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Monday, June 13, 2011


The Belly Dancing Association of South Africa (BDASA) will present Yasmina of Cairo, Ahmed El Khatib and top South African dancers in a belly dance extravaganza!

Yasmina of Cairo has over 25 years of experience in the field of Egyptian oriental dance as a performer, teacher and choreographer. Originally from the UK, she spent many years travelling and dancing her way around the Middle East before settling in Cairo in 1995. Here she performed with her orchestra for eight consecutive years, building a reputation as one of the city's best-loved dancers, and appearing at major Cairo venues such as Meridien Heliopolis, Safir, Pyramisa and the Semiramis Intercontinental hotels, the Nile Maxime, Tivoli Heliopolis, as well as hundreds of weddings and parties in Cairo and around Egypt.

From a talented musical family, Ahmed el Khatib is a rising young singer and musician from Egypt,. He currently sings at many venues around Cairo, as well as appearing regularly at international dance festivals in Cairo and world-wide. Trained in oud, the oldest Arabic classical instrument, and in singing, Ahmed is currently studying composition at the Cairo Conservatoire. His vocal talents, combined with an exciting stage presence, make him a consummate entertainer.

South African belly dancers performing in the show include dancers from Maya Dance Company, Raqs Sharqi Dance Company, Belly Free Dance Studio, Stars of Araby, Cairo Moon, Almehari Dance Company, Desert Rose Dance Studio and ARIBE.

The performance takes place on June 19 at 19h00 at the iZulu Theatre, Sibaya. Tickets R100 available at Computicket. More information from Senta on 082 829 3658.