Don't Stop Shakin It! From the creativity of Middle Eastern dance choreographer, performer & instructor Jim Boz, 11 original tracks for your shimmy pleasure, your isolation drill nirvana, your hiptastic ecstasy!
Taking traditional Arabic rhythms (Saidi, Malfuf, Khaligi, etc) and combining with electronics and a steady heavy beat in extended 'dance edit' formats, Jim has produced music to shimmy, shake and drill. These are the same tracks that Jim uses in classes in San Diego, CA and on his world tours.
Includes two BONUS Tracks: Selimah (Slithery Mix), written for Selimah of Mystic Hips in Louisville, KY specifically for snake dancing (a dark, electronic, goth inspired piece using Chiftetelli rhythm and trip hop influences), and an Oriental Tabla solo "Instructional Edit", the piece that accompanies the Intermediate/Advanced drum solo choreography taught by Jim Boz on the Live To Shimmy/Shimmy To Live 2011 Tour.
Special thanks to Carmine Guida for the positive mental attitude and support; Selimah, Malaika, Valizan for the inspirations. This CD is dedicated those who inspire us to reach further than we could have imagined.
This CD was created digitally using loops, samples, original programming, editing and studio production. Darbuka samples used in "Sombati's Groove" and ney samples used in "Drum Solo" & "Selimah" courtesy of www.Splurgo.com.
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Jim Boz is an Internationally Acclaimed Award Winning Middle Eastern Dance artist based in San Diego, CA. A featured workshop instructor, promoter, mentor and competition judge, Jim has enhanced dance events internationally with his humor, passion and knowledge. Bringing years of classical and jazz music training, composition and performance, Jim Boz approaches dance with a musical sensibility that allows him to express in concise and clear ideas of movement, grace and power.
As an instructor and mentor, Jim creates a warm and supportive environment, characterized by a wealth of information, carefully organized and presented with clarity. He has inspired students to become instructors, studio owners and successful performers of Middle Eastern Dance & Raks Sharki.
Known for his strong presence coupled with masculine grace, Jim’s solo performances include a variety of tempos, textures and rhythms, bridging the emotional spectrum of the dance style. From improvisation to choreographed performances, from soulful and introspective to powerful and dramatic to playful, Jim Boz draws the audience in and takes them on a journey of music, movement, form and festivity.
Formerly a professional musician, Jim has fronted several bands through the 80's and 90's as a guitarist, vocalist and keyboard player. In the late 1990's, Jim Boz gained a small worldwide following as a solo gothic/industrial artist under the stage name of Fell.Head and with the experimental music duet Tension Factor. He has run his own digital recording studio, engineering and producing recordings for his and other musical projects.
In addition to offering his tools he uses to teach in classes & workshops, Jim has returned to his roots applying his experience & knowledge towards bringing together his loves of Middle Eastern and Arabic influenced music and electronics.
Jim Boz – www.JimBoz.com – 1-888-4-JIMBOZ (1-888-454-6269)