Tamalyn Dallal

Oriental Dance teacher, writer and film maker

DVD's, books, and Music CD's

 "Ethiopia Dances for Joy", (Documentary DVD, 2013)

This film gives you a rare glimpse life, dance, and culture in Ethiopia.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNXxTlWXDfA  

Online at www.daturaonline.com or at the Jerome Robbins Dance Library of New York City 



Online at www.daturaonline.com or at the Jerome Robbins Dance Library of New York City 

This 80 minute documentary is an anthology of 26 traditional dances from Zanzibar, Tanzania. These include ceremonial and trance practices, devotional and sufi practices, women's dances, harvest and coming of age dances.Tamalyn traveled to Zanzibar 8 times between 2006-2011 to write, record music and film this DVD.   $39.95

See a short introduction to this film  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuBJBSFUyWc 


 "40 DAYS AND 1001 NIGHTS"  (Book, 2007) $20


Tamalyn Dallal traveled to five Muslim countries from 2005-2006. This was a voyage of discovery- to see if the images of terror so often asscociated with this large swathe of the world ring true or if there is more we need to learn. She spent 40 days in each land; Indonesia, Egypt's Siwa Oasis, Zanzibar, Jordan, and China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region.  She tells of people, food, traditional celebrations, dances, music, and social issues.  $19.95


40 Days and 1001 Nights DVD, available online at www.daturaonline.com 



"MADE IN ZANZIBAR"  (Music CD, 2009) Available on CD Baby and I Tunes only


Genius music teacher, composer and arranger, Mohammed Matona Issa, along with Africa's oldest orchestra, the Ikhwani Safaa Musical Club (Est. 1905) collaborated with Tamalyn Dallal in creating this CD, mixing and mashing strains of Zanzibari songs, Arabic music, and classical songs, such as Scheherezade, Bolero, La Habanera from Carmen, Dance Bachannale from Samson and Delilah, and Canon in D.   

The musicianship is supurb. The concept is unique. This CD is great for artistic Middle Eastern and other interpretive dance forms or merely for listening pleasure. Instruments; Oud, Qanun,Violins, Tabla, Accordion, Cello, Double Bass, and varios percussion instruments.

See Tamalyn perform to "Dance Bachanale" from this CD  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9DOEhINGos  

See the music video to "A Rainy Day in Zanzibar from this CD:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-e7t7v0Sr8  




Africa's oldest orchestra, the Ikhwani Safaa Musical Club, (Est. 1905), play an elaborate tapestry of instrumental Zanzibari songs. These are beautiful to do Middle Eastern dance to. You can hear each instrument; qanun, ney, violins, percussion, double bass..., in their natural form; acoustic.  $20.00

See Tamalyn's performance to "Princess Salme" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-vweqCocT8 


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To buy the music CD

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