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Tribal Whoosh: My Two Days at Tribal Fest™ 12: “Year of the Unicorn”

Kim and I arrived on Saturday morning and after doing a quick tour and an examination of the program, returned to the hall just in time to see Chandala Snow-Shiva, an upcoming Santa Cruz fusion artist. She was enchanting, moved … Continue reading

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Crystal Silmi, Santa Cruz’s Favorite Tribal Fusion Dancer

Crystal Silmi, a dark-haired beauty of Palestinian and Irish heritage, has become one of the leading lights in Northern California’s bellydance scene and has also forged a unique style of dance based on bellydance principles. In this exclusive interview, Crystal … Continue reading

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