Atlantian Nights – A Near Eastern Experience at Pennsic

Friends, here we are. The forming of an amazing night. Through the grace of the Kingdom of Atlantia, do we, your humble servants, bring you a night of festivity, culture, music, and amazement.
We will have an assortment of activities for your pleasure.
SCA Medieval Barter Town will be present with a trading bazaar starting at 6p. Come share, and trade with your populace!
6:00‘Great Atlantian Camel Race’ hosted by our friend Brad Fisher! If you have a hobby camel (horse) to race, bring it! Get there a little early to register your steed or dromedary!
Musical perfomances:
7:00 – Kylie Hilali ‘Moroccan Madness’ a presentation of amazing Belly Dancing performance with special guests.
7:30 DragonSong an amazing group if you havent heard them, now is the time! I always love their shows!
8:00Melissa Murphey and friends, and in this case, friends, is YOU! come bring your darbukas, saz, oud, ney, whatever, and help make this an event for the record books! Dancers of all levels and style are welcome!
“Beer from Alain!” Our good friend Berry Williams will have two taps from our good friend. We heard a rumor he will have brewed something ON SITE!
A hookah will be available! If youre a hookah master and want to help run it, let us know!
Are you a henna artist? We will have cones thanks to Glaukos and we can set you up with a space!
Glaukos Athenaios will have a coffee bar and will be brewing the best coffee and refreshment available
Thursday night friends. This will be a night to remember, Atlantian Nights. Bring your good times, and your laughter too. We’re gonna celebrate and party with you!
If you have something you want to share re: Near/Middle Eastern Culture, Arts and Sciences let us know! There may be a competition, but you dont have to participate in that aspect, we want you to share your amazing ‘thing’!
Request space or sign up here! We want YOU to shine and share the culture and experience!
I can’t stress enough how much love and dedication will be poured into this event, for you… the populace of the known world.
Share it with us, share a world we all can know better, a welcome and learning environment, from our heart to yours: Atlantian Nights – A Taste of the Near East.

What are the kids dancing to these days?

Bellydancers with zills

I know as a drummer and beginning oud player, there are songs I like to play. Some of them touch me in a way, and others I like the technicality and challenge.

I also know that dancers love certain songs. Whether its the rhythm or familiarity, perhaps some emotional tie, whatever the reason.

Certainly there is crossover when it comes to musicians and dancers. If we looked at a Venn diagram, I’d wager there is a lot of crossover.

Speaking with other musician though it seems that there are songs they like and I have heard dancers make statements like, “Whoah, thats CRAZY fast”.

As a budding musician I understand better what musicians want to hear and play better than what dancers want to perform to. This poll is for you dancers: What songs do you expect/want to hear when you are at a hafla in an SCA style setting?

As a bellydancer, what are you favorite songs?

  • Habibi Ya Enyi (50%, 3 Votes)
  • Garoon Garoon (50%, 3 Votes)
  • Enta Omri (33%, 2 Votes)
  • Fire Dance (33%, 2 Votes)
  • Misirlou (33%, 2 Votes)
  • Ah Ya Zein (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Zeina (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Tamr Henna (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Rompi Rompi (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Other (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Aziza (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Lamma Badda Yatathanna (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Sulukule (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Efem (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Yesilim (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Mevlana (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 6

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Please comment below if you have other song suggestions! Thoughts on specific rhythms, timing?