March 09, 2007

Update on the project(s)

The book "40 Days and 1001 Nights" is scheduled to be released in May.

From Tamalyn Dallal:
After over a year of travels and living for 40 days in each of five Islamic countries, I have spent the last few months diligently producing the film, dance concert and soon to be book resulting from my travels. It is very exciting, and a lot of hard work. Please scroll below to read about the projects, and farther below to read my travel blogs.

The dance concert, "40 Days and 1001 Nights, Dancing Across The Lines", with an all star cast interpreting music form the five countries Ms. Dallal visited (Indonesia, Egypt, Zanzibar, Jordan, and the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China), was sold out with ticket scalpers lurking out front. It can now be seen on DVD. Contact

The film, "40 Days and 1001 Nights, Seeing the World Through the Eyes of a Dancer" was shown twice at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on Jan. 13, and sold out both times. It received a wonderful review, which can be read on, by going to search, archives, 1-11-07, film previews.
It has also been shown in Dayton, Ohio, and willbe in Seattle in April, Gainesville, Fla. in May, and New York and Buenos Aires in June. Please contact if you would like to show it in your area.

The "1001 Nights Fund" (See below), was inspired by Ms. Dallal's meetings with Jordanian Gypsies and also Zanzibari composer, Ali Abdella Buesha in Dubai, whose father was one of the founding members of Africa's oldest band, Ikhwani Safaa Musical Club" of Zanzibar.
To date, the fund has made a donation to the Kamileh Breast Cancer Fund that helps fund diagnostic equipment to save lives of Egytptian women.
Now, the fund is being replenished to purchase instruments in Egypt for the Ikhwani Safaa Musical Club, as a show of appreciation for the beautiful music they have created and preserved. Ms. Dallal hopes to focus the fund on artistic and primarily music projects. She believes in the power of music and that no one is too insignificant to make a difference. "The world can change, one note at a time."