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December 2009 SnakeByte from the Gilded Serpent!

Web Magazine for Mid East Performing Arts, online now for 10 years!
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Community Kaleidoscope
PHOTOS: Gia al Qamar at Latifa's event, Michael Baxter's 50th birthday, Monica sponsors Shareen el Safy, Shaia's new studio, Yasmina Ramzy in Cairo wih students and Khairiyya,

New Letters
re: Nicole's Ramadan photos

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Compiling a complete list of articles contained in all issues of Habibi Magazine
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The Birth of Belly Dance in Indonesia by Christine
Sonja interviews Samara
More on Badia by Edwina Nearing
Photos and vid clips from SF Mecca Revue
Carl's photos from Jillina's BD Evolution,
Carl's photos from Eva Cernik and Rachid Halihal event
Carl's photos from Carnival of Stars.

Carl's photos from Spring Caravan,
Martha reports on Leila of Cairo's workshops in Tijuana, Mexico,
Kamala's interview with Mish Mish
Choosing DVDs by Kyria
Mo El Hosseny on tour by Nourhan
Viet Nam Through a Dancer's Eyes by Samra
Martha review Galit's Shisha DVD

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