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Farida Dance
- the best place to buy costumes, accessories etc . . .

Farida Adventures
 – for fantastic trips to Egypt ….. I should know …. I run them!
NEW: Sewing course with the amazing Eman Zaki …. in Cairo.

Kay’s current recommendations:

Prime Cuts CD’s
There are currently 2 in this series put together and edited by Sara Farouk and Emad el Rashid. Prime Cuts 1 focusses on the music of Oum Kalthoum – and is the original music cut for dancers – so of a reasonable length and with a translation.

Prime Cuts 2
The music of Abdul Halim Hafiz 
- with my personal favourite ‘Mawood’. Both are available from
: www.faridadance.com/bellydance-music-and-dvds/music.html

A great site with Arabic translations of songs.

UK Magazine & Dance Organisation: www.nada.uk.com

Survey Monkey
Want to set up an on line survey? I find this really useful:

The Gilded Serpent
American online magazine – worth keeping an eye on for interesting articles: www.gildedserpent.com . . . There is even an interview with me on it . . . www.gildedserpent.com/art40/LilaintervKay.htm

And here are some articles written by Kay that may be of interest:

Kay writes for NADA, Mosaic and occasionally Gilded Serpent.

Ahmed Mahrous NADA
Eman by Kay Taylor
Farha Festival
Following a Dream – Belly Divas
Sha’abi for Mosaic July 2010
The Woman Behind Bella for Mosaic Magazine
Third Time Lucky
Where Angels Fear to Tread. Sept 04 for Guedra
Where Did All the Sequins Go?