[Stargate] Two Haflas at Bordermarch Autumn Melees!!

nancy Howell nthgsmk at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 15 20:12:12 PST 2010

this is going 2 b so much fun! Maybe one night I'll dance & the other drum-i've got rhythm 2 spare! See ya soon!
> Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 10:50:17 -0800
> From: dietrich.strobelbart at yahoo.com
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> Subject: [Stargate] Two Haflas at Bordermarch Autumn Melees!!
> 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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