The Compendium includes a collection of topics written by Abigail Keyes that was inspired by Jamila's Article Book. Students need a solid, referenced, and verified introduction to topics from which they can begin their own research. Ms. Keyes has created that resource with topics from "What is 'the Middle East'?" and "The Harem" to "Orientalism" and "Feminism". If you are a belly dancer, you need this reference book! Although the book can be used alone, it is important to remember that the scope and selected topics were limited to those raised in Jamila's Article Book.
The 180+ page volume has full cover images throughout and is divided into four sections with detailed notes and references. The book is organized by Contents and Index, and a lengthy Bibliography is provided for additional research. This volume also includes an expanded 40+ page biography of Jamila Salimpour written by Jamila and Suhaila Salimpour. Sections:
Also available as black and white download.
Jamila Salimpour's method for teaching finger cymbals is brilliant and accessible. Her informative manual gives a history of finger cymbals along wth 42 different finger cymbal patterns. This manual is...
Selections of Jamila's articles from Habibi Magazine (1974-1988) including her favorite images from her personal archives. 136 pages. A fabulous resource for all dancers. Full color available in soft cover book...
The Level 1 Study Guide was developed to better help students focus on the specific material needed to pass the written and practical portions of the Suhaila Salimpour Belly Dance (SSBD)...