Monday, 31 October 2011

Stars of the Millennium: Rachel Brice

OK, fine. I admit it: I don't know my Tribal and my Tribal Fusion from my tushie. Don't worry, though, because I am suitably embarrassed about my ignorance. At the moment I'm finding YouTube, The Pink Coinbelt Chronicles, The Bellydance Blog and Crumbs in the Costume Closet rather excellent resources in the ongoing battle against my lack of nous.

Since it is Halloween (happy All Saints Day/Samhain/Great Pumpkin Festival to you all!), it seems as good a time as any to bust the Tribal cherry with this completely splendibulous horror movie/belly dance mashup, entitled Whisper Hungarian in My Ear. Thrill to the beauty of Indigo Belly Dance (Rachel Brice, Mardi Love and Zoe Jakes) vs White Zombie (dir. Victor Halperin, 1932):

The music is by Dan Cantrell and The Toids.

And here is Rachel all by her lonesome, performing at Salon L'Orient a year ago:

Is it so very wrong that her costumes always make me want to weep with envy? And just quietly, she was the best thing about American Belly Dancer too...


  1. I think her costume (at least in the second video) is worth at least USD 200 from the visible Assuits alone. That being said, I am so not a fan of the videographer and editor of the second video. The fact that his name appears prominently in the very beginning of the clip is just ironically disturbing.

    The first video is, omg this is embarrassing, new to me, and very, very entertaining. Thank you. By the way, if you're referring to the music in the White Zombie video, I think it's called Whisper Hungarian in My Ear and it's by the Toids, not Bellowhead.

    Happy Samhain!

  2. Thank you Famous! I have updated the post with the right music now - I don't know what I was thinking, because the music info on YouTube is correct. I can still recommend Burlesque by Bellowhead, though!

    The videographer is indeed out to make a name for himself, but I did like all the close ups on her costume.