In November 2021, @fcbdstyleu hosted legendary folkloric artist, Khyria Mazin for a live workshop from Luxor, Egypt.
After the workshop, students had the opportunity to sit down with Khyria, Shining and Heba, her translator, for a Q&A with the attendees.
One of the many topics discussed was the naming convention and the term “Ghawazee”.
This experience with Khyria inspired a deeper conversation regarding our FCBD®Style movement called Ghawazee Inspired Shimmy Combo.
Khyria refers to herself as Fannana Al Shibeya meaning folkloric artist. Out of respect and admiration for Khyria and the Mazin family, FatChanceBellyDance®Style will no longer use the term Ghawazee.
The movement named “Ghawazee-Inspired Shimmy Combo” will now be known as the “Mazin-Inspired Shimmy Combo” as a dedication to this brilliant and inspiring folkloric artist.
FCBD®U has provided a short clip of the Q&A session where Khyria explains why this term is not used. link in their bio @fcbdstyleu
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