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Rakkasah East Festival 2009

Photographs by Carl Sermon

Event held in October 16,17,& 18, 2009, in Somerset, New Jersey
Posted March 25, 2010

Help with additional names of dancers, musicians and hometowns, are always apreciated!

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Raks Helm of New Jersey

Raks Helm of New Jersey

Raks Shiva of New York

Raks Sheva of New York

Ranya Renee of New York

Ranya Renee
of New York

Ranya Renee

Ranya Renee

Raks Caravan West of Washington DC

Raqs Caravan West of Washington DC (enlargement)

Rasa Vitale of CA

Rasa Vitala of California

Richmond Raq Stars of Virginia

Richmond Raqs Stars of Virginia

Sahara Shimmer

Sahara Shimmer of New York

Salit of New York

Salit of New York

Samra of New York

Samra of New York

Saqra of Washington

Saqra of Washington

Scheherezade of Virginina

Scheherezade of Virginia

Sera and Solice of New York
Sera and Solstice of New York

Shaula of New Jersey

Shaula of New Jersey

Shayda of North Carolina

Shayda of North Carolina

Shushanna and Sean

Shushanna and Sean of Pennsylvania

Sovereign Reighn of Rhode Island

Soverign Reign of Rhode Island

Suhaila of California

Suhaila of California

Surayyah

Surayyah of Pennsylvania
Suzanna Del Vecchio of Colorado
Suzanna Del Vecchio of Colorado

Tanya of New Jersey

Tanya of New Jersey

Tapestry Tribal

Tapestry Tribal Belly Dance of Pennsylvania

Tasha of New Jersey

Tasha of New Jersey

Tashira Wadiya of New Jersey

Tashira Wadiya of New Jersey

Tempest of Rhode Island

Tempest of Rhode Island

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The Nixies of New Jersey

The Nixies of New Jersey

Troupe Little Egypt of Connecticut

Troupe Little Egypt of Connecticut
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Troupe Solice

Troupe Solice of New York

Troupe Zoryanna

Troupe Zoryanna of New Jersey

Valerie Rushmere

Valerie Rushmere

Wild Gypsy Fire of New Jersey

Wild Gypsy Fire of New Jersey

Yame of New Jersey

Yame of New Jersey

Yasmine of Charlotte

Yasmine of Charlotte
Za-Beth of Massechusettes
Za-Beth of MA, bends over Carmine playing drum

 

 

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