FYI: Of Muslims & Music – from the National Post

Egypt’s Leading Islamic jurist has issued a fatwa that declares the exhibition of statues in homes un-Islamic. The religious edict by the Grand Mufti, Ali Gomaa, overturning a ruling issued more than 100 years ago, did not mention … Continued

They Gotta Be Kidding – NO Dancing allowed in NYC???!!!

New York is internationally renowned as the city that never sleeps, but visitors are surprised to learn that the Big Apple is not so … Continued

Direct TV & its horrendous Customer DISservice

This is not Oriental dance related, BUT it is human-related & has necessary information about how big companies, who are SO eager for business they will believe anything from anybody seeking to open accounts/ do business with them … Continued

Plans to Demolish Sulukule – Istanbul’s Roma Community!!!

Update: they DID it – Sulukule is no more! PLANNED DEMOLITION OF ‘GYPSY SLUM’ WILL MARK END OF AN ERA Their skimpily clad dancers and tireless musicians have fired up Istanbul nights for nearly a millennium — now … Continued

Born to Dance!!!

Subject: Study: Some People are Born to Dance Feb. 21, 2006 – Professional dancers are born with at least two special genes that give them a leg up on the rest of us, according to a new study. … Continued

Risking Their Lives for the Sake of the Dance

BAGHDAD, Oct. 29 — The members of the national dance troupe of Iraq are performers without an audience. They rehearse daily, but hardly ever put on a show. Yet each turn of the hip and dip at the … Continued

Madonna Booed for Mentioning Discrimination Against Roma in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania – At first, fans politely applauded the Roma performers sharing a stage with Madonna. Then the pop star condemned widespread discrimination against Roma, or Gypsies — and the cheers gave way to jeers. The sharp mood … Continued