Noche Moruna

Belly dancing at El Brindi Negro

Here are some photos from last night’s show at El Brindi Negro, Las Negras.

Cane dance

Hiedra, the Berber belly dancer, performed a variety of dances including a lively Saidi cane dance, ….

Veil dance

…. a sensuous veil dance and ….

With Ahmed the percussionist

…. a dance using zills  (finger cymbals)  accompanied by the excellent percussionist, Ahmed from Casablanca.

The veil dance

Hiedra changed costumes between each of her dances and ….

Hiedra and Dani

…. her husband, Dani who presented the show, was also dressed in the Arab style.

Hiedra, Ahmed and diners

El Brindi Negro provided some delicious Arabic food which included lamb with couscous and Moroccan sweets.


The photos were taken without flash in very low light so are blurred due to the slow shutter speed but capture the colours and atmosphere better this way.


About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy portraiture and figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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One Response to Noche Moruna

  1. Angela says:

    I really love this ,wish I was there ,it looks exotic and you all seem to be having a great time.It is time you got up Margaret,after all belly dancing and flamenco are liberating for women!!!

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