The faint smell of spices and a mysterious chant from somewhere behind you…the aisles fill with dancers clad in skirts and embroidered mirrors. The stage fills with music, color; ankle bells joining the rhythm, the journey begins…from India’s Romani roots to the cymbals, swinging tassels and glass beads of Egypt, the wild trances and chants of the Tuareg Blue People of North Africa…a Traveler from some distant land moves by…performing magic and amazing feats, followed by another person, juggling…the wooden spoons and swirling skirts of the Turkish Rome, the ruffles and calls of the Spanish Flamenco. The exotic food of the Near East…the vendors from around the world.
It’s at the bazaar, that the tribes
Located in the small semi-urban community of Sebastopol, California, on the western edge of the Santa Rosa plain. It is 50 miles north of San Francisco, 8 miles west of Santa Rosa, 10 miles from Bodega Bay, and about 15 miles from the Russian River. Situated amidst a landscape of apple orchards, vineyards, forests, and meadows, Sebastopol offers a beautiful setting for a weekend at the “North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar”.
Sirens Studio – 234 Hutchins Ave, Sebastopol CA