May 20: Makyo, Santero, Devi Mamak + Deb Rubin, Evil Eye, Larissa Archer

Tribal Fest Decompression at Underground Nomads this week … Catch Devi Mamak one more time before she heads back to Australia, and Makyo from Jinniyah playing a DJ set before he heads back to Japan.

Resident DJ Santero will kick off the night at 9pm with some global vibes. Performances at 10pm with Larissa Archer, Evil Eye Bellydance (Salimpour School) and Devi Mamak with Deb Rubin. The rest of the night will be yours on the dancefloor with Special Guest Makyo.


Makyo spins almost every weekend somewhere in Tokyo or other parts of Japan — he has a particularly strong following amongst Tokyo’s booming bellydance scene for his dancefloor mixes of tribal dub and eastern grooves. Residencies include Dakini Nights (ambient), Orient Express (ethno), and Tribal Fusion Night (tribal!)

As a dj, Makyo has spun alongside, Steve Hillage/Mirror System, Mixmaster Morris, Karsh Kale, Alex Patterson (The Orb), Haruomi Hosono (YMO), Adham Shaikh, Dj Yakuza, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Cheb-i-Sabbah and more.


Devi Mamak, member & artistic director of Ghawazi Caravan is one of Australia’s premier ATS® dancers, teachers and choreographers. Devi has studied a variety of different dance styles including Classical & folkloric Egyptian, Odissi, flamenco & ballet but has largely turned her focus to ATS® since the late nineties.

Devi began her training with Carolena Nericcio in 1999 and was the first in the southern hemisphere to become a FCBD® Sister Studio. Devi is renowned throughout Australia, NZ, Asia and Europe for her creative, thorough and approachable teaching style as well as her beautiful and commanding stage presence.

Devi has co-taught Carolena Nericcio’s General Skills certification program on several occasions with many of her own steps being accepted into the ATS® syllabus. Some were featured on Volume 9, Anatomy of a Step. Devi and Ghawazi Caravan have also featured in several Australian DVDs in collaboration with Jrisi Jusakos and The Hathor Dance Theatre as well as producing their own DVD, Devi’s Inspired Combinations.


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