[Al-Nijm] Two Haflas at Bordermarch Autumn Melees!!

Steve Scott (Dietrich) dietrich.strobelbart at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 15 10:50:17 PST 2010


Yes, you read that right, there will be two Haflas at BAM this year!  One on 
Friday night and another one on Saturday night.  There will not be any formal 
competition this year, just a fun excuse to dance and drum.  Musicians with 
other forms of Middle Eastern instruments will, of course, also be very 
welcome!  The Friday night Hafla will be just that; a fun drumming and dancing 
party with refreshments provided for the dancers and musicians.  The Saturday 
night Hafla will also be a fun party, with refreshments for the dancers and 
musicians; however, Their Excellencies Santiago and Elisabeth will have gifts of 
largess (donated by HE Gwendolen McIver) to hand out to the dancers on Saturday 
night. It is my understanding that there are a variety of different types and 
qualities of largess, and that there will be some attempt made to reward those 
dancers who demonstrate more skill and enthusiasm accordingly, and that 
performance on both nights will be taken into account.  Drummers and other 
musicians will also be rewarded on Saturday night for their skill and enthusiasm 
during both Haflas.

Both Haflas will be held in the BFT.  If you don't know where that is, just ask 
someone, or follow the sound of the drums.  ;-)

The primary purpose of these Haflas will be just to have fun, and promote 
participation in and enjoyment of Middle Eastern music and dancing.  Dancers and 
musicians of all skill levels are invited to participate, but anyone who is 
found to be disruptive or unable to hold a good beat will be politely asked to 
bow out.  There may be a few loaner drums, but I cannot say how many or what 
quality they will be.  Any drummer who is a beginner, who would like to learn 
enough to have fun participating in the Hafla, is welcome to search me out for 
some instruction during the day.  Just look for the tall gentleman with silver 
hair and a blue metal drum.  If I can't help you, I will try to help you find 
someone who can.

Hoping to see you all there!

Yours in Service,

Herr Dietrich Strobelbart

mka: Steve Scott 

Numerus vestri pluma!
Number your feathers!
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