WAMEDA’s Annual Hafla

Saturday, September 26, 2015

What a great Hafla!
Thank you so much to the Sorrento Grill in Herndon, VA for hosting our show.
Thanks also go to Nevin Boll, our photographer.

Elegant Bahiya! Posing with sword Sword perfectly balanced!
An ethereal moment with Nisaa Elon Everybody clap, clap, clap! A fast shimmy in a glittery costume
Graceful Ayperi Ayperi does super floorwork! Ayperi’s sword dance
An energetic performance by Nimeera Nazmine! Nimeera in a deep backbend What a cutie!
Gerson Kuhr, our emcee Nadirah Nasreen graced us with
a lyrical performance.
An impromptu drum solo with Amustela Communicating with the drummer Karla’a joins Amustela
Shagoura in a vibration
Four backbends in a row Hip up, up!


Annual Swap Meet

August 2, 2015

Our annual WAMEDA Swap Meet had a great selection. There were bargains a-plenty to browse, and lots of great merchandise.

Beautiful costumes for sale! Who doesn’t love loads of glittering fabric?
So much delightful stuff to browse. Tables set up and waiting!


Annual Members’ Showcase

June 7, 2015

We had a beautiful show with an enthusiastic and appreciative audience!

Thanks go to Gerson Kuhr, our MC; Bahiya and her daughter, Ellen, for handling the check-in table and answering questions; Dorsey Vengrouskie and son for handling the audio equipment; Lulu and Shagoura for organizing the show and making the program; and Jerry and Verna Thompson for procuring the venue.

Special thanks go to our very fine performers: Sha’vei, Philomeana, Shagoura, LuLu, Porsha, Rashid Moudala, Veda Sereem, Nimeera Nazmine, and Amustela.
An electric performer, Amustela keeps time with Rashid Moudala’s drum solo.

Sha’vei opens the show with a flourish, doing a raks sharqi! Philomeana performs an Algerian festival dance choreographed by Veda Sereem.
Photo courtesy of Veda Sereem.
Shagoura performs a Pharaonic dance choreographed by The Lengendary Adriana.
Photo courtesy of Veda Sereem.
LuLu dances to a drum solo by Rashid Moudala. Rashid makes the doumbek sing! Porsha wows us with an Egyptian-style dance!
Rashid Moudala peforms an Egyptian-style dance. Love those zils! What a treat! Veda Sereem surprises us with a performance. Nimeera Nazmine performs a high-energy dance.

WAMEDA Annual Members’ Showcase photos courtesy of Shagoura.

Sip ‘n’ Shimmy

May 2015

Wine … cheese … crackers … fruit … and belly dancing! What could be better?

What a fun afternoon we had at the Port of Leonardtown Winery in Leonardtown, MD. We enjoyed the beautiful weather on the outdoor patio, noshing treats, sipping wine, and chatting and laughing. The fun was capped by performances by WAMEDA members and a Greek line dance led by LuLu.

Thanks go to Laura Oliver (LuLu), who organized this fun event; to LuLu and Shagoura, who provided the snacks; and to our hospitable venue, the Port of Leonardtown Winery.

Special thanks go to our very fine performers: LuLu, Philomeana, Zyzy, Veda, and Rashid Moudala.

Pictured: LuLu leads us in a Greek line dance.
LuLu dances, accompanied by Rashid Moudala on doumbek. Philomeana treats us to a beautiful performance with Isis wings. Zyzy performs a tray dance with perfect balance.
Zyzy and LuLu dances performed a drum duet, accompanied by Rashid Moudala on doumbek. We were delighted when Veda Sereem surprised us with a lively solo.
LuLu and snake Tut greet audience member Shirley Steffey. Enjoying a Greek line dance A friendly chat
Zyzy performs a sword dance. Audience members relaxing: Veda Sereem, and Phyllis and Jack Hughes. Of course, there has to be a closeup of Tut the snake! Lulu says Tut is a real sweetie.

WAMEDA Sip’n’Shimmy photos courtesy of Shagoura.

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