93 episodes

Here at Yallah Raqs we interview dancers on different aspects of practice. Some super practical, others are all about mindsets and education around dance. Every episode has a tip & accompanying dance challenge that you can do to help boost your practice!

Yallah Raqs The Bellydance Bundle

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Here at Yallah Raqs we interview dancers on different aspects of practice. Some super practical, others are all about mindsets and education around dance. Every episode has a tip & accompanying dance challenge that you can do to help boost your practice!

    What’s It Like to Travel as a Black Bellydancer?

    What’s It Like to Travel as a Black Bellydancer?

    Ebony and Tiffany sit down with brilliant dancers Raqs Razi, Lara Adrienne, Donna Mejia, Lotus Niraja and Nefertiti for an inspiring conversation about, and celebration of, their opportunities, learnings and stories of travel as Black artists.
     
    Enjoy musings on favorite travel destinations and some wild excursion tales. They discuss working in a country of origin of this dance, exotisism and so much more. We hope this discussion inspires you, as well.
     
    Shownotes at: www.thebellydancebundle.com/92

    • 57 min
    Is Bellydance Different on Black Bodies?

    Is Bellydance Different on Black Bodies?

    Ebony and Tiffany get together with incredible dancers Sadira LadyLiquid, Chudney, Nefertiti and Omoladun for a chat about what’s different about being Black in the bellydance world.
     
    They muse about Black hair, being one of the only Black dancers in classes and competitions and finally having the feeling of belonging. Listen in as they talk about unique costuming concerns and touch upon differences in body types. We hope our discussion inspires you, as well.
     
    Shownotes at www.thebellydancebundle.com/91

    • 52 min
    Who is That Beautiful Black Dancer?

    Who is That Beautiful Black Dancer?

    Ebony and Tiffany sit down with brilliant dancers Danielle Hutton, Lara Adriene, Raqs Razi, Nefertiti and Iona for a lively conversation about, and CELEBRATION of, seeing ourselves, Black dancers, in the spotlight. Listen in as they relate about their first time seeing a pro Black bellydancer and what that meant for them. They discuss imposter syndrome, encouraging one another and so much more. We hope this discussion inspires you, as well.
    Get the shownotes at www.thebellydancebundle.com/90

    • 49 min
    Golden Era with Badriyah

    Golden Era with Badriyah

    Badriyah is well known for her work putting together the Golden Era Museum and I’m super excited to have her on today’s podcast speaking more about the Museum and her obsession with the Golden Era.
    From the first piece of her collection to the dance characteristics of the Golden Era itself we get into the Golden Era through the decades in today’s episode.
    Talking to someone who is clearly so passionate about what they do is a joy and an honor and I am so thankful the the work that Badriyah puts into curating the museum so that the rest of us can enjoy it!
    Check out this episode to learn more about the Golden Era and we’ll see you in Golden Era Evolution, Badriyah’s course in this year’s Bundle!
    Shownotes: www.thebellydancebundle.com/89

    • 28 min
    Musicality & Expression with Mercedes Nieto -Part2

    Musicality & Expression with Mercedes Nieto -Part2

    Part 2 of 2
    How do you express the music?
    For Mercedes Nieto, expression and musicality are at the heart of her style, and she joins us today to give us a peak into her process and how she works with her students to grow their ability to express through their dance.
    What is the music telling you? How do you feel about it? And how can you build that into your dance?
    Mercedes dives into how you can take these questions and an understanding of how your body likes to move and combine them into your story of this song. Into your own expression.
    Everyone’s expression and style are different, and sometimes finding your own unique voice in the music can be difficult, but by relying on your feelings? You’ve got somewhere to start.
    Check out this episode for an amazing deep dive into musicality and expression, some talk around the idea of audience expectations, gratitude, and showing up for yourself, and your dance.
    Shownotes: www.thebellydancebundle.com/88

    • 39 min
    Musicality & Expression with Mercedes Nieto - Part 1

    Musicality & Expression with Mercedes Nieto - Part 1

    Part 1 of 2
    How do you express the music?
    For Mercedes Nieto, expression and musicality are at the heart of her style, and she joins us today to give us a peak into her process and how she works with her students to grow their ability to express through their dance.
    What is the music telling you? How do you feel about it? And how can you build that into your dance?
    Mercedes dives into how you can take these questions and an understanding of how your body likes to move and combine them into your story of this song. Into your own expression.
    Everyone’s expression and style are different, and sometimes finding your own unique voice in the music can be difficult, but by relying on your feelings? You’ve got somewhere to start.
    Check out this episode for an amazing deep dive into musicality and expression, some talk around the idea of audience expectations, gratitude, and showing up for yourself, and your dance.
    Shownotes: www.thebellydancebundle.com/88

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

321Amanda ,

Great podcast

Enjoying this podcast, I went back and listened to all of the 2019 episodes and it is filled with a lot of helpful information.

Nigerian Princess 94 ,

Beautiful

Love this podcast

thearaqs ,

Loving this podcast!

I’ve listened everyday so far with the 21daysofbellydance challenge. I’m learning a lot and enjoying getting to know some of the best bellydancers around.

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