Tina Enheduanna & George Medlock | Sweet Fruits For Heavenly Hips With Tina Enheduanna: Living Acoustic Percussion for BellydanceTeaching & Practice

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Sweet Fruits For Heavenly Hips With Tina Enheduanna: Living Acoustic Percussion for BellydanceTeaching & Practice

by Tina Enheduanna & George Medlock

Next best thing to having a Live Drummer in class! Drumming for Belly Dance Class / Teaching / Instructing / Increasing-tempo Practice Drills. Developed over 15 years by a belly dance teacher and drum teacher in their belly dance and drum classes.
Genre: World: Belly Dancing
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1. La Rosa Chiftitelli (for breath & stretch) George Medlock
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2. Djembe Beledi Slow George Medlock
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3. 6/8 Rhythm (for 8's and snakes) George Medlock
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4. Dahola 4/4 George Medlock
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5. Djembe 4/4 (AAAB form) George Medlock
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6. Beledi 2 George Medlock
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7. Snakey Masmoudi (for undulations & floorwork) George Medlock
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8. Rebaba Saidi George Medlock
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9. Tabl Beledi George Medlock
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10. Shimmy & Zill Drill: Fox Slow to Med George Medlock
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11. Shimmy & Zill Drill: Fox Med to Fast George Medlock
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12. Shimmy & Zill Drill:Fellahi - Slow George Medlock
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13. Shimmy & Zill Drill: Fellahi - Med George Medlock
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14. Shimmy & Zill Drill: Fellahi Fast George Medlock
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15. Shimmy & Zill Drill: Fellahi Quick Progression George Medlock
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16. Shimmy & Zill Drill: Gallop - Slow to Med George Medlock
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17. Shimmy & Zill Drill: Gallop - Med to Fast George Medlock
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18. Walking Maksoum George Medlock
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19. Ayub George Medlock
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20. Caravan (AABB form) (for turns across the floor) George Medlock
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21. Zar Rapid George Medlock
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22. Beledi Rapid George Medlock
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23. Tabla Tina (med. tempo drum solo for choreography) George Medlock
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The first of its kind... living, acoustic music for belly dance class and practice! Great for drum students practice too!

Hand-played and recorded to the locks, bumps and shimmies of heavenly hips, this CD is designed for dance teachers, dance students, and drum students. It helps optimize the student's understanding of the moves and music, with the help of energizing percussion designed and arranged specifically for classroom drills and progressions. This CD is completely acoustic on traditional instruments...this is NOT electronics or machine made loops!

Each Rhythm is clear and dynamically layered & several increase slightly in tempo so each student is engaged, and then challenged.

Perfect tempos set by the dancers and chosen for isolations, turns, undulations, walking shimmies, zill practice, layering, across the floor progressions, and more. As a finale, a medium-tempo drum solo designed for unique combinations repeating 2- 4 times, for your own choreography.

Utilizing traditional rhythms in a fresh way specifically for getting students on time and with the music, this CD is unsurpassed for beginning and intermediate belly dance classes. Well over an hour in length, it can be played non-stop for class.

George Medlock and Tina Enheduanna have teamed up to produce and share the these belly dance percussion pieces developed for belly dance classes over the past 15 years.

George Medlock

A professional drum maker and musician and instructor for over 20 years, and with degrees in Photography and Art History, and research education in Middle Eastern and African music and History, Mr. Medlock’s performances, workshops, research and travel have taken him to five continents around the world. Residing in Southern California, he composes and directs two performance groups and instructs a full schedule in Middle Eastern and West African drum classes and workshops for city-sponsored cultural arts programs throughout Orange County, CA.

Mr. Medlock has worked with belly dance instructor Tina Enheduanna for 15 years, and has worked with several prominent belly dancers throughout the US including Nourhan Sharif, Angelika Nemeth of Orange Coast and Golden West Colleges, as well as with Raquia Hasssan in Cairo and other Middle Eastern, West African, and Yoga instructors across the US, Europe & Egypt.

As a drum manufacturer, Mr. Medlock has hand made ashikos, dununs, djembes, frame drums, Egyptian tabls and Turkish davuls. He worked for many years as manager and head djembe technician for a leading drum company, facilitated drum circles and both sponsored workshops and taught workshops in drum making and drum playing. He began his musical career in New England and currently resides in southern California, where he continues to teach Arabic, Mediterranean, and African percussion.

Mr. Medlock has appeared as the featured bell musician in the major motion picture film Dirty, as a musician on MTV’s Poorman’s Show, and on IGTV's House Hunters International, and has performed with notable musicians across the U.S. including: Turkish cura musician Turgay Ertuk, Arabic keyboardist Aboudi Badawi, Lebanese oud player Mounir Bayash, African dance instructor Myra Jones Romaine of Dance New England, New Age flautist Lee Gongwer, Lebanese percussionist Walid Assaf, American pianist Pam Wickes, as well as recorded with Marc Solomon and the Deadmen.

As percussionist, Mr. Medlock has worked with many organizations and individuals including Martha’s Vineyard belly dance, modern dance, African dance, drum circle facilitator, NAACP Gospel Choir, and received an Award of Excellence from the Orange County Turkish American Association for his dedication to preserving traditional arts.

Mr. Medlock has studied with Walid Assaf, Tayyar Akdeni, Ali Thomas of Tam Tam Mandingue, Hamish Henkish, Imani, Spider, Magnus McBride, Jimi and Morwenna Twofeathers, Ubaka Hill, Abdoul Doumbia, Mary Ellen Donald, Armundo Mafufo, John Biljizikian, Mimi Spencer, and Dic Kunst Der Drums. In addition to his formal training, he is self-taught on Oud, Saz, Rebaba, and Zurna.


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Laleh 'Aziz

Exactly what I've been waiting for!
This is a wonderful CD! As a dancer, it's great to have a whole CD of material that is not only incredibly danceable but is also conveniently indexed by type of rhythm and tempo, making it easy to find exactly what I'm looking for. As a dance teacher, I am so excited to FINALLY have all of the rhythms I want for my classes in a single package and organized in the order I need them. Thanks, George and Tina!

Mina

Excellent CD!
It is so important to understand the rhythyms of arabic dance. More often than not we hear the most common rhythym's but not the others. This CD not only has many different rhythyms but multiple styles/tempos of each rhythym. This CD is ideal for a class setting or even just practicing on your own. It's perfect because it stays consistent with the rhythym throughout i.e. if you're teaching movement to rhythym then all of a suddent it changes and you have to change the CD or restart the music. It has warm up music then slow rhythyms that move into fast. The music on the CD forces me to isolate my movements. The drum solo at the end is AWESOME! It will stop you in your tracks!

Loretta Jackson

Truly instrumental
No singing, no wailing, no vocal infusions -- that's what I wanted. That's what I got, a truly instrumental delight. I am teaching a group of seniors whose ages range through 80 and up and this album is perfect as background while I am talking and as music to use for teaching this beautiful style of dance. You should see those seniors shimmie!

Mary Jane Aguilar

Sweet Fruits for Heavenly Hips
This is not only an excellent CD but a great learning and teaching tool both for the drummers and the dancers. It's really good.

F. Watson

a great find--buy it!
this cd is an excellent tool for teaching as well as for practicing...just like it claims. The tracks aren't songs, per se, but that's the beauty of this cd. Middle Eastern music is a often too complex for teaching beginners and this cd simplifies the music without losing any of the fun or sensuality inherent in Middle Eastern music.