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.
Originally published in Bellydance Oasis Issue 62 2018 Tribal happenings and an interview with Terri Allred. I'm typing on this brisk early morning whilst on the train on my way to the airport. I'm off to Buenos Aires Argentina this time. I'm a bundle of nerves and...
Originally published in Bellydance Oasis Issue 61 2017 Tribal happenings and an interview with Elizabeth "Superbeth" Fish by Devi Mamak Hello dear readers. I'm sitting here writing to you again waiting for my connecting flight to Frankfurt at Abu Dhabi airport with me...
Originally published in Bellydance Oasis magazine Issue 60 2017 Hello dear readers I'm sitting here in a warm train ( thank goodness as it's winter and I hate the cold) on my way to Sydney for a family lunch. I've had a relatively quiet time on the dance front as far...
Originally published in Bellydance Oasis Magazine Issue 59 2017 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...
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...
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...
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...
It’s been a huge few months and as I type I’m at the airport on my way to teach in Canada and Texas for the first time. But first let me tell you about my trip to Japan which in hindsight has been years in the making.
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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.
The Ruby Lady caught up with one of the most rock and roll Tribal Fusion Dancers in Australasia, Devi Mamak, to talk Heavy Metal, creative collaborations and what it means to be a dedicated artist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tribal happenings plus Tribal belly dance in Russia
Bellydance Oasis Issue 49. 2013
Tribal happenings plus an interview with Deb Rubin
Bellydance Oasis Issue 47. 2013
Tribal happenings plus an interview with Ariellah
Bellydance Oasis Issue 46. 2013
Tribal happenings plus an interview with Samantha Emmanuel
Bellydance Oasis Issue 45. 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...
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...
Tribal happenings plus Devi talks to Sashi
Bellydance Oasis Issue 42. 2011
Tribal happenings plus Devi talks to Elizabeth Strong
Bellydance Oasis Issue 41. 2011
Tribal happenings plus Devi talks Jill Parker
Bellydance Oasis Issue 40. November 2010
Devi Mamak & Ghawazi Caravan Feature in an online International dance Magazine: Noufoura
Devi Mamak Features in a Japanese dance Magazine Bellydance Japan! Vol 13
Tribal Happenings plus Devi talks to Nina Martinez of GypsyRain about her recent trip to the USA
Bellydance Oasis Issue 39. Aug 2010
Tribal happenings plus Devi talks to our very own April Erzetich & her travels to india
Bellydance Oasis Issue 38. April 2010
Devi is this issue’s cover girl!
Bellydance Oasis Issue 37. Jan 2010
We look at Ghawazi Caravans exciting project, Intertwine & talk to Paulette Rees Denis
Bellydance Oasis Issue 37.
Devi recounts her recent travels to Taiwan & we have a look at the Tribal scene over there.
Bellydance Oasis Issue 36.
Devi recounts her recent travels to the U.S.A & we discover What is Gothic Belly Dance with Rachel Nagy of Melbourne and Saahirah Rayvn of QLD.
Bellydance Oasis Issue 35.
TTF review and Heather Stants and Sara Plaisted from Urban Tribal Dance Company, U.S.A
Bellydance Oasis Issue 34. October to December 2008
Devi Mamak talks to Megha Gavin of Devyani Dance Company, Alabama, U.S.A
Bellydance Oasis Issue 33. July to September 2008
Devi Mamak talks to festival director Debra Napier Of Urban Quabila about TTF08
Hilary and Peter Giovale are travelling around Australia with a very exciting project in mind that has to do with Tribal bellydance, writing and photography.
NSW Student Soirees
Published in Bellydance Oasis magazine Issue 29. July to September 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
An interview between Devi Mamak and Hilary Cinis on the First Australian Tribal & Trance Festival.
Published in The Palace magazine
Issue 39- May 2006
Devi and Ghawazi Caravan go to the USA
Originally published in 2004
Devi’s beginnings and Karen Gehrman’s visit.
Originally published in The Palace. Issue 31, October 2002
An interview with Devi Mamak and Susan Brown
Originally published in Bellydance Oasis Magazine
Issue 9, July – September 2002