Kahina Asurah

Kahina Asurah - 5.0 out of 5 based on 5 votes

Kahina has appeared on the MIND TV program. She entertained at various prestigious venues: the WELLS FARGO CENTER; the MERCEDES BENZ GALA, the BALLY'S, HARRAHS, BORGATA CASINOS and theYACHT CLUB in Atlantic City, NJ, and many, many more (see below).  Kahina has performed for the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, celebrities ROCK STAR BATIO, MARTINO CARTIER, CHIEF of GHANA and the AMBASSADOR of EGYPT.

Kahina's articles are published in the "MOSAIC" magazine, Issue 52 and 54, London,UK and "SHIMMY"magazine, Issue 9,USA. She is also featured in BELLY DANCE VOGUE  magazine. Her dance style is influenced by the some of the best Raqs Sharqi teachers; such as Raqia Hassan, Soraya Zayed, Sahra Saeeda, Karim Nagi, Jehan Kamal, Aszmara, Lydia Tzigane and Alla Kushnir.

 Kahina expresses "that it is difficult to explain her fascination with dance in a simple, linear way. One can start by discussing the feminine, spiritual or self-expressive side of dance, and one can mention that most of the ancient civilizations used dance as a ritualistic tool for communicating with the divine; but she thinks that dance also helps us to understand our roots, the world around us, and ourselves".

 She started dancing early in her childhood, while spending summers in the Black Sea region and in the Steppes, where she stayed with her grandmother.  Her first memory about dancing is the vision of caravans of gypsies wearing colorful skirts, singing and dancing. Their bodies moving in hypnotic motions, bestowing spells on those around them. She reveals: "I am certain it cast a spell on me then; and now, much later in time, and on a different continent, I still feel the power of that enchanted potion".

Private Venues, Restaurants and Clubs Philadelphia, PA

- Freedom Elite Private Yacht, Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA
 - Moshulu, Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA
 - Zahav Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA
 - Marrakesh Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA
 - Fez Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA
 - Joy Tsin Lau Restaurant, Chinatown, Philadelphia, PA
 - Cescaphe Ballroom, Philadelphia, PA
 - Aya's Cafe, Philadelphia, PA
 - Gallerie Isada, Philadelphia, PA
 - Monaco Hotel, Old City, Philadelphia, PA
 - Rain Lounge, Old City, Philadelphia, PA
 - Sphinx Café, Old City, Philadelphia, PA
 - Amazir Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA
 - Casablanca Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA
 - Philadelphia Cigar & Tobacco Co, Philadelphia, PA
 - MaxAesthetics Spa, Philadelphia, PA
 - Cafe Lava, Philadelphia, PA
 - Banquet Hall, Philadelphia, PA
 - Bridgemen's Hall, Philadelphia, PA
 
Private Venues, Restaurants and Clubs Pennsylvania

 - Cairnwood Mansion, Bryn Athyn, PA
 - The Merion Cricket Club, Haverford, PA
 - The Oaks Ballroom, Glenolden, PA
 - Concordville Inn, Glen Mills, PA
 - Argana Restaurant, Lansdowne, PA
 - Tip O'Leary's Pub, Havertown, PA
 - Sheraton Hotel, King of Prussia, PA
 - Greco Roman Restaurant, Norristown PA
 - Horizon Theater, Norristown, PA
 - The Holy Saviour Club, Norristown, PA
 - Stroudsmoor Country Inn, Stroudsburg, PA
 - Heritage Hall, Newportville, PA
 - Palace of Asia, Fort Washington, PA
 - La Verona, Kennett Square, PA
 - Doc Magrogan's Oyster House, West Chester, PA
 - Mas Mexicali Cantina Restaurant, West Chester, PA
 - Teca Restaurant, West Chester, PA
 - Whitelands Woods Club House, West Chester, PA
 - Hershey's Mill Golf Club, West Chester, PA
 - Silsby Room, Fame Fire Com.# 3, West Chester, PA      
               
New Jersey

  - Royal Alberts Palace, Edison, NJ
  - Chutney Mary Indian Cuisine, Monmouth, NJ
  - The Pind, Kingston, NJ
  - Scaturros Restaurant, Marlton, NJ
  - Hotel ML, Mount Laurel, NJ
  - Aloft Hotel, Mounts Laurel, NJ
  - Auletto Caterers, Woodbury, NJ
  - Brigalias, Sicklerville, NJ
  - Italian Affair Restaurant, Glassboro, NJ
  - Masso's Red Pine Inn, Glassboro, NJ
  - Olympia Restaurant, Vineland, NJ
  - Yacht Club, Wildwood Crest, NJ
  - Sophia Restaurant, Margate, NJ
  - Kings Lounge, Egg Harbor Twp, NJ
  - Golden Inn, Avalon, NJ
  - The Atrium, West Orange, NJ
  - GoodFellas Restaurant, Garfield, NJ
  - Portobello Restaurant, Oakland, NJ
  - Grand Chalet, Wayne, NJ
  - 201 Club, Englewood, NJ
  - Sea Box Inc., Cinnamison, NJ

Televised Media and Publications

 - Mind TV, History of Belly Dance
 - Belly Dance Vogue magazine, 2014
 - Mosaic magazine Issue 52, London, 2011
 - Mosaic magazine Issue 54, London, 2012
 - Shimmy magazine Issue 9, USA, 2011
 - Main Line School Night catalog (cover), 2012
 - Main Line School Night catalog, 2011

Performances for Public Figures and Events

 - President of Mercedes-Benz at the Grand Opening,
   Wilmington, DE
 - Philadelphia Inquirer at the Travel Show, Convention
   Center, Philadelphia, PA
 - Philadelphia Soul at Wells Fagro Center, Philadelphia, PA
 - Chief of Ghana at the Banquet Hall, Philadelphia, PA
 - Ambassador of Egypt at the Aladdin's Restaurant,
    New Hope, PA
 - Rock Star Michael Angelo Batio at RP McMurphy's,
   Homles, PA
-  Mayor of Garfield, NJ at GoodFellas Restaurant,
   Garfield, NJ
- Former Mr. US and Mr. World D. Hawk at the
  GoodFellas Restaurant, Garfield, NJ

Educational Venues

 - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
 - West Chester University, West Chester, PA
 - Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
 - Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

Private Venues, Restaurants and Clubs New York, NY

  - Akwaaba Mansion, Brooklyn, NY
  - Island Chateau, Staten Island, NY
  - Angelina's Restaurant, Staten Island, NY
  - Royal India Palace, Queens, NY

Maryland

  - Paradise Indian Cuisine, Woodlawn, MD
  - Olde Philadelphia Inn, Rosedale, MD

Delaware

  - Ed Oliver Golf Club, Wilmington, DE
  - Foulk Road Manor, Wilmington, DE
  - Casablanca Restaurant, New Castle, DE
  - De Moose Lodge 630, Newark, DE

 

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