Please note that the Zamani Culture House has been re named Zamani World Dance and is now operated by Roxy. For the most up to date information, go to

The meaning of "Zamani"

In Swahili, time has two dimensions; sasa (now) and zamani.  Zamani time goes back very far into the past. It absorbs, holds, and stores all the events that have ever occurred. The philosophy of Zamani Culture House is that we must learn about the past if we are to move into the future. Thus, learning history, and going deeper into our dance or art form gives it a more sustainable future. Tamalyn's work documenting and sharing dances of Zanzibar and Ethiopia.

Member of CID World Dance Council, UNESCO


About The Director, Tamalyn Dallal

Tamalyn Dallal has done nearly everything in her 37 year Middle Eastern dance career. She has performed for stars such as sean Connery, Michael Jackson and James Brown (to name a few), the president of El Salvador, Saudi Arabian princes, and the King of Jordan.

Directing the Mid Eastern Dance Exchange, a non profit organization, dance school and performing company, from 1990- 2007, she taught and mentored dancers such as Amar Gamal and Bozenka, Virginia and others. She organized the yearly Orientalia dance festival and produced numerous theatrical productions. 

Crowned "Miss America of the Bellydance" in 1995, she has performed and/or taught in 41 countries. She was one of the original "Bellydance Superstars", has written three books, produced two music CD's of Africa's oldest band, the "Ikhwan Safaa Musical Club of Zanzibar", and currently films ethnological dance documentaries; Zanzibar Dance, Trance and Devotion, was completed in 2011. Ms. Dallal is currently filming and editing "Ethiopia Dances for Joy", to be released in 2013.  

This idyllic scene is where the Zamani Culture House is located in the heart of Bothell's Country Village. 

It's now called "Zamani World Dance" directed by Roxy.

August 11, 2013, The Orientalia Festival, held by the Zamani Cutlure House. This festival is in its 18th year and has taken place in Miami Beach, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Zanzibar, and now at Bothell's Country Village.

September, 2012, opening of the Zamani Culture House

To get there, turn at the big chicken...

Zamani World Dance

23718 Bothell Everett Highway Suite C, Bothell, WA 

"Ethiopia Dances for Joy" film trailer

"Ethiopia Dances for Joy" 

New documentary film by Tamalyn Dallal

You can order your copy here...$35

This is an amazing and rare look at the dances and culture of Ethiopia, filmed and produced in Ethiopia by Tamalyn Dallal.