equality Day Aug. 30. Toasted Marshmallow Day Courtesy of www.postcards.org KIOSK August 9, 2005 Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die;

TOPICS KRUZ Hours Goods Kiosk Nuggets Gretchen comments Gypsy Cafe Claudia Desert Shadows Lafayette Gulf Coast Int'l Fest KRUZ Hrs. Daily 11-6 Tuesday 3-6 NEW cd; SOLACE "Balance' Kz sez "I've listened to 'Balance' about 7 or 8 times. I absolutely enjoyed it, not because it felt 'middle eastern' but because it felt & sounded Eastern-- Asian. There's tibetan, chinese etc. sounds. Since I don't 'tribalize' , perhaps I'm a poor judge. I'd love to hear from the american tribal contingents for their viewpoints" GRETCHEN comments The new Solace CD "Balance" is truly amazing, It appeals to dancers and non-dancers alike Thanks Gretchen gretchenkellett@gmail.com KIOSK Nugget Has anyone checked out the new ATTIKI Bar & Grill on Decatur? Article on Turkish cooking in Sunday's Time-Pic in food section. GYPSY CAFE Flamenco @ Gypsy's Cafe Every Wednesday Night - 7:30pm-10pm AMALGAMA FLAMENCA @ Gypsy' Cafe 709 St. Charles Avenue August 10 - Mia Alegra y Neil Unteseher ONGOING RAKS SPOTS" Jericho's on the West Bank Wed Sat Plus Hookah Cafe' on Decatur Sundays Byblos Rest. on Magazine Thurs Jamila on Maple St. Saturdays Dragon's Den on Friday Blue Nile on Friday Zaynati's in Slidell on Gause Blvd. Arzi's in B.R. Fridays MedUSA Westbank on Thurs And I bet Mr. Kiosk has overlooked some wonderful spot. KRYSS update Duniya Ke Taal Dans Studio Formerly Iberia Dance Arts 8530 Oak Street New Orleans, LA Kz wonderz?? phone number ? replies: Hey Kruz - The phone number for Kryss and her studio is 504.382.5199. Gretchen KRYSS comments Kruz, my phone number is 382-5199 perchance2dream@hotmail.com . CLAUDIA informs Hi Kruz- Just thought you should know- Jose's recent portrait of Louis Armstrong won first prize at the Louis Armstrong Art Contest It's at the e hibit of all the entries at the Crescent City Brewhouse, in case you have a spare moment to stop by and see the work. I'm going to check it out when I visit- I will be in town for 24 hours on a stopover on my way to Burning Man. If you hear of any of our friends going to Burning Man- tell them to come say "hi" at the Hookah Dome, the camp I'll be with I will be in town August 27th- more details soon, I think I'll just have a meetup someplace central- maybe EnVie and then Molly's or the Spotted Cat... or maybe splurge for the e pensive drinks at the Hookah Cafe... I'll let you know. -Claudia ccopela@tulane.edu . DESERT Shadows of Desert Dance Studio Lafayette Hi Kruz We are currently working on our website and was wondering if you could update our information on your website because we are no longer "the gameela dancers" Our new info: Desert Shadows of Desert Dance Studio website: www.DesertDanceStudio.com E-mail: bellydance@DesertDanceStudio.com Thank you GULF COAST International Bellydance Festival Aug. 27- featuring Helm Bilo i Community Ctr. Bilo i, Ms. Workshop & Evening Show www.bellydancefest.com KRUZ has just received flyers with complete info. Stop by, pick on up no purchase required In glancing over the lineup.....wow. . Beg. bellydance, ATS swordwork, greek line dancing, zills and mo'. As someone said. "Spend the weekend on the beach, dance workshop with friends" Kz; the beach is about 2 or 3 blocks from the Community Ctr. You could "beach" in between activities. Is there a caravan going?

KIOSK AUGUST 3 True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess. -Louis Nizer, lawyer 1902-1994 Topics Kruz Hours New Cd Kiosk Nuggets Gypsy Cafe Kryss update Latno Al Layali & Phoenicia Zuri in Alabama P.U.R.E Gretchen new g-mail Lennie Clark update Betty & Blue Nile Kalendar.
NEW cd; SOLACE "Balance' Still maintaining a middle eastern feel, Solace e periments with flavors of the Far East. Great for modern Tribal or Fusion styles. Heavy underlying percussive rhythms. Kz addz: I've listened to 'Balance' about 7 or 8 times. I absolutely enjoyed it, not because it felt 'middle eastern' but because it felt & sounded Eastern-- Asian. There's tibetan, chinese etc. sounds. Since I don't 'tribalize' , perhaps I'm a poor judge. I'd love to hear from the american tribal contingents for their viewpoints. The track titles may be indicative: Dragon & Sword - Haiku - Kimono Mojo - Red Dragon vs. Phoeni The e quisite asian model in kimono is good enough for a poster Priced at 16.99 Introductory offer 13.99 thru Satchmo Fest Aug. 4 to 7 i.e. Thur to Sun Come listen and decided for yourself Solace won't be in the Satchmo lineup
KIOSK NUGGETS Satchmo SummerFest - A Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration in New Orleans, August 2-4, 2001. For schedule, events, times go to : www.satchmo.com/louisarmstrong/summerfest.html Across the street from KRUZ Attiki Bar & Grill 230 Decatur 587-3756 New mediterranean offerings plus hookahs www.attikibarandgrill.com Kz hasn't been. I was delivered a menu. Cafe Pyramid closed & Attiki arrive Maria & Troupe are on hiatus. Resume in Sept at the Blue Nile. Al Layali at Phoenicia Aug. 20. Reservations... last time it was packed Blue Nile Friday August 5 7:30 Micaela & Fiesta Flamenca with guest Solange 'Lali' Cali Mo' info: Fiestaflamenca@cs.com
GYPSY CAFE Flamenco Tonight @ Gypsy's Cafe Tonight and Every Wednesday Night - 7:30pm-10pm AMALGAMA FLAMENCA @ Gypsy' Cafe 709 St. Charles Avenue Tonight's performers - "La Cristina" y Neil Unteseher August 10 - Mia Alegra y Neil Unteseher August 17 - Solangel "Lali" Cali y Gavin Ross August 23 - Mia Alegra y Gavin Ross August 30 - Masako Numasaki y Gavin Ross Gypsy's Cafe has fabulous food and drink, great people and wonderful atmosphere, perfect for a flamenco juerga. Join Us
KRYSS update Duniya Ke Taal Dans Studio Formerly Iberia Dance Arts 8530 Oak Street New Orleans, LA Kz wonderz?? phone number ? Fall Schedule Schedule of Classes effective 9/8/05 KZ notez: Duniya Ke Taal Dans studio has an e tensive schedule Flamenco & Belly Dance Classes for mo' info': perchance2dream@hotmail.com KZ addz. In LTNO there's a website for www.LaTno.com. Check it out. No schedules but studio info. LATNO This week in NO see the web page, there´s lots to do this week in NO. No te lo pierdas ....don miss it www.LaTno.com LaTno covers many bellydance events. This is a nice, neat & attractive website. I always enjoy reading of course soy me icano by way of Egypt AL LAYLALI August 20 Al Layali band of New Orleans performing live again Come and enjoy the original middle eastern music, belly dancing and dabke along with a delicious Lebanese dinner. Phoenicia Restaurant ne t door to Sake 4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie,. Saturday August 20th Program starts at 9pm Reservations recommended for dining 504-889-9950 Bar seats available with no reservations Cover charge: $7 at the door. More info, please check the website: http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/ DrumDoc drumdoc5@yahoo.com
ZURI PARTY Time with Zuri :AUGUST 20, 05 Jane McWilliams Maresha Director of Zuri Dance Co. of Mobile, Alabama is pleased to announce that on AUGUST 20, 2005 Zuri & Mystic Creations will sponsor a one-day workshop featuring LAYLIA www.laylia.com and SHAMSI www.bayoushimmy.com . The workshop will be held in Daphne, Alabama at the Daphne Recreation Center. LAYLIA is a yearly teacher at Noelle's spring event in Sheffield, Alabama. She will teach new and wild things in her NEW & COOL MOVES seminar. SHAMSI will lead a BEAT THE HEAT WITH DANCE MEDITATION seminar. The day is guaranteed to be FUN, INFORMAL, & very INFORMATIVE TRUE TO ZURI'S PROMISE: bringing you the best instructors at low cost ONLY $50 for ENTIRE DAY OPEN DANCING IN SHOW Come and dance Either in costume or not FOR MORE INFO: www.mcgill-toolen.org/zuri/Zuri.htm or email: Jane McWilliams Maresha at maresha_zuri@yahoo.com Cheryl Pierce Padgett Ziva at zivadiva2000@yahoo.com KZ wonderz: Will it be possible to attend the workshop and make it back in time fo' Al Layali's & dinner @ Phoenicia? P.U.R.E. Hello Everyone – What would happen in our community if Dancers and Musicians took their performance power as collective to the streets for the purposes of healing and peace? Be part of making this happen here in New Orleans, LA Finally… it all has come together The PURE New Orleans Workshop will be happening due to good karma, continued interest from all of you and sponsorship support courtesy of Blissworks Studio in the Bywater 3828 Dauphine St. Please pray and dance for good weather… no hurricanes Here is the event information and the PURE event flyer and registration forms will be released to the general public by Thursday. I look forward to seeing you all there. Please contact us with any questions GRETCHEN 504.473.8230 info@neworleansbellydance.com or KRYSS 504.382.5199 perchance2dream@hotmail.com. Many Thanks Gretchen Kellett and Kryss Statho To find out more about PURE and view the NYC procession, please go to http://www.puredance.org -- PURE – Public Urban Ritual E perience PURE Belly and World Movement Dance Workshop SUNDAY Sept. 11, 2005 http://WWW.PUREDANCE.ORG
GRETCHEN & G-mail Hey- The Bellydancer Gal in New Orleans who emails incessantly for PURE... for some if not most of you in case this email threw you for a loop I have found the BEST email service ever It's GMail and it was not named after me but the g thing is great. This service is awesome because it is 100% reliable and I can access anywhere in the world I go. Much better than the old email problems that tI had with my other accounts. If you are interested in getting a Gmail account please let me know and I will send an invitation out to you as I have 47 left to send out and the G Mail accounts are really hard to get unless you know someone who has one. My new main permanent email address from today on is: gretchenkellett@gmail.com My other email addresses: gretcheroo@yahoo.com, gretcheroo@hotmail.com and gkellett@tulane.edu will be deleted on August 7th. Please change my address accordingly on your list. Have a Great Day, Thanks Gretchen
LENNIE CLARK My website, which was found at http://committed.to/arabicsongtranslations now can be brought up by using http://www.geocities.com/arabicsongtranslations Sorry for any inconvenience that may have been caused, Lennie Clark" yalenii@hotmail.com KZ notez; This is an e cellent for arabic song translations Khalid & Adel have done some translation for Lennie . Check it out
BETTY & Blue Nile Hi Kruz: The Blue Nile went very well on Friday night. The performers and the audience had a great time. Michelle and I are already discussing when I will appear again and with a more e panded role. Stay tuned but for sure it will not be before the second half of September. I am very flattered that she included me in her program. She and Lali did an absolutely fabulous show. Skill, energy, artistry--they have it all. To say nothing of Neil's marvelous guitar. The Blue Nile was packed. There were the Flamenco fans, my fans, and Mark Peterson who showed up with a van load of 15 Japanese students. All in all, a very e citing and successful night. Love, Betty jdkaram@tulane.edu KALENDAR ;-- Month-Long Observances Admit You're Happy Month Artist Appreciation Month Week-Long Observances Aug. 01-07. Simplify Your Life Week Aug. 01-07. Romance Awareness Week Aug. 09-17. Elvis Week Aug. 10-16. Resurrect Romance Week Aug. 10-16. Thanks For All The Gifts Wk. Day-Long Observances Aug. 03. Friendship Day Aug. 03. Mustard Day Aug. 03. Sister's Day Aug. 04. Gay Day Aug. 04. American Family Day Aug. 05. Picnic Day Aug. 06. Wiggle Your Toes Day Aug. 06. Fresh Breath Day Aug. 08. Admit You're Happy Day Aug. 08. Prank Night Aug. 09. Sing-Out Day Aug. 10. Roller Coaster Day Courtesy of www.postcards.org To be deleted from KIOSK, please reply with No Mo' Please share the KIOSK
KIOSK JULY 28 I get up I walk I fall down Meanwhile, I keep dancing. by Phyllis Parun TOPICS KRUZ Hours Archives Birthday Sale Kiosk Nuggets Sisters of Salome update Gypsy Cafe' Betty@ Blue Nile Sara's Gulfcoast Festival DrumDoc Kalendar
KRUZ Hours; Daily 11-6 often later Tues 3-6
Archives; This KIOSK & all other Kiosks e cept Sales are archived @ www.kruzshop.com/kiosk.html
HOPE'S BIRTHDAY SALE 39% discount on everything e cept incense Sat. & Sun. Birthday Cake begins Saturday Noon. Sale Ends Sunday for details check previous mailing . A perfect time to stock up on cool 100% cotton clothing for the rest of summer & hurricane season. An e tra hip scarf? Tapestries for picnics, sofas & couches? Indian J.C.s sandals in traditional brown or fashion colors forest green, summer red, organic orange, levi blue, sunny yellow and midnight black . Cds for your boombo es, sarongs male & female..and mo' All at 39% discount KIOSK Nuggets Betty with Micaela Friday Blue Nile Hope's Birthday SALE @ KRUZ Fri/Sat SISTERS OF SALOME' Schedule Wednesday @ Jericho's on Terry Parkway - Morrighan - 10pm-12am Thursday @ Byblo's on Magazine - Amae, Amanda & Kryss - 8-10pm Thursday @ Zaynati's on Gause Blvd in Slidell - Layla - 7-9p & 10:30p-12:30am Thursday Zaynati's opens their Hookah Lounge and the Sisters will be appearing there regularly on Thursdays and also on some Fridays and Saturdays Friday @ Gypsy's Cafe on St. Charles - Kryss - 8-10pm Saturday @ Jamila's on Maple St. - Amanda - 8-10:30pm Saturday @ Jericho's - Kryss - 10pm-12am Sunday @ Hookah Cafe on Frenchman - Amae & Kryss Sunday @ Jericho's - Amanda - 10pm-12am Kz addz; If there were mo' sistah's, there would be mo' places to enjoy their art
GYPSY CAFE; LIVE FLAMENCO SHOW Wednesdays @ 7:30pm - 10pm GYPSY CAFE 709 ST. CHARLES NEW ORLEANS, LA 504 528-9008 NEIL UNTERSEHER, Flamenco Guitar & GAVIN SACKS, Flamenco Guitar.
Flamenco Schedule Date Dancer Guitarist JULY 27TH MASAKO NUMASAKI NEIL UNTERSEHER AUGUST 3RD CRISTINA STATHO NEIL UNTERSEHER AUGUST 10 MIA ALEGRA NEIL UNTERSEHER AUGUST 17 SOLANGEL "LALI" CALI GAVIN SACKS AUGUST 24TH MIA ALEGRA GAVIN SACKS AUGUST 31ST MASAKO NUMASAKI GAVIN SACKS
BETTY at the Blue Nile Hi Kruz: Here is info about my latest adventure. Michelle Paule Micaela I certainly am flattered that she has asked me to join them. I am looking forward to a fun evening. Hope you can attend. Michelle does a fabulous flamenco show, Lali is also a wonderful performer, and Neil a super guitarist. Betty jdkaram@tulane.edu Jim Betty Karam joins Micaela y Fiesta Flamenca Guitarist: Neil Unterseher Solangel Lali Cali At the Blue Nile, 532 Frenchman Street, Friday, July 29: 7:30PM-9:30PM Food may be purchased upstairs and brought downstairs. No cover www.bluenile.music.com Come on down for a fun and entertaining evening.
SARA LATE INFO Grand Opening of Sara's Late Night Bar - Saturday, July 23rd 10pm 'til. . . 724 Dublin in the Riverbend behind the Walgreen's on Carrollton and St. Charles Fantastic Free Food, Cash Bar, Great Drinks, including the irresistible Mango Daiquiri Live Piano Music and Flamenco Performances for Entertainment And, of course, interesting and cool people Bring more of your friends to add to the aura of the night dbuchillon@yahoo.com KZ addz: Although this info is late.. I bet a place like this is still celebrating & celebrating? ? Check it out.
DRUMDOC Greetings, I'm glad to announce my availability for PRIVATE middle eastern drumming classes in New Orleans, through the end of August. Instruments: Doumbek, riqq middle eastern tambourine , frame drum, ney flute . Pick anyone you want. I have an e tra doumbek for the class if you don't have one free of charge Levels: -Doumbek and riqq: All levels, from beginners to advanced -Frame drum: Beginners and intermediate -Ney: Beginners and intermediate Location: you pick, either my apartment or your place. Time: I'll try to accommodate many schedules daytime or evenings. Also you can check my website below for more info about me. Hurry up and get your private class, because I'll be moving out or town in few weeks. sincerely, DrumDoc Mo' info' http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/ DRUMDOC mo' Hello everyone, Thanks to all your support, our first show at phoenicia restaurant earlier this month was very successful. I'm glad to announce the Al Layali middle eastern music band's ne t show on Saturday August 20th, at Phoenicia Rest. Mark it today on your calendars. More details to come soon. DrumDoc.
GULFCOAST Festival Kruz, as usual I would like to thank you for keeping our belly dance community in touch with one another. Thank you and many blessings to you. Myra The Gulfcoast International Bellydance Festival is scheduled ne t month, August 27th at the Bilo i Community Center, featured artist is "Helm" visit www.bellydancefest.com For those interested in performing, please contact me with the following information for the evening's program: Name of Troupe: Members names optional Any details about the troupe or performer no more than 5-6 sentences : Will troupe provide CD or live musicians: Length of performance must be less than 5 minutes. Music must be submitted 2 weeks prior to festival, no later than Aug 13 Mail CD, no cassettes to: Myra Co 193 Keesler Cir. Bilo i, MS 39530 Questions etc. MyraCo RN@aol.com
KALENDAR Wed. Sisters of Salome Jericho's Maria & Troupe @ Blue Nile Gypsy Cafe Thurs; Sisters of Salome' @ Byblos Magazine St. Medusa The Vault with Diva Thursday @ Zaynati's Fri. Layla Isis Byblos n.o.madic @ Dragon's Den Micaela @ Blue Nile Sisters @Zaynati's Slidell Arzi's in Baton Rouge Kryss @ Gypsy Cafe" Sat. Sisters @ Jericho Sisters of Salome @Jamilla's Cafe Sun Sisters @ Hookah Cafe Kz addz; Wow.. what a line up See S.O.S. mo' complete schedule above Thanks to Air Conditioning we can go out anytime Kalendar :-- Jul. 26. Day of the Funky Chicken Jul. 27. Fresh Air For Your Houseplants Day Jul. 27. Parents' Day Kz wonderz--same se ? Jul. 28. Hurricane Supplication Day in US Virgin Islands do we have this in N.O.? Jul. 29. Lasagna Day we have this in NO Jul. 30. Cheesecake Day Jul 30. Hope's Birthday Party KRUZ' Aug 1. Hope's Actual Birthday no party KRUZ "Morocco to India" Celebrating 33 yrs. 432 Barracks St. N.O., La. 70116-2698 www.kruzshop.com tel; 504/524-7370 KIOSK July 20, 2005
Literature encourages tolerance - bigots and fanatics seldom have any use for the arts, because they're so preoccupied with their beliefs and actions that they can't see them also as possibilities. -Northrop Frye, writer 1912-1991 This KIOSK, as all others are archived at: www.kruzshop.com/kiosk.html TOPICS Kruz Hours CDs Kiosk Nuggets Layla Isis news Advanced Classes Sirrom updates DrumDoc PURE reschedule Dr. Claudia Sirrom; Houston KRUZ Hours Daily -11-6 often later Tues 2- 6 CDs SALE... SALE All Hossam Ramzy's cds are 13.33 5 or more @11.33 SALE... SALE period: July 12-19. Best Of Abdul Halim Hafiz Best Of Hossam Ramzy Best Of Om Kolthoum Classical Egyptian Dance Modern Egyptian Belly Dance Qanun El Tarab Rhythms Of The Nile Secrets Of The Eye Vol. 2-Best Of Hossam Ramzy Zeina:Best Of Mohammed Abdul Wahab Hossam Ramzy/Essam Rashad / Ro-He Rafat Misso/Hossam Ramzy / Ahlamy Dalinda: Tunisian Singer H.R. helped produce Master of the Arabian Flute Mohamed Naiem H.R. helped produce Gypsies of the Nile "Rahhal" H.R. helped produce To view the track listings, listen to samples of the music, read about the making of the CD, go to: www.hossamramzy.com/cds/thumbnails.htm All Hossam Ramzy's cds are 13.33 5 or more @11.33 SALE period: July 20-27 Kz idea; do group or share buying 2 or mo' folks buy in bulk DRUMDOC' first Belly dance music CD is is now available at KRUZ - 10 tracks total - 7 tracks include Flute nay , doumbek, Riqq, Frame drum: si known songs, and one original -3 Tracks Solo Drumming Doumbek, Riqq, Framedrum all original pieces composed and preformed by DrumDoc Please check following page for lineup, samples, and sale locations: http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/music.html Price 15--. Introductory offer 12.50 'til July 27 Kz notez: If you haven't had the opportunity or pleasure to hear the 'Doc" do it now This cd reminds me a great deal of "Bert's Baladi' of old. In B/Baladi a small egyptian group recorded but in Doc's only one man recorded. Southern Louisiana is very fortunate to have a musician of this fine caliber
KIOSK NUGGETS Layla Isis on Conan O'Brien show Wed. night. 11:35 pm. Set those vcrs Maria & Troupe at Blue Nile 8'ish Cafe Pyramid remains closed. New Mona Restaruant on Elysian Fields at Filmore ne t to Italian Pie Soon there'll be a Mona near you. Why not, they're good
LAYLA ISIS New Hi everyone I've got some hot off the press Layla Isis updates for you 1 Conan O'Brien show Wed. night. I'll be flying into NY tomorrow am to appear on the show with the band Yerba Beuntos. Tune in this wed to check out bellydancing on national tv Also appearing are my friends and fabulous dancers Sira and Jeniviva, who danced with me at Byblos a couple months back. 2 Advanced Level Masterclass this Sunday, July 24th. 2 - 5pm. This special once-a-month advanced level workshop is open to all registrants who are either current bellydance professionals or students who may be interested in performance opportunities. We will break down Layla's signature style of strong, sharp hip accents and big, beautiful shimmies with isolations and layering. Learn how to combine mesmerizing theatricality with masterful technique. We will also cover a floorwork routine, a drum solo, and the use of candles as props. Two choreographies will be taught as part of an upcoming theatrical production, which can also be adapted for your own use. Bring veils,and hand held candles if you have them. To pre-register for this workshop, please contact layla.isis@verizon.net or call 917- 691-9793 3 New classes at Blissworks in the Bywater Beginner level on Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm. This class introduces the basics of cabaret bellydance technique while providing a stimulating fitness workout. Drills and combinations are designed to train the muscular structure of the body to the strong, supple, sensual, and controlled frame of a bellydancer. Intermediate Level, Tuesdays 8- 9:00 p This class focuses on building strong technique for hip and upperbody isolations, shimmies, floorwork, musicality, and fluid transitions. We also introduce choreography and working with props. Open to all levels. Please note: this week Ahmae will sub the 7:00pm class, and the 8:00pm is cancelled due to the tv appearance. And Layla will also be out of town the week of July 30 - Aug. 6th. Afterwards, classes resume as usual. Thank you Please contact me directly for further information. Yours in Dance, Layla Isis layla.isis@verizon.net SIRROM in Houston 07/16/05 Sirrom's 25th Anniversary HAFLA • 07/18/05 NEW "Artist in Residency Series" begins with Linda Underwood Choreography • 08/05/05 Sirrom Drummers' & Dancers' Jam • 08/26/05 Dusk Til Dawn Film Fest - Sequel 2005 • 08/27/05 Greek Line Dancing Seminar • 09/09/05 Sirrom Drummers' & Dancers' Jam • 09/24/05 Double Veil Workshop with Kira • 10/30/05 MECA "Day of the Dead" Festival 25th Anniversary HAFLA in 2 Days ... DON'T FORGET -- Sirrom celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a show, dinner, silent auction and friends this Saturday, July 16th. Come and join us for our 25th Year of Raks Sharki in Houston, Te as. The show will be star studded and loads of fun. And what would an anniversary party be with a few surprises. Come join the fun....see you there. ADVANCED :belly dancing class This class is open to new, returning and current students. Come One Come All Belly Dancing Classes---Advanced New 4 week advanced session starting Wednesday, July 20 Class meets: 7:15 - 8:30PM My plan is to introduce a new combination every week and then work on improv- isation, encouraging the use of the new material into your free style dancing. Attention current beginner/intermediates. " Challenging yourself is the only way to grow". Classes meet at the Jewish Community Center, St Charles and Jefferson Uptown 897-0143. Please call the JCC, 897-0143, Ask for Debbie Barrons during the day or Violet after 5:00PM, for more information or to enroll. You may also email or call me with any questions. 897-0432, jdkaram@tulane.edu Betty Karam Tel: 504-897-0432 Fa : 504-988-1611.
DRUMDOC I just got home from Dominic's drum workshop and really had a great time. He did a nice job and touched on a variety of rhythms. You can put this in your ne t kiosk if you like. I'm happy to promote his efforts Kudos DrumDoc Kim kimonika@co .net Kim Karnell .
PURE rescheduling Hello - The following dates are what we are looking to reschedule the PURE New Orleans workshop. The workshop will be a 6 hour one day event from 10am-4pm on a Saturday or Sunday. The schedule will be the same and we are working on a location to have it in. Please email me with the date that works best for you no later than Sunday by 5pm. I can't accommodate everyone but I am looking to schedule it on the date that works best for all and the Facilitators who are flying in from NYC. Come rain, shine or hurricane the workshop is happening
If you are an instructor and have Dance Students who have a good base of movement and can understand basic choreography, please pass this information along to them as this is an open performance opportunity for all to participate in. Proposed one day workshop dates: August: 13, 14, 27, 28 September: 3 or 4 Thanks Gretchen "What is PURE??" or "What is this Workshop?" Please read the following information: PURE is collective of dancers and drummers who take music and dance out into the streets for the purposes of healing and peace. . . . . to read mo' go to: http://www.puredance.org PURE INFO CONTACTS: GRETCHEN 504.473.8230 info@neworleansbellydance.com or KRYSS at 504.382.5199 perchance2dream@hotmail.com
Dr. CLAUDIA Kz sez: this is late info Hello all As most of you know, I will be leaving New Orleans ne t week to begin the ne t phase of my life as a molecular entomologist. Jose' and I will be having a performance salon as a going-away party on Sunday- you and friends of yours are invited- we would love to see you But first- Earlier that evening, at 7:00pm to 8:30pm, I will be singing a cappella arias from the 17th to 19th centuries at Cafe Rose Nicaud, as the first in a series of classical concerts they will be hosting on select Sunday evenings. Rose Nicaud is on Frenchmen Street, at Royal, just down from Snug Harbor and across the street from the Spotted Cat. The concert is free and supported by Cafe Rose Nicaud; if you would like to see more chamber-scale classical music, please do come down, support the cafe, and let the owners, Kenneth and Melba Ferdinand, know that you appreciate this sort of event Also, if you are a classical musician who would like to perform, please contact Kenneth kdf@caferosenicaud.com , and feel free to pass this information on to other musicians you might know. The party will be at 9:00pm, after the Cafe Rose Nicaud concert, and will be a "semi-potluck" performance salon bring something small to eat or drink if you would like to- vegetarian, please- and something to perform in an informal salon environment if you would like to- no obligation Poetry, dance, music, magic, theatre, performance art, and any other type of performance welcome . The address is 2322 Dauphine St., between Marigny and Mandeville a block and a half from Elysian Fields in the Marigny rectangle. Hope to see you there - Dr. Claudia Copeland, Ph.D. bayouaria@yahoo.com KRUZ notez this info was for last weekend, but the weekly concerts will be ongoing, insha'allah. Kz addz; Claudia has an incredible voice. I hope you had an opportunity to enjoy her. I'll miss her effervescent personality & dancing.
To be de-kiosked please reply with No Mo' Please share this KIOSK with all KRUZ 'Morocco to India' Celebrating 33 years 432 Barracks St. N.O., La. 70116-2698 tel: 504/524-7370 www.kruzshop.com KIOSK July 12, 2005 "In order for you to do something you've never done, you have to be someone you've never been." -- Les Brown, speaker & author TOPICS KRUZ Hours New Cds & SALE. Kioskisms Phoenicia Workshops: enia; Gulf Coast DrumDoc; N.O. Flamenco; N.O. NEW CDs "Natacha Atlas; The Best of. . ." The title Best Of… perhaps implies that if you listen to this compilation you can skip the rest, but that's very much not the case. Each of her albums, all still available, has its own character and is packed with tracks that are as innovative, unusual, quirky and beautiful now as ever. This one isn't a digest; seven of the si teen tracks are e actly as on the albums, but the other nine consist of new mi es or edits, some with new vocals, some reworkings very unlike the originals, to read more and track listings: www.mantrarecordings.com/?read=thebestof-0 Kz addz: And we stock Natacha's "Halim", "Gedida", "Something Dangerous" & "Ayestheni". Best of .. .16.99. Introductory SALE offer.. 13.33 'til July 12-19, NEW CD ENCHANTED EGYPT: Phil Thornton & Hossam Ramzy. This album blends traditional Egyptian rhythms and instrumentation with Western instrumentation to create an e cellent world fusion album featuring lively rhythms and e pert musicianship. This is the third collaboration between Hossam Ramzy, a world-famous Egyptian percussionist with a number of best-selling albums, and Phil Thornton, one of New World's most consistently best-selling artists. Their first two albums Eternal Egypt and Immortal Egypt have both been very successful Kz addz; "Eternal Egypt" & "Immortal Egypt" are in stock Introducing 'Enchanted Egypt" at 16.99 special intro price 13.33 Kz addz & addz; KRUZ stocks other Hossam's cds SALE. .. SALE All Hossam Ramzy's cds are 13.33 5 or more @11.33 SALE... SALE SALE period: July 12-19. Baladi Plus Best Of Abdul Halim Hafiz Best Of Hossam Ramzy Best Of Om Kolthoum Classical Egyptian Dance Faddah Silver Hossam Ramzy Presents Egyptian Sufi Modern Egyptian Belly Dance Qanun El Tarab Rhythms Of The Nile Secrets Of The Eye Vol. 2-Best Of Hossam Ramzy Zeina:Best Of Mohammed Abdul Wahab Hossam Ramzy/Essam Rashad / Ro-He Rafat Misso/Hossam Ramzy / Ahlamy Source of Fire Best of Baladi & Saaidi Hossam's cds SALE... SALE All Hossam Ramzy's cds are 13.33 5 or more @11.33 SALE... SALE SALE period: July 12-19. To view the track listings, listen to samples of the music, read about the making of the CD, go to: www.hossamramzy.com/cds/thumbnails.htm
KIOSKISMS MARIA & Friends @ Blue Nile Wed 8 p maristel54@hotmail.com or Blue NIle 948-2583 Layla Isis; @ Byblos on Fridays LAYLA ISIS @ Jericho's on Sundays VCR-movie; July 15 3:15 pm. KISMET 1944 with Ronald Colman & Marlene Dietrich;A wonderful fantasy of dancing harem girls, sultan who marries a peasant girl. In color and fabulous sets. One of Kz all time favorites. KHALED & FRIENDS @ House of Blues Wed. July 13 8pm. Algerian Dance Pop. An ethnic way to celebrate Bastille Day. AMALGAMA Flamenco @ Gypsy's Cafe EVERY WEDNESDAY, 7:30p TIL 10:00p GYPSY CAFE 709 ST. CHARLES AVE. NEW ORLEANS, LA 504 528-9008 JOHN LAWRENCE, Flamenco Guitar This Wednesday's Flamenco Dancer - Solalangel "Lali" Cali MEDA POSTPONES ON ACCOUNT OF THE APPROACHING HURRICANE TO JULY 17TH 2-4pm. It will still be at the home of Wendy Bridevau 11526 Moultrie Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70817. PLEASE WRITE ME OR CALL 504-242-4758 AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU were PLANNING ON COMING THIS SUNDAY AND IF YOU will COME THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY JULY 17TH. Best wishes always, -Marlane Drake President, MEDA 504-242-4758.
PHOENICIA --FUN FUN Hi Kruz: I had such a great time dancing to the music of Dominic and Elias on Saturday night. What a blast Live music--what a treat. It was more like a party than a regular night in a restaurant. Also knowing so many of the other diners was a real plus. The food was sensational, and the music inspired me to dance. Staying in my seat was not an option. I am glad you, Maria, and Shirley were there to enjoy this wonderful event. New York was another incredible e perience. Elena is the best and the most creative dancer I know. I thoroughly enjoyed her workshop and have many new ideas to present in my classes. It was also a super thrill for me to be included as an instructor in her week. I taught 2 debkes and received many thanks from the participants who have been wanting to include debke in their shows. Two successful e periences and now real life intervenes and I must dash out to get a new muffler for my car. Love, Betty --KRUZ komments; It's one of the best evenings I've enjoyed in N.O. It reminded me of the many nights in NYC where most clubs have live music.as do many of the Houston clubs/restaurants. As Betty said " Staying in my seat was not an option." And Betty made sure that the folks bouncing in their seats got up. Urging every one to 'raks': then leading a dabke. EVERYONE was at it, even Khalil, the owner led a dabke. The musical duo 'LAYLI' was as e citing as it could possibly be. Dominic said that this might become a monthly event. Insha'allah
ENIA;Gulf Coast Dear Kruz, Attention all Beginning dancers and drummers, enia Hurrem is hosting a beginning zill and drum workshop to get you ready for the big workshop with Master Musicians of Helm being held in August at the Bellydance Festival in Bilo i, MS. This mini workshop will be held on the beach in front of da Beach House at the corner of Washington Street and South Beach Blvd, in Bay St. Louis, MS. The workshop will be Saturday July 23/05. There is an alternate date in case of rain -from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. The cost is $25.00 for either drum or zill class. After the workshop you can join us for some drumming and dancing at our drum circle or just sip a smoothie or Hawaiian coffee from da Beach House. enia is teaching the zill portion of the workshop and Richard Graham an ethnomusicologist will be teaching the drum segment. Bring zills or buy them from your favorite import store, Kruz in the quarter or Native Traders in Long Beach MS. There will be a few drums available to borrow or buy one from Kruz. For more information on how to get there call da Beach House at 228-467-9477, or e-mail enia at: eniahurrem@bellsouth.net Forever Shimmying enia Hurrem Kz addz: If you haven't visited Native Traders... Do . Wonderful selection of ethnic jewelry. Had zills I have never seen before.. Belly dancing supplies. I was very impressed. About 4 blocks up from the Beach ne t door to Divemaster .
DRUMDOC Workshop Hello everyone, Middle eastern Doumbek drumming workshop egyptian technique : NO prior e perience required. basic drumming technique, common middle eastern rhythms, embellishments, improvisation and much more. -Instructor: Dominic the DrumDoc -When: Saturday July 16, 1pm-3pm -Where: iberia dance studio, 8530 oak st, New Orleans, LA -How much: $25/person cash only please at the door -what do u need: Doumbek drum preferably egyptian style , notebook and pen, and something to sit on. Please email me with any questions, and check the website below for info about the instructor. See you all there DrumDoc Professional middle eastern percussionist and flute player Drum, Nay flute http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/
FLAMENCO WORKSHOP GLORIA DE JEREZ Workshop Reminder Gloria returns for a 3rd visit to the Crescent City to share her knowledge and love for Flamenco. It is sure to be a marvelous weekend. July 16-17, 2005 New Orleans, LA McWilliams Hall Rm 105 Tulane Campus www.oleflamenco.com or call Kryss at 504 382-5199. Kryss aka "La Cristina".
To be deleted from future KIOSKS please reply with No Mo' Please share this with your Kioskless friends & enemies KRUZ 'Morocco to India" Celebrating 33 yrs 432 Barracks St. N.O.La. 706-2698 www.kruzshop.com tel: 504/524-7370 KIOSK July 5, 2005 Shabd :The audible life stream that can be heard inside. Hindu word TOPICS Kruz Hours Flamenco Blue Nile Sisters of Salome Phoenicia & Concert Pure Workshop Classes:New Iberia Fort Walton Hafla update Bilo i: Int'l Festival of B.D. Kalendar
KRUZ Hours; Daily 11-6 Tues 3-6
FLAMENCO The Passion of Spanish Dance For you early birds or with vcrs; Flamenco; the Passion of Spanish Dance PBS: Channel Cable 14 or 32 Wednesday A.M .. 5 a.m
BLUE NILE Maria & Troupe will be at the Blue Nile on Wednesdays. beginning this Wednesday. 7-ish to 9-ish The 'hood now has dancing: Wed. Blue Nile w/ Maria Fri. Dragon's Den w/ n.o.Madic Fri. Flamenco; Blue Nile Flamenco Sun. Hookah Cafe w/ Sisters of Salome' To go beyond the hood; Jericho's, Byblos, MedUSA, Jamila's,Zaynatis
SISTERS OF SALOME' update The Sisters of Salome appear around New Orleans and now Slidell from Wednesday to Sunday every week. The following is a listing of which Sister is appearing where for the upcoming week. Wednesday 10-midnight - Jericho's 1164 Terry Parkway - Amae Thursday 8-10pm - Byblo's 3218 Magazine - Amae & Kryss Thursday 7-9pm - Zaynati's 1503 Gause Blvd, Slidell - Layla & Stacey Saturday 10-12 Jericho's Morrighan Saturday 8-10:30p- Jamila's Cafe Maple Street - Kryss Sunday 9-11pm - Hookah Cafe French- man Street - Amae, Noura & Kryss Come Shimmy with Us Kryss Director, Sister of Salome Belly Dance Collective MUSIC CONCERT: Reminder To all lovers of Middle eastern music, Finally, an authentic middle eastern music band is performing live in New Orleans. Come and join us for a delicious Lebanese dinner, and enjoy the mesmerizing music by the "Doctors": Elias, singer, keyboard, and lute oud player, and Dominic the DrumDoc percussionist and flute nay player. Phoenicia restaurant 4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd, N.O. La. 504 889-9950 Saturday July 9th, 2005 8:30pm Reservations recommended More details. http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/ Kz addz: PHONECIA is in Independence Mall.. CHILI's dominates the landscape I use the Clearview e it, and turn left onto Houma, entering the mall from behind. Or travelling up Vet's and turn right Chili's Same side as Chili's but behind. See you there
Hello - Here is the PURE Workshop Information as it is fast approaching A flyer for you, your students and other interested folks is attached. If you'd like copies of this flyer please let me know and I will get some to you A rhythm class has also been added for musicians as well, details below if you plan on attending this workshop please email or call to let us know. GRETCHEN 504.473.8230 info@neworleansbellydance.com or KRYSS at 504.382.5199 perchance2dream@hotmail.com Thanks Gretchen PURE Belly Dance Workshop SATURDAY JULY 9TH, 2005 http://WWW.PUREDANCE.ORG
I was fearful that there might be a schedule class. No such animal PURE's schedule is 10 to 4 pm. Time to freshen up and get to hear the Music Concert at Phoenicia at 8:30. What a full day See everyone, everywhere as Debbie Scheel sez CLASSES: New Iberia Hello, A new 6-week session of bellydance classes will be held at the Body and Balance studio in downtown New Iberia starting Monday, July 11. Please email Sydney for more information and to register. Sydney R. Landry sidlandry@co -internet.com
FORT WALTON Hafla The Kasba Dancers present their annual Hafla for Hospice in Fort Walton Beach from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. WHEN IS THIS TO BE HELD? Sorry Kruz, I did not realize Jennifer had not mentioned the date. The date for the Hafla in Fort Walton Beach, Florida is on Saturday, July 30th. For any other information, contact Jennifer at TheDesertDiva@aol.com. : Thanks for passing along the message Take care . .
BILO I: GULF COAST INTERNATIONAL BELLYDANCE FESTIVAL  website address... is no up www.bellydancefest.com Please visit and share with others, see you Aug 27th Myra   MyraCo RN@aol.com
Kalendar Week-Long Observances Jul. 06-12. Laundry Workers' Week Jul. 06-12. Take Charge of Change Week Jul. 07-12. Copious Compliments Week Jul. 07-13. Nude Recreation Week Jul. 21-27. Plan to Promote Your Business Week Day-Long Observances Jul. 07. Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together Day Jul. 07. Macaroni Day Jul. 08. Video Games Day Jul. 09. Sugar Cookie Day Jul. 10. Teddy Bear's Picnic Day Jul. 11. Cheer Up The Lonely Day Jul. 12. Barn Day Jul. 13. French Fries Day KIOSK June 29 Man or woman cannot discover new oceans until s/he has courage to lose sight of the shore. TOPICS KRUZ Hours Merchandise July SALE Nuggets enia update Hafla Music Concert Bollywood Movies Zeitgesit
MERCHANDISE New bedspreads are now available. Mini size 60" 90" perfect picnic size for two : Single size- 72" 108" for mo' folks, small bed or couch cover; Double Size for family 'nicking or curtains & big bed; a few Queen size 108" 108'... includes the in-laws, neighbors, dogs & cats.Traditional Indian prints. 18.- to 45. A shipment of hipscarves; all colors & sizes 26.- to 80.- Kurta, kurtas, kurtas.light weight cotton shirts; men & women in an array of colors & sizes. Plain, with embroidery, sequins; shirt or tunic length. A summer must JULY SALE July; 1, 2, 3, 4 -- Friday thru Monday. 40% 40% 40% 40% off all books , pottery, cds , video cassettes not dvds ,tobaccos for shishas/hookahs, kuffiyahs black or red head covering , leather journals, genie shoes, double discounts included JULY SALE July; 1, 2, 3, 4 -- Friday thru Monday. 40% 40% Kz adds; 3 days of no meters Sat., Sun., Mon. Mo" parking & it's free. OR.. take the red-line Trolley to French Market stop. or peddle to Quarter. Donkeys, camels or feluccas another possibility
NUGGETS Betty is in NYC on Elena's staff; teaching debke. Returns in a week with 'Tales of Betty" Stay tuned Cafe Pyramid has closed Khalid of Pharoah's Cave is in Egypt Stay tuned for "Tales of the Pharaoh" RETURNING to N.O. Hi Kruz, I will be moving back to New Orleans. I just finished wonderful tribal bellydance production with Baraka Mundi out of Asheville NC, We just released the DVD and have a great CD of music out. www.barakmundi.com I plan on continuing my dance training when I get down there. I'm currently house hunting down there and will be down there in July for a visit and then in August for good, or at least until Sescha is 18 yrs old. I can't wait to show you our dvd. I'm very proud of it. Hope all is well with you. Let me know if you hear of any great places for rent. Take
care and I'll see you sonn Kameron akarimorph@yahoo.com ENIA update Well the gig at Zaynatis is not happening. I waited for a month to hear whether we would set up a regular schedule to perform there and since nothing happened I phoned & its been taken over by the Salome Sisters. They would like me to train some young women to dance there and so when ever I can produce them they'll be ready. In the meantime I'm busy planning out the Bilo i Belly dance festival with Myra and enjoying my free time this summer with my family. The girls are off to distant schools in the fall and I need to focus on them and my new home. I taught a group of children a few weeks ago as part of a dance camp in Long Beach at the Creativity Center. It went over very well and I hope to have regular classes for them after school in the fall at this little center in Long Beach. I figure if you want to train them to dance right you have to start with the young ones. I've got my faithful group of women that come out to my intermediate class on Wednesdays and I'm planning on teaching a beginning zill workshop in July to precede the arrival of Helm for the Bilo i Bellydance festival. Thanks again Forever Shimmying enia shawnpry@bellsouth.net
HAFLA for Hospice in Fort Walton Beach, Kruz . . . Can you please send this out on your KIOSK We are asking for a $5 donation at the door and if anyone would like additional information, please contact Jennifer at TheDesertDiva@aol.com. Thanks Mary The Kasba Dancers present their annual Hafla for Hospice in Fort Walton Beach from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. WHEN, WHAT DATE? All levels of performers are invited. This year's hafla is being held on Okaloosa Island at the Elks Lodge, 1335 Miracle Strip Parkway SE also known as Highway 98 , Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 which is on the bayside and east of the Emerald Coast Conference Center and directly beside the Greenwood Motel. Vending fees are $25.00 a space. Unfortunately, I could not get the hall the night before so set up will begin as soon as they get there which should be by "8:15 at the latest." We open to the public at 11:00 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. All proceeds from the door donations go to Hospice. Last year we raised $500, I am hoping to raise even more this year. There are plenty of hotels/motels nearby, ShyOne978@aol.com Kz. notez: Wow ./ /a great e cuse for the beach and for a worthy cause. Dance, friends, fun, beach & sunscreen. Is this deductible? WHEN IS THIS TO BE HELD? Please contact Jennifer at TheDesertDiva@aol.com
MUSIC CONCERT To all lovers of Middle eastern music, Finally, an authentic middle eastern music band is performing live in New Orleans. Come and join us for a delicious Lebanese dinner, and enjoy the mesmerizing music by the "Doctors": Elias, singer, keyboard, and lute oud player, and Dominic the DrumDoc percussionist and flute nay player. Phoenicia restaurant ne t door to Sake 4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd, New Orleans, LA 504 889-9950 Saturday July 9th, 2005 program starts at 8:30pm reservations recommended No cover charge but u gotta plan on having dinner there; Please email for more details. Thanks for all your love and support for the music. DrumDoc - Professional middle eastern percussionist and flute player Doumbek egyptian tabla , Riqq, Frame Drum, Nay flute http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/ Kz addz; This may be the highlight of the summer. PHONECIA is in Independence Mall.. CHILI's dominates the landscape I use the Clearview e it, and turn left onto Houma, entering the mall from behind. Or travelling up Vet's and turn rig
ht Chili's Same side as Chili's but behind. See you there BOLLYWOOD Movies in N.O. Catch the latest Bollywood movies. PAHELI premieres around the world and you can see it in N.O., Baton Rouge and Jackson, Ms. HOTLINE NUMBER 504 464-1391 PAHELI w/ english sub-titles 9:45PM Friday & Saturday 3:30PM & 7:30P Sunday HOLLYWOOD CINEMAS 9 1401 WEST ESPLANADE ne t to Macy's & Dillard's ESPLANADE MALL, Kenner La.
PAHELI IN BATON ROUGE UNITED ARTIST'S,SIEGAN LANE,BR I-10 & SEIGEN LANE, ne t to Office Depot Tel # 225 -292-6197 --Kz addz; Paheli is a treat for the eyes. So much color.. costumes, sets, dances. Set in Rajasthan's desert environs. A folkloric surrealistic story, with the handsome genie driving the film's story line ."art house/realistic cinema". I don't speak or understand hindi, but the visuals don't require this. For a wonderful escapist day plus a travelogue plus A.C plus music/dance/costumes... it's a pleasant way to spend the day. Check it out. ZEITGESIT DOING TIME, DOING VIPASSANA by Ayelet Menahemi & Eilona Ariel . This e traordinary, award-winning documen- tary takes viewers inside India's largest prison - known as one of the toughest in the world - and shows the dramatic change brought about by the introduction of Vipassana meditation . Vipassana is an ancient meditation technique, which shows people how to take control of their lives and channel them toward their own good. It is the story of a strong woman named Kiran Bedi , the former Inspector General of Prisons in New Delhi, who strove to transform the notorious Tihar Prison and turn it into an oasis of peace. But most of all it is the story of prison inmates who underwent profound change, and who realized that incarceration is not the end but possibly a fresh start toward an improved and more positive life. These people have shown that reform can work if it is self-reform. Their success has been so dramatic that recently the Indian Government decided to teach Vipassana in all the country's prisons. Other countries, including the U.S., are becoming interested as well. The two women, Israeli filmmakers spent about two weeks inside Tihar Central Prison in New Delhi and Baroda Jail in the Indian state of Gujarat. They interviewed inmates and jail officials, and filmed in places rarely accessible to film crews, whether Indian or foreign. Mo' info': www.zeitgeistinc.org/events.html Kz addz.. who knows it might be implemented at Orleans Parish Prison. I was touched when the prison guard was comforting a prisoner. Tues, Wed, Thurs 8 p June 28-29 Hi Kruz, Just thought I'd let you know that I've seen the documentary and it's great. Definitely worth going to see.-Meghan devyani@bellsouth.net
June 21, 2005
Love truth, but pardon error. -Voltaire, philosopher & writer 1694-1778 TOPICS Kruz Hours Flamenco Updates & outdates Sydney Landry update Layla Isis Gulf Coast Int'l Dance Fest. Bollywood Zeitgesit Member of Betty's Troupe Kalendar
KRUZ HOURS Daily 11-6 Tues 2-6
FLAMENCO SHOW EVERY WEDNESDAY, 7:30 P-10:00 P GYPSY CAFE 709 ST. CHARLES AVE JOHN LAWRENCE, Flamenco Guitar A schedule of dancers at Gypsy Cafe: JUNE 22ND MIA ALEGRA JUNE 29TH MASAKO NUMASAKI JULY 6TH CRISTINA STATHO JULY 13TH SOLANGEL "LALI" CALI
Updates & Outdates Cafe Pyramid has closed. No one seems to know why. Such good, good food Zaynatis in Slidell ... enia is no longer performing there. Sisters of Salome' are. Blue Nile... Last Sunday nite to catch Maria & Troupe 7-9p Oasis Pastries 2701 Manhattan Blvd ne t to Cleopatra 263-1606 Daily 11-9 pm In Harvey... a block beyond LoPalco. MedUSA Vault 2700 Manhattan Blvd 482-3247 Adam Ertem a wonderful dancing Turk will enliven your evening. The Sisters no mo' but Diva is dancing Thursdays 9-11. Betty is/will teach an intensive in NYC with Elena. Specializing in Debke. Yallah Betty and Jim said their visit to the Nile Cafe was e cellent. Some of the best humus & baba ganouj they've enjoyed in town. Yallah... sounds great
Sydney Landry Update RECREATION Dept. Classes Hello All, Beginning the week of June 20, 2005 an 8 week Belly Dance class will be offered through the New Iberia Recreation Department. Wednesday mornings from 8:30 -9:30am Saturday mornings from 9 - 10 a.m. Beginner's Belly Dance will be offered. Saturday mornings from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Intermediate Belly Dance will also be offered. Also, I am very e cited to announce, a new introductory 6 week Health Rhythms Drum Circle will be offered on Wednesday mornings from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please call 337-369-2337 to register or email me for more information. Sydney R. Landry LAYLA ISIS update I want to give you an update on my classes at Iberia Dance Arts. The new summer class times are: Mondays 6:30 Beginning Bellydance Mondays 7:45 Intermediate Bellydance. The Wednesday Advanced is cancelled for the time being, but will be replaced with a once a month advanced level workshop, date and location to be announced later. There is plenty of room left in the 6:30 class, but the 7:45 is near capacity. If I could have any interested students email me if they would like to register for a spot in either of the classes, that would be great layla.isis@verizon.net Private classes are also available
GULF COAST INTERNATIONAL BELLYDANCE FESTIVAL Featured Guest: HELM MARK BELL & LING SHEN BELL AUGUST 27, 2005 Saturday Bilo i Community Center 591 Howard Ave. Bilo i, MS 3953 Interested performers, workshop instructors, sponsors, vendors & volunteers needed. CONTACT MYRA 228-860-3606 myraco rn@aol.com
BOLLYWOOD; MUGHAL-E-AZAM NEW ORLEANS CINEMA HINDI MOVIE Bollywood in New Orleans Kenner w/ English Sub-titles AT 7:30PM ON MONDAY TO THURSDAY JUNE 20,21,22,23 HOLLYWOOD CINEMAS 9 1401 WEST ESPLANADE NE T TO MACY'S & DILLARD'S ESPLANADE MALL, KENNER,LOUISIANA 70065 For Further Information or Tickets Visit our web site @ neworleanscinema.com OR New Orleans New movie hotline 504 464-1391 24hrs for Info or call Vishu Mandava at 504 -915-9087 Kz addz; This is one of the all time classic love stories. This is a remastered, colorized version of the 1980 original. Great for a summer night outing.
MEMBER OF Betty's Troupe In the last KIOSK a member of Betty's Troupe was requesting support for the Avon Walk . Many of you will remember her from Jamilla's Rest. She was Betty's lead dancer at one of the DanceARamas She was-- Christine Young basteti@hotmail.com
ZEITGESIT JUNE 23 Thursday 8 pm Film from the Balata Film Collective Benefit to send video artist to Palestine to work on human rights project Friday, Saturday, Sunday & JUNE 28-29-30 DOING TIME, DOING VIPASSANA Documentary that e plores the profoundly positive effect that the ancient technique of Vipassana meditation has had on the inmates of India's largest prison. KALENDAR Jun. 21 Spring Begins Jun. 24. Lunar Eclipse Jun. 26. World Juggling Day Jun. 27. Decide To Be Married Day Jun. 27. Happy Birthday To Happy Birthday To You Day Jun. 27. HIV Testing Day Jun. 30. Tech Support Appreciation Day Kz notez; We missed June 15 Sneak-a- kiss Day. Can we do belated sneaking and there is no belated kissing it's all timely
This KIOSK & all others are archived at www.kruzshop.com/kiosk.html To be de-Kioskized, please reply with No Mo' Please share this KIOSK Kruz "Morocco to India" Celebrating 33 yrs. 432 Barracks St. N.O., La. 70116-2698 tel: 504/524-7370 www.kruzshop.com June 7, 2005
"Live out of your imagination, not your history."- Stephen R. Covey, author How would my day and my life be different if I lived from my imagination? TOPICS Kruz Hours MEDA meets Magazine Flamenco Hafla:Lafayette Movie echo Maria Sisters of Salome' update Komenka Photos n.o.Madic update
We just had a very busy weekend; Komenka Performed J.M. took photos Megha gave a ATS workshop; Back to the Beach; Deb. Scheel was in town. Donna & Cliff from Mobile were in for a week. It was great seeing their smiling faces almost daily. . .. ..and it looks like the summer will be hot in so many ways. Dance venues opening up for the community. along with the e isting ones. Workshops are inviting. Vacation trips are awaiting. and the a.c. so welcoming Amaya's Dvds & Cds newly arrived. Moon Over Cairo, Vol. 3 Side 1: A fusion of passionate and dramatic music from Spain and Arabia. Side 2: "Drrruumms" only. 18.99 AMAYA's GYPSY FIRE Learn the history of the Spanish Gypsies. See the Alhambra and the Gypsy Caves of Sacramonte. Enjoy the dance of the Zambra. Study Zambra steps. See Amaya perform with The Gypsies 60 min. 38.-- Note: MOON OVER CAIRO III, "Amayagueña," music that accompanies the video is available at KRUZ HIPS BY AMAYA newest release Basic hip mechanics, isolations, shimmies, drum solo shimmy 38.-- choreography to "SUSU & THE CAIRO CATS" and performance by Amaya. Note: Kruz stocks Susu's cd Veil & Arm Dancing by Amaya Arm & veil techniques for performance. Beginner to advanced level. Veil concepts, tricks, drapes, arm designs, performance to Dark Fire by Light Rain. 55 min. 38.-- to read mo' about this wonderful artiste www.maria.amaya.com MEDA in Lafayette Middle Eastern Dance Artists meets in Lafayette June 12th 2005 2-4pm We will discuss what we liked and what to improve from the Amaya seminar; and begin preparing for ne t year-guest artist, vendors, & dates. Snacks &socializing Marlane is offering to carpool from New Orleans through Baton Rouge. Enjoy the camaraderie of dancers & dance enthusiasts MEDA is for YOU Feel free to respond before the meeting if you have something to share- responses to our survey, ideas to make our membership better, time, talent. Best wishes always, Marlane Drake; President MEDA; 504-242-4758 Oasis Studio will host: 427 Rena Drive, Lafayette, LA 70503 337 988-2001 or Dayna 337-267-3027. Directions: From I-10 take US167 at e it 103A toward US 90 Lafayette, 2.8 mi; Right on US167 Johnson St, 3.7 mi; Right on Rena Dr Friar Ln is to the L; one block after G

MAGAZINES on Magazine I'm setting up the space ne t to the shop as a patio--starting ne t weekend you'll be able to sit under an umbrella with your favorite magazine and a FREE cup of coffee. No frills iced or hot black coffee, or old-fashioned cream & sugar--maybe I'll have Rice Dream. I may even occasion- ally bake cookies. So ne t week, find yourself the right magazine, take a break with a cup of free coffee in the courtyard. www.themagazinegirl.com 4815 Magazine St. Tues-Fri 11:30-6:30 Sat & Sun noon-5pm Linda
FLAMENCO This Week WEDNESDAY - June 8 Gypsy's Cafe presents "Amalgama" Live Flamenco Performance 7:30p-10p 709 St. Charles Ave Flamenco Dancer:"La Cristina" Flamenco Guitarist: John Lawrence Ne t Wednesday June15 Flamenco with Solangel "Lali" Cali FRIDAY - JUNE 10 Blue Nile presents Micaela y Fiesta Flamenca with Guest Dancer "La Cristina" 7:30pm Mo' info' perchance2dream@hotmail.com
GLORIA DE JEREZ Workshop Reminder Gloria returns for a 3rd visit to the Crescent City to share her knowledge and love for Flamenco. It is sure to be a marvelous weekend. July 16-17, 2005 New Orleans, LA McWilliams Hall Rm 105 Tulane Campus For details and registration forms go to www.oleflamenco.com or call Kryss at 504 382-5199. July 1 is Deadline for pre- registration discounts. Hasta Luego Kryss aka "La Cristina"
HAFLA... Lafayette Hello Everyone, Come and enjoy the beauty of the traditional live Middle eastern music by DrumDoc on percussion, and Elias singer and Oud lute Player, along with the fantastic belly dance by Desert Shadows, a charity event organized by Desert Dance Studio. Grant Street Dance Hall 113 W. Grant St, Lafayette, LA 70501 Friday June 17th, 2005 8pm-2am Cover: $5 Must be 18 of Older for more info please check my webpage: http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/performance

GULFPORT Bellydancing lessons with Shahla Kali Gulfport / Bilo i area 228-831-5542 or e-mail - shahladancer26@aol.com Fully Cabaret style bellydance available for weddings, parties, nice eatery's, night club celebrations, girls night out fun classes, and special choreography & etc. call or e-mail for bookings and prices Mahalo , Heather Shahla _ Shimmies and Love , Heather Shahla visit my website address- http://www.webspawner.com/users/witchydancer/inde .html and visit a new one www.bellydancingwithshahla.com MOVIE Hey Kruz Interesting that you mentioned the movie "Head On" really called "Against the Wall", which is a much better title... they did this to "Heaven Over Berlin", too- changed to "Wings of Desire" which is cliche and cheesy... why do they change these titles to lame ones rather than just translating them?? . You really MUST see it It is going to rank in my top films of all time- a German-E pressionist style film, but Turkish, too, and so great. This film just captures so much of the culture clash and where so many young Turkish Germans are, and Jose really felt that it captured his e perience as an Ecuadoran-American as well- same love-hate relationship with a beautiful but patriarchal and conservative culture. Plus, it's funny, sad, and beautiful in that uniquely gritty German e pressionist way- a love story that only a German Turk could make. So you must, must, must see it Jose and I are recommending it to everyone. Claudia ccopela@tulane.edu Kz notez; Sometimes translations mean nothing in another language or has another meaning. What you really want is the essence. being multi-lingal not in Turkish or German I encounter this feeling often. Nuances, shadings etc often can't be translated.
MARIA & 'OZ Maria did a great job of promoting The dance on WWOZ last Sat. evening. A last minute offer.. and she sounded wonderful & wise Great radio voice Reminder: Maria & Troupe will be at the Blue NIle on Sundays 7-9 thru June. I hope you'll find time to support her & her troupe. Since it FREE, what are you waiting for? SISTERS of Salome update; Who's Shaking and Where - this week with the Sisters of Salome The Sisters of Salome have a new venue in the CBD, Gypsy's Cafe. It's a fabulous new restaurant with great staff and wonderful food. Every Sunday 9:00pm-11:00pm Sisters of Salomé Belly Dancers - Amae, Amanda & Kryss The Hookah Cafe 502 Frenchman Street Every Saturday – 8pm-10:30 pm Sisters of Salomé Belly Dancer - Kryss Jamila's Café 7808 Maple Street Every Friday – 8pm-10pm Sisters of Salomé Belly Dancer - Amae Gypsy's Café 709 St. Charles Avenue Every Thursday – 8pm -10pm Sisters of Salomé & Belly Up to Byblo's - Amae, Amanda & Kryss Byblo's Restaurant, 3218 Magazine Street Every Wednesday & Saturday 10pm-12am Sisters of Salomé Belly Dancer - Amae Wed & Amanda Sat Jericho's Hookah Café 1166 Terry Parkway

KOMENKA Photos Photos from J.M. - Dance- Komenka Here are the latest dance pictures taken at Loyola University during the 25th Annual Komenka Ethnic Dance and Music Ensemble. Enjoy, J.M. jmdrake@co .net These are at Webshot. Please contact J.M. for correct url. to see the great shots. Jim has taken photos for most events and posts them... and also available for purchase. Enjoy them n.o.Madic update telephone # New phone number for n.o.madic Friends, Fans, and dance Fiends: Please take a moment to jot down n.o.madic's new phone number for all booking, class questions, or random zaghareets OLD 504.914.5666 will become obsolete within the month. The NEW number, effective immediately, is 504.710.9083. NEW Hope to hear from you soon Best wishes, Amy Hession ring: 504.710.9083 NEW click: www.nomadictribal.com To be de-Kiosked, please reply with NO MO' Please share this KIOSK with your kioskless friends & enemies. Kruz "Morocco to India" Celebrating 33 yrs. 432 Barracks St. N.O., La. 70116-2698 tel: 504/524-7370 www.kruzshop.com May 30, 2005
"You have to strive every minute to get rid of the life that you have planned in order to have the life that's waiting to be yours. Move, move, move...." --Joseph Campbell Topics KRUZ Hours Maria at Blue Nile Gypsy Cafe' Lafayette Hafla Amanda in T.P. Komenka Belly Dancing Classes Movie Canal Place The Nile Cafe Week's Events
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MARIA at the Blue Nile Sundays in June 7-9pm beg. June 5 532 Frenchmen St. 948-2583 Free admission Maria and her troupe will perform with occasional guest dancers. Frenchmen St. has been a good outlet for our local dance community. e . Blue Nile; Flamenco on Fridays Belly Dancing on Sundays Hookah Rest.: Belly Dancing on Sundays Dragon's Den: n.o.madic Tribal on Fridays and up two blocks... Cafe Pyramids... Belly Dancing on Wed, Frid., Sat. A couple years ago, KRUZ was the only show in town. Now there are many Shows and often. Many wonderful local dancers. And we're becoming a mecca magnet for guest dancers Gretchen, Darshan, Layla Isis, Selena, to mention a few zill players Yallah Raqs _

GYPSY CAFE 709 St. Charles Ave. LIVE FLAMENCO SHOW OLE FLAMENCO EVERY WEDNESDAY, 7:30 'til 10:00p Food & drink is available to enhance your evening of gyspsification Mo' info' SOLANGELCALI @aol.com

LAFAYETTE Hafla Lafayette's Desert Shadows of Desert Dance Studio would like to remind everyone about our Mediterranean Night. This is definitely a unique event and I encourage all dancers of any level to come out for dancing and entertainment. This is an event to benefit the healing house... But this is no typical benefit, this is a HUGE hafla including beautiful performances by Desert Shadows, Students of Desert Dance, and friends. Our last two Mediterranean Nights have been a huge success pulling in over 250 people and it is guaranteed that you will have a blast Tickets are only $5 at the door. We will have an arabic DJ playing arabic music for EVERYONE to dance between performances. There will also be food by Zeus Cafe, Door Prizes, and live drumming from the Drum Doc Dominic . Because the venue is a bar, you must be 18 plus unless you are a performer So grab your hip scarves and shimmy your way to Mediterranean Night. JUNE 17TH at Grant Street Dance Hall 113 W Grant St. Lafayette,LA 70501 DOORS OPEN AT 8:00PM Be there with bells on for more information contact ANGELA FOURNET owner of Desert Dance Studio 337 277-5634 Kz addz; Be sure to Catch Angela & Dominic Dynamite Duo

AMANDA in Times Picayune Sunday May 29... page E-5 Easy to spot. It's the largest picture on the page. Many will remember Amanda at the Bayou Beledi performance. She was one of the 3 who danced on glasses. Brava Amanda

KOMENKA's 26TH ANNIVERSARY SPRING CONCERT SERIES" The Komenka Ethnic Dance and Music Ensemble of New Orleans to be held on Saturday, June 4 3p & 8p Sunday, June 5 3p in Loyola University's Roussel Performance Hall St. Charles Avenue at Calhoun Street . Komenka will feature dance tableau representing Argentina, Armenia, Dalmatia, Egypt, India, Japan, Judeo-Spain, Korea, Me ico, Poland, Russian Gypsies, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Turkey, Zimbabwe, and New Orleans Rhythm and Blues. All shows include performances by "Komenka." plus invited guest artists: "Sunanda's Performing Arts Center", "Sisters of Salome Belly Dance Collective", and "Korean Dance Artist Hee Ra Yoo." Ticket prices are $15 for the general public and $10 for seniors, students, and children. Discounts are available for advance ticket orders. For tickets or more information, call 529-4676. John.Rodi@mms.gov Sincere thanks, John Rodi, Komenka Company Manager Kz notez; Komenka has always presented a professional, polished & e citing performances for the past 26 years. I've seen most of them. And this year, I'm sure, will continue the tradition of live music and world dance at it's best Kz re-notez: Kruz Boutique will be vending with a percentage going to KOMENKA

BELLY DANCING CLASSES As the summer rolls in, new sessions are beginning. I don't have all the schedules but . . . Belly Dancing Classes Summer is here. E ercise in air-conditioned comfort while learning the Ancient Art of Belly Dancing New Session starts Wednesday, June 8, NO CLASS WEEK OF JULY 4 Beginner/Intermediate: 6:00-7:00PM Advanced: Will start in July-stay tuned. Classes meet at the Jewish Community Center, St Charles and Jefferson Uptown 897-0143. All sessions are 8 weeks and cost $80 for non-members and $70 for members Please call the JCC, 897-0143, and ask for Laine during the day or Violet after 5:00PM, for more information or to enroll. You may also email or call me with any questions. 897-0432, jdkaram@tulane.edu Hope to see you all. Love, Betty BayouShimmy with e tensive listings www.bayoushimmy.com Maria Celado maristel54@hotmail.com Canal Fitness Ctr & Tulane MARLANE At Bywater Center for Creative Endeavor Marlane @ 242-4758 or marlane@co .net AHMAE At Bywater Center for Creative Endeavor 3828 Dauphine Amina or Rae Horton Sufi Dancing raeannhorton@yahoo.com, IONA The class is at Touro's Alternative Therapies Center kimonika@co .net Gretchen Teaches at Tulane's Residence Halls And at "Iberia " on Oak St. info: gretcheroo@hotmail.com, KRYSS Belly Dance & Flamenco Classes Iberia Dance Arts  8530 Oak Street For more info call Kryss at 309-6511 or perchance2dream@hotmail.com Kryss n.o. Madic Tribal Dance Co Contact ali arnold ali@nomadictribal.com or www.nomadictribal.com Maria Barranco in Metairie LAYLA ISIS layla.isis@verizon.net, OASIS Dance Studio Lafayette 988-2001 sidlandry@co -internet.com DESERT DANCE STUDIO Lafayette Info Call Angela Fournet 337 277-5634 or bellydance@desertdancestudio.com

MOVIE; Canal Place HEAD-ON A marriage of convenience between two troubled Turks living in Hamburg dramatically changes both of their lives in this gritty contemporary love story. Though the two share an apartment, Sibel's insistence on having an independent se life from her husband ultimately leads to jealousy and tragedy. Director Fatih Akin In July dives deep into Turkish culture and e plores the slippery slope of identity and cultural pride faced by Turks who either move to or are born in Germany. Winner of 5 German Film Awards, including Best Picture, Director, Actor Birol Ünel and Actress Sibel Kekilli . Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. Fully subtitled http://www.strandreleasing.com/In_Theaters_Details.asp_Q_id_E_168 Shown Daily at 1:50, 4:40, 7:20 & 9:55. Landmark's Canal Place Cinema is located in The Shops at Canal Place at 333 Canal Street in the heart of New Orleans. For recorded information, call 363-1117. KZ addz; I'm an ious to see this movie. By the time I see it, it'll be too late to review it. Claudia i.e. Claudia PhD probably e perienced this while in Germany.

NILE CAFE 3100 Magazine 897-0920 Open Daily:11a-11p 'til midnite Wed.-Sat This shiney & airy new middle eastern eatery is barely 2 weeks old. It's white- ness and scenic walls induce memories of North Africa Algeria, where the owners Sally & Abdullah Qadr are from. Both are multilingual and an ious to serve you. My late night snack was a lemon-cumin crusted fish wrap. I want to try it as an entree . and a delicious Achta 'ashta . Their menu is standard middle eastern fare and very tasty. I've yet to try all the dishes to compare with others. However, their Algerian specialities really e cite my palate. Lamb & artichoke stew, couscous kabab, mahadgeb with daily specials insha'allah . They are very reasonably price. Only 3 dishes over 10.- Appetizers 2.- 4.- Pita wraps 3.50-4.95 The Qadrs want to focus on food, friends and family. It's a great place to have a conversation while eating. They'll make you feel at home, so that you'll linger. It's how I got know The Qadrs. Go, eat, and linger over some mint tea

Week's Events Wed. Cafe Pyramid Belly Dancing Jericho Belly Dancing Gypsy Cafe' Flamenco Lafayette Hafla Thurs; Byblos Magazine Belly Dancing Fri. Dragon Den American Tribal Cafe Pyramid Belly Dancing Jericho Belly Dancing Blue Nile Flamenco Zaynati's Folkloric Canal Place Movie "Head on" begins usually one week Sat Cafe Pyramid Belly Dancing Jamila's Belly Dancing Komenka 3 & 8 p Sun Komenka 3 pm Blue Nile Belly Dancing Hookah Rest. Belly Dancing Bollywood Movie @ Cinema 9 3p or 7:30 "Bunty aur Babli"

Kiosk May 17, 2005 Heresy is only another word for freedom of thought. -Graham Greene, novelist and journalist 1904-1991 TOPICS KRUZ Hours Pottery SALE Greek Festival Ole' Flamenco Ole" Nile Cafe New Cd- DrumDoc ena & Zaynatis Tasa in Ocean Spring Komenka Sisters of Salome' Collective Shimmy for the Troops Auditions Full Moon Drumming Kalendar.

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Memorial Weekend POTTERY SALE Sat., May 28, Sun 29, & Mon, 30 ALL POTTERY 35% Discount ALL POTTERY 35% Discount ALL POTTERY 35% Discount Ole Flamenco Ole Wednesday, May 25, 2005 7:30p - 10:00p Gypsy Cafe 709 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, Louisiana Mia Alegra, flamenco dancer John Lawrence, flamenco guitar Special guest Solangel "Lali" Cali flamenco dancer of Alianza Flamenca.

GREEK FESTIVAL Celebrate the spirit of Greece at the 32nd annual Greek Festival, a 3 day event orgy of things Greek. Smorgasbord of food, music and dancing Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd 504/282-0259 or www.greekfestnola.com Opa & Yallah NILE CAFE 3100 Magazine 1 block from Byblos Maria happened on this cafe, located on the uptown, riverside of the street. Looks like a new building or just painted a warm yellow I tried going last night. A movie was being filmed... no parking at the moment. Maria said they had some Moroccan & traditional Levantine dishes. I'm an ious to try it out. Comments welcomed. Mo' to come Kz notez: Nile Cafe & Blue Nile Hookah Restaurant & Hookah Cafe Byblos & Babylon Mona's & Mona Lisa.

New Belly Dance Music CD. DrumDoc Hello Everyone, Finally My first Belly dance music CD is released: - 10 tracks total - 7 tracks include Flute nay , doumbek, Riqq, Framedrum: si known songs, and one original -3 Tracks Solo Drumming Doumbek, Riqq, Framedrum all original pieces composed and preformed by DrumDoc me Please check following page for lineup, samples, and sale locations: http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/music.html If you do get it, please feel free to email me your feedback. Thanks. DrumDoc Available at Pharoah's' Cave, BayouShimmy.

ENIA & Zaynatis Dear Kruz, Thanks for the wonderful encouragement on our performance at Zaynatis. My daughter and I had the most fun we've had in a long time. The diners received us so well which made our hearts sing. We had the pleasure of dancing for one of my former students and her family as well as my SCA friends who surprised us by dining there last night. Forever Shimmying enia shawnpry@bellsouth.net Kz notez: Zaynati's info in last week 's kiosk www.kruzshop.com/kiosk.html

TASA & Ocean Springs Greetings my good friend Just wanted to let you know that I will be starting up dance class again over here in Ocean Springs, MS, Sunday, June 26th, 7:30pm -l 9:00pm. It will have been 6 months since the knee surgery and the Doc said to give it a go : Safe Journey Tasa tasa@bellsouth.net

"26TH ANNIVERSARY KOMENKA SPRING CONCERT SERIES" The Komenka Ethnic Dance and Music Ensemble of New Orleans proudly announces its 26th Annual Spring Concert Series to be held on Saturday, June 4 3PM & 8PM and Sunday, June 5 3PM in Loyola University's Roussel Performance Hall St. Charles Avenue at Calhoun Street . Featured in "Spring Concert 2005" are ethnic dance and music presentations representing Argentina, Armenia, Dalmatia, Egypt, India, Japan, Judeo-Spain, Korea, Me ico, Poland, Russian Gypsies, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Turkey, Zimbabwe, and New Orleans Rhythm and Blues. All shows include performances by "Komenka." Select shows include guest artist presentations by "Sunanda's Performing Arts Center", "Sisters of Salome Belly Dance Collective", and "Korean Dance Artist Hee Ra Yoo." Ticket prices are $15 for the general public and $10 for seniors, students, and children. Discounts are available for advance ticket orders. For tickets or more information, call 529-4676. John.Rodi@mms.gov Sincere thanks, John Rodi, Komenka Company Manager

Hey there, The Sisters will be giving a guest performance at the Komenka Ethnic Music And Dance Ensemble Show, Saturday, June 4th, 8pm. We are very e cited and happy to be a part of Komenka's evening of entertainment. Love & Bubbles, Kryss perchance2dream@hotmail.com
Hey Kruz, It was so nice to see you Saturday. I agree, the show was great, Amaya is an incredible woman and I really appreciated everything she had to say about stage presence and "da bizness". I know I'm not the only one that thought "was it me?" when she mentioned the dancer on Friday that just walked away and didn't revel in her applause. Fabulous woman. I wanted to say thanks to everyone who danced and cheered at the Hookah Hafla Showcase on Friday night. We're still working out the kinks with the staff and management and we have some knew ideas for the ne t one in the Fall. MedUSA's will have a variety of dancers on Thursday nights and the shows are from 8-10pm. This Thursday I'll be taking a break from Byblo's and dancing at MedUSA. Friday is just full of awesome things to do and I'll never do them all. I want to see Fringe, I'll be at Shamsi's zil workshop between Shamsi and Tobias, who couldn't improve their zilling this weekend? Gretchen and Amae will be at One Eyed Jack's for the FleshArts Ball which starts at 10pm. I believe Gretchen is going to be a moving canvas during the Liquidrone show and Amae will be dancing with NooMoon Tribe. Wow, that's going to be a long day. We're confirming a date for the PURE workshop with Darshan and Hannah Nour hopefully for July 9th. Anyone wanting more inof can email me at perchance2dream@hotmail.com This is a great opportunity for groups outside of New Orleans to come in and get the scoop on how to start chapters across the region. Cost of the 5 hour workshop is e pected to be $60 with much of the profit going to a local charity. Thanks for plugging the Flamenco workshop. I really think what Gloria has to offer is helpful to so many in the dance community. She's truly amazing. Love & Bubbles, Krys

SHIMMY FOR THE TROOPS Oasis Studio, Lafayette's premiere bellydance studio, invites you to "Shimmy for the Troops" 6:00 PM Saturday, June 18, at the Clifton Chenier Center, 220 West Willow Street. This student dance showcase, with its mesmerizing array of bellydance, Polynesian, and drumming performances, benefits the Louisiana Army National Guard 256th Infantry Brigade. Admission is by ticket only and can be purchased in advance from Oasis Studio, 427 Rena Drive, or by calling 988-2001. Oasis Bellydance Studio 427 Rena Dr. Lafayette,LA 70503 337 988-2001 www.oasisstudio.org

OPEN AUDITIONS JUNE 23 for "Sirqus of Jreams" bellydance troupe under the direction of Petite Jamilla and Jamilla Rasa EVERYONE, all ages, invited to audition for Sirqus of Jreams Troup JUNE 23 Thursday 7pm sharp Corky Bell Studio HOOVER Studio #2 Audition requirements: 1 solo any style Bellydance you like to present LIMIT your solo to a ma imum of 5 minutes and a minimum of 2.5 mins. Have your music correct length of time on a CD or tape cued and ready to play. Wear appropriate costume for you solo Have a brief resume ready to hand me, with your name, mailing address, phone number and email address to reach you.....along with a photo HOPE to see you all there Please email me if you need or want more details, I will be happy to let you know current updates. Thank you again....any questions please call or email me. Jamilla Rasa 205-620-6760 aldanceal@yahoo.com jamillarasa@yahoo.com Jamilla Rasa http://www.geocities.com/petitejamilla/tour.html http://www.geocities.com/sirqusofjreams/soj.html http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SouthernBellydancer FULL MOON Drumming OOPhs.. late in posting.. but you'll know for ne t month. The Full Moon Drum Circles is a community event held monthly on the beach at Old Highway 90 parking bay in Pass Christian. Festivities generally kick off around sunset, lasting until the drumming & dancing stops. Please come prepared with your own seating, drinks, snacks, e tra clothing and instruments. Drums, dancing & firewood are especially appreciated. People of all ages & backgrounds are always welcome. Mo' info: Hailey, your drum circle facilitator; chailey@bellsouth, net Summer Circles: Tuesday June 21 Thursday July 21 Friday August 19 Saturday Sept 17 Kz addz; What a great way to spend a summer evening DEB in N.O. I will be in your fair city with my two great-nieces and my niece the weekend of June 3rd. Plan on stopping by, probably on Saturday. Glad the show was so good and hope to see you soon. Deb shakiramali@aol.com Kz notez; Vickie Noack was in N.O. 3 Gals having FUN KALENDAR Wednesdays Gypsy Cafe; Ole' Flamenco Ole' Cafe Pyramids; Sisters of Salome Jericho's: Sisters of Salome Thursdays Byblos on Magazine Sisters of Salome Medusa The Vault with ? Fridays Cafe Pyramids: Sisters of Salome Jericho's Sisters of Salome Zaynati's: enia & Troupe Dragon's Den; n.o.Madic Tribal Arzi's in Baton Rouge Greek Festival Saturdays Jamilla's Cafe Sisters of Salome Cafe Pyramid Layla Greek Festival Sundays Greek Festival Blue Nile Maria & Troupe Hookah Rest.Sisters of Salome Kruz addz; There's dancing in Lafayette & other places. Mr. Kiosk is ignorant of them, but he can feel the drum beat June 2 Debi of Sirrom will be in N.O June 4 & 5 Komenka June 18 Shimmy for the Troops June 23 Open Auditions

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Kiosk May 17, 2005 The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. -Thomas Henry Hu ley, biologist & writer 1825-1995 TOPICS KRUZ Hours Merchandising Amaya Show 3 parts Lost Zills Zaynati & enia Shamsi Workshop n.o.Madic & Tobias West Bank Medusa Blue Nile & Maria Mediterranean Nights Flamenco/La Cristina Central Asian Dance

Kruz has just receved an asssortment of rajasthani cholis & skirts. Veils; Silk in assorted colors; Polyester veils in a brillant tie dyed patterns. Choice of blue or green background. 39. And a collecrion of dombecs, deffs, riqs, zills, tars and bodhrans. 29.-- to 200.

AMAYA in New Orleans . . . <1 MEDA weekend from Marlane I would like to thank the many volunteers who helped MEDA present what may be the best weekend yet The Amaya workshop was well attended Sat & on Sun. There was a good showing Sat night. I felt a strong sense of community spirit among us and observed people remembering and reconnecting to what MEDA has meant to them and to the Gulf South area these past 25 years . The show program featured MEDA's mission statement and a partial list maybe 30 of the many fine entertainers/instructors MEDA has brought to Louisiana, etc. email Marlane for a copy . I felt so proud to see us together this weekend , carrying MEDA's tradition's forward; Amaya attends many seminars in this country & around the world. She was very impressed with us, saying she has not seen another such community effort. Amaya touched so many with her human- ness. Best wishes always, Marlane Drake President MEDA Marlane@co .net

2 Amaya & Bayou Beledi 2005 de Kruz WHAT A SHOW We must have the best dancers Top notch performers. Eye poppping costumes. I don't know where to begin. It would be too lengthy to try to comment on an almost 4 hour show Being so professionally entertained. . .who cared? Mini highlights: Noura in a luscious blue/green gown wowiee Her Egyptian styling would have pleased any cairene. Angela in white bedlah & Dominic wowing with every doum & tek Duet par e cellence Athena in a eye catching red outfit shimmered with her Golden Wings of Isis--breathtaking; and lets not forget Daria who also graced us Wings of Isis; Shamsi with her stunning eclectic red veil and dance....wheww ; Betty Karam's in an outrageous RED wig original Charleston BettyBoopers or is it BellyBoopers Iona, Melissa & Jeanette had us all admiring, laughing & applauding; All the troupes were e cellent, but I was struck by high quality dancing of the Oasis Dance Studios performances & of Jawahir al Noura & What an outstanding Cane dance by Angela & Hayley. and this is but a few. I could write about the otter outstanding performers; Belita, Ameelah, Marlane, Kristina, Mariella or the troupes Daughters of Shaharazade, Kasba Dancers...... and now you understand a 4 hr. show. Kim Kantrell was an e cellent emcee-ette It great to have live music. Dominic framing Noura & backing up Angela and his 2 drum solos. Regan, Justin, Jared & James from Oasis in Lafayette, Shelly & Shamsi as a dance/drum duet or as a musical duo for Morrighan what grace & stage presence . Hurrah for Louisiana's Musicians. Great sound system; new stage backdrops; The professional stage hands; How can Shelly be everywhere? sound- man, stage hand and drumming in between This events always feel like a reunion. Warm, hugging, laughing, an evening of vivacious e citement. Congrats to MEDA for an e cellent evening.
Amaya, her husband Pete and I had breakfast, then cruised the French Market. Amaya asked me to join her this morning; she wanted time for us together. Her husband wanted her for himself today but was OK with my going along. He is a spontaneous, deciding at the moment type of person. I had invited them both to tourist with me in the very beginning. I do enjoy that. He had a little honeymoon in mind, to Amaya's surprise. He wanted to go to Bubba's for lunch, do the Natchez tour, the City Tour, and take in Bourbon St. today and the airboat swamp tour tomorrow morning. After they return about noon and we'll go to Commander's Palace for lunch before I take them to the airport. We went out last night together with Teresa, Stephen, and James to Remoulade and down Bourbon St to Snug Harbor for Tim Laughlin's CD release performance. We have had a good time together. I look forward to tomorrow. Amaya is impressed with New Orleans. She is talking of making it her vacation spot vs Las Vegas. Let's hope that means we'll be seeing more of her Noura was in your shop so we had some time to interact with her and I suggested Croissant de Or before parting ways. I went off to teach my classes for 12:30. Thanks Marlane.

Boo hoo for Kruz. I missed the opportunity to visit with Amaya & Pete when they stopped by. Dalia Carelia stopped in also, and another boo hoo. Hope has all the luck and she's not even a dancer.

LOST Zills Kruz has a set of "Saroyan Pro Zills" in a chinese blue pouch. that were left on the Meda vending table. Please claim 524-7370 or respond to this Kiosk. ZAYNATI'S & enia A new Lebanese restaurant has opened in Slidell with dancing: enia Shawn , hubby playing & daughter. Many will remember her & family from Bayou Beledi '04 They premiere May 20 7-9 pm ZAYNATI'S LEBANESE RESTAURANT 1503 GAUSE BLVD. SLIDELL, LA 70458 985 847-9395 From I-10 going East Gause Blvd. e it, under the I-10, 3 signal lights, take a left onto Corporate Square Road. a me ican restaurant is on the corner {if you see an Avis sign... you've gone too far} Look for the red/green striped awning a block off Gause. I had lunch there. Great looking place. Standard Lebanese cuisine. Energetic and e cellent wait staff. Appetizer 3.- to -7.- Entrees 9.- to 16. lamp chops Most Entrees in the 10.- to 14.-- bracket. And to enia 'rip a veil' , 'crack a zill' or or 'drop a sequin' Workshop w/ Shamsi Part of the Friday Night Frills @ IBERIA ARTS dance studio in N.O. Zils Workshop with Shamsi FRIDAY, MAY 20th Playing zils and moving E ercises and drills for practice and basic theory. Ca c'est touts 8 - 10pm 25.00 to register 504.382.5199 perchance2dream@hotmail.com www.bayoushimmy.com/Events_Listings.html for complete information - n.o. Madic Workshop with Tobias Roberson and guests in town May 20-22. workshops, performances, and more.. Hello n.o.madic family and friends: Don't forget This weekend, Tobias Roberson and his group Fringe, featuring musician Gary Hegedus and dancer Mira Betz will perform at the Dragon's Den 435 Esplanade Ave . n.o.madic will open the show at 8pm, and Fringe will start around 10pm. Also this weekend, Tobias will be teaching drum and zill workshops. $30 each or $50 for both. A few spaces remain open. Reserve yours now to ensure your- delf a seat in the drum circle. Info, click http://www.nomadictribal.com/tobias.html. Finally, on June 4th, we'll be hosting Megha of Devyani in a four hour workshop. More info is available at http://www.nomadictribal.com/megha.html We hope to see you at one or all of these events. ::sending dums, teks, and shimmy-love to all:: ali Ali Arnold, Director e-mail: ali@nomadictribal.com ring: 504.914.5666

WESTBANK in N.O. Middle Eastern dance/shishas/restaurants now called Mediterranean are spreading all over the Metro Area. It seems that the West Bank is having a surgence of activity. Some time ago "Cleopatra; Mediterranean Cuisine " opened on Manhattan off LoPalco then a bakery appeared two doors down same owner & yummy ; Recently "Jericho Hookah & Mediterranean Cafe' opened on Terry Parkway. And the latest is "Medusa" on Manhattan in the same shopping strip Manhattan Square as Cleopatra. Medusa has dancing on Thursdays with Diva Mubarak. & Gretchen 8:30 to 11. I don't know if dancers will vary. We were there for their premiere last Thursday. Finding the place is a little confusing. It's a Sports Bar VAULT on your right big RED letters I met the owner Adam from Istanbul. A handsome grey haired man ala Dr. Richard . Adam dancing ala Turk I wanted to tip him Good food. Truly mediterranean. Greek, Turkish, Middle Eastern. A lively place. It felt like a Greek taverna. We were there 'til 11:30. Hop on over. I find the drive over about 20 min to the West Bank a treat. I often return by Canal Ferry. There's always parking and it's free. They seem to have later dancing hours on the W/Bank. Dancing at Jericho begins around 10 p & is open way, way late ie. you can eat & drink 'til the sun comes up. Cleopatra & The Bakery closed around 10 p. Take a trip to the West Bank and have a wonderful time CLEOPATRA Restaurant 2701 Manhattan Harvey, La 361-1113 Cleo Rest is reviewed Sept 29 2004. & Dec. 21 2004 Check out the archives; kruzshop.com/kiosk.html

BLUE NILE & Maria Maria & Troupe will be at the Blue Nile during the month of June. Sundays 7-9 p Wow... an evening of dance;Maria 7-9 Then run several doors down to catch Da Sistahs of Salome' at Hook Rest

Mediterranean Night Lafayette, La FRIDAY JUNE 17TH 8:00-2:00AM GRANT ST. DANCE HALL Desert Shadows of Desert Dance Studio would like to invite everyone out to Mediterranean Night, an event to benefit the healing house... But this is no typical benefit, this is a HUGE hafla including beautiful performances by Desert Shadows, Students of Desert Dance, and friends. Our last two Mediterranean Nights have been a huge success pulling in over 250 people and it is guaranteed that you will have a blast Tickets are only $5 at the door. We will have an arabic DJ playing arabic music for EVERYONE to dance between performances. There will also be food by Zeus Cafe, Door Prizes, and live drumming from the Drum Doc Dominic . Because the venue is a bar, you must be 18 or older unless you are a performer So grab your hip scarves and shimmy your way to Mediterranean Night at Grant Street Dance Hall 113 W Grant St. Lafayette, LA 70501 Be there with bells on for more information contact Angela Fournet owner of Desert Dance Studio 337 277-5634 Kz addz: Angela & Dominic were out- standing at the '05 Bayou Beledi Worth a trip "La Cristina" y Ole Flamenco Ole presents Gloria de Jerez July 16-17, 2005 New Orleans, LA McWilliams Hall Rm 105 Tulane University Campus All levels: open, int/adv — Tapitas Alegrias con Abanicos y Bulerias de Jerez . Palmas y Jaleos- ALL Levels, Musicians & Dancers SPECIAL OFFERS FOR PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY Must be received by July 1, 2005 To register, questions and mo' details "La Cristina" Tele: 504 382-5199 or E-mail perchance2dream@hotmail.com Phone: 504 382-5199 Private & Semi-Private Lessons with Gloria are available for Friday & Saturday Nights from 7-8pm & 8-9pm.

10TH ANNUAL CENTRAL ASIAN DANCE CAMP: "E ploring Afro-Asiatic Connec- tions" Who: Sponsored by the Uzbek Dance and Culture Society and World Arts Focus Contact: Jessica Byler 301-699-1819 When: Monday through Friday June 13-- June 17, 2005 for details, $$, location etc. www.uzbekdance.org, or www.worldartsfocus.org Kz addz; This sounds like a terrific workshop. Thanks to Audrey Elizabeth for sharing this info. audreyliz@yahoo.com

KIOSK May 10, 2005 Life is short. Be swift to love Make haste to be kind -Henri Frederic Amiel philosopher & writer 1821-1881 TOPICS KRUZ Hours Kruz Merchandise AMAYA events; Streetcar Dinner Hafla Dance workshop Drum Workshop Bayou Beledi Sunanda's Annual Recital Claudia now PHd. LaTna Jennifer Michelle Moussaka Kalendar

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Restock; Goods KRUZ has in stock all of George Abdo's recordings on cd. "Belly Dancing with George Abdo" "The Art of Belly Dancing" "The Joy of Belly Dancing" "Magic of Belly Dancing" Also newly received: Eddie The Sheik Kochak's: Silver Anniversary Album Strictly Belly Dancing Volume 1 Strictly Belly Dancing Volume 2 Strictly Belly Dancing Volume 3 Strictly Belly Dancing Volume 4 Strictly Belly Dancing Volume 5 Strictly Belly Dancing Volume 6 Spectacular Rhythms. A popular album that is always in demand. Drum selection; KRUZ has received an assortment of drums in time for DrumDoc's workshp . Ceramic small & large , Wooden mother of pearl inlay, Ale adrian state of the art , copper, Turkish, rosewood and mo' from 35.- to 225.- Meda wll be handling the drums. A portion of the price goes to Meda. Also frame drums, riqs zills & drumming cds, dvds & videos.

AMAYA EVENTS Amaya Workshop & Streetcar. The French Market--Museum Red Street Car will take you from the Park Plaza it stops in front of the Park Plaza to the French Market Stop; one block to Hookah Cafe' or to Kruz also one block away. You can also ride it to Dinner with Amaya. Fare 1.25 one way. The Streetcar runs 7a. to 10:30p daily. However, the Canal Street line runs all night. Kz addz; How about a streetcar ride with Amaya?? I can see veils streaming out of those red windows & zaghareeting the whole way.

AMAYA ; This is the weekend we've all been waiting for. AMAYA the Desert Flower from New Me ico; Danseuse Superb. There's so much happening. Friday Dinner with Amaya. 8-9:30 Friday Hookah Hafla 9:30-11 Saturday Workshop with Amaya Saturday Workshop with the DrumDoc Saturday Bayou Beledi @ Park Plaza Sunday Workshop with Amaya Kz urges you to take yo' vitamins. You can rest ne t week Information on Workshop Phone: Marlane 504 242-4758 E-Mail: Marlane@co .net Additional Information Located at Amaya's MEDA Show and www.medarouge.com/

Friday Dinner Kz sez Marlane told me where the Dinner on Friday night would be. My senior moment caused me to forget. If you don't e-mail, I forget & make mistakes. Contact her for info etc. Phone: Marlane 504 242-4758 E-Mail: Marlane@co .net

Friday HOOKAH HAFLA The Sisters of Salome Present: The Hookah Cafe Hafla Showcase Belly Dance Showcase Friday May 13th, 2005 9:30-11:30pm Hookah Cafe 500 Frenchmen St. 943-1101 Belly Dance Showcase/Party - Friday Marisela from Houston, Naimah from Michigan & Iona of NOLA are just a few of the guests we will be hosting as well as a full roster of the Sistas' It's a show not to be missed Come see the Best Bellies in Louisiana New Orleans, LA Hey Kruz - As of today there are just three open space left for the Hookah Hafla on May 13th. If anyone out there is interested in performing please contact me as soon as possible www.hookah-cafe.com There is no cover charge at the door for this event Featuring "The Fez Sheik" as the hafla emcee and other guest stars The Sisters request that if you or your troupe are already performing in the Saturday Night Amaya Workshop showcase that you showcase a different choreography piece to give both shows variety. We also strongly encourage Teachers to send us your students & student troupes who are ready to strut their stuff Dance spots are filled on a first come first serve basis. The dance space in the venue is limited to a "theater in the round" feel; there is no defined stage area or lighting. Also, the Sisters ask that you help us show support for the Hookah Cafe as a dance venue by complying with their drink and tapas minimum; as they are avid enthusiasts of the Belly Dance community and have graciously invited us back to host this performance in their space. Hafla inquires and confirmations contact: info@neworleansbellydance.com. Checkout our website www.oleflamenco.com/sisters NOTE; KRUZ has a few close-out Amaya Videos. What a bargain 5.-. E-bay can't beat that ___ Amaya Workshop Saturday & Sunday Details www.medarouge.com/ for info __ Saturday Intermediate Drum Workshop Mo info:Teresa McVeigh 504-862-5093 or soheyrazar@co .net Or more about the DrumDoc at: http://www.geocities.com/drumdoc5/ __ Saturday Bayou Beledi at the Park Plaza 7 pm doors open 6:30 www.medarouge.com/

Kruz, would you please include the following announcement in your ne t newsletter: Sunanda's Performing Arts Center presents its Annual Recital on Saturday, May 14th, 2005, beginning at 6:00 p.m., at St. Martin's School, 5309 Airline Drive, Metairie. Please join us, as Miss Sunanda Nair's students demonstrate their talents in two styles of Indian Classical Dance - Bharatanatyam and Mohini Attam. Admission is free and open to the public. Thanks a bunch Rita psychedelic5564@yahoo.com

CLAUDIA Copeland & add " Phd. " Hello everyone, May 7 Sorry to have been out of contact for so long I am finally about to rejoin the world in a full life, hopefully with the title of "Dr.", by this weekend. I won't be able to check e-mail or be in contact until Friday afternoon, but I did want to announce that I will be moving to my new job in mid-June, Jose is looking for a sublettor. Rent is $350 for a furnished room, private entrance, access to washer and dryer and large yard. Mature, considerate, vegetarian, non-smoking, tolerant, and creative friends of yours would be wonderful candidates. Call 941-3697 if you or anyone you know is interested. -Claudia 504 988-6619 bayouaria@yahoo.com

LaTna LaTno update May Events: salsa/ brasilian percussion / madagascar / cuban piano / "prints on paper" by la'in local artist/ salsita y mas salsita... / y...belly dancing. thank you www.LaTno.com To subscribe:send me a message cguti@latno.com and I'll put you on the mailing list. On the web page there is a little animated envelop that says this in spanglish www.LaTno.com .

JENNIFER MICHELLE opens A Little Lingerie Company Hi Belly Dancers For those of you who may not have heard, I made a career change rather suddenly at the end of a long trip last year, and have spent the last few months setting up a new business. Now, at last, welcome to my latest venture: A Little Lingerie Company, a website dedicated to providing beautiful lingerie to professional women. I think you'll agree this website is something special. A Little Lingerie Company offers styles you won't find anywhere else and a size range from 32A to 46F. Plus, we offer special discounts every time you buy a matching set. The entire site is available in Spanish and English, so spread the word. Better still, with our detailed fitting information, e cellent customer service, and convenient return policy, every purchase you make is worry-free. Having a special dance camp or workshop? Contact me to arrange "A Little Lingerie Company" discounts for participants Please click on www.alittlelingeriecompany.com and take a peek Questions? Comments? Feedback on the site? Email me at jennifer@alittlelingeriecompany.com. I would love to hear from you Kz addz; Yes, this is our own Jennifer Michelle who started the N.O.Belly Dance Festival some years ago. Good Luck, Jennifer.

MOUSSAKA:TODAY'S FLAVOR THE NEW ORLEANS MENU DAILY By Tom Fitzmorris Moussaka is a baked, usually layered stew found throughout the Balkan Peninsula and into the Middle East. You could even say that its e tent runs into Italy, because lasagna and moussaka have a lot in common. And come to think of it, it's become a British and American dish--shepherd's pie. The name moussaka, with that funny accent on the last syllable, is a Turkish word meaning "moistened.. .continued at: http://phorums.neworleans.com/foodfest/viewtopic.php?t=6031 Kz addz: For local spots, Tom Fitzmorris recommends Acropolis Cuisine, Mr. Gyros. Casablanca, Lebanon's Cafe, Byblos.

KALENDAR MONTH LONG Bike Month Breathe Easy Month Egg Month Get Caught Reading Month Hamburger Month non vegetarian Salsa Month see LaTno Strawberry Month in Ponchatoula Teaching And Joy Month DAILY May 16. Be a Millionaire Day May 16. Bike to Work Day May 18. Neighbor Day May 18. Visit Your Relatives Day May 21. Waitstaff Day May 23. Turtle Day May 24. Jazz Day but it's alway Jazz Day in N.O.

KIOSK MAY 4, 2005
Where ever you be,, visit, call or write your mum. If there is no maternal figure, Celebrate the maternal with the "unmothered" Kruz suggestion TOPICS KRUZ Hours SALE Amaya BayouShimmy update n.o.madic update Wild Lotus update CalendarS

SALE...Cassettes - Pottery - Books SALE of demo cassettes Most of them recorded by Kruz over the years from LPs Most cassettes are 60 or 90 min. long. Most have 2 or mo' Lps per cassette World music; Indian, Moroccan, belly dance, Iranian, folkloric, irish, new age, language learning, dombec rhythms/patterns and mo'. Over a hundred 100 cassettes available at .25 , two bits, For 25 cents you can e perience a world of new music.

50% OFF ALL POTTERY 30% OFF ALL BOOKS regular stock & Sale =double discount

AMAYA of Albuquerque 2 day workshop/show/dinners in New Orleans May 13-15, 2005 Go to Dinner with The Star Make advance arrangements with Marlane or Teresa for dinner at 8:00pm Friday and/or after the Saturday night show with Amaya- open to registered workshop participants. Get your discount if registering by 5/6 http://www.medarouge.com/amaya.htm 7-9 PM Sat 5/14 Show $10 children free at the Park Plaza formerly the Radisson 1500 Canal Street - New Orleans, LA 70112 504.522.4500 Marlane Drake- 504.242.4758 or Marlane@co .net KRUZ urges to register, if you haven't do so. This is going to be the highlight of May; Hafla on Friday; Gala performances on Saturday evening and two great days with Amaya

n.o.Madic info Hello n.o.madic family & friends... Just a quick note to remind about upcoming events and a new announcement or two: 1. Saturday Class on May 7th is CANCELLED. Sorry for the short notice, but life intervenes. We will resume on Saturday, May 14th, but just FYI, that will be the last Saturday class in this series, so if you've been telling yourself that you're going to come, Saturday, May 14th is your last chance. 2. Tuesday Basics Class is not quite so crowded anymore, so if you stopped coming because you feared whacking others or getting whacked yourself, come back 3. Tobias Roberson and guests in town May 20-22. Tobias Roberson with guest musician Gari Hegedous and dancer Mira Betz to perform::: Tobias will be performing with two special guests—a second musician and a dancer—at Dragon's Den 435 Esplanade Ave., above Café Siam on Friday, May 20th. N.O.madic Tribal opens the show from 8-10; Tobias and Friends take the stage around 10:30. Late night world DJ party to follow. Drum and Zils Workshops with Tobias Roberson. Saturday, May 21, 2005. For those who don't know him, Tobias is a prodigy-drummer. Still a pup in his young twenties, Tobias has drummed with Helm, Habibi Ru, as well as with his own innumerable ensembles. He's capable of teaching to various levels simultaneously, and thus all levels from complete beginners to e pert drum-masters are invited to attend. Learn more about Tobias at www.riqq.com; learn more about the workshops at www.nomadictribal.com/tobias.html . The registrations have begun to roll in, and so, I encourage those of you who want to ensure yourself a space in the drum circle to register now. Space is limited. This caveat is for n.o.madic tribal dancers as well Space is limited, and if you don't register, you may be turned away. Find your registration form at the studio or on-line: www.nomadictribal.com/tobias.html 4. n.o.madic tribal performances continue at Dragon's Den We love to see your smiling faces on Fridays at the Den, so come up the stairs and have dinner and a drink with us. 435 Esplanade Ave. Every Friday 8-10pm. Love and zils, ali www.nomadictribal.com info@nomadictribal.com 504.914.5666

BAYOUSHIMMY:Upcoming Dance and Music.... BayouShimmy has so much happening; classes beg. May 4 go to www.bayoushimmy.com to get details, times, prices, location etc. You'll luv their url

The Sisters of Salome Present: HOOKAH CAFE HAFLA BELLYDANCE SHOWCASE FRIDAY, MAY 13th 9:30-11:30pm Hookah Café 500 Frenchmen St. 943-1101 www.hookah-café.com There is no cover charge at the door for this event Hafla inquires and confirmations contact: Gretchen at 504.473.8230 or info@neworleansbellydance.com. Checkout our Website http://www.oleflamenco.com/sisters

AMAYA of New Me ico hosted by MEDA in NEW ORLEANS at the Radisson on Canal Blvd. SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 14th & 15th www.medarouge.com also THE BAYOU BELEDI SHOW Saturday night May 14th at the Radisson featuring: AMAYA and bellydancers from across the gulf south

Part of the Friday Night Frills @ IBERIA ARTS dance studio in N.O. Zils Workshop with Shamsi FRIDAY, MAY 20th perchance2dream@hotmail.com or 504.382.5199 to register

Dance Meditation Workshop with Shamsi SATURDAY, JUNE 4th 12:30 - 3:30pm $30.00 LIMITED SPACING anyone who has ever seen our studio knows why call 225.334.7885 or email shamsi@bayoushimmy.com for more information or register online at our store through www.bayoushimmy.com

Dance Meditation Workshop with Shamsi & Bellydance with Laylia from Ohio SATURDAY, JULY 23rd in Daphne, AL at the Daphne Recreation Center email Cheryl Pierce zivadiva2000@yahoo.com for more information

MAY at WILD LOTUS Yoga Dear Wild Lotus Yoga friends, Hope you're enjoying this beautiful Springtime. Our May schedule is packed with events, workshops, and courses for your body/mind/and soul enrichment and inspiration Scan the list below to see what's coming up. You can also see our current list of our 36 ongoing weekly yoga classes by clicking on http://www.wildlotusyoga.com. Namaste Sean

SUNDAY MAY 8, 2:30-4pm BRAZILIAN PERCUSSION WORKSHOP

SUNDAYS MAY 8 - 29, 4- 5:45pm INTRODUCTION TO POWER YOGA 4 WEEK COURSE
TUESDAY MAY 10, 7:30-9pm INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI - 9 WEEK COURSE-- FIRST CLASS FREE
SATURDAY MAY 14, 2-5pm OVERCOMING OBSTACLES IN YOUR YOGA PRACTICE – WORKSHOP
SUNDAY MAY 15, 10:30am- 1:30pm FINDING SERENITY UPSIDE DOWN- YOGA INVERSION WORKSHOP
SATURDAY MAY 21, 2:30- 5pm KUNDALINI YOGA AND CELESTIAL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP by May 18.
JUNE 17-19 YOGA, CHANTING, AND CREATIVE WRITING RETREAT IN BAY ST. LOUIS
JULY 19-25 A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY ON THE WEST COAST OF IRELAND.

CALENDAR--weekly Wed. Jericho's Sisters of Salome' at Cafe Pyramid Thurs; Sisters of Salome' at Byblos Friday n.o.madic at Dragon's Den Sisters of Salome' at Cafe Pyramid Layla ?? at Byblos Sat. Layla at Cafe Pyramid Sisters of Salome' at Jamila Blue Nile Flamenco Sun. Sisters of Salome' at Hookah Rest. CALENDAR--Special Events Hookah Hafla May 14 @ Hookah Rest. Amaya workshp; May 15-16 May 20 Tobias Roberson Performance at Dragon's Den May 21 Tobias Roberson Workshop CALENDAR Week-Long Observances May 01-07. Get Happy Week May 01-07. Peace Of Mind Week May 04-10. Be Kind To Animals Week May 04-10. Suicide Awareness Week May 04-10. Teacher Appreciation Week May 10-18. Tourism Week Day-Long Observances May 03. Ta Freedom Day May 04. Relationship Renewal Day May 05. Cinco De Mayo May 05. Half Way Point of Spring May 05. Significant Other Day May 06. Dieting Day Off May 06. Don't Do Your Homework Day May 08. Lost Socks Day May 08. Stinky Feet Day May 10. Astronomy Day May 11. Mother's Day.
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KRUZ 'Morocco to India' Celebrating 33 yrs. 432 Barracks St. N.O., La.70116-2698 www.kruzshop.com KIOSK April 26, 2005 "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." -- Albert Einstein, scientist What mistakes am I most proud of? Make it a Great Mistake Day Kevin http://powerquotes.net TOPICS KRUZ Hours Kiosk & archives SALES Alianza Flamenca Dance class Amaya Workshop Zils workshop Ahmae website Meena Dancing calendar We're still in the middle of Jazz Fest. So much music to hear, so many places to enjoy, and all the great folks who are enjoying it. Plus the AMAYA workshop is at hand. If you haven't register, do it now info below .. and KRUZ is having a SALE --cassettes, books & pottery KIOSK & Archives KRUZ' web mistress, Ze', is on vacation, hence, no new archive for a couple of weeks. You can check past Kiosks. www.kruzshop.com/kiosk.html
KRUZ' spring cleaning continues with a give away SALE of demo cassettes Most of them recorded by Kruz over the years from LPs Most cassettes are 60 or 90 min. long. Most have 2 Lps per cassette A variety of types of world music; Indian Moroccan, belly dance, Iranian, folkloric, irish, new age, language learning, dombec rhythms/patterns and mo'. Over a hundred 100 cassettes available at .25 , two bits, 1/4 of a dollah Many of these cassettes are now on Cd. and many are not For .25 you can e perience a world of music and e plore new sounds. Do you own a cassette player? Come take a gander for a quarter.
A thai dye collection is now available; Made of asian rayon, multicolors; Harem pants-subtle thai dyeing 19.99 Large sarongs or shawl 44", 67", 18.50 Regular sarongs 44 60 10.99 The sarongs make wonderful shawls or covers in the air conditioned places; great for after swim covers, or a beach towel. washable and colorfast. Thai or tie dye.
50% OFF ALL POTTERY Pottery SALE 'til 30 April 50% OFF ALL POTTERY KRUZ' book SALE continues. Mo' titles have been added JAZZ FEST BOOK SALE 30% ALL books --regular stock & SALE books SALE 30% SALE 30% SALE 30% BOOK & POTTERY SALE 'til 30 APRIL BOOK & POTTERY SALE 'til 30 APRIL.
DANCE CLASS in New Iberia Hello Girls, The ne t session of Belly Dance classes at the Callanetics Studio in downtown New Iberia will be starting on May 2, 2005. The session will be on Mondays from 7:30 - 8:30 pm for 6 classes until June 13, 2005 off on Memorial Day . Callanetics Studio is now offering Yoga classes with Shu Shu Minvielle on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am. Sign up for Yoga or Belly Dance classes and receive a special offer. Call for more information. Please call Laura Melancon at 337-207-8315 to register or e-mail me sidlandry@co -internet.com for more information. Thanks, Sydney R. Landry.

ALIANZA FLAMENCA Saturday, April 30, 2005 8:00 p til 9:15 p One Eyed Jack 615 Toulouse Street N. O., LA Between Chartres & Royal St. in the French Quarter 504 569-8361 www.alianzaflamencaneworleans.com

AMAYA Workshop in New Orleans May 14-15, 2005 Join MEDA of Louisiana for a Cabaret style Belly Dance Workshop with Amaya of Albuquerque Intermediate Drum Class from Dominic 4:15-5:45 pm Saturday, Vendors both days Info on classes, registration, show, parking, make reservations now For special MEDA rate: http://www.medarouge.com/amaya.htm Star Belly Dancer/great classes for dancers at all levels Marlane Drake- 504.242.4758 or Marlane@co .net or Teresa 504-862-5893 or soheyrazar@co .net Marlane Drake, President MEDA "ZILS FOR EVERYONE" FINGER CYMBAL WORKSHOP with SHAMSI FRIDAY FRILLS - MAY 20th, "05 8p-10p Iberia Dance Arts Studio 8530 Oak Street Open and encouraged to ALL levels of dancers. No previous e perience necessary. In this 2 hour workshop, learn the basics of music theory, tools for hand agility, simple zil patterns with coordin- ating dance movements & handy drills anyone can remember for practice at home Class size is limited to 12 participants. Please Pre-Register. Send check or money order to Krys Statho at 619 N. Scott Street N. O, La 70119 NOTE: If this class does not have 4 pre-registrations by May 19, it will be cancelled. AHMAE's website Thanks kruz, stopped by the store today and got a few things. My website is working from my computer but your the 2nd person to say its acting weird i will have to check it out hmmm strange.. My website http://amaedance.com hope to see you soon ahmae ahmae@hotmail.com Addendum Hello Kruz My website is up its http://amaedance.com I've been in touch with Shati of Jerichos Hookah cafe. Kryss & danced last wed for private opening, Gretchen danced Saturday, with Sabrina dancing on Sunday. Myself & Layla on monday and me again on Wed. I' ll also be doing this saturday we are a very busy group of girls let me tell ya, I must say Jerichos has supa nice decor with 2 plasma screen tvs that is always playing great bellydance videos {e cept when someone is dancing} and great food well anyways check out my site and tell me what you think, i would love your feed back My students will be dancing at the Hookah Hafla also so i hope you can come check it out love Amae.

MEENA Meena is a new bilingual Arabic/English literary journal to be based between the port cities of New Orleans and Ale andria, Egypt. The title is the Arabic for "port," and will be co-edited by Egyptian journalist/poet Khaled Hegazzi and poet and teacher Andrea Andy Young. We will include stories, poems and essays, as well as visual art, and all literary work will be translated and so included in both languages. The magazine will have two covers, as it will be read right-to-left or left-to-right depending on the language. Our aim is to open a dialogue or port-of-entry between our two cities, languages and cultures. Artists will come primarily from these cities, but we will include work from throughout our countries. There will be themes for each issue, and we begin with words on "the" war – in Iraq, on terror, etc. Our first issue will feature work by such writers as Pulitzer Prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa and the Lannan Literary Award winning novelist Rikki Ducornet among many others. We will edit the magazine in New Orleans and print it in Egypt in order to keep down the cost of printing. We welcome any support, comments, inquiries or recommendations. In particular, we could use help with translation, financial support for printing costs, and distribution. Feel free to contact either of us should you wish to help or talk to us about the project. Andrea Young: 504-529-2634 andimuse@att.net Khaled Hegazzi: 504-412-8868 hegazzi15@hotmail.com Thanks so much, the editors of Meena Kz notez: Khaled is the Pharoah of `'Pharoah's Cave'. We're all awaiting this new venture yallah.

JERICHO's Hookah Cafe & Mediterranean Cafe see last week's KIOSK for details Maria & I journeyed by ferry to Jericho's i.e. to the West Bank . Although located in a mundane strip mall, the e oticism behind the facade becomes apparent.. It's probably one of the more e otic places in town besides Hookah Restaurant . Jericho oozes sybaritic pleasures. The large room is divided info 3 areas & levels. The center section has comfy chairs & spacious tables. The 2 other sections are given to cushions, low tables for snacking and shisha-ing. You sink into those plush pillows and trance your nite away open way late.... 3 or 4 a.m . The soft lighting about 30 small mosque like lamps adorn the smoking area. Jericho's has ample space for the dancer. It's a dancer' delight. Great sound system. and when the dancer is taking 5, the 2 plasma tv continues the dancing mood. I don't recall the video... but I know Kruz used to stock it. Food is Mona based. Maria had a beautiful & tasty mezze plate. ` I had some lamb/beef kufta balls in gravy... ooh la la Jercho's is worth a trip. At Jazz Fest time or any other time, it's a great escape Maria thanks for din-din Jericho is a perfect marriage of ambience, shisha parlor and restaurant The Middle East in all of it's flavors. This week's Dance Card Wed; Jericho's Cafe Pyramids The Sisters Thurs; Byblos The Sisters Fri. Cafe Pyramids The Sisters Dragon's Den n.o.Madic Blue Nile Flamenco Byblos The Sisters Sat. Cafe Pyramids The Sisters Jamila The Sisters One Eyed Jack Flamenco Sun. Hookah Restaurant The Sisters Blue Nile Maria & Troupe.
To be de-kiosked, please reply with No Mo' Please share this Kiosk. Shadow owes its birth to light . -John Gay, poet & dramatist 1685-1732 KRUZ 'Morocco to India' Celebrating 33 yrs. 432 Barracks St. N.O., La.70116-2698 www.kruzshop.com KIOSK April 19, 2005 A woman finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his/her ancestors; for the e pression of all her/his history, and her/his wants. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher 1803-1882 Topics KRUZ Hours Commentz Goods Sisters of Salome' update Jericho's Hookah Cafe Hookah Hafla Zuri Choreography Tribal Quest Kelly vv This KIOSK & previous ones are archived at www.kruzshop.com/kiosk.html vv Jazz Fest is the dominant force in N.O for the ne t 2 weeks. And if you would like to escape the crowds of Jazz Fest this week April 20-24 , you could try low key crowds at the Festival International Louisiane in Lafayette. www.festivalinternational.org It's more like the French Quarter Fest.In downtown Lafayette All th ingredients for fun; music, food, vendors, french is spoken by everyone, & wonderful people. and it's FREE Allez-y y'all.

Goods; Saroyan Zills are NOW in stock. My apologies for the late arrival. Ups' "Camel Cavalry" were on strike. You can always depend on those overburdened asses We can thank the ever reliable United Asses of N.O. A shipment of about 40 hip scarves. 27.-- to 140.00 The velvet ones hug your hips so beautiful 46.- to 92.- Ass't colors. Jazz Fest clothing abounds; Light cool cotton wear. Many of the indian kurtas are lighter than a hanky. KRUZ just received 50 pairs the traditional leather buffalo hide 'kohalpuri' or JC Sandals are now available in 'fashion colors' Black, blue, pink, orange, yellow. Sandals in sizes 6 to 13 14.-- a new collection of summer blouses, skirts and dress. Men's lightweight shirts in kurta style; black, white, saffron and more at 18.-- New collection of hindu deities votive candles about 24 different revered figures Pannier Main Entry: pan·nier Variant s :or pan·ier /'pan-y&r, 'pa-nE-&r/ Function: noun Etymology: Middle English panier, from Middle French, from Latin panarium, from panis bread 1 : a large container: as a : a basket often carried on the back of a horse, donkey, or other pack animal animal or the shoulders of a person Kz. addz; In my travels I've seen donkeys in Morocco's narrow streets with panniers loaded with tv sets or cases of soft drink, with the driver in his djellaba & nikes yelling 'balick' watch out or in Me ico, the burros with their 'canastas' laden with serapes, hats, jugs going to markets, which now have been replaced by camionetas vans . Kruz' panniers are large hand woven from straw ? , sturdy baskets. They could lug your tv sets, carry all of your groceries and you too without an ounce of gas. Load it up for the Jazz Fest or a Lakefront picnic. 65.-- The book sale has been terrific. Some new titles have been added: In the Presence of The Dragon's Throne Ch'ing Dynasty Costumes 1641-1911; in the Royal Ontario Museum. paper 2.50 Traditional Turkish Designs & Handcrafts paper 2.- IRAQ; The land of the new river; Colored illustrations. History of Iraq; Beautiful photography oversized; Hardback 10.00 Istanbul; and the Civilization of the Ottoman Empire; by Bernard Lewis hard back 1.00 Frommer's Turkey on 25.--a day dated, and only prices have changed but all monuments, history hasn't I used this when I went to Turkey. paper 1.-- International Folkdancing in the USA for the folkdance enthusiast. History, important folks and dances described a section by I. Farrah on Orient dancing Hardback 5.-- Islamic Art by David Talbot Rice Colored & b/w illustrations paper 3.50 Arts of Spain by Jose' Gudiol A strong section of 'the Orient in Spain" h/b 3.50 The Secret Garden: Mahmud Shabistari a persian sage of the 13th c. Book on Sufi thought. 1.75 A 100 things Japanese Searching insightful essays about things, traditional and modern , that make up contemporary Japan hardback 3.50 Colloquial Hindustani hardback 1.00 Prepare for your summer trip Kuwait Miracle on the Desert. Although dated 1970 Still an interesting read. hardback 1.00 Kahlil Gibran: His life & world. A vey thick paper back 7.50

Sisters of Salome performance schedule.... Our website is being updated but our regular schedule of appearances will be available on the site soon. Along with new pics, commentaries and a schedule of who is dancing where & when. Special Events... Wednesdays Cafe Pyramid 8-10pm 1117 Decatur St. Jericho's Hookah Cafe 9-11pm Thursdays Byblo's 8-10pm 3215 Magazine St. Fridays Cafe Pyramid 8-10pm 1117 Decatur St. Saturdays Jamila's Cafe 8-10:30pm 7808 Maple St. Sundays Hookah Cafe 9-11pm What ?? The Sistuhs' aren't at the Jazz Fest I bet they'll be performing ne t year.

JERICHO'S HOOKAH & Mediterranean Cafe' just opened April 14th with a Grand Opening Party Amae & Kryss in attendance. JHC is located at 1166 Terry Parkway in Gretna, La. Tel; 392-3758. A Kz aside; I had just left one of my favorite me ican eateries on Terry Pkway. As I climbed into my roofless convertible, I espied "Jericho's Hookah Cafe & Mediterranean Cafe'" right in front of me. So I knows e actly where it be From Crescent City Connection take the Terry Pkwy e it shortcut Follow for about 3 or 4 miles. When you see the Roller Rink or a church "Word of GOD Ministries' ne t to the Roller Rink LOOK for The giant grey Elephant about 10 or 15 feet high.... It dominates the strip mall. Voila Eccolo' You be-s there I've not been.. but am planning to go. I'll report after Jazz Fest. Wow... another Hookah Spot, with food and dancing. Kz asks... will there ever be so many places that there aren't enough Sisters to go around? Krys addz: Thanks Kruz. They are serving food & drink. It's a really nice place. Great decor and intimate setting. Hope to see you there one night. Love & Bubbles, Krys HOOKAH HAFLA It's not too late to get in on the best Belly Show in town Act now before supplies run out. As an e tra bonus we will throw in a free year supply of Hummus and Pita Bread Performers are you ready? Belly Dance fans and enthusiasts get yer zaghareets ready FRIDAY 05/13/05 The Sisters of Salome Present: The Hookah Cafe Hafla Belly Dance Showcase Friday May 13th, 2005 9:30-11:30pm Hookah Cafe 500 Frenchmen St. New Orleans, LA Tel; 943-1101 www.hookah-cafe.com There is no cover charge at the door for this event Featuring "The Fez Sheik" as the hafla emcee and other guest stars The Sisters request that if you or your troupe are already performing in the Saturday Night Amaya Workshop showcase that you showcase a different choreography piece to give both shows variety. We also strongly encourage Teachers to send us your students and student troupes who are ready to strut their stuff Dance spots are filled on a first come first serve basis. Hafla Performance Time Limits: • Student Solo spots are limited to 3 minutes • Student Troupe spots are limited to 5 minutes • Professional solo artists have a 5 minute time slot • Professional troupes are limited with a 7 minute time slot The dance space in the venue is limited to a "theater in the round" feel; there is no defined stage area or lighting. Also, the Sisters ask that you help us show support for the Hookah Cafe as a dance venue by complying with their drink and tapas minimum; as they are avid enthusiasts of the Belly Dance community and have graciously invited us back to host this performance in their space. Hafla inquires and confirmations contact: info@neworleansbellydance.com. Checkout our website www.oleflamenco.com/sisters.

AMAYA WORKSHOP May 14-15 in N.O. www.medarouge.com/
ZURI choreography contest June 18 2005 Hi, All, Attached are 4 files....I have attached a flyer with a picture and one without a picture for our June 2nd annual choreography contest...both are in Wordperfect format...and if that doesn't work each is in a PDF format...PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD...thank you, thank you Jane and Cheryl Mobile, AL Kz was unable to open files. Please contact Jane or Cheryl and they'll send you a flyer with all the details Cheryl_Pierce@alsb.uscourts.gov, maresha_zuri@msn.com This event was quit a hit last year and I'm sure this year will be even more e citing.

TRIBAL QUEST Tribal Quest NorthWest ...August 3-7, '05 The fourth annual tribal music and dance festival in Portland... featuring Ansuya, Rachel Brice, Gypsy Caravan, Heather Stants & Urban Tribal & many mo'. Details, etc. www.gypsycaravan.us Paulette Rees-Denis Caravan Studio/Gypsy Caravan marty@gypsycaravan.us

KELLY UAN I'm coming to New Orleans to visit the last weekend of Jazzfest, actually April 26th - May 4th. I wanted to reconnect with you if it's in the cards. My mobile number for that week is 831-241-1066. See you soon. Love, Kelly uan kelly hay@hotmail.com : uanhay@yahoo.com

To be deleted from this list, please reply with NO MO' Please share this KIOSK KRUZ 'Morocco to India' Celebrating 33 yrs. 432 Barracks St. N.O., La. 70116-2698 www.kruzshop.com

KIOSK April 13, 2005 "If we could remember that God doesn't live in a church, temple, or mosque, there would be no need to preach to anyone, no need to save anyone's soul. The best we can do is save ourselves and improve our own lives and/or after-lives. Imagine a world where we don't feel a need to condemn anyone because "the book of my religion says so." -Anu Garg anu@wordsmith.org TOPICS KRUZ Hours F.Q. Fest New goods Special Book Sale Audrey E. Update Badal Roy Dance Classes: Iberia Arts Betty Karam Instructor Zeitgesit Theatre DrumDoc PURE Snake for sale.

KRUZ Hours; Daily 11-6 Tues 3-6p @ @ @ @ F.Q. FEST.... This Festival was the best EVER. People brought their chairs, water & dancing shoes. They danced from Kruz' doorstep to the French Market. It was mobbed. In the distance we could hear the Latin stage. Mucho People We luved it, jiggled and ate Cher, good eatin' @ @ @ @ New Goods Saroyan Zills; An order is en route. I e pect them in the shop by Saturday April 16. If you would like to reserve a pair reply to kruzraks@webtv.net or call 504/524-7370 or just stop in MINI ZILLS Mini-zills are specially designed for small hands as well as for children. and are made of solid brass with double slots and are 1-3/4" diameter. Appro imate weight 75 grams 2.65 oz TUTANKHAMUN These cymbals carry a smooth and consistent mellow tone. The design depicts the Boy King surrounded with lotus blossoms and goddess Isis. Designed and crafted of premium quality alloys. 2-1/2" diameter. Appro . weight 180 grams 6.4 oz. NEFERTITI If you are looking for that penetrating pitch & the weight in your hands at the same time, these are what you're looking for. Ideal for conditioned hands, troupe performances and crowded night clubs. 2-1/2" diameter. Appro. weight 214 grams 7.5 oz @ @ @ @ SPECIAL BOOK SALE 20% to 90% off Kruz, the person, is in the process of spring cleaning. Many of these books are oversized, coffee table, colored illustrattion. Originally i.e. I paid many were 30.- to 60.-- All books on Sale books are between 2.25 to 10.-- A partial listing to give you a flavor. I'd be glad to answer any questions. The Qashqa'i People of Southern Iran -p/b South Persian Tribal Weaving p.b Islamic Science; an illustrated Study Geometric concepts in Islamic Art p/b The Civilization of Islam p/b Arabia Feli ; Images of Yemen & its People h/b Great photographs Splendor of Islamic Calligraphy o/v h/b A beautifully illustrated book on calligraphy. Sindh India tombs & te tiles p/b Yugoslavia;; folk traditions h/b Palestinian costume & jewelry p/b Arabia & the Gulf: In original photographs 1880=19.50 h/b The Quranic art of Calligraphy p/b Travellers in Ancient ands; Portrait of the Middle East. 1898-1919 h/b Calligraphy in the Arts of Muslim World; Macedonian Folk Embroidery h/b Folk Costumes of Croatia h/b Bulgarian Folk Costumes of the Central West; h/b in Cyrillic with an enlgish preface vol 1 & 2 The World of Islam h/b World of Allah oversized h/b Topkapi Te itle w/ slip cover p/b Les Provinces du Maro h/b in french Some of these I purchased while traveling in Maroc, Egypt, Turkey etc.

The Art of Bedoiun Jewllery; A Saudi Arabian profife. Heather Colyer Ross Still In plastic seal, unopen 45.00 h/b Is new, out of print and a must for costumers, jewelers 20% off @ @ @ @ BADAL ROY; tabla player Thirty five years ago Badal Roy trans- formed the tablas from indian drums used in religious music into a medium for fusion & funk with John McLaughlin & Miles Davis. Hear him in concert at: UNO, Sandbar 280-6039 Wed. April 13, 7:30 www.uno.edu/ music/e cursions.html or Snug Harbor 949-0696 Thurs. April 14 9p & 11p www.snugjazz.com @ @ @ @ Dear Kruz & Dance Family I will be presenting a lecture/demo on Persian dance Qajar period ne t Monday April 19th for the Tulane U. History Department, 4:30 pm. Also, I was so so moved by the Musical Missions concert this past sunday"Singing in Bagdad and Beyond".Two musicians from Colorado,Cameron and Kristine, have traveled war torn Iraq and Palestine giving concerts and taking video.Their e perience is heart rending and encouraging both.Not to mention the fact they are world class musicians.They will be in Baton Rouge ne t Sunday April 18th at the Universalist Unitarian church.I hope more of the mideast community can support them.There are many familiar faces in their photos , Eva and Faruk & others.Peace,Audrey Elizabeth 520-9848 ALIANZA FLAMENCA SLU Guitar Festival -Tuesday 4/12/05@7:30pm Pottle Music.

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