No Foolin, we are kicking off April on the first of the month with DJ Feral (Hookahdome) spinning a Cheb i Sabbah – Inspired Global DJ set on First Tuesday Cheb i Sabbah Tribute night, following dance performances by May Yang, Laila Astar and Urban Mirage.
We start at 9pm. Performances at 10pm. Dancefloor 10:30pm-1am with DJ Feral.
DJ Feral spins grooves that balance an urban edge with Eastern spirituality, bass beats and swirling rhythms. His mixes transform the dance-floor using organic elements of voice, percussion, Asian and Middle Eastern instruments combined with bhangra, electronic beats, breaks, and ethno-dubstep. Feral has appeared with other great DJ talents such as Cheb i Sabbah, Jef Stott, Gaudi, Karsh Kale, Radiohiro, Janaka Selekta, Global Ruckus, Dragonfly, Joro Boro, Om At Last, MC Yogi, and at major events including Wisdom 2.0, Sea of Dreams New Year’s Eve, Burning Man (Hookahdome, Entheon Village, Church of WOW and more), Harmony Festival, and Costa Rica’s Montezuma Gathering. San Francisco appearances include Hookahdome, Masquerotica Ball, Ghost Ship 2,3 & 4, Axis Mundi, Anon Salon, Burning Man’s Decompression, Precompression & Burnal Equinox, Superhero Street Fair, Love Parade, Shockra, and more. DJ Feral can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/djferal and at http://www.djferal.com.
Urban Mirage is directed by Andrea Aranda. They perform modern Egyptian dance with color and flair. Based in San Francisco, they are currently preparing for and producing a theater show at Dance Mission Theater onJuly 18th featuring other local dancers and the illustrious Ginger Snap. Check out andreabellydance.com for information on classes and performances.
May Yang is a Tribal Fusion belly dancer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Growing up in Seoul, South Korea, May began her delightful journey at age 10. She started her training with traditional Korean dance and starred in many performances. May’s passion for dance has inspired her study of other forms of world dance – eventually focusing on belly dancing. Traveling around the world to find a way to express herself, May found San Francisco. She then fell in love with Tribal belly dancing and began pursuing her dream.
May has been developing her own style by working with great tribal dancers. Recently, she joined the world famous Zoe Jake’s “House of Tarot.” She thinks that her new path as a Tribal belly dancer makes her strong yet humble. Her dreams have brought her a long way, but she knows there is much more to learn and love.
Laila Astar was introduced to belly dancing in 2000 as one of the youngest founding members of the ATS belly dance troupe Banat Casablanca based in Macomb, IL. She moved to Chicago, IL in 2007 where she began a successful solo career in both performance and teaching. She taught belly dance classes for four years at the University of Illinois Chicago Student Recreation Center where she lead a student troupe that performed four consecutive semesters for a breast cancer fundraiser in Champaign-Urbana, IL. She enjoyed a short time in Monterey, CA in 2011 where she danced at a local hookah lounge/restaurant for a weekly performance with a live drummer. She then moved to Atlanta, GA in 2012, where she was a regular performer at 7 different establishments. She is a newcomer to the Bay Area having moved to San Francisco in August 2013. She has taken classes with world renowned teachers coast-to-coast, including Suhaila Salimpour and Morocco, and she has competed in various competitions including Wiggles of the West 2007,BDUC 2008, and the Chicago Oriental Dance Weekend 2010. Her style could be described as eclectic with a generous mix of folkloric, tribal, fusion, and cabaret; she is well versed in many styles and loves them all equally. She is currently pursuing a masters degree in Philosophy at San Francisco State University.
NOTE: Jessica Hendrick had to cancel due to illness. We will reschedule her for a future Underground Nomads show.