Articles

Devi Mamak has a regular column, Tribal Corner in Bellydance Oasis, Australia’s only magazine dedicated to the art of Middle Eastern Dance. She has written for other magazines and has herself been interviewed herself for various publications.

These articles have become a fantastic resource of the history of Tribal Bellydance in Australia. Many are reproduced here for your enjoyment. 

Tribal Happenings & Helm Interview

Originally published in Bellydance Oasis Magazine Issue 58 2016 Hello dear readers, It's that crazy time of year again when our dance events take on feverish momentum. Most of the time I write my article on a plane or a train but this time it's nice to be doing it...

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Tribal Happenings & Tribal in Berlin by Devi & Jane Hect

Originally published in Bellydance Oasis Magazine Issue 57 2016 Tribal Happenings and Tribal in Berlin by Devi Mamak and Jane Hect. As I type, I am on a train travelling from Nagoya to Tokyo in Japan. I have just taught a weekend of workshops and performed at the show...

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Tribal Happenings & Kristine Adams Interview

Originally published in Bellydance Oasis Magazine Issue 56 2016 As you may recall readers I had mentioned that I had the privilege of co teaching a weekend of workshops and performing with the lovely Kristine Adams of FCBD who has spent the last 4 years travelling the...

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Interview with Devi for fuse Magazine by Terri Allred

Devi Mamak of Ghawazi Caravan, Australia was in the US recently to perform at Tribal Fest, visit family and friends and teach in Milwaukee. I was fortunate enough to find time during her Milwaukee workshop to have a chat. We talked about many topics and had a delightful visit.

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Tribal Happenings and History of Tribal in Scotland

For me it has been several months of big changes, the main one being moving house after 25 years which has been hard emotionally and physically but also very exciting. I found the process somewhat surprising in that I was expecting to feel the obvious emotions of leaving a house full of memories and whilst there was some of that I was not expecting some of the other issues that arose.

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A Chat with Carolena and Megha

The true sense of community and I truly “got it” during the weekend. There is also something to be said of the enjoyment one has whilst watching a performer who has honest and humble intentions for why they dance. If you are reading ladies. I thank you for the experience and also in getting me to ask myself the question of why I choose to dance.

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Tribal Happenings and Australian Jewellery Designer, Aprili

We have more and more multi talented dancers creating their own unique pieces for sale. I have long admired April Erzetich’s work in jewellery and costume design. I’m lucky enough to work with her on a regular basis as she is a dancer and teacher in Ghawazi Caravan so I get to see the process from the ground up and I have admired the skill, patience, and technique it takes to make some of her pieces.

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A History of Tribal in Australia

The first whisper of any sort of Tribal bellydance came to the shores of Melbourne, Victoria somewhere in the mid-nineties. This was in thanks to Maree and Toula from Flowers of the Desert who traveled to San Francisco and brought back several of the FatChance BellyDance(FCBD®) videos.

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Tribal Happenings & TribalFest with April Erzetich 2012

Tribal Corner Tribal happenings plus Tribal Fest California 2012! by April Erzetich Bellydance Oasis Issue 44. 2012 I have been busy travelling of course but also promoting my new DVD Devis Inspired Combinations. It must be the year for Aussie Tribal talent to release...

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Tribal Corner & A Divine Journey by Regan Gardner

Tribal Corner Tribal happenings plus Regan’s Divine Journey to Paris Bellydance Oasis Issue 43. 2012 I can't believe as I am typing that the end of the year is almost upon us but like you we have loads of performances & Xmas concerts & parties to attend. All good fun!...

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An Interview with Solace 2007

Jeremiah Soto, the driving force behind Solace, visited us here in Australia for the first time in 2007.
Published in Bellydance Oasis magazine
Issue 30. October to Decenber 2007

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