Have you always wanted a Dina-style belly dance costume? I love the cute, playful look of the Dina bra. This style of belly dance bra is often called the Dina bra, because a legendary belly dancer named Dina would sport it and has become an iconic look. Nowadays many designer costumes use this style. I’ve […]
Armbands look pretty easy to make, right? Right. And they can be, if you are just making armbands with nothing attached to them. I have been working on a choreography that made me want a piece of costume that is flowy but not as big as a veil. So I decided to make arm bands with […]
Do you get nervous before performance? Who doesn’t! Right? But before this show, we were really nervous, like, “oh every inch of my body feels tense, and tips of my toes are so cold, and I just can’t wait for this performance to be over, so I don’t have to think about it any more […]
A couple of weeks ago, I did a post and video on how to make this white floral & gem design for a belly dance costume bra. This week, I want to share with you how I made a matching belly dance belt from scratch. By the end of this video, you will know how […]
Flowers and gems… these are girls’ best friends, aren’t they? The other day, I was browsing through DIY arts & crafts videos on YouTube, and encountered a video titled “DIY EDC bra.” I didn’t know what EDC meant (EDC = Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas), but the thumbnail showed this pretty bra with shiny […]
In this post you will hear Avaz-e Dashti, the haunting sound of the desert. Dasht means desert in Farsi. It is a soulful longing that is heard in Dashti. It is the howling winds, and the endless quiet of the desert. All these sounds can be heard in Dashti. Until […]
Have you got disappointed when you buy a belly dance costume only to realize the bra cups are squashed or look wonky? I have had a set of pink costume, and I have worn it and performed in it a couple of times now. But each time, I kept on noticing the cup on the […]
A week ago I made a post about creating a product about how to learn Oud. Well the product is finished and it will be released online in a few days. Here is a promotional video that tells you what to expect and how to purchase it.
Here is a short video of Navid performing a very famous traditional piece, Lamma Bada Yatathanna. This piece of music is very dear to Navid. It was one of the first pieces of Oud music that Navid ever heard. It was 16 years ago,
Here we are sharing with you this video where Navid is playing Said Chraibi’s solo oud piece, called Longa Nakryse (Longa Nakriz). Enjoy!