Rakkasah West Festival 2009 Saturday, March 14, 2009 McCormick (East) Stage
Bahira performed with Indigenous at the 29th Anniversary Rakkasah West Festival 2009 for its 2nd year at the new location on the Solano County Fair Grounds in Vallejo, California. Indigenous presented its Afro-Caribbean Line-up of Mytho-Poetic Belly Dance. Following are photos courtesy of Carl Sermon of ReelSoundandLight, photographer to the Raks Stars. Thanks so much, Carl!
Sailing Veil - choreography by Bahira inspired while sailing in a Belizean sloop on Caribbean blue waters; Music by Aurelio Martinez:
Below: Some Like it Hot - a frisky Hip Hop fusion piece
VooDoo Magic: Middle East version of Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" - Aniq (below on right) debuted with Indigenous at Rakkasah.
Below: A playful Jazzy African number "Pemulway" by James Asher
Below: Samba! The high energy finish to the Afro-Caribbean Set:
More photos by Carl Sermon of the entire troupe can be seen at Indigenous at Rakkasah 2009