Yasmin has been performing and teaching professionally for 30 years. She has performed at nightclubs, street fairs, festivals, private parties and community functions. Yasmin has also danced with the MB Orchestra, David Saee and Ay Yildiz Turkish band. You can also hear Yasmin's castanets in the movie, Crocodile Tears. Yasmin has traveled to North Africa to extensively learn these dances. The places Yasmin has danced and taught are Washington, Maine, Montana, Idaho and Oregon States and Morocco. She is also featured in a book, The Belly Dance Book by Tazz Richards. Yasmin is the lead percussionist with Hejira.
Eddyville Eagles c/o Sonja Corcoran
Eddyville Eagles are a school-based performance group, grades 3-12, who play West African rhythms from Guinea, Ghana, Liberia, and Nigeria. Currently numbering 22 students, the group has been performing publicly for 11 years at schools, music festivals, cultural festivals, KBVR-TV, county fairs, and the World Rhythm Festival.
Omkari Emenke is a world traveler, having studied various dance forms such as salsa, merengue, bhangra, East Indian classical dance, and lately Zumba. She has travelled to Central America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, and incorporates her influences in her dance choreographies.
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