Dec. 3: Jef Stott, TwoWinks, Masha – Cheb i Sabbah Tribute

Underground Nomads continues in honor of our Co-founder, Resident DJ and inspiration, DJ Cheb i Sabbah. First Tuesdays have been Cheb i Sabbah’s night since we started Underground Nomads a few months back. We are now hosting DJs who have been close to and highly influenced by him.

This month’s first Tuesday features JEF STOTT.

The night will begin with an opening hour playing Cheb i Sabbah’s music, followed by Dance Performances. Performers this week will include Residents MASHA and a dynamic duet featuring DANIELLE LOTTRIDGE and JEANETTE WALTON as Two Winks.

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Fusion belly dance artists Danielle Lottridge and Jeanette Walton began to collaborate on innovative explorations of musical and physical form two years ago when they formed the duet “Two Winks”. They’ve danced at shows, clubs, and art collectives in San Francisco, Oakland and Southern California, and they are thrilled to present new choreography at Underground Nomads!

Masha

Masha is a multi-award-winning dance artist specializing in Modern and Classic Egyptian belly dance styles. She is distinguished for her grace, refined musicality, and expansive dance training within and beyond the realms of Middle Eastern dance. Masha offers weekly classes in Berkeley, CA. and can be seen performing regularly throughout the San Francisco Bay area.
Visit MashaRaqs.com for more information. (Photo by Scott Belding).

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 Composer, producer and performer JEF STOTT has been deftly navigating the realms of world fusion music for over a decade, where he has consistently been at the forefront of the International Global Bass movement. He released his 10th full-length studio production ARCANA in April 2012 on Six Degrees records.His sound is a conscious blend of the sacred in global bass culture which simultaneously reaches back to ancient traditions while pushing the future of music forward.An in demand performer, Jef Stott has embarked on several successful world tours that have taken him to festivals and club appearances in Asia, North America and Europe often sharing festival stages with the likes of contemporaries Thievery Corporation, Nickodemus, Gaudi, Makyo, Cheb I Sabbah, Beats Antique, David Starfire, Bobby Friction, FreQ Nasty, Janaka Selecta, Dub Gabriel, Kush Arora among others.Festival appearances include Symbiosis Pyramid Eclipse, Harmony Festival, Earthdance, Beloved, Outside Lands, Source Festival, Sea of Dreams, Green Festival, Joshua Tree Music Festival, Shambala Music Festival and many large clubs and conferences around the world. Jef has recently become the Hookahdome (premiere Burning Man soundcamp) artistic director and main DJ for their events on and off the Playa.Jef is a highly accomplished lifelong multi-instrumentalist, adding a live performance element to his live shows with many instruments ranging from Arabic string and percussion instruments to guitars, bass drums and live electronics. Jef has lead several live ensembles on stage throughout his career.

Jef Stott’s DJ sets bring a sense of tribal community to the dance floor with dynamic live instrumentation and top shelf musicality from guest performers interplaying with original tracks and live remixes. The arc of his performances can range from the most delicate acoustic and ambient moments to the chakra blasting intensity of peak hour sonic bliss. He is a regular performer at Ecstatic Dance events around the world and is intuitively sensitive to the collective emotion of a moving dance floor.

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