Post-Symbiosis Global Shakedown with a rather massive lineup for our quaint little night.
Asian Dub meets Balkan Electro Swing with Makyo(Japan) and Dunkelbundt (Austria!
We are excited to welcome Special Guests Dunkelbunt from Austria and Makyo from Japan, joining resident Dulce Vita on the decks for the night. In addition to DJ sets, we will be opening the night with a Live set by Jinnaya (Makyo’s new project) featuring our local favorite percussionist Drumspyder and Tribal Fusion Belly Dancers E-chan & Milla.
In addition to all that, we have dance performances by Azure, Zoe Jakes joining resident Calamity Sam with some of her ITS dancers, Tatyana, Azure and Analisa.
A note from Amar:
I just returned from Symbiosis and had an amazing weekend. I got to see Makyo’s set with Jinnaya late Saturday night and Dunkelbunt rockin the dancefloor on Sunday afternoon. Dulce Vita also joined me for my Electric Vardo Live set on Friday night and rocked the dancefloor with me. I have to tell you – you are in for a Triple-treat, and then some. Makyo will be joined by drumspyder (Scott Sterling) and a couple of amazing tribal fusion belly dancers from Japan. Some of you may have seen these ladies at Tribal Fest in 2007 (or it may have been 2006) doing their sword piece that dropped many jaws at the outdoor stage that year. Well, they are back and you will not want to miss seeing them up close and personal.
The night will begin at 8pm, with some happy hour chilling to some downtempo beats spun by Amar. Jinnaya will perform from 9-10pm, followed by dance performances. then Dulce takes the decks for an hour, joined by the ITS dancers flowing into Dunkelbunt’s set. Makyo will close the night with a DJ set.
Underground Nomads hosts International guest stars for a post-Symbiosis shakedown. Asian electronic dub producer/DJ MAKYO and Vienna’s Balkan beat and Electro-Swing producer/DJ DUNKELBUNDT will join us for a rare treat.
ABOUT THE DANCERS:
Most known for her musicality and ability to connect with the audience, Calamity Sam is not afraid to ham it up and show her sense of humor on stage. She has been a featured performer and instructor in France, Holland, Spain, England, and across the U.S. Sam is based in Oakland, CA where she teaches Unmata/Hot Pot I.T.S.,co-produces Taverna Nights with Tatyana Balte, and the Tribal Fest Afterparty with DJ Amar. You’ll find her regularly in Los Angeles performing at Zulu Lounge, and producing an Improv night in L.A. called Eclectic Ensemble with DJ Amar.
Calamity Sam will be joined by special guest Zoe Jakes for an UNMATA style I.T.S. set (Improvizational Tribal Style Belly Dance).
Azure Belly dance has been performing in the Bay Area for over ten years together. They have had a regular Saturday night gig at Kan Zaman Restaurant in the haight for many many years. The trio consists of Michael Mcelhaney, Michelle Rodriguez, and Ronna Malson. Michael has been performing belly dance for over 20 years and started his career with Fat Chance Belly dance. Michelle has studied many other types of dance including ballet, modern, flamenco, kathak, and various Latin styles. Ronna besides a belly dancer is also known as Crickett Bardot, an infamous Faux Queen performer in the bay area.
Analisa is a multi talented performance artist from Oakland Ca. As a evolving student she constantly continues to saturate herself in the dance. Performing mainly as a tribal fusion soloist, Analisa is involved in many other musical elements. You can find her rocking out as a DJ for the Burning Man Collective, The Dancetronauts, and as a fire dancer at local events and Festivals. Currently, Analisa continues to take as many workshops and classes as possible and studies with world renowned teachers such as Zoe Jakes and Jill Parker
Tatyana (performing improv with dunkelbunt) fell in love with dance “at gun point” at the age of 5 in the Soviet Union, where she was introduced to Ballet and Ballroom via the infamous Russian instruction methods. She has since found other forms of dance to love, including fusion belly dance. Her influences come from wonderful teachers and mentors, the poetry of genuine human experience, and the music itself. She has had the pleasure of performing with The Lady Fred’s Black Heart Ballads, The Americano Social Club dancers, DJ Amar and Calamity Sam at Taverna Nights, Jill Parker’s Student Dancers, and Elizabeth Strong & Rose Harden’s Shtetl Shakers.
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS & DJs
Ulf Lindemann aka [dunkelbunt] has built a reputation alongside Shantel, Balkan Beat Box and Parov Stelar as one of the world’s leading DJ’s and most important producers of Balkan Beats and Electro Swing. Lindemann started his musical career as a youngster with producing hip hop and electronic music. Later on he studied Jazz piano, began to work as a DJ and organized and hosted live-performances and club nights. Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, Lindemann moved to Vienna in 2001. Initially inspired by its rich electronic music scene, he quickly fell for Vienna’s unique cultural mélange, its musical diversity that unites influences of traditional music from the Balkan to the Orient. These days his tour schedule reads like an airport departure board: Tel Aviv, Sydney, Cape Town, Moscow, Paris, NYC, Toronto, Berlin, London, Madrid, Sofia are just a few of the cities where he performs regularly. He has been touring North America since 2006 and has played a large role in popularizing Electro Swing and Balkan Beats, his unique sound inspiring a generation of producers, DJ’s and concert promoters from the Global Bass scene. Not only is he known for his work as a composer, producer, DJ, radio editor and multi-instrumentalist, [dunkelbunt] has remixed and collaborated with Balkan Beat Box, Waldeck, Parov Stelar, Gotye, Tori Amos, Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Boban Markovic Orkestar, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Watcha Clan, Harry Stoijka and 17Hippies, to name just a few. His concerts in NYC at Nickodemus’ Turntables On The Hudson, The World Music Festival in Chicago, playing alongside Bassnectar and the Afrolicious Crew in San Francisco, and his performance at Earthdance Laytonville have left audiences craving more. www.dunkelbunt.tk
Makyo is a Tokyo-based producer and DJ who has been creating exotic Asian electronic-dub since 1994, with releases on Silent Records, Dakini Records, Planet Dog, Six Degrees, Interchill, Ministry of Sound, and many more. Makyo has remixed artists like Cheb I Sabbah, Natacha Atlas, Adham Shaikh, Solace, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, and Kaya Project, and has been remixed by people like Bill Laswell and System 7. Makyo’s tracks have also featured on mix CDs by Alex Patterson (The Orb), Youth (Killing Joke, The Orb), and Mixmaster Morris. As an early pioneer of Indian-electronic fusion, Makyo developed his sound contemporaneously with producers like Loop Guru, Talvin Singh, and Karsh Kale. While the idea of fusion between ethnic music and electronica has taken hold, few pursue it with the level of originality and care that Makyo brings to every track. Each piece is polished and developed for weeks to months before being released to the world, which is one reason Makyo’s tracks from a decade or more ago still sound fresh and distinctive today. Makyo’s sixth full album Purnima was released last year, and his new five-piece live band is touring regularly. www.dakinirecords.com
As a DJ performer in San Francisco, the North American capital of electronic dance music, how does Dulce Vita stand out? Along with a highly-acclaimed ability for solid track selection, true individuality happens here as a result of a musical risk. With the cross fader as her primary canvas and a signature brand of aggressive intent, she performs a sound all her own – an energetically urban sounds cape of breakbeat, infused with audible hints of Nu Skool, Big Beat, Chunky Electro, Tech-Funk, Filtered Disco, World Beats, Dubstep, Glitch-Hop, and IDM. www.dulcevita.dj