Cassandra Wilson continues to move down a highly eclectic path on Belly of the Sun, the somewhat belated follow-up to Traveling Miles. While displaying a jazz singer's mastery of melodic nuance and improvisatory phrasing, Wilson draws on a variety of non-jazz idioms – roots music, rock, Delta blues, country, soul – to create a kind of earthy, intelligent pop with obvious crossover appeal. Her core band includes guitarists Marvin Sewell and Kevin Breit, who blend marvelously, Sewell mostly on mellow acoustic and Breit adding atmospheric touches on electric, 12-string, and slide guitars, as well as mandolin, banjo, and even bouzouki…
Created by the experts behind the revolutionary weight loss eating plan Flat Belly Diet, Walk Off Belly Fat is an easy-to-follow 25-minute indoor workout that combines simple walking moves to boost your calorie burn with torso-toning Stop 'n' Tone exercises. The results: You'll drop pounds, trim your waistline, and flatten your belly. For an even firmer midsection, try The Belly Routine, which includes lab-tested moves that research shows are up to 80% more effective than traditional crunches.
'Belly By Sandra' is a brand new DVD series from international performing sensation Sandra that explores the concepts, techniques, and exercises that are critical to learning the ancient art of bellydance. In this first volume, 'Isolations,' Sandra takes you on a guided tour of the core movements that are often overlooked and ignored and can become weaknesses that frustrate and limit your true potential as a dancer. Isolations are a very special part of Middle Eastern dance; the emphasis is on patience, slowness, and control. If mastered, they become the building blocks of a strong, smooth, and sensual dance..
Louisiana delta native Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter is the master of twelve-string blues guitar. His story is one of high-highs and low-lows, from serving stints in prison after killing a man in a fight for a woman’s heart, but then eventually earning early release by entertaining his fellow prison-mates and penning a song for the governor, thus cementing his reputation of singing his way out of prison. Folklorists John and Alan Lomax were early supporters that brought Lead Belly to the attention of Ivy Leaguers as well as a European audience. His songs have been widely covered by artists such as Elvis, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, and the Grateful Dead.