Fri., Dec. 21. Solstice Show with Raven and guest dancers. Live music with Dunyah and Wayne Omar of Americanistan. Cafe Mundo, Newport OR.
Christmas Eve, Mon., Dec. 24. Saturday Market's Holiday Market.
Americanistan and Razia close the Market
for the umptieth time. Always fun and revelry at the climax of the Market! Lane County Fairgrounds.
New Year's Eve, Mon., Dec. 31, Americanistan
and Luminessah perform music of the Middle East and Tribal Fusion Belly Dance at Iraila Mediterranean Rustica, Eugene. 541-684-8400.
Dec. 8. "Musical Lights for Peace" Hannukah party and performance with Americanistan, Jonathan Seidel,
and Rob Tobias. Washington Park Clubhouse, Eugene. Sponsored by OrahaGan.
Sat. Nov. 10, Belly Dance Workshops, "Don't Panic! Learn to
Make Dancing to Live Music a Pleasure, not a Pain," with Dunyah,Wayne Omar and Janet Naylor of Americanistan. Updated,
including how musicians can play for live dancers! Sponsored by Cira of RJ Dance Studios, Salem, OR.
Sat. Nov. 10. Belly Dance Show with Cira, Dunyah and others,
with live music by Americanistan. India Palace Restaurant, Salem.
Sat. Oct. 27. Americanistan, Jamara, and Luminessah at Luna. This was an incredible evening, with
a big juicy full moon and mystical comet presiding over the festivities from above, and the Halloween spirit in the air. The
place was packed, the audience was ready for a good time and so were we. Luminessah sparkled, both in their group dances and
in their solos. Jamara was a little package of dynamite and her spooky Halloween dance was awesome. The music rocked that
night, everyone was "on."
Oct. 4-20 2007. Shakespeare's "King Lear" at Lane Community College, featuring
music and sound effects by Janet Naylor, Wayne Gilbertson, and Dunyah of Americanistan (among others). We really enjoyed the
play and were impressed by this production. And it was a thrill to hear ourselves in the soundtrack. "Your music came off
beautifully in KING LEAR. Thank you very very much for the use of it." Judith Roberts, Artistic Director
Sat. Oct. 20. MEDGE Fall Festival. Dunyah soloed and Americanistan, Jamara, and Luminessah presented a special preview of
their upcoming show at Luna Jazz Club Cozmic Pizza, The Strand, 8th & Charnelton, Eugene.
Sat. Oct. 13. Dunyah performed at the Gypsy Circle Belly Dance Studio's
"Fall Festival of Belly Dance, A Habitat for Humanity Oregon Fundraiser." Lebanon, OR.
Sat. Sept. 22. "An Evening in Casablance." Americanistan performed at the annual Gala Benefit for
Ballet Fantastique. Territorial Winery tasting room, 907 W. 3rd, Eugene. I got back from the Hurdy Gurdy Festival just in
time to join the band for a little while at this event. Sadly, I missed seeing one of the beautiful male ballet dancers perform
an impromptu belly dance to our live music. Darn!
Tues. Sept 11. Americanistan & Maha Khawajja present a Muslim
song at the Interfaith Service, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak. Sponsored by Two Rivers Interfaith
Ministries. Every month since October of 2001, on the 11th of each month, people have gathered at , to share in a common desire to create understanding through worship.
At times, attendance for these events has swelled to more than 500.
Sun. Sept 9. Health & Well Being Stage. Americanistan &
Luminessah perform. Songs, music, tribal fusion bellydance.
Sun. Sept 9. Eugene Celebration Roving Performances: Americanistan and Luminessah perform tribal style music
and belly dance.
Sat. Sept 8. Saturday Market Stage of Eugene Celebration. Americanistan, Sabine, Jamara, Jeannie and Tribalation! This is always
one of our favorite shows of the year. Great audience. Wonderful show, the music sounded great, Tribalation! rocked, of course.
Sabine, Jeannie and Jamara each did solos that were completely different but complementary. All in all, a great show!
Sat. Aug 11. Wayne Omar and Dunyah of Americanistan perform at Mystical Oasis Belly Dance Studio
Hafla. Sutherlin, Oregon. Sponsored by Mezdulene.
Fri. July 27. Dunyah, Elisa Gamal, Razia,
and others perform at the monthly MEDGE show at The Strand, Cozmic Pizza Stage, Eugene.
Thurs. July 19. Americanistan performed at a benefit dinner for Mobility International, in honor of special guest delegates from Bahrain. Downtown Athletic Club, Eugene. This was very special
because the Arabic guests knew every song we played and they joined in with clapping, singing and a little dancing. Mobility
International is all about empowering people with physical disabilities and the atmosphere was powerful - electric and positive.
14-15. Gypsy Stage, Oregon Country Fair. Americanistan with belly dancers Jamara, Gypsy Fire, and
Luminessah. Americanistan musicians Dunyah and Wayne Omar joined the Gypsy Stage House Band all
weekend for some awesome sets of music and dance by the Gypsy Stage House Dancers, including Aziza of Montreal, Zoe of the
Indigo, Yemaya of Costa Rica, Claudia of Portland, OR , Elena Villa and Inanna of Eugene, OR. More about the OCF
Fri. July 13.
Live music, belly dancing by Angelina, Luminessah, Janikea and more. The magical ambience of Fern
Ridge Lake and Happy Campers from the Oregon Country Faire. Zumwalt Park.
Fri. June 15. Dunyah, Inanna, Razia, Elena Villa and
others perform at the monthly MEDGE show at the Cozmic Pizza Stage. The Strand, 800 Charnelton St., Eugene.
Sun. June 17. Father's Day
at Iraila Mediterranean Rustica with Americanistan & Luminessah. Inside Humble Bagel dining room, 24th & Hilyard, Eugene.
Sat. Jun 9. Dunyah, Rachel George, Fatima, Mezdulene and others in Spectacular Evening Show
with Pangia at Belly Dancer USA Competition, Seven Feathers Convention Center, Canyonville, Oregon. Sponsored by Mezdulene and Jareeda Magazine.
Sat. May 26. Dunyah, Wayne Omar and Janet Naylor of
Americanistan perform Jewish music with Beth Miriam Rose & Friends. Saturday Market , Eugene, Oregon.
May 18, Dunyah and others perform at the
MEDGE show, The Strand, 8th & Charnelton, Eugene.
May 20, Willamette Valley Folk Festival, Dunyah, Wayne Omar and Janet Naylor of Americanistan perform Jewish music with Beth Miriam
Rose & Friends. Second Stage, hosted by Pete LeVelle of the Eugene Folklore Society. Cuthbert Ampitheatre, Eugene, Oregon.
May 9, Dunyah, Razia and others perform at the
Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild show at the Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd, Corvallis, Oregon. (541) 752-8549.
May 5, Dunyah & Wayne Omar of Americanistan provide live music for
Susan & Friends belly dancing at Alexander's Greek Cuisine, Roseburg.
Apr. 28. Saqra's Showcase. The band played for
ten dancers, including the fabulous Saqra herself. Dunyah danced in the festival in the same hour as Razia, Magidah,
Cassiopeia and Rachel George! It was a hot set. Our live music set was awesome as well, with some of our favorite dancers,
including Maya, Karla, and others. It was fun to reconnect with old friends and the shopping was excellent too.
22. Peace on Earth Day. Sponsored by the Eugene Mid-East Peace Group. Wonderful speakers, excellent
food, Bhangra dancing and live music with Americanistan. We were joined by the wonderful singers Beth Miriam Rose for several
Jewish songs and Maha Khawajja for several songs in Arabic.
Feb. 18. Asian Celebration Main Stage, Lane Events Center,
Eugene. Americanistan, Luminessah, & Dalia. Video clip and photos here!
Feb. 14. Valentine's Day Show with
Luminessah & Americanistan. Iraila Mediterranean Rustica.
Feb. 10. Mystical
Oasis Bellydance Festival & Show. Oakland, Oregon. Evening show with live music
by Americanistan. We had a really great time at the festival. Dunyah danced and the band played for the evening show. The
audience was warm and the dancers were "on." So was the band! We are having fun with our new davul (BIG drum) and also with
our unique mixture of traditional, tribal and music from the soul. Yeah! See photos here.
Jan. 7. Live music, belly dancing and Greek cuisine! Dunyah
& Wayne Omar of Americanistan, Susan & Friends Alexander's Greek Restaurant, 214 Jackson
St., Roseburg, OR.