First Fridays At Tannourine Restaurant

On Friday, January 6th I get to dance at wonderful live Arabic music and dance party.  This event has been going on the first Friday of every month for the past few years, and I am so happy to be a part of it.

  First Friday Arabic music and belly dance party in San Mateo at Tannourine Restaurant

First Friday Arabic music and belly dance party in San Mateo at Tannourine Restaurant

This event is created and presented by sensational singer Khalil Abboud.  Khalil's beautiful singing has entertained audiences throughout the Middle East and Europe, and we are so lucky that he makes his home here in the Bay Area, where he regularly performs the classic Arabic songs.

  Sensational singer Khalil Abboud at Tannourine with some of his band, Jalal, Amina and Susu

Sensational singer Khalil Abboud at Tannourine with some of his band, Jalal, Amina and Susu

I thought it would be fun to share a few of the many snapshots I have taken or been sent over the years of this event.  It is always a magical time .

  Belly dancer Alisa performing with Khalil Abboud at Tannourine in San Mateo

Belly dancer Alisa performing with Khalil Abboud at Tannourine in San Mateo

  Violinist Younes Makboul and Sensational Singer Khalil Abboud at Tannourine Restaurant in San Mateo

Violinist Younes Makboul and Sensational Singer Khalil Abboud at Tannourine Restaurant in San Mateo

 We always have time for audience dancing!

We always have time for audience dancing!

  Alisa and Khalil at Tannourine Restaurant in San Mateo

Alisa and Khalil at Tannourine Restaurant in San Mateo

  Another wonderful party at Tannourine

Another wonderful party at Tannourine

  Sensational singer Khalil Abboud and Leyla Lanty at Tannourine in San Mateo

Sensational singer Khalil Abboud and Leyla Lanty at Tannourine in San Mateo

You can join us tomorrow night at Tannourine for this wonderful event - reservations are always recommended as it is often standing room only!  All the details are on the flyer above and they are also on my Shows page.

If you are a student, you can work towards performing at one of these live music events.  See my Classes page or contact me to if you'd like to learn to belly dance!