Category Archives: Belly dance

DIY: How to Make Finger Cymbals Covers

by Majnuun Music & Dance on January 4, 2014, no comments

I want to improve my finger cymbals or zill playing. This has been on my mind especially since I started performing with Navid. To improve my technique, I must practice playing finger cymbals, of course. But the problem with practicing finger cymbals is that they are LOUD. Yes, they are small, but they are cymbals. […]

How an Amateur Dancer Became a Shimmy Mob flash mob Choreographer

by Majnuun Music & Dance on December 20, 2013, no comments

On December 4, 2013. I was working away on my computer at home, and I received a call from a number I did not recognize. “Hello?” “Hi, it’s Sabeya. How are you doing?”   Right. Sabeya did ask for my phone number by email. She had had problems with the video files I sent to […]

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Belly Dancers

by Majnuun Music & Dance on December 6, 2013, no comments

Don’t know what to get for your wife, girlfriend, friend, mother, sister, cousin, or neighbour who is a belly dancer this Christmas? Here are some holiday gift ideas that your dancing friends would really appreciate. These gifts for dancers come in different price ranges, and these would be perfect not only for Christmas but for […]

What Makes You Want to Dance?

by Majnuun Music & Dance on November 30, 2013, no comments

Every artist has inspirations, ones that makes them excited and want to start creating their own art work. Being a duckling of a professional dancer – a Japanese expression for a person aspiring to become something – I always find it interesting to learn what inspires dancers, musicians, painters, writers, and anyone who does creative […]

“A happy marriage of Middle Eastern music and dance” by The National

by Majnuun Music & Dance on November 17, 2013, no comments

Majnuun was featured in an online article on The National, a news publisher in the United Arab Emirates. We are really excited to share the article which came out just yesterday. It talks about our story behind creation of Majnuun Music & Dance and Oud for Guitarists. Read the article here

How to Make Belly Dance Costume out of a Dress – Easy!

by Majnuun Music & Dance on November 17, 2013, no comments

I really enjoy making my own belly dance costumes and reading about how to make belly dance costume as well. It has become my hobby over the years. Designing and selecting fabric, sequins and beads are so fun. Sewing is not so exciting sometimes, especially when you keep poking your fingers with needles, but when […]

Majnuun’s First TATO Experience

by Majnuun Music & Dance on November 2, 2013, no comments

On October 19, 2013, Majnuun had their first appearance at the Twilight at the Oasis (TATO) show, an annual show put on by the Middle Eastern Dance Association (MEDA) in Vancouver. For me, and probably for many student belly dancers in the Lower Mainland, this is THE show where you want to perform. Performers are […]

30 Reasons Why You Should Start Belly Dancing Today

by Majnuun Music & Dance on October 18, 2013, no comments

Interested in starting a new hobby but don’t know what? Or you’ve been thinking about taking a belly dancing class for a few weeks now, but still can’t decide? I want to share with you my experience of learning to belly dance. I joined my first belly dancing class, mostly because I was bored with […]