Audio Clips – Corvallis
The audio quality was not particularly good tonight, so these are not recommended for ongoing references. The purpose in posting is for an interim reference for dancers who want to remember the basic melody and text.
1 – Water of Life (too soft to hear as we were outside)
Dance Leader: Stephen
Musicians: Qahira, Stephen
Another Wonderful Evening of Dances!
A small group tonight, though with 4 (or 5) new to our circle – WELCOME!
Om – core essence of the universe vibration
Svaha – So Be It!
Collectively – Hail to the Perfection that is in Ram, and also within YOU
I am the Earth, I am the Sky, I am light that shines from the eye.
I am the Moon, I am the Sun, Breath of the Universe, I am the One
Kadosh – Holy; actively creating Holy sacred space in our daily path
Shemayiem – Heaven; not in the future, someday, but right now, in the present!
(root Shem – Light; shows up in many languages and traditions as early as Zorastrian, 2500 bce)
La Illaha Il Allah Hu – there is nothing but the One
Ishq Allah Mabudlilah – God is love, lover, and beloved
*** Note: to other dance leaders – these may not be great references as we only had guitar for accompaniment, and a few called movements were simplified at times as the group was young to the dances.
Supporting “One Billion Rising”
and… farewell to Carroll English (drummer and Dancer in Corvallis and Salem)
Musicians: Carroll (drum), Stephen (guitar)
Wishing Monica all the best as she moves to the East Coast
Leaders: Stephen, Zaynab
Musicians: Carroll, Marilyn, Patricia, Qahira, Stephen
Dances honoring Women and the Full Moon
Leaders and Musicians: Rabia, Stephen
1-Allahu Ahud (Note: there’s a timing issue in this dance so this recording is not a good reference for leaders. Some voices were coming in early on the Hu of Hu Allah)
Dance Leaders: Karima, Zarifa, Aziza/Yolanda, Melika, Stephen
Musicians: Carrol, Patricia, Husammedin, Qahira, Zarifah, Stephen
Please leave a comment if you find these recordings helpful.