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New Videos


Mary Ellen and the Quartz Crystals now available for performances ~ Click here to watch video ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Mary Ellen's Jazz Birthday Bash, August 13, 2016
-Coming Home - (click to watch video)
-Agua de Beber - (click to watch video)
-Come Rain or Come Shine - (click to watch video)
-Nardis - (click to watch video)
-Song for You - (click to watch video)
-Just in Time - (click to watch video)
-Ellington medley - (click to watch video)
-Watermelon Man - (click to watch video)
-Audience dancing part 1 - (click to watch video)
-Freedom Jazz Dance - (click to watch video)
-All Blues - (click to watch video)
-All Night Long_It Won't Be Long - (click to watch video)
-Mas Que Nada - (click to watch video)
-Antoine Hunter - (click to watch video)
-Audience dancing part 2 - (click to watch video)

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Middle Eastern Treasures, February, 2016
-Sacred Feminine Muzik - (click to watch video)
-Classical set (all-women ensemble)- (click to watch video)
-Vocal medlley - (click to watch video)
-Belly dance with Hana Safia - (click to watch video)
-Cloudburst- (click to watch video)
-Audience dancing part 1 - (click to watch video)
-On Children - (click to watch video)
-Hot Stuff (click to watch video)
-Arabic music ensemble -
(click to watch video)
-Belly dance by Zahara (click to watch video)
-Audience dancing part 2 -
(click to watch video)


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Mary Ellen's Jazz Birthday Bash, August 8, 2015
-Jeannine - (click to watch video)
-Don't Go to Strangers- (click to watch video)
-Think On Me - (click to watch video)
-Work Song - (click to watch video)
-Night in Tunisia )- (click to watch video)
-Stardust - (click to watch video)
-Misty - (click to watch video)
-Belly Dance by Sandra- (click to watch video)
-Mercy Mercy Mercy -
(click to watch video)


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Middle Eastern Treasures, February, 2015
-Turkish Majesty- (click to watch video)
-Mozaik- (click to watch video)

-Arabic Flamenco Fusion- (click to watch video)
-Belly Dance With Hannah- (click to watch video)
-Audience Dancing- (click to watch video)
-Arabian Splendor- (click to watch video)
-Mehr Ensembler- (click to watch video)
-Percussion Duet- (click to watch video
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-Persian Dance With Hannah- (click to watch video)
-Persian Dance With Afsaneh Students- (click to watch video)
-Audience Dancing With Mehr Ensemble- (click to watch video)


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Mary Ellen's Jazz Birthday Bash, August 9, 2014
-Gospel Medley- (click to watch video)
-Midnight Sun- (click to watch video)
-I Feel the Earth Move- (click to watch video)
-Anna Maria- (click to watch video)
-Turkish and Brazilian rhythms (drum and finger cymbal duet)- (click to watch video)
-The Look of Love- (click to watch video)
-Ruby My Dear- (click to watch video)
-Belly Dance by Zahara- (click to watch video)

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Middle Eastern Treasures, April 2014
-Ode to Spring- (click to watch video)
-Transworld Delight- (click to watch video)
-Zayrab Ensemble- (click to watch video)
-Persian dance by Hannah Romanowsky- (click to watch video)
-Audience Dancing 1- (click to watch video)
-Ali Gara- (click to watch video)
-Talat Salamat- (click to watch video)
-Ebatly Gawab- (click to watch video)
-Belly dance by Hannah- (click to watch video)
-Drum solo with Hannah and the Romanza Dancers- (click to watch video)
-Audience Dancing 2- (click to watch video)

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Lifetime Achievement Award and Performance with Issam Houssain at Yaa Halla Y'all
-Tar Solo- (click to watch video)
-Cymbal Solo- (click to watch video)
-Mary Ellen and Issam- (click to watch video)
-Lifetime Achievement Award- (click to watch video)


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Mary Ellen's Birthday Bash, August 2013
-Summertime- (click to watch video)
-Recado Bossa Nova- (click to watch video)
-Rhythm-a-Ning- (click to watch video)
-Naima- (click to watch video)
-Sack o' Woe (Audience Dancing)- (click to watch video)
-Dance Right In- (click to watch video)
-The Eagle and Mel- (click to watch video)
-Equinox- (click to watch video)
-Belly Dance by Shabnam- (click to watch video)


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Middle Eastern Treasures, April, 2012
-Shobia Special- (click to watch video)
-On Giving- (click to watch video)
-Wild One- (click to watch video)
-Mozaik- (click to watch video)
-Audience dancing, part 1- (click to watch video)
-Donald Drum Duo- (click to watch video)
-Al Hob al Auwal- (click to watch video)
-Belly dance by Hannah- (click to watch video)
-Wahashtinil- (click to watch video)
-Belly dance by Ma*Shuqa- (
click to watch video)
-Audience dancing, part 2- (click to watch video)

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Middle Eastern Treasures, October, 2011
-Beat Worm- (click to watch video)
-Masmoudia- (click to watch video)
-Ibatli Gawab- (click to watch video)
-Belly dance with Jadeera- (click to watch video)
-Tap and Zill- (click to watch video)
-Turkish Landscape- (click to watch video)
-Hayak- (click to watch video)
-Belly dance with Malia- (click to watch video)


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Mary Ellen's Birthday Bash, August, 2011
-Tico Tico- (click to watch video)
-Round Midnight- (click to watch video)
- Deed I Do - (click to watch video)
- Belly Dance With Shabnam, part I - (click to watch video)
-Belly Dance With Shabnam, part 2- (click to watch video)
- Now- (click to watch video)
- Cast All Your Votes for Dancing- (click to watch video)

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Middle Eastern Treasures Concert, April 17, 2011
- Saidi Sandwich- (click to watch video)
- Four Shiny Gems, parts 1 and 2- (click to watch video)
- Four Shiny Gems, parts 3 and 4- (click to watch video)
- Kariat al Fingan, part 1" - (click to watch video)
- Kariat al Fingan, part 2: belly dance by Rasa Vitalia- (click to watch video)
- Ba'ad, for audience dancing- (click to watch video)
- Dizzy Drums- (click to watch video)
- Two Moroccan songs- (click to watch video)
- Belly dance by Nanna Candelaria- (click to watch video)
- Drum solo by Nanna Candelaria)- (click to watch video)

- Bahlem Beek and Aini Bitrif- (click to watch video)

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Middle Eastern Treasures Concert, October 24, 2010
- Fantasy in Nine- (click to watch video)
- Recitation of Middle Eastern poetry- (click to watch video)
- Taqseem on accordion and nay- (click to watch video)
- "Enabi" - (click to watch video)
- Belly dance by Diana- (click to watch video)
- The audience dances!- (click to watch video)
- Hegala Suite- (click to watch video)
- Morrotunia- (click to watch video)
- Asmar Ya Asmarani with taqseem introduction- (click to watch video)
- Belly dance by Ahava (part 1)- (click to watch video)

- Belly dance by Ahava (part 2)- (click to watch video)
- Tantalizing Taiko- (click to watch video)
- Fusion Frolic- (click to watch video)

Mary Ellen's Jazz Birthday Bash Concert, August 15, 2010
- The Way You Look Tonight - (click to watch video)
- Midnight Sun - (click to watch video)
- Sands in Twelve - (click to watch video)
- I Love You With Salsa - (click to watch video)
- Blue Skies - (click to watch video)
- Equinox - (click to watch video)
- Belly Dance by Zahara - (click to watch video)

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Middle Eastern Treasures Concert, April 25, 2010
- Hot Stuff part 1 - (click to watch video)
- Hot Stuff part 2 - (click to watch video)
- Music from Thrace and Macedonia - (click to watch video)
- Spicy Turkish Delight part 1 - (click to watch video)
- Spicy Turkish Delight part 2 - (click to watch video)
- Belly dance by Angelena Kyzar-Crowhurst - (click to watch video)
- Audience dancing to folkloric ensemble - (click to watch video)
- Cymbalaya - (click to watch video)
- Oud taqseem - (click to watch video)
- Medley with Omrek Ma Habetini - (click to watch video)
- Yaza Alquawam -(click to watch video)
- Khaligi medley - (click to watch video)
- Belly dance by Nanna Candelaria part 1 - (click to watch video)
- Belly dance by Nanna Candelaria part 2 - (click to watch video)


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Middle Eastern Treasures concert, October 25, 2009
- Khatwit Habibi - (click to watch video)
- La Khabar - (click to watch video)
- Porompompero - (click to watch video)
- Diggu Al Mahabij - (click to watch video)
- Belly dance with Amira Ariana (part 1) - (click to watch video)
- Belly dance with Amira Ariana (part 2) - (click to watch video)
- Drums Galore (part 1) - (click to watch video)
- Drums Galore (part 2) - (click to watch video)
- Mozaik (part 1) - (click to watch video)
- Mozaik (part 2) - (click to watch video)
- Belly dance with April Faith (part 1) - (click to watch video)
- Belly dance with April Faith (part 2) - (click to watch video)
- Belly dance with April Faith (part 3) - (click to watch video)
- Ecclectica (part 1) - (click to watch video)
- Ecclectica (part 2) - (click to watch video)
- Ecclectica (part 3) - (click to watch video)

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Jazz Birthday Bash Concert ~ August 16, 2009

- Blues Medley - (
click to watch video)
- Spain - (click to watch video)
- Belly Dance by Nanna Candelaria (part 1) - (click to watch video)
- Belly Dance by Nanna Candelaria (part 2: drum solo) - (click to watch video)
- Blue Moses - (click to watch video)
- The Creator Has a Master Plan (part 1) - (click to watch video)
- The Creator Has a Master Plan (part 2) - (click to watch video)
- The Creator Has a Master Plan (Part 3) - (click to watch video)

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Sunday, October 19, 2008, Oakland, CA
Middle Eastern Treasures -  Afternoon of Music. Drumming and Dancing

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Mary Ellen Donald Jazz Birthday Bash August 17, 2008

· Flamenco Fusion Dance: Spanish/Mexican Vocals – (click to watch video)
· Flamenco Dance/Spanish Vocals - (
click to watch video)
· Reyna Alcala's Drum Solo - (
click to watch video)
· Flamenco, Zills, Castanets - (
click to watch video)
· Mary Ellen Plays Finger Cymbals - (
click to watch video)
· Shabnam's Opening Dance - (
click to watch video)
· Shabnam Slow Dance - (
click to watch video)
· Shabnam's Drum Solo - (
click to watch video)
· Mac Rucks / Trumpet and Others - (
click to watch video)
· Solos On Percussion Instruments - (
click to watch video)

BRAND NEW ON YOUTUBE!
- Mary Ellen Teaches Basic Doumbec Technique (click to watch video)
- Mary Ellen Donald and RaZan play for Vasha Hatal,
Baltimore Workshop (click to watch video)
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Middle Eastern Treasures concert presented by Mary Ellen Donald on April 26, 2009
- Kevin Cloud plus percussion - (click to watch video)
- Tar orchestra 4/26/09, Part 1 - (click to watch video)
- Tar orchestra 4/26/09, Part 2 - (click to watch video)
- Doumbec and cymbal ensemble 4/26/09 (part 1) - (click to watch video)
- Doumbec and cymbal ensemble 4/26/09 (part 2) - (click to watch video)
- Doumbec and cymbal ensemble 4/26/09 (part 3) - (click to watch video)
- Ouyun Bahaiya part 1 - (click to watch video)
- Ouyun Bahaiya part 2 - (click to watch video)
- Belly dance by Hannah Romanza (part 1) - (click to watch video)
- Belly dance by Hannah Romanza (part 2) - (click to watch video)
- Belly dance by Hannah Romanza (part 3) - (click to watch video)
- Crackling Drums, part 1 - (click to watch video)
- Crackling Drums, part 2 - (click to watch video)
- Crackling Drums, part 3 - (click to watch video)
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Sunday, November 2007, Oakland, CA
Middle Eastern Treasures -  Afternoon of Music. Drumming and Dancing

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Video Clips of Mary Ellen Birthday Jazz Concert August 13, 2006

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Arabian Music, Tambourine, Tar, Doumbec, Drums
Nationally acclaimed author, instructor, and performer in Middle Eastern Percussion.
Birthday Concert - August 14, 2005
Bella Donna Center, Berkeley, CA - Presented By Mary Ellen Donald
Mary Ellen Donald - Middle Eastern Musician
Mary Ellen Donald - Voice and Middle Eastern Percussion
Larry Hancock - Drums
Larry Hancock - Drums
MB Hanif - Saxophones
MB Hanif- Soprano and Alto Saxophones
Kash Killion - Bass Player
Kash Killion- Bass and Sarangi
Reyna Alcala - Belly Dancer
Reyna Alcala- Belly Dance
Reyna Alcala - Dance of Veils
Reyna Alcala- Dancing with Veils
Sound provided by Lou Judson – Intuitive Audio
Video by Smiles Productions
     Unfortunately, we have no still shots of the following musicians; but want you to know they are marvelous and you can see them on the videos listed below.
Dee Spencer- Piano Kenny Kearney- Guitar Introduction
The following links are video files of our concert. They are Quicktime Movies, so you will need the Quicktime Player. It is available for free for Windows here. These are large media files - anywhere from 6 to 17 megabytes. If you do not have a broadband connection to the internet, such as Cable or DSL, we recommend that you right click and "save target as", thereby saving the file to your own computer, which allows you to watch it from your desktop. Have fun!
Belly Dancing by Reyna Alcala 17.3 Megabytes
More Belly Dancing by Reyna Alcala 16.6 Megabytes
Caravan by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills,
Mary Ellen Donald on Cymbals
9.3 Megabytes
Caravan - Part Two 12.2 Megabytes
Equinox by John Coltrane
10 Megabytes
Estate by Bruno Martino and Brighetti
8 Megabytes
Hallelulia Hamdil Elah by Mary Ellen Donald
6.6 Megabytes
Homage MB Hanif with Mary Ellen Donald on tambourine
17.6 Megabytes
I Only Have Eyes For You by Harry Warren and Al Dubin
5.4 Megabytes
Love A Poem From "The Prophet"
by Khalil Gibran
Arranged by Mary Ellen Donald
13.8 Megabytes
Love - Part Two 16.0 Megabytes
Midnight Sun by Lionel Hampton, Sonny Burke, Johnny Mercer
8.2 Megabytes
Naima by John Coltrane
Lyrics by Mary Ellen Donald
5.6 Megabytes
A Night In Tunisia by Dizzy Gillespie - 14.0 Megabytes
Pannonica by Thelonious Monk and Jon Hendricks
11.7 Megabytes
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