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Carl Sermon is a well-known and respected photographer to the San Francisco Bay Area Orientale Dance community. He is known for taking photos that capture the “Golden Moments of Dance. In an article in The Chronicles magazine, Ma*Shuqa describes Carl’s photographic work with dancers and coined the term “The Golden Ya Habibi Moment”.


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Marquisa Hawaiian 2016

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Marquisa Hawaiian 2016

Ghanima and Lew Nov 19 2016

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Ghanima and Lew Nov 19 2016

Katia at BABDAMA 2016

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Katia at BABDAMA 2016

Babdama 2016 Gala Festival

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Babdama 2016 Gala Festival

Dhyanis at Rakkasah East 2016

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Dhyanis at Rakkasah East 2016

Valentina at BABDAMA 2016

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Valentina at BABDAMA 2016

Rakkasah East 2016

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Rakkasah East 2016

North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar 2016

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North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar 2016


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Dancing for Dancers 2009

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Dancing for Dancers 2009

Rakkasah Best of Show 2009

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Rakkasah Best of Show 2009

Photographers Selection

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Photographers Selection

Best of Rakkasah West 2008

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Best of Rakkasah West 2008

Mendocino Music and Dance Camp 2009

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Mendocino Music and Dance Camp 2009

Selection from Spring Caravan 2010

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Selection from Spring Caravan 2010

Selections from Rakkasah West 2010

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Selections from Rakkasah West 2010

Jillina's Belly Dance Evolution Show

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Jillina's Belly Dance Evolution Show

Spring Caravan 2009

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Spring Caravan 2009

Spring Caravan 2008

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Spring Caravan 2008

SFBA MECDA

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SFBA MECDA

Rakkasah East 2008

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Rakkasah East 2008

Rakkasah East 2009

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Rakkasah East 2009

38th Annual Belly Dancer of the Year Pageant 2010

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38th Annual Belly Dancer of the Year Pageant 2010

Mohamed Hosseny Workshops and Shows

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Mohamed Hosseny Workshops and Shows

Carnival of Stars 2009

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Carnival of Stars 2009

Yaa Halla y'all 2010 Photo Sessions

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Yaa Halla y'all 2010 Photo Sessions

Carnival of Stars 2010

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Carnival of Stars 2010

North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar 2010

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North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar 2010

Yaa Halla 2010

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Yaa Halla 2010

Photo Sessions

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Photo Sessions

SF BA MECDA 2010 Gala

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SF BA MECDA 2010 Gala

Dances for the Winter Moon 2011

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Dances for the Winter Moon 2011

Rakkasah West 2011 Saturday Main Stage

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Rakkasah West 2011 Saturday Main Stage

Rakkasah West 2011 Main Stage Sunday

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Rakkasah West 2011 Main Stage Sunday

Raqs LA 2011

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Raqs LA 2011

Spring Caravan 2011, Somerset NJ Friday Night

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Spring Caravan 2011, Somerset NJ Friday Night

Spring Caravan 2011, Somerset NJ Saturday

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Spring Caravan 2011, Somerset NJ Saturday

Spring Caravan 2011 Somerset NJ Sunday

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Spring Caravan 2011 Somerset NJ Sunday

Mendocino Middle East Music and Dance Camp 2011

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Mendocino Middle East Music and Dance Camp 2011

Costume Contest CoS

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Costume Contest CoS

Carnival of Stars 2011

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Carnival of Stars 2011

Shukriya's July 2011 Hafla

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Shukriya's July 2011 Hafla

Yaa Halla 2011 Photo Sessions

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82 photos
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Yaa Halla 2011 Photo Sessions

Desert Dance Festival 2011

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Desert Dance Festival 2011

North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar 2011

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234 photos
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North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar 2011

SFBA MECDA Swap Shop Shimmy 2011

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SFBA MECDA Swap Shop Shimmy 2011

Rakkasah East 2011 Friday night

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Rakkasah East 2011 Friday night

Rakkasah East 2011 Saturday

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Rakkasah East 2011 Saturday

Rakkasah East 2011 Sunday

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Rakkasah East 2011 Sunday

Yaa Halla y'all 2011 Thursday Night Show

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Yaa Halla y'all 2011 Thursday Night Show

Yaa Halla y'all 2011 Friday Night Show

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Yaa Halla y'all 2011 Friday Night Show

Yaa Halla y'all 2011 Saturday Night Show

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Yaa Halla y'all 2011 Saturday Night Show

Yaa Halla y'all 2011 Sunday Night Show

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Yaa Halla y'all 2011 Sunday Night Show

Rakkasah West 2011 Friday evening

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Rakkasah West 2011 Friday evening

Shukriya's Dec 2011 Hafla

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Shukriya's Dec 2011 Hafla

Dances for the Winter Moon 2012

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Dances for the Winter Moon 2012

Rakkasah West 2012

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Rakkasah West 2012

Spring Caravan 2012

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Spring Caravan 2012

Cairo Caravan 2012 Gala Show

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Cairo Caravan 2012 Gala Show

Mendocino Middle Eastern Music and Dance 2012

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Mendocino Middle Eastern Music and Dance   2012

Cabaret images from Mendocino Music and Dance Camp 2012

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Cabaret images from Mendocino Music and Dance Camp 2012

Mendocino Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp 2012 classes

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Mendocino Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp 2012 classes

Shukriya's July 2012 Hafla

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Shukriya's July 2012 Hafla

Carnival of Stars 2012 Main stage

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Carnival of Stars 2012 Main stage

Photo sessions from Music and Dance camp 2012

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Photo sessions from Music and Dance camp 2012

Carnival of Stars Side Show 2012

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Carnival of Stars Side Show 2012

Oriental FAntasy Berlin 2012 Contest

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Oriental FAntasy Berlin 2012 Contest

Rakkasah East 2012

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Rakkasah East 2012

Yaa Halla Y'all 2012 Thursday night Show

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Yaa Halla Y'all 2012 Thursday night Show

Yaa Halla y'all 2012 Friday night Show

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Yaa Halla y'all 2012 Friday night Show

Yaa Halla y'all 2012 Saturday Show

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Yaa Halla y'all 2012 Saturday Show

Yaa Halla y'all 2012 Sunday Show

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Yaa Halla y'all 2012 Sunday Show

Desert Dance Festive 2012

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Desert Dance Festive 2012

SFBA MECDA 2012 Nov Fall Festival

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SFBA MECDA 2012 Nov Fall Festival

Shukriya Dec Hafla 2012

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Shukriya Dec Hafla 2012

Ma*Shuqa Carl Sermon's Dance and Photo Studio

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Ma*Shuqa Carl Sermon's Dance and Photo Studio

Rakkasah West 2013 Main Stage

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Rakkasah West 2013 Main Stage

Virginia and Amir Sofi Workshops and Show

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Virginia and Amir Sofi Workshops and Show

Rakas by the Bay 2013

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Rakas by the Bay 2013

Spring Caravan 2013

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Spring Caravan 2013

Mendocino Music and Dance Camp 2013

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Mendocino Music and Dance Camp 2013

Mendocino Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp 2013 Cabaret

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Mendocino Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp 2013 Cabaret

Carnival of Stars 2013

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Carnival of Stars 2013

BDE I "Immortal Desires" and BDE II "The Dark Side of the Crown"

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BDE I "Immortal Desires" and BDE II "The Dark Side of the Crown"

Rakkasah East 2013

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Rakkasah East 2013

North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar 2013

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North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar 2013

SF/BA MECDA Nov 2013 Spice of Life

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SF/BA MECDA Nov 2013 Spice of Life

Duisburg Germany Christmas Mart

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Duisburg Germany Christmas Mart

Orientalisches Festival Europas 2013

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Dances for the Winter Moon 2014

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Dances for the Winter Moon 2014

Rakkasah West 2014

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Rakkasah West 2014

Dances for the Winter Moon 2014

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Dances for the Winter Moon 2014

BDUC 2014 Champion of Champions

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BDUC 2014 Champion of Champions

Spring Caravan 2014

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Spring Caravan 2014

Cairo Shimmy Quake 2014

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Cairo Shimmy Quake 2014

Strawberry Moon Fundraiser 2014

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Strawberry Moon Fundraiser 2014

Carnival of Stars 2014

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Carnival of Stars 2014

Cairo Night 2014 Glendale

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Cairo Night 2014 Glendale

Desert Dance Festival 2014

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Desert Dance Festival 2014

North Bay Belly Dance contest Winners 2014

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North Bay Belly Dance contest Winners 2014

North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar 2014

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North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar 2014

Rakkasah East 2014

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Rakkasah East 2014

Meet Me at the Oasis 2014

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Meet Me at the Oasis 2014

Dances for the Winter Moon 2015

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Dances for the Winter Moon 2015

Rakkasah West 2015

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Rakkasah West 2015

Belly Dancer of the Universe Competitions 2015 Champions

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Belly Dancer of the Universe Competitions 2015 Champions

Spring Caravan 2015

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Spring Caravan 2015

Studio Photo Sessions

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Studio Photo Sessions

Cairo Shimmy Quake 2015

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Cairo Shimmy Quake 2015

Cairo Shimmy Quake 2015 Saturday Night Show

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Cairo Shimmy Quake 2015 Saturday Night Show

Mendocino ME Music and Dance Camp 2014

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Mendocino ME Music and Dance Camp 2014

Mendocino ME Music an Dance Camp 2015

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Mendocino ME Music an Dance Camp 2015

Ma*Shuqa's Intensive at Al Masri 2015

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Ma*Shuqa's Intensive at Al Masri 2015

Hot Cairo Night SF 2015

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Hot Cairo Night SF 2015

Northbay BellyDance Bazaar 2015

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Northbay BellyDance Bazaar 2015

Carnival of Stars 2015

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Carnival of Stars 2015

Yaa Halla Y'all 2015

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Yaa Halla Y'all 2015

Rakkasah East 2015

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Rakkasah East 2015

MaShuqa Intensive 2015

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MaShuqa Intensive 2015

Cairo Nights Tokyo 2015

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Cairo Nights Tokyo 2015

Architecture and landscape Images of Japan

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Architecture and landscape Images of Japan

BABDAMA Festival Nov 7 2015

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BABDAMA Festival Nov 7 2015

SFBA Flamenco Festival 2011 Jose Maya

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SFBA Flamenco Festival 2011 Jose Maya

SFBA Flamenco Festival 2015 Lakshmi

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SFBA Flamenco Festival 2015 Lakshmi

Ma*Shuqa Students and Friends Night Al Masri Jan 2016

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Ma*Shuqa Students and Friends Night  Al Masri Jan 2016

Dances for the Winter Moon 2016

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Dances for the Winter Moon 2016

Rakkasah West 2016

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262 photos
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Rakkasah West 2016

Al Masri April 10

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Al Masri April 10

Spring Caravan 2016

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Spring Caravan 2016

Sidonia's Hafla Show Boise, Idaho May 2016

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Sidonia's Hafla Show Boise, Idaho May 2016

Cairo Shimmy Quake Show 2016

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138 photos
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Cairo Shimmy Quake Show 2016

Amaya's Oriental Potpourri Show 2016

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Amaya's Oriental Potpourri Show 2016

Ma*Shuqa's Diva Intensive 2016

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25 photos
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Ma*Shuqa's Diva Intensive 2016

Mendocino ME Music and Dance Camp 2016

Visitors 48
257 photos
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Mendocino ME Music and Dance Camp 2016

Carnival of Stars 2016

Visitors 12
272 photos
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Carnival of Stars 2016

Cairo ShimmyQuake Open Stage 2016

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Cairo ShimmyQuake Open Stage 2016

North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar 2016

Visitors 14
143 photos
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North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar 2016

Rakkasah East 2016

Visitors 29
214 photos
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Rakkasah East 2016

Valentina at BABDAMA 2016

88 photos
Valentina at BABDAMA 2016

Dhyanis at Rakkasah East 2016

79 photos
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Dhyanis at Rakkasah East 2016

Babdama 2016 Gala Festival

125 photos
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Babdama 2016 Gala Festival

Katia at BABDAMA 2016

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108 photos
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Katia at BABDAMA 2016

Ghanima and Lew Nov 19 2016

20 photos
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Ghanima and Lew Nov 19 2016

Marquisa Hawaiian 2016

104 photos
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Marquisa Hawaiian 2016
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Guestbook for Carl Sermon Photography
14.TERY(non-registered)
thanks for invite, Carl !!
12.Kelebek Beyaz(non-registered)
Carl is an amazing photographer. I love the photos he takes of me every year at Rakkasah East and Spring Caravan. No one captures the elegant moments of belly dance the way he does.
11.leila haddad(non-registered)
rakkasah west 2014
8.Mesmera(non-registered)
Wow! These are amazing! How fortunate to have you and Ma'Shuqa with my group this year. A thousand thank yous for a thousand great images! Can't wait to go back and already planning to include Morocco. Carl, your work is so appreciated!
7.Beth Ridgway(non-registered)
Beautiful, fantastic images! I used to take classes from Mesmera. You have a wonderful talent.
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